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Aidan D. Farrell
University of the West Indies
22Publications
7H-index
159Citations
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#1Kevon Rhiney (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 4
#2Anton Eitzinger (CIAT: International Center for Tropical Agriculture)H-Index: 2
Last.Steven D. Prager (CIAT: International Center for Tropical Agriculture)H-Index: 8
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Despite recent calls to limit future increases in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C, little is known about how different climatic thresholds will impact human society. Future warming trends have significant global food security implications, particularly for small island developing states (SIDS) that are recognized as being among the most vulnerable to global climate change. In the case of the Caribbean, any significant change in the region’s climate is likely to have significant...
#1Joshua A. Spiers (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 1
#2Michael P. Oatham (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 4
Last.Aidan D. Farrell (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 7
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For the successful conservation of a species, habitat loss and fragmentation must be controlled through a protected area network that adequately covers its habitat. Here the suitable habitats of all of Trinidad and Tobago’s endemic plant species are determined and used to perform a gap analysis of a proposed protected area network. Data from a recently completed botanical survey, the WorldClim 2 environmental parameters, and a range of other sources were used to determine the habitat of each spe...
#1Aidan D. Farrell (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 7
#2Kevon Rhiney (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 4
Last.Pathmanathan Umaharan (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 16
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ABSTRACTPlant breeding has undoubtedly been successful in increasing the yield of high value commodity crops. In recent decades, efforts have been made to repeat this success in ‘orphan crops’ through a network of regional and national organizations largely composed of public and not-for-profit institutions. Adapting to climate change is a key challenge for these networks. Here we seek to analyze the particular challenges that characterize efforts to develop climate-smart varieties in minor crop...
#1Jack D. TorresdalH-Index: 1
#2Aidan D. FarrellH-Index: 7
Last.Caren S. GoldbergH-Index: 5
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The analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful, non-destructive technique for detecting rare or hard to find freshwater organisms. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of environmental DNA analysis as a method for detecting a rare amphibian, the golden tree frog (Phytotriades auratus). These frogs are believed to live exclusively within one species of tank bromeliad, Glomeropitcairnia erectiflora, found on the highest peaks of the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. Previo...
#1Alliea Nankishore (University of Guyana)H-Index: 2
#2Aidan D. Farrell (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 7
Abstract Efforts to maximize yields of food crops can be undermined by abiotic stress factors, particularly those related to climate change. Here, we use a range of physiological methods to detect the individual and combined effects of heat and drought stress on three contrasting varieties of tomato: Hybrid 61, Moskvich, and Nagcarlang. Seedlings were acclimated under the following treatment regimes: CONTROL (25–36 °C; well-watered), DRY (25–36 °C; 20% field capacity), HOT (25–42 °C; well-watere...
#1Nerissa Ali (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 2
#2Aidan D. Farrell (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 7
Last.Jayaraj Jayaraman (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 4
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Tomato plants (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) grown under tropical field conditions were treated with an alkaline seaweed extract made from Ascophyllum nodosum (ASWE). Two field experiments and one greenhouse experiment were conducted to evaluate methods of application, dosage of application, and the impact of each on plant growth parameters and on the quality and yield of fruit. Field experiment 1 included 0.2 % ASWE spray, 0.2 % ASWE root drench, fungicide spray and combinations of the above. P...
#1Amy E. Deacon (St And: University of St Andrews)H-Index: 5
#2Aidan D. Farrell (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 7
Last.Douglas F. FraserH-Index: 1
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We describe here a noteworthy spider encounter that took place on the bank of the Ramdeen Stream in Trinidad's Arima Valley (10°41'32"N; 61°17'36"W) on 23 August, 2014. This stream forms part of one of the most intensively-studied freshwater ecosystems in the tropics; for more than four decades international researchers have been visiting this valley to discover more about the ecology and evolution of the fishes that it supports - primarily the Trinidadian guppy Poecilia reticulata and the killi...
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