Mary Alkins-Koo

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Dr. Mary Alkins-Koo

Senior Lecturer in Zoology

Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

1st Floor, Natural Sciences Building, New Wing

Tel: 1(868) 662-2002 Ext.3094
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241

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Educational Background:
  • PhD (Zoology) U.W.I., St Augustine 1988
  • MSc (Conservation) University College London 1977
  • BSc (First Class Honours) U.W.I., St Augustine 1975
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
  • 1997-2004: Member, Board of Management of the Asa Wright Nature Centre
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Programme in Environment and Resource Education (IERE), The Cropper Foundation
On-going Research Projects:
  • Ecological assessment and monitoring of rivers of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Patterns of distribution of benthic macroinvertebrates in Northern Range rivers
  • Preparation of identification keys for the freshwater invertebrates of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Historical background and bibliography of research conducted at the William Beebe Tropical Research Station (Simla), Arima Valley, Trinidad
  • Development of case studies for teaching environmental science at secondary and tertiary levels