Dr. Kelly Kingon works at the University of Trinidad and Tobago within the Marine Sciences Unit as an Assistant Professor and Discipline Lead for the MSc Programme in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management. Her research focuses broadly on marine conservation issues including threatened species, typically within the shark and grouper classes; declining habitats including seagrasses and mangroves; introduced species, for example the Regal Demoiselle damselfish and the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea; and the impacts of parasite prevalence on important reef herbivores. Dr. Kingon has studied seagrasses for over 15 years and is currently working on a project funded by UNDP on seagrass flowering and pollinators in Trinidad and Tobago.
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