Dr. Amy E. Deacon

Lecturer in Zoology

staff listing

A Deacon

Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies (UWI)
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Natural Sciences Building, Room 219, New Wing.

Tel: 1(868) 662 2002 Ext. tbc
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241

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Educational Background:
  • Ph.D. Behavioural Ecology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, U.K.
  • M.Sc. Marine Biology, University of Bangor, Wales, U.K.
  • B.A. Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2015), ERC-funded ‘BioTIME’ project, University of St Andrews.
  • Assistant Editor (2004-2005), Nature Publishing Group, London.
  • Research Assistant (2004), Lakes of the Rift Valley Project, Kenya.
Public Service:
  • Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club (TTFNC) Committee Member 2014 - 2015
  • TTFNC Secretary  2015 - present.
  • Editor of the TTFNC’s Quarterly Bulletin, ‘The Field Naturalist’ 2013-present.
  • Associate Editor of Aquatic Invasions and Bioinvasions Records.
Research Interests:
  • Temporal patterns of biodiversity (more information here)
  • Effects of human disturbance on aquatic biodiversity
  • The Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as an invasive species.
  • Behavioural ecology of invasive species
  • For more information please see my website.
Referee for the Journals:
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Biology
  • Aqua – Journal of Ichthyology
  • Aquatic Invasions
  • Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Biocontrol
  • Bioinvasions Records
  • Biological Invasions
  • Biology Letters
  • Journal of Fish Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • The Living World - Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club


Selected Publications:




Revised: 27 January 2016