Camila is an MS Wildlife Studies graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, specializing in amphibians and reptiles and their genetics. During her graduate work for her Master of Science in Wildlife Studies, Camila specialized in herpetology. Her study involved a comprehensive inventory of the amphibians and reptiles of Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, a poorly studied island in the central Philippines (Sibuyan Island).

Focusing on community composition along an elevational gradient, she had the opportunity to explore diverse aspects of these biological communities while collaborating with various scientists of differing expertise.  

Cam was not only introduced to field methods of studying diversity, ecology, phylogeography, and bioacoustics of the amphibians and reptiles of Mt. Guiting-Guiting and other Philippine islands during her fieldworks—but also to the joys and woes of adapting and rethinking research projects.

Conference Papers

Meneses CG (2020). Building Capacity to Enhance Protected Area Management Effectiveness: A current needs assessment for Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, Sibuyan Island, Philippines. Presented during the RSG Conference Philippines 2020: Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation in the Philippines; February 6-7, 2020; Hive Hotel, Quezon City, Philippines.

Meneses CG, Gonzalez JCT & Brown RM (2019). Amphibians and Reptiles of Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, Sibuyan Island: A less studied region in need of Conservation. Presented during the 28th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium: Conservation Beyond Borders, August 13-16, 2020; Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines.

Meneses CG (2018). An Island’s Herpetofaunal Diversity: A Tool for Developing Collaborative Research and Conservation Practice. Presented during the Rufford Small Grants Conference – Vietnam 2018: Strengthening Network of the Rufford Foundation Recipients in Southeast Asia; , October 19-20, 2018; Hanoi, Vietnam.

Meneses CG, Gonzalez JCT & Brown RM (2018). Herpetofaunal Diversity along Elevational Gradients of MG2NP, Sibuyan Island. Presented during the Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY); October 14-26, 2018; American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, New York, USA