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A Comparative Study of the Concentration of Ambient Particulate Matter of Size 2.5 microns in Georgetown

*Kimelly Hanover, Denise A. Simmons & Dawn Roberts-Semple

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. kimellyhanover@yahoo.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 11 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/ZFVF7027

Keywords: Air quality; PM2.5; public health

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An Investigation of the Indoor Air Quality at Two Nursery Schools

*Rila Harlequin, Shanomae Rose & Paul Cheddie

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. rilaharlequin@yahoo.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 12 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/HBLA9147

Keywords: Indoor air quality; health implications; school children

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An Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health Hazards, Health Problems, and Safety Practices in the Operational Environment of Petrol Stations

*Micheal Morrison & Shanomae Rose

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. michealmorrison30@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 13 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/OXDF6608

Keywords: Pump attendants; BTEX concentrations, occupational safety and health

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An Investigation of the Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Awareness from the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining Sector in Guyana: The Case of Mahdia

*Soyini Ashaki McPherson, Ashley Adams & David Singh

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. mcphersonsoyini@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 15 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/ZLAI9521

Keywords: Climate change; gold mining

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The Effects of Rising Water Temperatures on Poecilia reticulata Native to Guyana

*Jonathan D. Jaipaul, Devya Hemraj & Samantha Providence-Forrester

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. jaipauljonathan@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 16 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/DPRL8943

Keywords: Climate change; temperature; Poecilia reticulata

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An Environmental Audit of Aracari Resort

*Natasha Sawh, Paulette Bynoe & Denise A. Simmons

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. natashasawh_247@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 18 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/UGQX9907

Keywords: Environmental audit; environmental monitoring

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Environmental Problems at Government Housing Schemes: The Case of Five-Miles, Bartica

*Shania Wilson, Dina Khadija Benn & Rawle Edinboro

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. wilsonshania23@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 19 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/BKKW9620

Keywords: Housing scheme development; environmental problem

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Participatory Mapping Approach to Environmental Planning for Sustainable Community Development

*Shamika Higgins, Dina Khadija Benn & Owen Bovell

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. shamika.higgins@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 21 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/HQDO7375

Keywords: Participatory mapping; community development; indigenous lands

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Ethno-meteorology of Upper Mazaruni: Uncovering Indigenous Knowledge of the Kapon Akawaio People

*Romario D. Hastings, Louisa D. Daggers & Allyson A. M. Stoll

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. romario_hastings@yahoo.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 23 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/CDEK9254

Keywords: Ethno-meteorology; indigenous knowledge; weather forecasting

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Palm Community along Environmental Gradients from Wallaba to Swamp Forests at Pakuri

*Makesha Gomes, Judith Rosales, Owen Bovell & Royston Peters

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. makesha.gomes@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 25 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/ZVGS3968

Keywords: Arecaceae; relative abundance; species richness

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Investigating the Use of Water Hyacinth and Rice Hull Biochars to improve the growth of Vigna unguiculata in Cadmium Contaminated Soils

*Ronilcia Williams, Abdullah Ansari & Courtney Bullen

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. roniwilliams897@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 27 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/QYXG2440

Keywords: Biochar; cadmium; remediate

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Soil Characterisation Assessment of the Acacia mangium Plantation at Dakoura, Linden

*Stayon Woodroffe & Courtney Bullen

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. stayonwoodroffe98@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 28 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/SHFT2626

Keywords: Acacia mangium; soil physiochemical properties, bauxite mining; reclamation

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Batavia Residents’ Knowledge and Perception of the Potential Health and Environmental Risks of an Upstream Cyanide Spill from Gold Mining

*Bonita Bernard, Shanomae Rose & Cecil Boston

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. b_pbernard2000@yahoo.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 30 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/TIIE4213

Keywords: Cyanide spill; knowledge; perception

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Psychosocial Hazards faced by Healthcare Workers at a Public Hospital

*Tricia Braithwaite & Shanomae Rose

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. triciafia003@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 31 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/CNUF7812

Keywords: Psychosocial hazards; healthcare workers; public hospital

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A Study on the Effect of Temperature and Storage Time on the Leaching of Antimony (Sb) from Polyethylene Terephthalate Drinking Water Bottles

*Ajay Arjoon Persaud, Denise A. Simmons & Patrick Ketwaru

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. ajay02@yorku.ca

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 32 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/LXSU8411

Keywords: Antimony; polyethylene terephthalate (PET); drinking water

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An Assessment of Healthcare Workers’ Exposure to Health Hazards in the Accident and Emergency Unit at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

*Merissa Tucker & Tabitha Mallampati

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. merissatucker19@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 33 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/JDZA3972

Keywords: Healthcare workers; health hazards; occupational safety and health

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Environmentally Sustainable Management of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in Guyana

*Jonelle Cornette, Clairmont Clementson & David Fredericks

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. cornette_jonelle@yahoo.co.uk

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 35 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/UOWL3321

Keywords: Water hyacinth; biochar; soil amendment; carbon sequestration

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An Experiment on the Behavioural, Morphometric and Histopathological Effects of Paraquat Dichloride on Nile Tilapia Fingerlings

*Chamique Chekera Steele, Elford Liverpool & Lucina Singh

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. chamsteele101@hotmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 36 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/XQNF9316

Keywords: Integrated rice-fish farming; paraquat dichloride; nile tilapia

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An Investigation into the Advancement of Polyethylene Terephthalate Beverage Bottle Recycling in Georgetown

*Carlene R. Bascom, Isidro Ubaldo Espinosa & Hubert Urlin

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. carlene87bascom@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 38 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/SHKY2058

Keywords: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage bottle; recycling

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A Pilot Study on the Potential for Household Composting at a Rural Community in Guyana

*Omali Dare, Isidro Ubaldo Espinosa, Cecil Boston & Deon Anderson

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. omalidare@yahoo.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 39 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/MFHK6076

Keywords: Household composting; solid waste management

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Assessing the Ability of Perionyx excavatus to Recycle Different Combinations of Organic Waste

*Sona Huntley & Abdullah Ansari

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. sonahuntley@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 40 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/SIFL4385

Keywords: Perionyx excavatus; compost; organic waste

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An Assessment of the Medical Waste Management System at a Healthcare Facility

*Madhavi Indarjeet

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. anupa1496@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 41 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/OJAZ6369

Keywords: Medical infectious waste; cross contamination; environmental hazards; health risks

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A Comparative Study of Solid Waste Generation and Waste Management Practices in Rural and Urban Households in Guyana

*Farah Jairam & Phillip DaSilva

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. farah.jairam94@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 42 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/EENR6350

Keywords: Household solid waste; solid waste generation; solid waste management

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An Examination of Selected Physiochemical Water Quality Parameters of the Rivers near Kaieteur National Park

*Benita Davis, Temitope D. Timothy Oyedotun & Denise A. Simmons

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. beni_1995@hotmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 44 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/SEJM1908

Keywords: Kaieteur National Park; total mercury; river

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An Investigation of the Physical Parameters of Water Quality associated with Mangrove Stands along West Coast Berbice

*Raveen Mangal

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. mangal.raveena@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 45 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/KLVK5595

Keywords: Water quality; mangrove stands; physical parameters

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Application of Geospatial Methods to Support Water Quality Assessment in Guyana

*Annthea Percival, Dina Khadija Benn & Denise A. Simmons

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. annthea.perci@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 46 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/DGPK5456

Keywords: Surface water quality; geospatial methods; spatial interpolation

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An Investigation of Water Resource Management in the Beverage Industry

*Alston Alleyne & Chamique Chekera Steele

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. alstonalleyne@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 48 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/DSBN4892

Keywords: Water use; effluent; compliance

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A Study on the Relationship between the Ité Palm (Mauritia flexuosa) and the Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) at Pakuri

*Lakeram Singh, Seon Hamer & Elford Liverpool

*Department of Environmental Studies. Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Guyana-Turkeyen Campus. Greater Georgetown, Guyana. indarsingh2011@gmail.com

Book of Abstracts Vol 1, pp. 50 (2020) DOI: 10.52377/NSPD1786

Keywords: Habitat destruction; wildlife food service; wildlife displacement

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