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Mona Webber - Jamaica Conservation Partners

Mona Webber

Professor Mona Webber is director of the Centre for Marine Sciences, Department of Life Sciences and James Moss Solomon Sr. Chair in Environment at the University of the West Indies (Mona). She conducts research in Jamaica’s marine environment ranging from coastal systems ecology and rehabilitation to water quality and micro-plastics in Kingston Harbour.

Academic Summary 2018

Mona Webber is a Marine Scientist with approximately 30 years’ experience in research and teaching in Jamaica out of the University of the West Indies (Mona campus). She is presently a Professor of Marine Biology and the James S. Moss Solomon Snr. Chair in Environmental Management at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona. Dr Webber was previously Head of the Department of Life Sciences and Associate Dean for student matters in the faculty of Sciences and Technology. In addition to being Director of the Centre for Marine Sciences Dr Webber is currently the Director of the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and was previously, Academic Coordinator of the Port Royal Marine Laboratory. She is a member of several national and regional boards and committees; including Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean, NEPA Technical Review Committee and the Scientific Authority to CITES. Prof Webber has authored or co-authored over 35 refereed publications, ~ 30 conference presentations and numerous technical reports. She has raised over US$1.9 million for her research and has supervised or co-supervised over 35 graduate students in a range of marine related topics. She is currently supervising/co-supervising eight graduate students. Consequently, her current research projects range from mangrove assessment and rehabilitation, coral reef nursery propagation, seagrass assessments, water quality/micro-plastics in a eutrophic harbor (Kingston Harbour) and ichthyoplankton and fish biomass as indicators of success in Special Fishery Conservation Areas.