Mrs Yasmin S. Baksh-Comeau

Lecturer (Plant Science)
Curator, National Herbarium of Trinidad & Tobago

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Mrs. Yasmin S. Baksh-Comeau
Contact Information

National Herbarium of Trinidad & Tobago
c/o Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Herbarium, Frank Stockdale Building

Tel: UWI ext 83326
1(868) 645-3509 (Direct Line)
Fax: 1(868) 663-9686

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Educational Background
  • M.Phil. The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, 1999.
  • B.Sc. (Nat. Sci.), The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, 1980.
Professional Visits
  • Natural History Museum, London, UK.
  • Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, UK.
  • 1996 – Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada.
Research Interests
  • Systematics, Conservation Ecology and Biogeography of the Vascular Plants of Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Economic Botany and Ethnobotany with special emphasis on the local flora.
Current Research Projects
  • Ecology, biogeography and conservation of the Pteridophytes of Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Revision of the Flowering Plants of Trinidad & Tobago.
Selected Bibliography
  • Comeau, P.L., Comeau, Y.S.  & Johnson, W. 2003. The Palm Book of Trinidad and Tobago Including the Lesser Antilles.  The International Palm Society.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y.S.  Biological Collections - The Missing Link.  In Ragbir, S.  Faculty News.  The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.  4-5.
  • Comeau, P.L. & Y.S. Comeau.  2001.  The Vegetation of Lake Antoine, Levera Pond and Grand Etang, Grenada, W.I.  Living World, J.  Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalist Club, 4-12.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y.S.  2000.  Checklist of the Pteridophytes of Trinidad & Tobago.  In Camus, J.M. and Crabbe, J.A.  The Fern Gazette, British Pteridological Society, The Natural History Museum, London.  Vol. 16 Parts 1, 2.  11-122.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y.S. 1999. Risk index rating of threatened ferns in Trinidad and Tobago. In: Camus, J.M., Gibby, M. and Johns, R.J. (Eds.) Pteridology in Perspective. 139-151. The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
  • Seaforth, C.E. and Baksh-Comeau, Y.S. (1999). Medicinal Plants in Agricultural Diversification. Proceedings of a conference on Agriculture in the Caribbean: Issues and Challenges - Sustainability of Traditional and non-traditional crops for food security. UWI Ag50, 2: 112-117.

Revised: 16 December 2014