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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

DR MORELIA CAMACHO-CERVANTES

I research invasive species, animal behaviour and biodiversity. I have used different species as models to investigate how invasive species affect the environments where they arrive. Currently I am devoting most of my time at the aquarium! but I also spent quite some time surveying rivers and cities. 

I did my PhD in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, researching behavioural mechanisms behind guppy invasions.

Also, I like to participate in assessments to help invasive species research to make it to policy and management. I am currently in the Expert Panel of the IPBES Assessment for Invasive Alien Species and involved in the GoFouling Project to protect marine environments from alien species.

STUDENTS

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Abigail Santiago-Arellano, BSc 

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Isabel Salazar-Rueda, BSc

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Helena Rojas-Coria

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Miguel Benigno-Díaz

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Eugenia Lomeli-Sandoval

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

DR MORELIA CAMACHO-CERVANTES

I research bio invasions, animal behaviour and biodiversity. I have used different species as models to investigate how invasive species affect the environments where they arrive. I am most of the time at the aquarium! but I also survey rivers and cities. I like to participate in assessments to help bio invasion research make it to policy and management. I am currently in the Expert Panel of the IPBES Assessment for Invasive Alien Species and involved in the GoFouling-Partnerships project to protect marine environments from alien biofouling species.

I did my PhD in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, researching behavioural mechanisms behind guppy invasions.

In 2022, I was awarded an APEC-Australia Women in Research Fellowship and I am a visiting scholar at Monash University in the School of Biological Sciences investigating the impacts of pharmaceutical pollution on invasive species behaviour until July 2023.

COLLABORATORS

We work with many great researchers that make our science much more interesting.

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PROF CONSTANTINO MACÍAS GARCIA

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DR EK DEL VAL DE GORTARI

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DR ROBERTO LINDIG CISNEROS

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DR ERICK DE LA BARRERA MONTPELLIER

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PROF ANNE MAGURRAN

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DR NICOLETTA RIGHINI

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BSc SEBASTIAN 

GOMEZ-MALDONADO

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DR ALFREDO F OJANGUREN

Former Students

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BSc Daniela Arellano Sanchez

My BSc dissertation was focused on the diversity of arthropods in urban areas and its relation with management.

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BSc Hannah Gaber

I researched the behaviour of juvenile native and invasive fish when shoaling with conspecifics and heterospecifics.

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BSc Esteban Aceves-Fonseca

My BSc dissertation was focused on the effects of habitat complexity, sex, and size on the boldness and exploratory behaviour of an invasive fish.

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MSc Vianey Palomera-Hernandez,

My master's dissertation was on ontogenic behavioural traits of the invasive guppy and freshwater biodiversity assessment of the Rio Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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MSc Salvador Rodriguez-Muñoz

My master's dissertation was focused on a review of the current global distribution of Oculina patagonica and a survey to experts' perception of the risk this species in posing to native species.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Research Opportunities

POSTGRADS

January 25, 2025

If you are interested in carring out your Master or PhD with us drop us an email!

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