- Doctor of Philosophy Candidate Sep. 2012- Present
- Master of Environmental Studies (MSc) - Sep. 2006-May 2008
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons - Sep. 2002-Aug. 2005
Department of Life Sciences (DLS), Faculty of Science and Agriculture, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
Title: Urbanization and Climate Change: A Case Study of the East West Corridor (EWC), Trinidad.
Project Details: Urban areas are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. There has been major infrastructural development that has occurred in the East-West Corridor (EWC), Trinidad in the past few decades. This increase in urban development makes this area particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to the high population numbers exposed to drivers of risk. A number of objectives have been derived to determine the link between urbanization and climate change in the EWC, Trinidad. These include the use of temperature data loggers to determine the variation in temperatures within the EWC and nearby green areas. ArcGIS software will be utilized to determine the extent of land use changes and simCLIM software will be used to project the changes in degree day heating. Additionally the social aspect of climate change will be explored within the EWC through the use of a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey.
Supervisor: Professor Dave D. Chadee (deceased), Professor John Agard (current)
Committee member/s: Dr. Azad Mohammed, Dr. Vrijesh Tripathi, Dr. Bheshem Ramlal
- Climate change: Macro and micro climatic changes within urban areas and effects on wildlife
- Urban Ecosystem services: Particularly regulating services associated with climate, diseases and water resources
- Green Roofing Technology: Semi-intensive systems, aquaponic, hypdroponic and permaculture systems
- Wildlife management: Large Felid Carnivores and Ocelot management
- Protected Areas Management: Terrestrial, Freshwater and Marine
Post Graduate Training
- Impact Assessment Training Workshop - Jan. 6th-17th 2014
- Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS software)
ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) GIS web courses
- simCLIM Software
CLIMsystems online training
Professional Work Experience
- Administrative Back-stopper and Biologist - Intermittent Sep. 2014 - Jan. 2017
- Response to RAR for the Completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Moruga Fishing Port and Associate Facilities - Aquatic Faunal Survey. Coastal Dynamics Ltd.
- Aquatic Faunal Survey For Environmental Sensitivity Map For Coastlines Between Point Lisas And Islote Point, Petrotrin Ltd.
- Aquatic Faunal Survey of the South Central LNE District, Petrotrin Ltd.
Co-supervisor Capstone ESST 3004 - Sep. 2017- May 2018
- Variability of temperatures in green spaces in The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine.
- Difference in temperatures between green spaces and paved surfaces in UWI, St. Augustine.
- Difference in temperatures between green spaces and urban infrastructure in UWI, St. Augustine.
- Demonstrator and Tutor - Sep. 2012 - Sep. 2013
- Project Researcher - Jun. - Aug. 2013
- Research Assistant - May. 2007- Jul. 2008
UWI Graduate Scholarship - Sep. 2014-Sep. 2015
Field Work and Data Collection Grant - Oct. 2013
Graduate Student Assistantship - Sep. 2006-Sep. 2007
Possible Facultative Parthenogenesis in Bark Scorpion- Tityus melanostictus. S. Maraj, R. Bhukal, K. Khan and R.S. Mohammed. (Submitted to Living World Journal).
A Review Of The Freshwater Mussels Of Trinidad, W.I. And The First Report Of A Potential Alien Invasive Species, Mytilopsis leucophaeata. R.S. Mohammed, K. Khan and D.C. Nieweg. (Submitted to Living World Journal).
Colours and Spots: Do they tell the story of an Ocelot's origin? K. Khan, S. Ali and R.S. Mohammed. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2017 (p38-42).
- Sightings Of Trachemys Scripta Elegans, Our New Potential Aquatic Alien Invasive Species. R.S. Mohammed, K. Khan and S. Ali. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2017 (p56-58).
- A Knowledge Attitudes and Practices survey on Climate Change and Health in Trinidad, West Indies. K. Khan, A.T.M Stewart, D.D Chadee. The Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) Wet Season Report 2016.
- Scorpions: Stalkers of the night or just misunderstood. R. Bhukal, K. Khan, R.S. Mohammed, V. Bissram. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. (Abstract). 2016.
- An updated survey of freshwater fish distribution in Tobago, W.I. R.S. Mohammed, K. Phillips, K. Khan and A. Bhagan. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club 2015 p44-51.
- Updated distributions for the most recent additions to Trinidad’s freshwater fish fauna: a natural colonizer and two introduced exotics. R. S. Mohammed, R. Bhukal, K. Khan. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2015. p 64-54.
- A Review Of The Management Of Captive Ocelots At The Emperor Valley Zoo. K. Khan and R.S. Mohammed. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club 2015. p 52-56.
- A Knowledge, Attitudes, Perspectives and Beliefs Survey on Water Quality & Human Health in Two Communities in Nariva Swamp, Trinidad. A.T.M Stewart, K. Khan and D. D. Chadee. Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association 23rd Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2014.
- A Wet Dry Season, Fact or Fiction? K. Khan and D.D Chadee, Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club, Supplement 1 (Abstract) 2014-2015 supplement.
- Bioethical issues surrounding the consumption of horse meat in Trinidad. K. Khan, H. Ramdial, A. Stewart, M. Rawlins and S. Bhaggan. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club, Supplement 1 (Abstract) 2013-2014 supplement.
- Assessing the impacts of the development of an urban heat island in the East West corridor in Trinidad. K. Khan, D.D. Chadee. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club, Supplement 1 (Abstract) 2013-2014 supplement.
- Temporal patterns of raccoon predation on breeding Black Crowned Night Herons and Double Crested Cormorants at a single tree-nesting colony in Lake Ontario. A. Olausen, K. Khan and G.S. Fraser. (Abstract). The Waterbird Society. 2008
Editorial Committee member