International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Individual Member Profile
Dr. Amy Deacon Lecturer in Zoology
Department of Life Sciences
The University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago
Position in the INVASIVESNET Associate Member
Associate Editor of Aquatic Invasions and BioInvasions Records
Expertise Much of my work has involved using the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as a model to study the traits of invasive species. In particular I study how behaviour can affect invasive success. I am also interested in patterns of, and threats to, biodiversity in freshwater habitats.
Expertise Keywords
Poeciliids; Behaviour; Freshwater; Biodiversity; Fish.
Neotropics; Caribbean; Trinidad
Poeciliidae; Poecilia reticulata;
Guppies; Poeciliids; Livebearers
Online databases
Editorial assignments Associate Editor for Aquatic Invasions; Associate Editor for BioInvasions Records
Reviewing experience Animal Behaviour, Animal Biology, Aqua Journal of Ichthyology, Aquatic Invasions, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Biocontrol, Bioinvasions Records, Biological Invasions, Biology Letters, Bioscience, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Journal of Fish Biology, Hydrobiologia, Living World: Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club, Neotropical Ichthyology, PLOS ONE.
Professional societies Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB); British Ecological Society (BES)
Expert networks and working groups
Professional social networks

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