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17th CAS General Meeting, Antigua and Barbuda 2010

The 3rd Announcement for the CAS General Meeting for November 2010 is now available.

The meeting was held at the Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort  aka The Royal Antiguan Beach and Tennis Resort
P.O. Box 976
Deep Bay
St. John's
Antigua
Phone: (268) 462-3733
Fax: (268) 462-3732
http://www.grandroyalantiguan.com

Foreword and Welcome from Professor Tara Dasgupta
Abstract of the Plenary Papers



DAY 1 - NOVEMBER 13, 2010
PLENARY SESSION 1: VENUE - THE BALLROOM

Chairman: Professor Ramsey Saunders

8.30 - 8.35 a.m. Chairman Remarks

8.35 - 8.50 a.m. Address by Philmore A. James
Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer Antigua and Barbuda

8.52 - 9.17 a.m. What We Should Know About Climate Change But Don't
Professor Maureen L. Cropper
University of Maryland and National Academy of Sciences, USA

9.20 - 10.00 a.m. Vulnerability of Caribbean Capital Cities to Natural Hazards
Professor Winston Suite
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

10.00 - 10.15 a.m. Questions

10.15 - 10.30 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK

PLENARY SESSION 2: VENUE- THE BALLROOM
Chairmen: Professors G. Oliver and R. Lancashire

10.30 - 10.55 a.m. Climate Policy and Political Ecology in Guyana: Torn Between Multiple Lovers and Rising Above the Gathered Storm of Competing Natural Resource Interests
Dr. John Caesar
University of Guyana, Guyana

10.55 - 11.20 a.m. Socio-Economic Considerations in a Proactive Approach to Climate Change Adaption in Caribbean SIDS: Case Studies from Infrastructure and Agriculture
Dr. Marlene Attzs
The University of the West Indies

11.20 -11.45 a.m. Women in Sciences: Facing Climate Changes
Dr. Lilliam Alvarez Diaz
Cuba

11.45 a.m.- 12.10 p.m. Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change
Dr. J. Firth
United Kingdom

12.15 - 1.10 p.m. LUNCH

1.10 - 1.25 p.m. PHOTO SESSION

SESSION 1A - HEALTH 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. VENUE: THE BALLROOM
Chairman: Professor Jorge A. Moreno

1.30 - 1.50 p.m. Preliminary Results From a Study of Climate Variability and its Impact on Dengue Fever and Respiratory Illnesses in the Caribbean
Roxann Brown Stennett; Dharmaratne Amarakoon; Anthony Chen
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

1.50 - 2.10 p.m. Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance at Tertiary Institutions in Trinidad
P.I. Sealy; D. Ignacio; M. Manjunath; W. Swanston
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

2.10 - 2.30 p.m. Towards the Characterization of Novel Teretoxins
A. Grigoryan; P. Anand; M. Holford
City University of New York, USA

2.30 - 2.50 p.m. Diabetes: Its Effect on Liver and Kidney Histology and Cytochrome c Oxidase Activity
D. Friday; T. Alleyne; S. Rao
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

2.50 - 3.10 p.m. The Terebridae and Teretoxins: Combining Phylogeny and Anatomy for Concerted Discovery of Bioactive Compounds
M Holford; N. Pulliandre
City University of New York, USA

3.10 - 3.30 p.m. The in vitro Efficacy of Antifungal Impregnated Biodegradable Bone Delivery Systems
P.I. Sealy; S. Chapman; J.D. Cleary
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

SESSION 1B - INDUSTRY 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. VENUE: THE BARINGTON
Chairman: Eng. Hollis Charles

1.30 - 1.50 p.m. A Simulation Model for e-Commerce Neuromarketing by EEG
A. Nikov; S. Leon; D. Andreeva
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

1.50 - 2.10 p.m. Recent Investment by National and International Companies Around the Caribbean Sea
Sally Radford
Esher, Surrey, United Kingdom

2.10 - 2.30 p.m. Modeling of an Integrated Plasma Gasification Combined Cycle (IPGCC) Waste to Energy (WTE) Power Plant Using APEN_PLUS Thermochemical Code
K. Singh; S. Kelly
The University of Trinidad & Tobago

2.30 - 2.50 p.m. Resuscitation of Biogas Technology in Guyana
R.C. Jagessar; K. Ghansiam; C. Erskine
The University of Guyana

2.50 - 3.10 p.m. A Preliminary Inventory Assessment Study of Specific E-Waste Components in Trinidad and Tobago
N. Thomas; S. Kelly
The University of Trinidad and Tobago

3.10 - 3.30 p.m. Technical and Economical Feasibility Study of Using Landfill Gas as a Potential Energy Source in Trinidad and Tobago
L. Huggins; K. Singh
The University of Trinidad and Tobago

SESSION 1C
2.30 - 3.30 p.m. Group Meetings of Climate Change Experts

3.30 - 3.45 p.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 2A - CLIMATE CHANGE and GEOGRAPHY 3.45 - 5.25 p.m. VENUE: THE BALLROOM
Chairman: Professor Ronald Young

3.45 - 4.05 p.m. An Analysis of the Evolution of the Time Series of Rainfall and Temperature of Guadeloupe
M. Bilioniere; A. Maurin
University of Antilles-Guyane, Guadeloupe

4.05 - 4.25 p.m. Spatio-Temporal Study of Global Sunshine in Guadeloupe
Maina Andre; Ted Soubdhan
University of Antilles-Guyane, Guadeloupe

4.25 - 4.45 p.m. Statistical Evaluation of the IPCC's Evidence for Climate Change in the Caribbean Region
Reynold J. Stone
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

4.45 -5.05 p.m. Characteristics of Nocturnal Stable Layers in Windward Islands in the Southern
C. d'Alexis
University of Antilles-Guyane, Guadeloupe

SESSION 2B - ECOLOGY 3.45 - 5.05 p.m. VENUE: THE BARINGTON
Chairman: Dr. Mark Wuddivira

3.45 - 4.05 p.m. Nitrate Anions and their Concentrations in Waste Water from Selected Areas of Coastal Guyana
R.C. Jagessar; Odessa Alleyne
The University of Guyana

4.05 - 4.25 p.m. Long Term Human Ecodynamics on the Island of Burbuda, West Indies
Sophia Perdikaris; A. Bain; R. Murphy; T. McGovern; C, Look; N. Manigault; G. Hambrecht; A. Santangelo
Brooklyn College, USA

4.25 - 4.45 p.m. Removal of Phenolic Contaminants from Aqueous Solution through Absorption on Meal Hexacyanoferrate (II) Complexes and its Relevance to Environmental and Agricultural Issues
T. Grant; B.B. Tewari
The University of Guyana

4.45 - 5.05 p.m. Water Management in Trinidad and Tobago - Problems, Perspectives, Challenges Role of Academy
Vincent Cooper; Winston Mellowes
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

SESSION 2C 3.45 - 5.05 p.m. CLIMATE CHANGE VENUE: THE BARINGTON
Group Meetings of Climate Change Experts

DAY 2 - NOVEMBER 14, 2010
PLENARY SESSION 3 - VENUE - THE BALLROOM

Chairmen: Dr. T. Alleyne and Professor J. Moreno

8.30 - 8.55 a.m. Caribbean Water Management - Does Climate Change Matter
Dr. Adrian Cashman
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

8.55 - 9.20 a.m. Net Zero Energy Building a Solution to Energy Inefficiency in the Caribbean
Professor Tara Dasgupta; Anthony Clayton
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

9.20 - 9.55 a.m. Pattern of Biodiversity in Trinidad Spiders
TWAS 2010 Young Scientist Award Winner : .....................................
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

9.55 - 10.15 a.m. The Need for Public Education in Combating Climate Change
Ms. Joanne Chin Sang
NIHERST, Trinidad and Tobago

10.15 - 10.30 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 3A - AGRICULTURE 10.30 - 11.50 a.m. VENUE: THE BALLROOM
Chairman: Dr. Peter Cogan

10.30 - 10.50 a.m. Optimal Control for Population Dynamics with Incomplete Date: The No-Regret Control
A. Omrane
The University of Antilles and Guyana

10.50 - 11.10 a.m. Texture, Organic Matter and Wetting Controls on Shear Strength and Erodibility of Humid Tropical Soils
Mark N. Wuddivira
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

11.10 - 11.30 a.m. The First Hydroxymanool, a Diterpene and its Corresponding Monoacetate from Xylopia benthamii
R.C. Jagessar; A.R. Maxwell
The University of Guyana

11.30 - 11.50 a.m. Effect of a Touted Local Aphrodisiac Herbal Remedy on Lipid Profile of the Domestic Fowl Gallus Gallus Domesticus
K. Craig; J.C. Caesar
The University of Guyana

11.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. LUNCH

1.00 - 1.30 p.m. POSTERS

SESSION 3B - CLIMATE CHANGE and ECOLOGY 10.30 a.m. - 12.10p.m. VENUE: THE BARINGTON
Chairman: Dr. Reynold Stone

10.30 - 10.50 a.m. Barbudan Ecosystems: Connectivity, Conservation and Climate Change
E. Todd; W.J. Mc Farlane; M. Montello
Manhattanville College, U.S.A.

10.50 - 11.10 a.m. Ecosystem Protection within the Frame of Climate Change
Charley G. Granvorka; Pascal Saffache
University of Antilles & Guyane, Guadaloupe

11.10 - 11.30 a.m. An Assessment Methodology Linking Health Equity and Climate Adaptation Issues in Coastal Areas at a Community Level
M. Forde; C. Stephen
St. George's University, Grenada

11.30 - 11.50 a.m. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water Quality Parameters in Relation to Mangrove Zonation along the Godineau River, Trinidad
M. Atwell; M. Wuddivira; J. Gobin; D. Robinson
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

11.50 a.m. - 12.10 p.m. Climate Change and the Alcoholic Bottling Plant
N. Blair-Jacobus
University of Guyana

12.10 - 1.00 p.m. LUNCH

1.00 - 1.30 p.m. POSTERS

SESSION 3C
10.30 a.m. - 12.10 p.m. Group Meetings of Climate Change Experts

10.30 a.m. - 12.10 p.m.. Women's Group Meetings

SESSION 4A - EDUCATION 1.30 - 3.10 p.m. VENUE: THE BALLROOM
Chairman: Dr. Brijesh Tewari

1.30 - 1.50 p.m. Graduate Studies: Can We Leave Well Alone?
Ronald E. Young
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

1.50 - 2.10 p.m. Transforming Mathematics Worksheets
B. Coppin
University of Guyana

2.10 - 2.30 p.m. Using Social Software to Support Computer Science - A Case of Using Facebook Groups
L. Singh; K. Gaffar
The University of Guyana

2.30 - 2.50 p.m. 2011 - The International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011). Some Early "Jamaican" Chemists
R. J. Lancashire
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

2.50 - 3.05 p.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 4B - CLIMATE CHANGE & AGRICULTURE 1.30 -2.50 p.m. VENUE: THE BARINGTON
Chairman: Dr. R.C. Jagessar

1.30 - 1.50 p.m. Repositioning the Georgetown Declaration 2001 of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences in the Climate Change Era
J.C. Caesar
University of Guyana

1.50 - 2.10 p.m. Assessment of Climate Change on Tomato Production in Trinidad and Tobago
G. Seepersad; A. Patterson
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

2.10 - 2.30 p.m. Photochemical Properties of the Water Hyacinth
A. Ratan; V.N. Verma
University of Guyana

2.30 - 2.50 p.m. Can Micro-Algae Help Mitigate Climate Change - Preliminary Growth-Rate Studies?
D.A. Janes
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

2.50 - 3.05 p.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK

PLENARY 4 - VENUE: THE BARINGTON
Chairmen: Professors W. Mellowes and T. Dasgupta

3.10- 3.50 p.m. Report of Climate Change Experts (20 x 2 min)

3.50 - 4.10 p.m. Report of Women's Group

4.10 - 4.20 p.m. Award of Prize for Best Presentation and Closing of Conference

5.00 pm Trip to Shirley Heights
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