Cameron completed a BSc and MSc at the University of Guelph. In 2008, Cameron moved to Zurich Switzerland to pursue a Ph.D. at Agroscope (a Swiss federal agricultural research station) investigating how soil biodiversity mediates plant competition, ecosystem productivity and soil nutrient cycling in grass-clover mixtures. After graduation from the University of Zürich in 2012 (summa cum laude), Cameron worked at the University of Zürich as a plant ecologist in the Jena Experiment in Germany - a large European research consortium established in 2002 to address the effects of plant diversity on maintaining the long-term functioning of an ecosystem. Cameron research interests on utilizing plant diversity to improve ecosystem functioning and identifying plant traits that predict plant-plant and plant-soil interactions. Recent projects include assessing different agricultural management activities in Europe influence soil quality (biodiversity, fertility and nutrient use efficiency) and yield. Cameron has recently returned to Canada this fall as a research scientist with AAFC with a focus on agroecology and integrated cropping systems.