Dr. Nigel Noriega – Biologist

In 2012 Nigel was the Founder and served as a Director of Sustainable Innovation Initiatives Inc. A 501(c) (3), a non-profit organisation.

In 2016, he became the Chief Financial Officer for the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Society for Conservation Biology.

At present, Nigel is the Co-Principal Investigator for “Monitoring Ocelots in Trinidad.” And Nigel still serves as the Director of Sustainable Innovation Initiatives Inc.

Among his significant work-related Achievements are:
-First characterisations of the effects of the herbicide Atrazine on amphibian development.
-First characterisations of reproductive effects of in utero exposure to imidazole fungicides.

Over his professional career, Nigel has received a number of honours which include:
-2010 2009 Toxicological Sciences Best Paper Award from the Society of Toxicology Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section.
-2004 Best Poster Presentation. Gordon Research Conference on Environmental
Endocrine Disruptors.
-2004 EPA Special Accomplishment Recognition Award.
-2003 NHEERL Achievement Award.
-1994 University of Florida Undergraduate Research Achievement Award.
-1994 Marlin Perkins Scholarship.
-1993 Golden Key National Honour Society.
-1992 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
-1990 National Achievement Scholarship.

In addition Nigel has many published works, has taken part in many Forums, given numerous Talks, and has been in the Media.

He also teaches, trains and gives back to society by doing Mentorship and Community Outreach.

Watch ‘Home of the Guppy – Sustainable Innovation Initiatives (SII)’ on YouTube

Watch ‘Brasso Seco Indigenous Culinary and Cultural Festival’ on YouTube

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