Mathew "Mac" Campbell


Position Title
Visiting Scholar


Research Affiliate, Fishes and Marine Invertebrates Collection, University of Alaska Museum of the North



BA, Biology, Willamette University 2006

MSc, Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011

PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Fairbanks, 2014


Research Projects

Evolutionary Origins of McCloud River Redband Trout

Integrative Omics of Delta Smelt Hatchery Domestication

Genetic Basis of Life History Variation in Delta Smelt

Evaluating the Success of Paiute Cutthroat Transplantation



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In Preparation

Campbell MA, Anderson EC, Garza JC, and Pearse DE. Alternative genomic adaptations to similar selective environments above barriers to migration in rainbow trout Onchorhynchus mykiss. Target Journal: Journal of Heredity

Campbell MA, López JA, Politov D, and Robards M. Beringian fishes after the molecular revolution and into the post-genomics era: Evolutionary trends and conservation implications. Target Journal: Arctic

Campbell MA, Buser TL, Alfaro ME, and López JA. Orthology, incomplete lineage sorting and salmonid relationships: different gene-tree species-tree resolution strategies yield conflicting estimates of phylogenetic relationships in the Salmonidae. Target Journal: PeerJ


In Review

Campbell MA, Tongboonkua P, Chanet B, and Chen W.-J. Is the recessus orbitalis a true synapomorphy of flatfishes (order: Pleuronectiformes)? Journal of Fish Biology

Blumstein DM, Campbell MA, Hale MC, Sutherland BJG, McKinney GJ, Stott W, and Larson WA. Comparative genomic analyses and a novel linkage map for cisco (Coregonus aretdi) improves knowledge of chromosomal evolution and rediploidization across the salmonids. Genome Biology and Evolution. Preprint DOI: 10.1101/834937



Pearse et al. 2019 Sex-dependent dominance maintains migration supergene in rainbow trout. Nature Ecology and Evolution. Nature Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-1044-6

Campbell MA, Chanet B, Chen J-N, Lin M-Y, and Chen W-J. 2019. Origins and relationships of the Pleuronectoidei:  Molecular and morphological analysis of living and fossil taxa. Zoologica Scripta 48: 640-656. DOI: 10.111/zsc.12372

Campbell MA, Hale MC, McKinney GJ, Nichols KM, and Pearse DE. 2019. Long-term conservation of ohnologs through partial tetrasomy following whole-genome duplication in Salmonidae. G3 9:2017-2028. DOI: 10.1534/g3.119.400070

Griffiths A, Moraga R, Gupta V, Bilton TP, Tausen M, Campbell MA, Ashby R, Nagy I, Khan A, Anderson C, Franzmayr B, Hancock K, Scott A, Cox MP, Asp T, Mailund T, Schierup MH, and Andersen SU. 2019. Breaking Free: The genomics of allopolyploidy-facilitated niche expansion and adaptation in clover. The Plant Cell 31:1466-1487. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00606

Pearse DE and Campbell MA. Fly fishing for science: Ancestry and adaptation of Rainbow Trout in Yosemite National Park. 2018. Fisheries 43: 472-484. DOI: 10.1002/fsh.10136

Campbell MA, Robertson DR, Vargas MI, Allen GR, and McMillan WO. 2018. Multilocus molecular systematics of the circumtropical reef-fish genus Abudefduf (Pomacentridae): history, geography and ecology of speciation. PeerJ 6:e5357. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5357

Campbell MA, Sado T, Shinzato C, Koyanagi R, Okamoto M, and Miya M. 2018. Multilocus phylogenetic analysis of the first molecular data from the rare and monotypic Amarsipidae places the family within the Pelagia and highlights limitations of existing data sets in resolving pelagian interrelationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 124: 172-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.03.008

Campbell MA, Tapper BA, Simpson WR, Johnson RD, Mace W, Ram A, Lukito Y, Johnson LJ, Dupont P-Y, Scott DB, Ganley ARD, and Cox MP. 2018. Epichloë hybrida sp. nov., an emerging model system for investigating fungal allopolyploidy. Mycologia 109:715-729. DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1406174

Campbell MA, Alfarao ME, Belasco M, and López JA. 2017. Early-branching euteleost relationships: Areas of congruence between concatenation and coalescent model inferences. PeerJ 5:e3548. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3548

Campbell MA, Nielsen JG, Sado T, Shinzato C, Kanda M, Satoh TP, and Miya M. 2017. Evolutionary affinities of the unfathomable Parabrotulidae: Molecular data indicate placement of Parabrotula within the Ophidiiformes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109:337-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.02.004

Campbell MA, Ganley ARD, Gabaldón T, and Cox MP. 2016. The case of the missing ancient fungal polyploids. The American Naturalist 188:602-614. DOI: 10.1086/688763

Campbell MA, Takebayashi N, and López JA. 2015. Beringian sub-refugia revealed in blackfish (Dallia): implications for understanding the effects of Pleistocene glaciations on Beringian taxa and other arctic aquatic fauna. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:144. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0413-2

Barta J, Stone JD, Pech J, Sirova D, Adamec L, Campbell MA and Storchova H. 2015. The transcriptome of Ultricularia vulgaris, a rootless plant with minimalist genome, reveals extreme alternative splicing and only moderate sequence similarity with Ultricularia gibba. BMC Plant Biology 15:78. DOI: 10.1186/s12870-015-0467-8

Duchemin W, Dupont P-Y, Campbell MA, Ganley A and Cox MP. 2015. HyLiTE: Accurate and flexible analysis of gene expression in allopolyploid species. BMC Bioinformatics 16:8. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-014-0433-8

Campbell MA, López JA, Satoh TP, Chen W-J, and Miya M2014Mitochondrial genomic investigation of flatfish monophyly. Gene 551: 176-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.08.053

Campbell MA, Larsen A, Collins J, and Collins M. 2014. Winterkill of Alaska blackfish (Dallia pectoralis) in methane discharging lakes of Denali National Park’s Minchumina Lake basin. Northwestern Naturalist 95:119-125. DOI: 10.1898/NWN13-27.1

Campbell MA, Chen W-J, and López JA. 2014. Molecular data do not provide unambiguous support for the monophyly of flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes): a reply to Betrancur-R and Ortí. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 75: 149-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.02.011

Campbell MA, Sage GK, DeWilde RL, López JA, and Talbot SL. 2014. Development and characterization of 16 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Alaska blackfish (Esociformes; Dallia pectoralis). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 349-351. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-0091-6

Campbell MA and López JA. 2014. Mitochondrial phylogeography of a Beringian relict: the endemic freshwater genus of blackfish Dallia (Esociformes). Journal of Fish Biology 84: 523-538. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12314

Haynes TB, Campbell MA, Neilson JL and López JA. 2013Molecular identification of seabird remains found in humpback whale feces. Marine Ornithology 41: 161-166. (pdf)

Campbell MA, Chen W-J, and López JA. 2013. Are flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes) monophyletic? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 664-673. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.07.011

Campbell MA, López JA, Sado T, and Miya M. 2013. Pike and salmon as sister taxa: Detailed intraclade resolution and divergence time estimation of Esociformes+Salmoniformes based on whole mitochondrial genome sequences. Gene 530: 57-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.07.068

Betancur-R. R, et al. 2013. The Tree of Life and a new classification of bony fishes. PLOS Currents Tree of Life. DOIE: 10.1371/currents.tol.53ba26640df0ccaee75bb165c8c26288

Brodeur RD, Fleming IA, Bennett JM, and Campbell MA. 2009. Summer distribution and feeding of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) off the Washington and Oregon Coasts. In, Management and Biology of Dogfish Sharks. Gallucci VF, McFarlane GA, and Bargmann GG, eds. (pdf)