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

Workshop 2017

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Workshop Report & Presentations

Since some of the data are unpublished, only a few presentations are available (in pdf format). Please find the Caribaea Initiative-Workshop 2017-Book of Abstracts.

OPENING SPEECHES

Ms Markysa O’Loughlin (UNESCO SMBR)

Prof. Darryn Knobel (Ross University School of Veterinary Medecine)

Prof. Pierre-Michel Forget (MNHN, RTPI CNRS Caraïbes)

Prof. Frank Cézilly (Université de Bourgogne, UMR CS 6282 / Caribaea Initiative)

 

TRAINING SESSION

Measuring and assessing biodiversity

Frank Cézilly, University of Burgundy, France

Assessing genetic diversity

Sophie Arnaud-Haond, IFREMER Sète, France

INVITED TALKS

Dawn AT Phillipp, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine

Fish social behaviour as a conservation issue

Redouan Bshary, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Thierry Work, National Wildlife Health Center, Hawaii

Endemism Patterns in Terrestrial Arthropods, with a Focus on the Beetles of the Lesser Antilles (Insecta: Coleoptera)

Michael A. Ivie, West Indian Beetle Fauna Project, Montana State University, USA

STUDENTS’ TALKS

First steps in the study of demography of the lizard Anolis homolechis in contrasting habitats of West Cuba

Annabelle Vidal, Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe

Chévelie Cinéas, Université d’Etat d’Haiti, Haiti

Contribution to the study of the white-crowned pigeon in the Caribbean region: Census and Genetic analysis of the guadeloupean population

Christopher Cambrone, ONCFS Guadeloupe and University of Burgundy, France

Jean-Marry Exantus, Caribaea Initiative, France

Do coral-dwelling and sponge-dwelling Elacatinus prochilos differ in their ability to perform cognitive tasks?

Kristie Alleyne, The University of the West Indies, Campus Hill, Barbados

Determinants of Habitat use by the Cleaner Goby Elacatinus prochilos, in Barbados

Jeniece Germain, The University of the West Indies, Campus Hill, Barbados

Michelle Sparks, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Elize Dorrestein, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Biology, ecology and diseases of the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)

Nicole Atherley, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Porcine and recombinant zona pellucida vaccines as immunocontraceptives for donkeys in the Caribbean

Rachael Ambrosia, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

CONTRIBUTED TALKS

Olivier Langrand, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, USA

Bridled Quail-Dove Population Assessment on St. Eustatius

Frank F. Rivera-Milán, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, USA

Steven Son, Université des Antilles, Martinique

Connectivity of Populations and Gene Flow in Tobago’s Queen Conch Lobatus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) population

Tyann A. Henry, Marine Sciences Department, University of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Roger Pradel, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France

Mark Freeman, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Lionfish impact in St. Kitts, West Indies: what are they eating?

Erika Brigante, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Social behavior variation in Caribbean cleaning gobies

Renata Mazzei, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Investigation of embryonal and hatchling mortality in St. Kitts’ leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles

Michelle Dennis, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Fourteen Years of Sea Turtle Management, Health, and Conservation Education in St. Kitts – What Have We Learned?

Kimberley Stewart, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Aakansha Virwani, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Neotropical animal production for conservation on the Island of Trinidad, West Indies

Michele D. Singh, The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Bahamas

Michele D. Singh on behalf of Kerry Dore, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, USA

Luis Cruz-Martinez, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Tourist attitudes and practices regarding contact with primates in the Caribbean

Christa A. Gallagher, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Acquisition and Acclimation of Feral Caribbean Donkeys for Use in Reproductive Research

Erik Peterson, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts

Coraline Moulin, Université des Antilles, Guadeloupe

Fossil bats from the Lesser Antilles: diversity, endemism, and anthropisation

Sandrine Grouard, Muséum National Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Impact of hunting and road disturbance on fruit consumption and seed dispersal by frugivores in a tropical rain forest

Pierre-Michel Forget, Muséum National Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Viviane Julien, University of Quisqueya, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

About the 2017 Workshop

The workshop is intended to be a forum for discussing research on animal biodiversity and wildlife management in the Caribbean region. It will be a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and conservationists working in different parts of the region. The workshop will consist of plenary talks by invited speakers, general sessions of contributed talks and 1 mini-symposium on Veterinary Sciences and Conservation Biology.

This second edition is co-organized with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and the RTPI CNRS “Caraïbes”.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Frank Cézilly, Caribaea Initiative
Prof. Pierre-Michel Forget, CNRS – INEE
Dr. Darryn Knobel, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM)
Anne-Sophie Gicquiaux, Caribaea Initiative

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