Professor John B.R. Agard

Professor of Tropical Island Ecology

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John Agard
Contact Information

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

Natural Sciences Building, New Wing, Ground Floor

Tel: UWI ext 85603
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241

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Educational Background:
  • Ph.D. Zoology, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Systems Analysis and Design (with Distinction), NIHERST, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • M.Sc. Pollution & Environmental Control (with Distinction), The University of Manchester, U.K.
  • B.Sc. (General) Chemistry and Zoology (with Honours), UWI, Trinidad and Tobago.
Public Service
  • 2010- Lead Author, Small Islands- Chapter, Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report.
  • 2009-2011 Member Independent Advisory Group (IAG) on Environmental and Sustainability Safeguards Policy to the Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington D.C., USA.
  • 2009- Member, Research Committee, Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, Guyana.
  • 2008-2011 Member, Caribbean Sea Commission, Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
  • 2008-2009 Member CARICOM Climate Change Task Force.
  • 2005-2008 Chairman, Board of Directors, Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (EMA).
  • 2008-2012 Member, Board of Directors and Trustee, The Cropper Foundation (TCF), Trinidad and Tobago.


On-going Research Projects:
  • Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ)                                                                                        (Global:   Local:
  • Global-Local Socio-economic Climate Change Scenarios for the Caribbean (GoLoCarSce)                  (
  • Nariva Swamp Restoration and Carbon Sequestration Project (


Revised: 2 November 2015