Insect Community Structure
Phone: (707) 826-3676
Office: Science A 360A
BS (1989) George Mason University
PhD (1995) University of Georgia
Principles of Zoology
Summary of research
My interests focus upon insect ecology at community and ecosystem scales. I'm interested in insect assemblage structure,
how external forces influence insect community structure, especially anthropogenic land use and disturbance, and how
insect community structure influences ecosystem processes such as organic detritus processing and nutrient mobilization.
I approach these questions on several fronts, including forest canopy insect ecology, forest soil microarthropods, and
freshwater macroarthropod ecology. I am also interested in developing site-specific biomonitoring protocols in Northern
Rappaport, N., M. A. Camann, and K. L. Lamoncha. Response of forest soil Acari to prescribed fire
following stand structure manipulation in the southern Cascade range. Pedobiologia (in review).
Camann, M. A., K. L. Lamoncha, and N. J. Plant.(2001) Acari and Collembola at Black Mountain Experimental Forest:
an interim report on community structure and prescribed fire effects. USDA Forest Service PSW Research Station Rep.
Camann, M. A., K. L. Lamoncha, and C. B. Jones. (2000) Old-growth redwood forest canopy arthropod prey base
for arboreal wandering salamanders: A report prepared for the Save-the-Redwoods League
Skillen, Elizabeth L., M. A. Camann, C. Wayne Berisford, and Richard C. Reardon. (1998) Semiochemicals of
Forest and Shade Tree Insects in North America: A Review of Their Current Status. USDA Forest Service Res. Rep.
Stefani Brandt, Katelyn Ludwig, and Sharon Mehlman