Guy N. Cameron
ECBR, Nutritional, behavioral and community ecology, primarily with rodents; conservation biology; impact of habitat fragmentation and exotic species on community function
PhD: University of California, Davis
MS: California State University, Long Beach
BS: University of California, Berkeley
Research in my laboratory can be divided into two major areas:
1) Foraging ecology of terrestrial rodents
The aim of this research is to understand interactions between herbivorous rodents and their major plant foods. We use live trapping and radiotelemetry to determine selection habitat patches within heterogeneous habitats, to reveal movement patterns between and within habitat patches, and to understand mechanisms of patch selection. We use feeding experiments, analyses of diets, and assays of major nutrients in diet items to understand selection of diet items. GIS modeling is used to determine cost and benefit of movements in heterogeneous habitats.
2) Conservation biology
a. Ecological impact of exotic species on native flora and fauna We are interested in how exotic plants affect litter- and ground-dwelling consumer organisms in eastern deciduous forest. We also are interested in understanding the relationship between global climate change and exotic species. In particular, how alteration in rainfall and temperature that result from global climate change affects density and distribution of exotic plant species and how these changes, in turn, affect consumer organisms and nutrient flow.
b. Effects of anthropogenic factors in eastern deciduous forest We study how fragmentation of eastern deciduous forest affects density, reproduction, movement patterns, parasitism, and foraging dynamics of small mammals. We also are studying whether parasitism affects social and reproductive behavior of small mammals and whether type of habitat adjacent to fragments of eastern deciduous forest (e.g., old field, agricultural, urban) affects population parameters of small mammals in forest fragments. We study other types of direct human effects (e.g., trampling of vegetation and compaction of soil) to determine effects upon producer and consumer organisms and to ascertain whether these effects are transferred through the trophic web.
c. Patterns of biodiversity We seek to understand factors that affect patterns of biodiversity. We use GIS to combine data layers of species richness of vertebrates, habitat, soils, weather, and elevation. We use analyses of habitat heterogeneity and statistical analyses of physical factors to assess affects on biodiversity at various geographic scales.
01-01-1998 -08-31-2011 Department Head, University of Cincinnati, Department of Biological Sciences
09-01-2012 - Professor, University of Cincinnati,
09-01-1971 -12-31-1997 Assistant, Associate, Professor, University of Houston,
Investigators:H Jackson, B Ault, G Cameron, W Huff, D Minda 2010 -2013 NSF A coherent multi-disciplinary initiative to enhance student learning in STEM courses. Role:co-PI $249,648 Active Type:Grant
Investigators:Monrose, Marshall and others 2009 -2014 Ohio Board of Regents Master degrees as conduits to recruiting, retaining and upgrading the Ohio STEMM work force”. Role:co-PI $828,000 Active Type:Grant
Grant: #OSP 04-137 Investigators:Cameron, Guy 01-15-2004 -01-14-2007 National Center for Research Resources Genome Resource Banking of Rare Felid Populations Role:PI $132,852.00 Closed Level:Federal
Grant: #01TP000527 - Task 03 Investigators:Cameron, Guy 05-22-2001 -03-31-2002 Department of Energy Impact of Burrowing Animals on Integrity of the On Site Disposal Facility Cap Role:PI $8,574.00 Closed Level:Federal
Grant: #2007-2008 Investigators:Cameron, Guy 06-11-2007 -06-10-2010 Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Genome Resources Banking of Rare Felid Populations Role:PI $117,451.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit
Grant: #DUE-1102990 Investigators:Cameron, Guy; Fowler, Thaddeus; Huff, Warren; Jackson, Howard; Kukreti, Anant; Meyer, Helen; Rutz, Eugene 09-01-2011 -08-31-2016 National Science Foundation The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science (CEEMS) Program Role:Collaborator $5,324,587.00 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #DBI-1226891 Investigators:Baucom, Regina; Cameron, Guy; Hinkel, Kenneth; Lentz, David; Tankersley, Kenneth 09-01-2012 -08-31-2014 National Science Foundation FSML: Power, Equipment and Connectivity for the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies Role:Collaborator $167,076.00 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #DUE-1022563 Investigators:Ault, Bruce; Cameron, Guy; Huff, Warren; Jackson, Howard; Minda, Carl 08-15-2010 -07-31-2014 National Science Foundation A Coherent Cross-Disciplinary Learning Initiative in STEM Role:Collaborator $249,648.00 Closed Level:Federal
Peer Reviewed Publications
Lawrence, J. D., S. F. Matter, and G. N. Cameron. 2015. Effects of Invasive Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Survival of Sugar Maple Seedlings in a Southwestern Ohio Forest. American Midland Naturalist 174:65-73
Cameron, G. N., T. M. Culley, S. E. Kolbe, A.I. Miller, and S. F. Matter. 2015. Effects of urbanization on herbaceous forest vegetation: the relative impacts of soil, geography, forest composition, human access, and an invasive shrub. Urban Ecosystems 18:1051-1069 10.1007/s11252-015-0472-6
Lawrence, J. D. and G. N. Cameron. 2014. Impact of the invasive shrub Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) on shrub-dwelling insects in a deciduous forest in the United States. Biological Invasions 16:89-100.
Lawrence, J. D., G. N. Cameron, and G. W. Uetz. 2014. Impact of the invasive shrub Lonicera maackii on shrub-dwelling Araneae in a deciduous forest in eastern North America. American Midland Naturalist 171:204-218
Christopher, C. C., S. F. Matter, and G. N. Cameron. 2014. Interactive effects of Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on herb communities in deciduous forests in the eastern United States. Biological Invasions 16:2247-2261
Rezsutek, M. J., and G. N. Cameron. 2012. Ingestion and nutrient requirements of Attwater's pocket gopher (Geomys attwateri). The Southwestern Naturalist 57:96-99.
Christopher, C. C., and G. N. Cameron. 2012. Effects of invasive Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on litter-dwelling arthropod communities. American Midland Naturalist 167:256-272.
Klein, G. P., and G. N. Cameron. 2012. Effects of habitat gradients on space use by white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Journal of Mammalogy 93:706-715
Hyams, S., B. Jayne, and G. N. Cameron. 2012. Arboreal structure affects locomotor speed and path choice of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Journal of Experimental Zoology 317A:540-551.
Rezsutek, J M and G N Cameron 2011 Diet selection and plant nutritional quality in Attwater;s pocket gopher (Geomys attwateri) Mammalian Biology 76:428-435
Klein. G. P., C. C. Christopher, G. N. Cameron, and G. W. Barrett. 2010. Effects of bot fly parasitism on vertical habitat use by Peromyscus leucopus. Northeastern Naturalist 17:223-228..
Cramer, M. J. and G. N. Cameron. 2010. Effects of bot fly parasitism on movements of Peromyscus leucopus. The American Midland Naturalist 163:455-462.
Cameron, G. N. and S. R. Spencer. 2010. Entomofauna of the introduced Chinese tallow tree. The Southwestern Naturalist 55:179-192.
Hopton, M. E., G. N. Cameron, M. J. Cramer, M. Polak, and G. W. Uetz. 2009. Live animal radiography to measure developmental instability in populations of small mammals after a natural disaster. Ecological Indicators 9:883-991.
Cameron, G. N., J. M. Williams, and B. L. Kruchek. 2009. Seasonal dynamics of small mammals and vegetation in a Gulf cordgrass community. Southwestern Naturalist 54:237-247.
Uetz G. W., J. A. Roberts, K. M. Wrinn, M. J. Polak, and G. N. Cameron. 2009. Impact of a catastrophic natural disturbance on fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in a wolf spider. Ecoscience 16: 379-386.
Cameron, G. N., J. J. Johnston, and J. C. Randolph. 2009. Nutrient dispersion and encounter by a generalist herbivore in a heterogeneous landscape. American Midland Naturalist 161:243-250.
Cameron, G. N., Spencer, S. R. (2008). Mechanisms of habitat selection by the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus). Journal of Mammalogy, 89(1), 126, 131.
Cramer, M. J., Cameron, G. N. (2007). Effects of bot fly, Cuterebra fontinella, parasitism on male aggression and female choice in Peromyscus leucopus. Animal Behaviour, 74, 1419, 1427.
Cramer, M. J., Cameron, G. N. (2006). Effects of bot fly (Cuterebra fontinella) parasitism on a population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Journal of Mammalogy, 87(6), 1103, 1111.
Romanach, S. S., Seabloom, E. W., Reichman, O. J., Rogers, W. E., Cameron, G. N. (2005). Effects of species, sex, age, and habitat on geometry of pocket gopher foraging tunnels. Journal of Mammalogy, 86(4), 750, 756.
Cameron, G. N., Kruchek, B. L. (2005). Use of coastal wetlands by hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus). Southwestern Naturalist, 50(3), 397, 402.
Vazquez, L. B., Cameron, G. N., Medellin, R. A. (2004). Characteristics of diet of Peromyscus aztecus and Reithrodontomys fulvescens in Montane Western Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy, 85(2), 196, 205.
Cameron, G. N. (2003). Prey use by a pair of barn owls (Tyto alba) in a Texas coastal habitat. Texas Journal of Science, 55(3), 219, 224.
Mayer, A. L., Cameron, G. N. (2003). Consideration of grain and extent in landscape studies of terrestrial vertebrate ecology. Landscape and Urban Planning, 65(4), 201, 217.
Mayer, A. L., Cameron, G. N. (2003). Landscape characteristics, spatial extent, and breeding bird diversity in Ohio, USA. Diversity and Distributions, 9(4), 297, 311.
Liu, A. J., Cameron, G. N. (2001). Analysis of landscape patterns in coastal wetlands of Galveston Bay, Texas (USA). Landscape Ecology, 16(7), 581, 595.
Randolph, J. C., Cameron, G. N. (2001). Consequences of diet choice by a small generalist herbivore. Ecological Monographs, 71(1), 117, 136.
Cameron, G. N., Scheel, D. (2001). Getting warmer: Effect of global climate change on distribution of rodents in Texas. Journal of mammalogy, 82(3), 652, 680.
Vazquez, L. B., Medellin, R. A., Cameron, G. N. (2000). Population and community ecology of small rodents in Montane forest of western Mexico. Journal of mammalogy, 81(1), 77, 85.
Cameron, G. N., Glumac, E. G., Eshelmans, B. D. (2000). Germination and dormancy in seeds of Sapium sebiferum (Chinese tallow tree). Journal of Coastal Research, 16(2), 391, 395.
Cameron, G. N., T. M. Culley, S. E. Kolbe, A.I. Miller, and S. F. Matter. 2016. Effects of an invasive shrub, Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder (Amur honeysuckle), and environmental factors on recruitment of sugar maple trees, Acer saccharum Marshall, in southwestern Ohio. Invited contribution: Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143:386-397.
Culley, T M, G N Cameron, S E Kolbe, A I Miller, and S F Matter 2016. Association of non-native Lonicera maackii with other invasive plant species in easteern deciduous forests in southwestern Ohio Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143:398-414
Kolbe SE, AI Miller, A Townsend-Small, GN Cameron, and TM Culley. 2016 Effects of land-use history and forest characteristics on soil carbon and nitrogen storage. Soil Science Society of American Journal 80:1098-1097
Jacob, S A. S F Matter, and G N Cameron 2017 Interactive effects of vegetation and illumination on foraging behavior of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Journal of Mammalogy 98:804-814
Kolbe, S E, A I Miller, A Townsend-Small, G N Cameron, and T M Culley 2016 Effects of land use history and forest characteristics on soil carbon and nitrogen storage Soil Science Society of American Journal 80:1089-1097-
Christopher, C. C., and G. N. Cameron. 2007. Community ecology of the golden mouse. Pp. 59-80, In Barrett, G. W., and G. A. Feldhamer, eds., The golden mouse: ecology and conservation. Springer, New York. 239 pp.
Huerta-Patrico, K. D., Cameron, G.N., & Medellin, R. A. (2005). Contribuciones mastozoólogicas en homenaja a Bernardo Villa. In V. Sanchez-Cordero; R. A. Medellin (Eds.), Conservation implications of exotic game ranching in the Texas Hill Country (pp. 237-252). Mexico, D. F.: Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM.
Rezsutek, M.J., & Cameron, G.N. (2005). Contribuciones mastozoólogicas en homenaja a Bernardo Villa. In V. Sanchez-Cordero; R. A. Medellin (Eds.), Effect of deer grazing on diet of Attwater’s pocket gopher on the Texas coastal prairie (pp. 423-436). Mexico, D. F.: Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM.
Peer Reviewed Conference/Workshop Proceedings
Kolbe SE, A I Miller, G N Cameron, and T M Culley 2016 Effects of natural and anthropogenic environmental influences on tree community composition and structure in forests along an urban-wildland gradient in southwestern Ohio Urban Ecosystems 19:915-838
Hyams, S, B. Jayne, G. Cameron (2009. ) Arboreal habitat structure affects locomotor performance of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) . American Society of Mammalogists, Fairbanks, AK, Level:National
Rezsutek, M, and G. N. Cameron (2009. ) Diet and foraging by Attwater’s pocket gopher (Geomys attwateri) in an area of reduced dicots .The 10th International Mammalogical Congress, Mendoza, Argentina, Level:International
Jacob, S and G. N. Cameron (2011. ) Foraging behavior of the white-footed mouse .Portland, OR. Professional Meeting. Level:National
American Society of Mammalogists (Membership Committee ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National
American Society of Mammalogists (Jackson Award ) Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National
American Society of Mammalogists (Board of Directors ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National
Center for Geospatial Information (Advisory Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College
Center for Field Studies (Steering Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College
(Staff Task Force ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College
College of Arts and Sciences (Heads Council ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 01-01-2011 -08-31-2011
American Midland Naturalist Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National
BioScience Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National
UC (Search Committee for Educator Cell Biology ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department
UC (A and S Senate ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College
Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, , Berkeley
15-BIOL-103 BIOLOGY Introductory Biology Level:Undergraduate
Formative peer review CT and L UC Campus Type:Workshop
Revising teaching laboratories CT and L UC Campus Type:Workshop