Mr. Mike G. Rutherford

Zoology Curator

staff listing

Mike Rutherford
Contact Information

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

Ground Floor, Natural Sciences Building, New Wing

Tel: UWI ext 82231
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241
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  • Ph.D. Zoology, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (ongoing)
  • Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification, University of Birmingham, England (2007)
  • M.App.Sc. Conservation Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (2001)
  • B.Sc.  Zoology (with Honours), University of Glasgow, Scotland (1998)
Current Research Projects
  • Researching the ecology of terrestrial molluscs of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Camera Trapping for terrestrial mammals in T&T
  • Database development for the natural history museum collections
  • Developing natural history museum displays
  • Running an annual BioBlitz in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oilbird populations and movement in Trinidad
Public Service
  • Board Member of Asa Wright Nature Centre - 2012 to 2015
  • Deputy Chair of the UWI Campus Museum Committee - 2012 to present
  • Vice President of the Trinidad and Tobago Eco Divers Club - 2013 to 2016
  • Committee Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club 2011 to 2013
  • Board Member of Museum Association of the Caribbean 2011 to 2012
  • Webmaster for the Department of Life Sciences
Selected Bibliography
  • Researchgate
  • Google Scholar
  • RutherfordM.G. (Ed.) (2014) Arima Valley BioBlitz 2013 Final Report. Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad. See BioBlitz2013.
  • RutherfordM.G. (Ed.) (2013) Tucker Valley BioBlitz 2012 Final Report. Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad. See BioBlitz2012.
  • Rutherford M.G. & Geerah, P.A. (2015) Trinidad and Tobago Butterflies. Rainforest Publications
  • Rutherford, M.G., L. Landstrom, M. Wainwright, E. Leal, and R. Dean (2012). Trinidad and Tobago Wildlife Guide. Rainforest Publications.


Revised: 20 January 2017