Lecturer in Zoology

Natural Sciences Building, Room 219, New Wing.

Department of Life Sciences

The University of The West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 1(868) 662 2002 ext 83093

Email: amy.deacon@sta.uwi.edu

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  • Ph.D. Behavioural Ecology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, U.K.
  • M.Sc. Marine Biology, University of Bangor, Wales, U.K.
  • B.A. Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, U.K.

Fellowships and Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2015), ERC-funded ‘BioTIME’ project, University of St Andrews.
  • Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (2016-2017), UWI

Research Interests

  • Temporal patterns of biodiversity
  • Effects of human disturbance on aquatic biodiversity
  • The Trinidadian guppy as an invasive species.
  • Behavioural ecology of invasive species

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Editor (2004-2005), Nature Publishing Group, London.
  • Research Assistant (2004), Lakes of the Rift Valley Project, Kenya.

Featured Work

UWI Service

  • Outreach Representative for the Department of Life Sciences

Public Service

  • Associate Editor, Aquatic Invasions and Bioinvasions Record (2016 - present)
  • Secretary, Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club (2015 - 2019)
  • Editor, Living World, Journal of the TTFNC (2016 - present)
  • Advisory Partner, International Year of the Reef, T&T: https://sta.uwi.edu/uwitoday/archive/may_2018/article9.asp

Courses Taught

  • ESST1004 - Science Communication
  • BIOL2262 - Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL3867 - Animal Behaviour
  • BIOL3462 - Ecology of Freshwaters

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