Staff Profile

Camilo Trench

Camilo Trench

Chief Scientific Officer
Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station
Queen's Highway, P.O. Box 35
Discovery Bay, St. Ann
Tel: +1 876 973 2241 or 973 2946
Fax: +1 876 973 3091

Dr. Trench is a Marine Biologist and ecologist with over 15 years experience. He may be contacted for information on academic resources, research activities and opportunities, internships, boat use, diving and hyperbaric chamber operations; and assistance with coordinating your visit to DBML.

Before joining the Centre, Dr. Trench served as a High School science teacher and a national training facilitator in Environmental Awareness and the Flora and Fauna of Jamaica. He also has experience in aquaculture as a shrimp hatchery technician and manager. He assumed the position as Scientific Officer at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory and later transitioned to DBML as Chief Scientific Officer.

Research Areas

Dr. Trench earned a BSc in Zoology and Botany and later pursued a Master of Science in Tropical Ecosystems Assessment and Monitoring from the University of the West Indies. He is currently a PhD candidate studying Mangrove Forest Restoration and Conservation and assisted to pioneer a coastal forest nursery, and current coastal restoration initiatives in Jamaica.