Dr Dawn A. T. Phillip

Lecturer in Zoology

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Dr Dawn A. T. Phillip
Contact Information

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

Natural Sciences Building, New Wing, Room 223

Tel: UWI ext 82208
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241
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  • B.Sc. (General) The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad (1986).
  • M.Phil. (Zoology) The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad (1990).
  • Ph.D. (Ecology) University of St Andrews, UK (1998). Thesis (St Andrews repository).
  • The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (from September 2001).
  • Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Trinidad (2001).
  • Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago (Senior Research Officer).
Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Manager - Research Laboratory.
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
  • Freshwater fish ecology.
  • Fish reproductive biology.
  • Fisheries biology and management.
  • Environmental microbiology.
  • Coral reef ecology.
  • Restoration of coral reefs.
Current Graduate Students:
  • Manwaring, Garret (Ph.D.) – Sustainable Communities: A case study using the Point Fortin Community, Trinidad and Tobago.  Centre for Gender and Development Studies (jointly with Dr Grace Sirju-Charran).
  • Marley, Guy (Ph.D.) – The dynamics of the Caroni Swamp nursery habitat for commercially-important fishes (jointly with Prof Andrew Lawrence)
Current Research Projects:
  • Balancing the costs and benefits of using larvicidal fishes as agents of mosquito control in Trinidad & Tobago
  • Biology and ecology of Sicydium spp. in Trinidad
  • Safe-guarding the genetic resilience of Tobago’s corals
  • Ecology and biodiversity of selected coral systems in northeastern Trinidad
  • Fossil-fuelled guppies?
  • Biodiversity of the stream fishes of Trinidad & Tobago                                               
Professional Memberships (*current):
  • International Association for Impact Assessment.
  • International Water Association.
Referee for the Journals:
  • Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society.
  • Ecography.
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
  • Fisheries Bulletin.
  • Journal of Freshwater Ecology.

Revised: 24 March 2014