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FRANK CAMACHO

FRANK CAMACHO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

College of Natural & Applied Sciences
Science Bldg. Rm. 232
 671-735-2835
 671-734-1299
 fcamacho@uguam.uog.edu

Degrees Earned: 
B.A. Biology, Univ.of Guam
M.S Biology, Univ. of Guam
Ph.D. Biology, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

 

Areas of Interest: 


I am interested in the structure of aquatic and terrestrial food webs of tropical islands, particularly the influence of anthropogenic disturbance on the strength and organization of the linkages. I am also interested in the role of ENSO and other climate-related phenomena on the distribution and abundance of a wide array of taxa, including cyanobacteria, pelagic and reef fish, and vectors of disease.

Select Publications: 

Camacho, F.A. and R.W. Thacker. In press. Predator cues alter habitat use by the amphipod Hyalella azteca (Saussure). Freshwater Science 42.

Camacho, F.A. 2013. Freshwater habitats. In: Taborosi, D. (ed.) Environments of Guam. Bess Press, Honolulu, HI.

Camacho, F.A. 2008. Macroalgal and cyanobacterial chemical defenses in freshwater communities. In: Amsler, C.D. (ed.) Algal Chemical Ecology. Springer, Heidelberg. Pp. 105-119.

Thacker, R. W., and F. A. Camacho. 2007. Invertebrate herbivores induce saxitoxin production in Lyngbya wollei. In: Hudnell, H. K. (ed.) Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science and Research Needs, Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology 619: 312-313.

Camacho, F.A. and R.W. Thacker. 2006. Amphipod herbivory on the freshwater cyanobacterium Lyngbya wollei: chemical stimulants and morphological defenses. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 1870-1875.

Nelson, S.G., F.A. Camacho, J.E. Parham, R.B. Tibbatts, T. Leberer, and B.D. Smith. 1998. Distribution and abundance of Micronesian streamfishes. Micronesica 30: 83-91.


Nelson, S.G., F.A. Camacho, J.E. Parham, R.B. Tibbatts, T. Leberer, and B.D. Smith. 1996. Surveys of the macrofauna of the Nanpil-Kiepw and Lehn Mesi Rivers of Pohnpei. University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 103. 20 p.

Nelson, S.G., J.E. Parham, B. Tibbatts, B.D. Smith, and F.A. Camacho. 1995. A survey of the streamfishes of the upper reaches of the Ngermeskang River, Palau. University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 100. 32p.