Tamiko Brown-Joseph

PhD student- final year
The University of the West Indies

My PhD research involves the identification of Culiocides  biting midge species currently found in Trinidad using ecozonation; as well as the determination of which serotypes of Culicoides-vectored Bluetongue (BTV) and Epizootic Haemorrhagic Disease (EHDV) viruses are circulating in Trinidad using a na├»ve cohort of cattle. Additional research involved the comparison of the different types of traps (incandescent light, UV light, semio-chemical baited and sweep-nets) with respect to Culicoides specimen and species yield and their crepuscular activity.

Area of expertise: 
Biting midges
Email: Tamiko.Brown-Joseph [at] sta.uwi.edu
Early career researcher