René Campbell

Joined: Feb 07, 2019 Last Active: Jul 24, 2021 iNaturalist

G'Day! I am René Campbell a marine ecologist (PhD, BSc Marine Biology (Hons)) at Flinders University, South Australia. My PhD assessed the population biology of invasive European shore crabs (Carcinus spp.) here in southern Australia. I have a keen interest and knowledge in marine ecology, community ecology, intertidal ecosystems, invasive species, conservation & management, molecular ecology, and population biology. I specialise in Brachyura (true crabs), but I also have interest ad knowledge of many southern Australian crustacea and generalised knowledge of marine invertebrates.

Outside of my scientific research, I am a professional visual artist working in the field of science communication and scientific illustration. You can see my work at

Other interests include hobby photography, diving (PADI Adventure diver) and snorkelling, reading, Pokémon and sharing my love for all things nature, art, and science. I plan to use iNaturalist to record my observations and help share data with other scientists, keen observers and nature-loving folk.

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