Professor of Tropical Island Ecology

Department of Life Sciences

The University of The West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002
ext 82046, 84485

Fax: 868-663-5241




  • 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.

Research Projects

  • Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ) For more info: Local:
  • Global-Local Socio-economic Climate Change Scenarios for the Caribbean (GoLoCarSce) For more info:
  • Nariva Swamp Restoration and Carbon Sequestration Project

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