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Senior Lecturer in Plant Physiology

Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing, Room 318

Department of Life Sciences

The University of The West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext. 83110

Fax: 1(868) 663-5241

Email: aidan.farrell@sta.uwi.edu


Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Plant Physiology, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland (2004).
  • Postgraduate Diploma (with Distinction), Statistics, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland (2001)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Ecology, University of Edinburgh, UK (1999).
My research examines the mechanisms used by plants to grow and survive in a changing environment, and applies this understanding to help improve the sustainability and resilience of natural and agricultural systems. I have a particular interest in the response of plants to abiotic factors such as temperature, nutrients and water stress.

Research Projects

  • • Climate smart crops- using modelling and phenotyping to develop crops that are resilient to heat and drought
  • • Anthurium- Selection of Anthurium germplasm for long vase life
  • • Improving Forest and Protected Area Management- using ecophysiology methods to improve the management and restoration of protected areas in the face of Climate Change

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