Cross section of cod otolith showing
annual rings

Researcher Profile

Dr. Steven Campana

Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Further Education: University of British Columbia (Ph.D.)
Geographic focus of research: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Quebec, USA, Caribbean.

Brief synopsis of current research:

My laboratory is interested in the population dynamics of fish stocks, with emphasis on the elemental composition of otoliths as tracers of migration and stock identity. Longevity, growth, mortality and recruitment processes in fish are also of interest, particularly where they take advantage of information stored in the otoliths. A second focus is on the sharks of the eastern coast of Canada, both with respect to research and management.
Microscopic view of larval
haddock otolith showing daily
growth rings

Shark Research Laboratory - www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/shark/index.htm
Otolith Research Laboratory - www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/mfd/otolith/

Recent Publications:

CAMPANA, S.E. 1999. Chemistry and composition of fish otoliths: pathways, mechanisms and applications. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 188:263-297.

CAMPANA, S.E., G.A. CHOUINARD, J.M. HANSON and A. FRÉCHET. 1999. Mixing and migration of overwintering cod stocks near the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56:1873-1881.

CAMPANA, S.E. and C.M. JONES. 1998. Radiocarbon from nuclear testing applied to age validation of black drum, Pogonias cromis. Fish. Bull., U.S. 96:185-192.

View of gaspereau otolith showing annual rings.

CAMPANA, S.E. 1996. Year-class strength and growth rate in young Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 135:21-26.

STEVENSON, D.K. and S.E. CAMPANA [ed]. 1992. Otolith microstructure examination and analysis. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 117: 130 pp.