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Developing research and higher education on animal biodiversity and wildlife conservation in the Caribbean

Activities

Discover the main activities of Caribaea Initiative :

Activities

Seminars and conferences

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Workshops, seminars and conferences

  • 21 March 2016: First meeting of the RTPI CNRS Biodiversité CaraïbeReunion RTPI CNRS Martinique
  • 22-24 March 2016: First Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Workshop (RCW 2016) : “Animal invasive species in the Antilles: the relevance of scientific research to conservation” Centre International de Séjour Martinique – MORE INFORMATION

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  • 19-23 June 2016: Caribaea Initiative at the ATBC 2016 conference in Montpellier – France
    Caribaea Initiative sponsored a symposium “Developing research capacity on biodiversity and conservation: a Caribbean challenge” during the 53rd Conference of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.
    ATBC 2016 : Caribaea Initiative will take part of the symposium from 19 - 23 June 2016 / FranceCaribaea Initiative will sponsor a symposium "Developing research capacity on biodiversity and conservation: a Caribbean challenge" during the 53rd Conference of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.© ATBC 2016
  • May 31 – June 03, 2017 : Second Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Workshop (RCW 2017), co-organised with the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in Saint Kitts and Nevis and the RTPI CNRS-INEE “Caraibes”. MORE INFORMATION

Some presentations are now available online! The 2nd Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Workshop has been held in St Kitts-and-Nevis from May 31 to June 03, 2017 and co-organised with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and the RTPI CNRS "Caraïbes". Some presentations can already be downloaded through the dedicated webpage! © Susan Frazier

  •  May 28 – June 01, 2018: Third Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Workshop (ACI-RCW 2018) in Guadeloupe, co-organised with the Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe. MORE INFORMATION

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Supported students

The Caribaea Initiative student fellowship program

Caribaea Initiative’s Master and PhD fellowship program is intended to support promising young people from the Caribbean who are motivated in becoming future regional experts in key disciplines of Conservation Biology.

For more information : Training Grant Scheme

A) Doctoral (PhD) projects

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White-breasted Thrasher

Population size, stress, and reproductive success in the White-breasted Thrasher, Ramphocinclus brachyurus
Student: Steven Son

Localisation: Martinique
► Internship Host Organization : CRPLC, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique
► Supervision: Dr. Daniel Imbert (Université des Antilles, Martinique), et Dr. Jean-Raphael Gros-Désormeaux (CRPLC, CNRS)

 

 

 

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Anolis homolechis

2. Demography of the lizard Anolis homolechis in contrasting habitats of West Cuba
Student: Annabelle Vidal
Localisation: Cuba
► Internship Host Organization: Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe
► Supervision: Dr. Roger Pradel (CNRS), Prof. Jérôme Guerlotté (Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe), Dr. Carlos Mancina (Institut d’Ecologie et de Systématique de la Havane)

 

 


 

B) Master research projects

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White-crowned pigeon (Photo credit: Anthony Levesque)

Contribution to the study of the white-crowned pigeon in the Caribbean region: Census and Genetic analysis of the guadeloupean population
Student: Christopher Cambrone
Localisation: Guadeloupe
► Internship Host Organization: ONCFS Guadeloupe et Université de Bourgogne, Dijon
► Supervision: Mme Blandine Guillemot (ONCFS), et Prof. Frank Cézilly (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon)

 

 

 

Caribbean cleaning gobies


Cleaning gobies observed in Barbados (Photo credit: Renata Mazzei)

Determinants of habitat use in cleaner gobies in the coral reefs of Barbados
Student: Jeneice Germain

Localisation: Barbados
► Internship Host Organization: University of the West Indies, Barbados
► Supervision: Dr. Henri Vallès (UWI), et Prof. Redouan Bshary (Université de Neuchâtel, Suisse)

 

 

 

 

ACI RCW2017_Nicole AtherleyBiology, ecology and diseases of the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)
Student: Nicole Atherley
Localisation: Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis
► Internship Host Organization: Ross University School of Veterinary Medecine (RUSVM), Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis
► Supervision: Dr. Mark Freeman (RUSVM, St Kitts)

 

 

ACI RCW2017_JMESpatial distribution and diversity of bird community: influence of proximity to a large green zone in the Port-au-Prince region
Student: Jean-Marry Exantus

Localisation: Haiti
► Internship Host Organization: Université d’Etat d’Haiti et Université des Antilles Guadeloupe
► Supervision: Prof. Jacques Blaise (Université d’Etat d’Haiti) et Prof. Frank Cézilly (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon)

 

 

IMGP0444_PMB TDV terrain insectesResearch project to study different groups of insects, including pollinators
Student: Pierre Michard Beaujour
Localisation: Haiti

► Internship Host Organization: Université d’Etat d’Haiti et Université des Antilles Guadeloupe
► Supervision: Prof. Jacques Blaise (Université d’Etat d’Haiti) et Prof. Frank Cézilly (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon)

 

 


 

C) Summer projects

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Explaining their summer projects at Radio Melodie FM Haiti

1. Training in the field of conservation and study of biodiversity (waterbirds counting techniques, local aquatic turtle population growth, study of several groups of insects – specially pollinating insects)
Students : Jeffey Mackenzy Paul, Guerdy Saint-Juste, Lens Jerry Saint-Louis, Pierre Michard Beaujour
Localization : Tour du Valat, France

► Supervisors : Roberta Fausti, Philippe Lambret, Antoine Arnaud, Anthony Olivier, Olivier Pineau (Tour du Valat, France) and Prof Frank Cézilly (University of Burgundy, France).

Summer projects supported in 2017

 

 


 

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Night observations of snails behavior

2. Research subject: “Shell Morphology and Behaviour of L. Fulicia with and without mites.”
Student : Nadeshinie Parasram
Localization : Barbados

Supervisor : Dr. Angela Fields – Lecturer in department of Biological and Chemical Science at the University of the West Indies (UWI)

► Summer project supported in 2016

 

 

 

Anaita Lashley

Examination of the samples for ereynetides mites using the microscope.

3. Research subject: “The impact of ereynetid mite on Pleurodonte isabella in Barbados Gullies.”
Student : Anaita Lashley
Localisation : Barbados

► Supervisor : Dr. Angela Fields – Lecturer in department of Biological and Chemical Science at the University of the West Indies (UWI)

► Summer project supported in 2016

 

 

 

Renata and Kristie

Renata and Kristie working on gobies behavior.

4. Research subject: “Variations in the Social Behavior of Coral-Dwellers and Sponge-Dwellers of Elacatinus prochilos.”
Student : Kristie Alleyne
Localization : Barbados

Supervisors : Renata Mazzei – PhD student at the University of Neuchâtel and Dr. Henri Vallès – Lecturer in the department of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI)

► Summer project supported in 2016

Research projects

How do we select research projects ?

Caribaea Intiative is supporting basic or applied research projects that contribute to increase knowledge on Caribbean animal biodiversity, and more particularly projects which are based on cooperation between local and external research teams. All supported projects must include in the mid-term a part on training local students, at various stages in the curriculum (bachelor, master, Ph.D). Relevance to a conservation issue is not mandatory for a project to be supported, if the project offers an opportunity to train a student in one of several key disciplines in conservation biology. The relevant projects are identified by the Scientific Council of the association, which is taking the initiative in approaching and establishing links between potential partners. There is no direct submission procedure for research projects.