Ph.D., Colorado State Univ. (2013)
M.S., Cornell Univ. (2008)
B.A., College of the Atlantic (2002)
Cameron Douglass is the current Thomas McKenna Meredith ’48 postdoctoral fellow in the Environmental Sciences program. His expertise is in applied plant and community ecology, with a research focus on the ecological and environmental impacts of managing weedy and invasive plant species. His graduate work began at Cornell University where he studied invasive vine species in New York, and took him to Colorado State University where he researched the implications of integrated management of the widely invasive tree species tamarisk.
At Trinity he is continuing similar research in natural areas along the Connecticut coast near Stonington and Mystic. At these sites Cameron and his students are studying the impacts and outcomes of managing assemblages of invasive, woody species in successionally transitional plant communities. His research group is also using analyses of remotely sensed satellite imagery to determine whether changes in forest canopy structure at these coastal sites has impacted bird species communities that use rare coastal shrubland habitats as stopover sites during migrations.
Cameron teaches several courses as part of the Environmental Science program, all of which are grounded in challenging student's disciplinary perspectives, critical thinking skills and the development of their verbal and written communication skills.