Scholar Profile: La Daana Kanhai


Bio Information

Dr. La Daana Kanhai

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Biography/Responsibilities/Duties:

La Daana Kanhai is a marine scientist that is currently based at the Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad. From 2015 onwards, La Daana’s research has focused on the issue of plastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Undergraduate Teaching:(i) Coastal Ecosystems and Resource Management (BIOL 3466), (ii) Environmental Impact Assessments (ESST 3102), (iii) Pollution Management and Abatement Technologies (ESST 2005), (iv) Marine Ecology and Oceanography (BIOL 3063), (v) Science Communication (ESST 1004)

Recent Public Service Related to Plastic Pollution:Trinidad and Tobago’s Representative on UNEP’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Marine Litter and Microplastics (November 2019 – February 2022)

Scientific Expeditions: (i) Atlantic Ocean: PS95 expedition (North/South Atlantic Training Transect from Bremerhaven, Germany to Cape Town, South Africa) onboard RV Polarstern (2015), (ii) Arctic Ocean: Arctic Ocean 2016 expedition onboard icebreaker Oden (2016), (iii) Caribbean Sea: Leg 4 of eXXpedition’s voyage onboard SV Travel Edge (December 2019)

Research Interests

  1. Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
  2. Environmental Pollution
  3. Plastic Pollution
  4. Impacts of Anthropogenic Acitivities on the Environment
  5. Human Dimension of Environmental Issues

Research Activity

Public Service

  1. [Public or Community Service]

    Scientific Advisory Committee on Marine Litter and Microplastics (UNEP)-Trinidad and Tobago’s Representative more..

    November 2019 - February 2022

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  2. [Public or Community Service]

    Associate Editor, Living World Journal, Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists Club more..

    August 2020 - Present

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  3. [Public or Community Service]

    Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) Pollution and Debris Working Group Member more..

    September 2020 - Present

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  4. [Public or Community Service]

    Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals more..

    2019 - Present

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  5. [Public or Community Service]

    eXXpedition Ambassador more..

    January 2020 - Present

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  6. [Public or Community Service]

    National Sea Turtle Task Force (NSTTF), Alternate Member; By-Catch Working Group Member more..

    January 2021 - Present

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

Education and Training

  1. [Education and Training]

    BSc General with a double major in Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Chemistry more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  2. [Education and Training]

    Diploma in Global Leadership more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  3. [Education and Training]

    PhD in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  4. [Education and Training]

    MPhil in Environmental Biology more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

Memberships

  1. [Membership]

    Society of Wetland Scientists (2010-Present) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  2. [Membership]

    UWI Biological Society (2004 - 2007) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  3. [Membership]

    Pointe-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust (2012-Present) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  4. [Membership]

    Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (2017-Present) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  5. [Membership]

    The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club (2012-Present) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  6. [Membership]

    Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (2019 - Present) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

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Other Activities

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