Camacho Luis


At the core, I am a naturalist. I have used knowledge on biodiversity and natural history to address a variety of questions in ecology and biogeography—primarily with extensive work in the field. My research involves a variety of scales—species, communities, and whole ecosystems—and has focused primarily on invertebrates. The tropical Andes is my home and focus of research to provide a macroecological context to several aspects of my work.

My current research involves understanding the energetic underpinnings shaping biodiversity. I am interested in applying principles of energetics and metabolism to understand the transformation of energy and matter in the environment into biomass, and its subsequent organization into individuals and species.