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   stuart campbell

banting postdoctoral fellow | university of toronto

evolutionary and chemical ecology

My research focuses on: (1) the ecological forces generating and maintaining diversity, both within and among species, and (2) how major evolutionary transitions in life history shape how organisms interact with their environment. 

I focus primarily on plants and herbivorous insects, including pollinators. Plant-insect interactions are potent and complex ecological forces in both natural and managed habitats, and have driven the evolution of a wide and fascinating diversity of traits.  My research is interdisciplinary, and combines techniques and perspectives from genomics, chemistry, natural history, population biology and evolutionary ecology.

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B2
Email sa.campbell "at" utoronto.ca


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Anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the "anticipation of Nature", that is, by the invention of hypotheses which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with.  -T.H. Huxley

Whether mythic or scientific, the view of the world that man constructs is always largely a product of imagination.   -François Jacob

You don’t improve your knowledge of the situation by averaging a large number of careless observations
Feynman (paraphrased)