Ecology and Biogeography
At the core, I am a naturalist. I use my knowledge on biodiversity and natural history, particularly on treehoppers, to test a variety of questions in ecology. The tropical Andes is my home and focus of research to provide a macroecological context to several aspects of my work. My research addresses a variety of ecological questions at a variety of scales, from species to whole ecosystems.
Camacho, L. F., Avilés, L. (2019) Decreasing predator density and activity explains declining predation of insect prey along elevational gradients. The American Naturalist
Camacho, L. F., Lessard, J. P., Avilés, L. (2022) Partner supply and demand mediate macroecological gradients in the outcome of ant-hemipteran mutualistic associations. Journal of Biogeography