CAS General Meeting Antigua and Barbuda 2010

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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