Professor Adrian Hailey

Professor in Zoology
Subject Leader for the Zoology Specialization

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Dr. Adrian Hailey
Contact Information

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

Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing
, Room 226
Tel: UWI ext 82206
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241


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  • Ph.D. (Zoology) University of Nottingham (1984).
  • B.Sc. (Zoology) King's College, London (1980).
  • The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
  • University of Bristol, UK (Temporary Lecturer).
  • University of Zimbabwe (Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow).
  • Medical College of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London (Postdoctoral Researcher).
  • University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Royal Society European Exchange Programme Research Fellow)
Research Interests:
  • Animal ecology and conservation.
  • Ecological physiology.
  • Herpetology.
Recent Graduate Students:
  • Daveka Boodram (M.Phil.) Developing a management plan for the white-tailed sabrewing in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago, West Indies. M.Phil. Zoology awarded 2013.
  • Michelle Cazabon (Ph.D.) Distribution and abundance of hawksbill and green turtles on Tobago and an assessment of their value in the ecology and economy of the island. Ph.D. Environmental Biology awarded 2016, with High Commendation.
  • Kerrie Naranjit (M.Phil.) Phenology of the Trinidad piping-guan. M.Phil. Environmental Biology awarded 2013.
  • Nicole Sookoo (M.Phil.) Toxicology of pesticides on the larvae of two tropical amphibians. M.Phil. Environmental Biology awarded 2013.
  • Jo-Anne Sewlal (Ph.D.) Contribution of habitat diversity to the biodiversity of the spider families Araneidae, Nephilidae and Tetragnathidae in Trinidad, W.I. Ph.D. Zoology awarded 2013.
Current Research Projects:
  • Formation of an ecological community - invasive Anolis species in Trinidad.
  • Surveys of the sabrewing hummingbird and pawi.
  • Ecology, ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of tropical amphibians and reptiles.
  • Population dynamics of Greek tortoise populations.
Professional Memberships (*current):
  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, UK (Ethics Committee).
  • Biodiversity Advisory Council, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MIEEM).
  • IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (Caribbean Region)*
  • IUCN Anoline Lizard Specialist Group*
  • IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group*
  • IUCN-UK Committee.
  • Managing Editor, Applied Herpetology




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Referee for the Journals (140 papers):
  • Acta Herpetologica (Italy)

  • African Journal of Ecology (UK)

  • African Journal of Herpetology (South Africa)

  • African Zoology (South Africa)

  • Amphibia-Reptilia (Netherlands)

  • Animal Behaviour (UK/USA)
  • Applied Herpetology (Netherlands)

  • Aquaculture Research (UK)
  • Asiatic Herpetological Research (China)

  • Australian Journal of Zoology (Australia)

  • Behavioral Ecology (USA)

  • Biodiversity and Conservation (Netherlands)

  • Biologia (Slovakia)
  • Biological Conservation (UK)

  • Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (UK)

  • Bird Conservation International (UK)

  • Canadian Journal of Zoology (Canada)

  • Chelonian Conservation and Biology (USA)

  • Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (UK)

  • Contributions to Zoology (Netherlands)

  • Copeia (USA)
  • Ecoscience (Canada)

  • Ecosphere (USA)
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (Germany)
  • Evolutionary Ecology (Netherlands)
  • Folia Zoologica (Czech Republic)
  • Functional Ecology (UK)

  • Herpetologica (USA)

  • Herpetological Bulletin (UK)
  • Herpetological Journal (UK)

  • Herpetological Review (USA)

  • Italian Journal of Zoology (Italy)

  • Journal for Nature Conservation (Netherlands)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (UK)
  • Journal of Herpetology (USA)

  • Journal of Natural History (UK)
  • Journal of Thermal Biology (Netherlands)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (UK)

  • Journal of Zoology (UK)

  • Living World (Trinidad and Tobago)

  • Miscellania Zoologica (Spain)

  • Oecologia (Germany)

  • Oikos (Sweden)

  • Oryx (UK)

  • South African Journal of Zoology (South Africa)

  • South American Journal of Herpetology (Brazil)
  • Zoo Biology (USA)
  • Zoology (Germany)                                                                                                                      

Revised: 9 May 2017