Judith Gobin (Marine Biologist) has tremendous environmental and ecological experience in the marine and coastal areas of Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad with both a BSc (Zoology/Botany) in 1982 and with an M.Phil. (Marine Biology/ Pollution Ecology) in 1988. She completed a Ph.D at the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K (Marine Ecology/Biodiversity of Macrobenthos and Meiobenthos) in 1994. She has been a full-time Lecturer (since Sept. 2002) at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in the Dept. of Life Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and teaches Oceanography and Marine Biology and Coastal Ecosystems Management. Her research initially focused on soft-substrate benthic ecology (polychaetes) and continues but also now includes rocky shores. Judith (and Trinidad and Tobago) participated in the NAGISA CoML project. She has published in scientific areas in international scholarly refereed journals. She has also worked on a number of environmental projects with local, regional and international agencies and also in a few other Caribbean territories (eg. St. Lucia, Belize, Grenada).