Dr Judith Gobin

Senior Lecturer in Zoology

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J Gobin
Contact Information

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

Location:
Natural Sciences Building, New Wing
, Room 222

Tel: 1 (868) 662 2002 ext 82046
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241
Send an e-mail

Education
  • Ph.D. (Marine Ecology) University of Exeter, England 1994.
  • MPhil (Pollution Ecology) UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 1988.
  • B.Sc. (Zoology/Botany) U.W.I., St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 1982.
Research Interests/Projects
  • Caribbean Deep Sea Biodiversity
  • Marine Invasive Species
  • Marine Biodiversity (benthos) of Rocky shores, Soft-bottom sediments and the Deep sea
  • Exploration (Oil and Gas) and Industrial pollution impacts on marine benthos biodiversity
Current Graduate Students
  • Ali, Lauren. MPhil. Co-supervision with Prof. I. Ramnarine: An investigation of the Shark Fishery in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Jute, Alana. PhD. An investigation into Ships’ Ballast Waters in Trinidad and Tobago.
 Public Service
  • 2005-present: Member, Asa Wright Nature Centre Board.

Publications
Selected Bibliography
  • 2017. A cryptic invasion in the Western Atlantic: Presence of the fouling barnacle Megabalanus zebra (Darwin, 1854) (Crustacea, Cirrepedia) in the Caribbean Sea. Pitombo, F.B, Gobin, J.F, Abreu, N.M. and Jute, A. Zootaxa.4237(1):zootaxa.4237.1.7. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4237.1.7.
  • 2016. World Oceans Assessment. Patricia Miloslavich, Tom Webb, Paul Snelgrove, Edward Vanden Berghe, Kristin Kaschner, Patrick N. Halpin, Randall R. Reeves, Ben Lascelles, Marguerite Tarzia, Bryan P. Wallace, Nicholas Dulvy, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, George Schillinger, Andre Boustany, Bruce B. Collette, John E. Graves, David Obura, Martin Edwards, Malcolm Clark, Karen Stocks, Telmo Morato, Verena Tunnicliffe, Russell Hopcroft, Philippe Archambault, Pierre Pepin, John W. Tunnell, Jr., Fabio Moretzsohn, Elva Escobar-Briones, Henn Ojaveer, Judith Gobin, Massa Nakaoka, Katsunori Fujikura, Hiroya Yamano, Xinzheng Li, K. Venkataraman, C. Raghunathan, Charles L. Griffiths, Nicholas J. Bax, Alan J. Butler, Angelika Brandt, and Huw J. Griffiths, Jake Rice (Lead member). Chapter 35. Extent of Assessment of Marine Biological Diversity http://www.un.org/Depts/los/global_reporting/WOA_RPROC/Chapter_35.pdf.
  • 2016. In Marine Benthos, Biology, Ecosystem Functions and Environmental Impact. Editors: Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez (The Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Marine Biology Department and Marine Botany Research Program, Mexico),Paul M. Sharkey and Joav Merrick. Patricia Miloslavich, Juan José Cruz­Motta, Alejandra Hernández, César Herrera, Eduardo Klein, Francisco Barros, Gregorio Bigatti, Maritza Cárdenas, Alvar Carranza, Augusto Flores, Patricia GilKodaka, Judith Gobin, et al.. Chapter 3 : Benthic Assemblages in South American Intertidal Rocky Shores: Biodiversity, Services and Threats. 
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  • 2016. In Marine Benthos, Biology, Ecosystem Functions and Environmental Impact.
    Editors: Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez (The Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Marine Biology Department and Marine Botany Research Program, Mexico), Paul M. Sharkey and Joav Merrick. Gobin, J. Chapter 5: Environmental Impacts on Marine Benthic Communities in an Industrialized Caribbean Island- Trinidad and Tobago. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=57999
  • 2016. Lisa Ann Levin, Amy R. Baco, David Bowden, Ana Colaço, Erik Cordes, Marina R. Cunha, Amanda Demopoulos, Judith Gobin, Benjamin Grupe, Jennifer Le, Anna Metaxas, Amanda Netburn, Greg W Rouse, Andrew R Thurber, Verena Tunnicliffe, Cindy Van Dover, Ann Vanreusel, Les Watling. Hydrothermal Vents and Methane Seeps: Rethinking the Sphere of Influence. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Deep-Sea Environments and Ecology. Front. Mar. Sci., 19 May 2016 |https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00072.
  • 2016. Erik Cordes, Daniel Jones, Thomas Schlacher, Diva Amon, Angelo Bernardino, Sandra Brooke, Robert Carney, Danielle DeLeo, Katherine Dunlop, Elva Escobar-Briones, Andrew Gates, Luciana Genio, Judith Gobin, Lee-Anne, Henry, Santiago Herrera, Sarah Hoyt, Mandy Joye, Salit Kark, Nelia Mestre, Anna Metaxas, Simone Pfeirfe, Kerry Sink, Andrew Sweetman and Ursula Witte. Environmental Impacts of the Deep-Water Oil and Gas Industry: A Review to Guide Management Strategies. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Deep-Sea Environments and Ecology. Front. Environ. Sci., 16 September 2016 |https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2016.00058
  •  2015. DE Lane, CM Clarke, JD Clarke, M Mycoo and J Gobin. Managing Adaptation to Changing Climate in Coastal Zones : Solutions for the 21st Century, 141- 160.
  • 2015. KK La Daana, JF Gobin, DM Beckles, B Lauckner and A Mohammed. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Crassostrea rhizophorae and Cathorops spixii from the Caroni Swamp, Trinidad, West Indies. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (2), 1366-1379.  
  • 2015. Carey, S., Croff Bell, K., Roman, C., Dondin, F., Robertson, R., Gobin, J., Wankel, S., Michel, A.P.M., Amon, D. Marsh, L, Smart, C., Vaughn, I., Ball, B., Rodrigue, K., Haldeman M., George, A. and Ballard, R. Exploring Kick’em Jenny Submarine Volcano and the Barbados Cold Seep Province, Southern Lesser Antilles. Oceanography, v. 28 (1), p. 38-39.

Revised: 16 May 2017

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