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Publications

Publications in Refereed Journals and Books

  • Robinson, Edward, Khan, Shakira, Coutou, Richard & Johnson, Monique (accepted). Shoreline changes and sea-level rise at Long Bay, Negril, Western Jamaica. To Caribbean Journal of Earth Sciences.
  • Robinson, E. & Hendry, M.D. (accepted) Coastal change and evolution at Negril, Jamaica: a brief geological perspective. To Caribbean Journal of Earth Sciences.
  • Robinson, E. & Khan, S.A. 2011. Physical Impacts by some Recent Hurricanes on the Coast of Jamaica. Contributions to Geology UWI Mona, 5, 164 pages, CD.
  • Khan, S.A., Robinson, E., Rowe, D-A.C. & Coutou, R. 2010. Size and mass of shoreline boulders moved and emplaced by recent hurricanes, Jamaica. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 54, suppl.3, 281-299.
  • Rowe, D-A., Khan, S. & Robinson, E. 2009. Hurricanes or Tsunami? Comparative Analysis of Extensive Boulder Arrays along the Southwest and North Coasts of Jamaica: Lessons for Coastal Management. Chapter 3, pages 49-73, in Duncan McGregor, David Dodman and David Barker (editors; with a foreword by Omar Davies) Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk, 389 pages, University of the West Indies Press, Jamaica. ISBN 978-976-640-223-1.
    I Press, Kingston , Jamaica.
  • Robinson, E., Rowe, D.-A.C. & Khan , S.A. 2006. Wave-emplaced boulders on Jamaica 's rocky shores. Zeitschrift für Geomophologie, Suppl. Vol. 146, 39-57.
  • Robinson, E. 2004. Changes along the coast of Vere , Jamaica , over the past two hundred years: data from maps and photographs. Quaternary International, 120, 153-161.
Abstracts at Conferences
2009
  • Khan, S.A., Robinson, E., Coutou, R. & Johnson. M. 2009. Beach erosion and sea-level rise at Long Bay, Negril, Western Jamaica. UNESCO/IGCP conference on Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions-Driving Mechanisms and Coastal Responses, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA, October 25-31, 2009. Abstract p 41-43.

2008

2007

  • Robinson, E., Khan, S.A. Coutou, R. & Rowe, D-A. 2007. Identifying the Worst Wave Impacts on Jamaica 's Coastline during the last Four Millennia. UWI Conference on Climate Change: impacts on the Caribbean , June 16-17, 2007 , programme and abstracts.

2006

  • Rowe, D.-A.C., Khan, S.A. & Robinson, E. 2006. Hurricanes or tsunami? Comparative analysis of extensive boulder arrays along the southwest and north coasts of Jamaica : implications for coastal management. Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk? July 24-28, 2006 , Conference Programme and Abstracts, 28.
  • Khan , S.A. 2006. Annotto Bay Impacts of Storm Induced Hazards on Coastal Communities, Annotto Bay : A Case Study, Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk? July 24-28, 2006 , Conference Programme and Abstracts,
Workshops

2007

Presentations

2011

  • Marine Geology Unit. 2011. Beach Erosion and Sea-Level Rise at Long Bay, Negril, Western Jamaica. WRI final meeting, June 9th 2011

2008

  • Robinson, E. Global warming: implications for the Coastal Zone. Management Institute for National Development Seminar, February 26, 2008

2007

  • Robinson, E. Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: impact on tourism. Workshop on Geohazards – Planning, Management and Insurance, Jamaica Conference Centre, 27 November, 2007.
  • Khan , S.A. & Coutou, R. Impact of Storms on the Palisadoes, 2004 to 2007. Department of Geography & Geology Brown Bag Series, Thursday, 22nd November, 2007.
  • Robinson, E. 2007. Climate Change and Coastal Resources. NEEC and EFJ National Forum on Climate Change. November 8-9, 2007 .
  • Khan , S.A. & Coutou, R. The Formation of the Palisades . Royal Yacht club Summer Camp, 16 th August, 2007.
  • Marine Geology Unit. Final community meeting and presentation, Copacabana and Wickie Wackie ; Little Copa Club. July 1, 2007.
  • Khan , S.A. Impacts of climate Change on our Coastline. International Day for Biological Diversity Biodiversity & Climate Change; Institute of Jamaica ; 22 nd May, 2007.
  • Robinson, E. & Khan, S.A, 2007. Some Physical Factors influencing Adaptation to Climate Change. JIEP 3 rd Conference on the Environment, May 15-17, 2007.
  • Marine Geology Unit, Final meeting and presentation for the Galina community; Galina All-age School . May 2, 2007.
  • Robinson, E. Coastal Processes and Hazards with examples from the Caribbean . St Andrews High School Sixth Form, 17 th April, 2007.
  • Marine Geology Unit. Final meeting and presentation for Farquhars Beach community. Farquhars Beach Basic School , March 18, 2007.
  • Marine Geology Unit. Final meeting and presentation to the Homers Cove & Little Bay community, at the Little Bay Allage School, February 13, 2007.

2006

  • Marine Geology Unit. Final meeting and presentation to the St. Margaret's Bay community, at Olive's School, November 6, 2006 .
  • Robinson, E., Rowe, D.-A.C. & Khan , S.A. Wave emplaced boulders on Jamaica 's rocky shores. Ist International Tsunami Field Symposium, Bonaire , March 2-4, 2006 (contribution to IGCP 495 of UNESCO and Seagrant Program of NSF, Puerto Rico ).

2005

  • Robinson, E., Rowe, D.-A.C. & Khan , S.A. 2005. Geological evidence for palaeotsunami events on the coast of Jamaica . 50 th Anniversary Conference of the Geological Society of Jamaica , November 29-December 1, 2005.
  • Robinson, E., Rowe, D.-A. C., & Ahmad, R. 2005. Possible tsunamigenic submarine slides and boulder deposits on Jamaica and its island slopes. 17 th Caribbean Geological Conference, San Juan , July 18-21, 2005

2004

  • The Marine Geology Unit, 2004. Beach erosion and climate change. FPAS Research Conference, University of the West Indies , May 2004.
Popular Articles
Reports
Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Marine Geology Unit 2008. Final BEACHES Report to the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica under contract #05/06/010, (CD).
  • Marine Geology Unit 2008. Report on impact of Hurricane Dean on the coastline. Report to the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica under contract #05/06/010, (CD).
  • Marine Geology Unit 2008. Proceedings of the Workshop on the BEACHES Project. Report to the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, (CD).
  • Marine Geology Unit 2008. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Post-Hurricane Dean Assessment of Impacts. Report to Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, (CD).
  • Physical Assessment of Post Hurricane Dean Shoreline Damage and Changes, Jamaica, Prepared for the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) by Robinson, E. & Khan, S., Marine Geology Unit, April 2008. (pdf)
  • Robinson, E., Rowe, D.-A.C. and Khan, S.A. 2006. Evaluation of coastline changes and hazards in Jamaica to improve hazard reduction strategies for coastal communities. Final report to the Environmental Foundation under contract #03/09/431-PL480 with the Department of Geography & Geology, UWI, 33 pages plus Appendices A to J on CD.
  • Rowe, D-A.C. & Robinson, E. 2005. End of First Year Report to the Environmental Foundation under contract #03/09/431-PL480 with the Department of Geography & Geology, UWI, April 18th, 2005; 113 pages.
  • Robinson, E., Rowe, D-A.C. & Khan, S.A. 2004. Verification of offshore sand and gravel deposits, south coast shelf of Jamaica. Final Report to the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica under contract #03/09/433-PL480 with the Department of Geography & Geology, UWI. 25 pages.
  • Robinson, E. & Rowe, D-A. C. 2003. Data Repository for the Physical Marine Environment and Resources of Jamaica’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Report to the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica under contract #00/07/137 - PL480 with the Department of Geography and Geology, UWI. 54 pages + 2 CDs.

Reports to Other Agencies

  • Robinson, E. && Khan, S.A. (in process) Evaluation of the extent and significance of coral reefs in reducing Wave energy on Jamaica’s coastline. Contract with World Resources Institute, Washington DC.
  • Robinson, E. & Khan, S. 2008. Second Communication to UNFCCC, Coastal Resources, including Human Settlements. Prepared for the Meteorological Service of Jamaica under contract # 19/2007 with the UNDP, September 15th, 2008, with revisions to August 9, 2009
  • Robinson, E., Grant-Harry, V., Rowe, D.-A.C. 2005-2006. Consulting Services for the Development of Coastal Erosion Hazard Maps for Grenada and Belize: Reviews of Inception, Draft and Final Reports. On CDs for CDERA.
  • Robinson, E., Miller, D.J., Khan, S.A., Ramsook, R. & Rowe, D-A.C. 2005. Sediment budget study of the Rio Grande Watershed, Portland Parish, Jamaica. Prepared for the Government of Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency and the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Implemented by Associates in Rural Development, Inc. through the Ridge to Reef Project. 254 pages.
  • Rowe, D.-A.C., Robinson, E. & Khan, S.A. 2003. Beach Erosion at St. Margaret’s Bay, Portland, Jamaica: Report to the Citizens. Prepared for the Government of Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency and the United States Agency for International Development. Implemented by Associates in Rural Development, Inc. 53 pages.
  • Robinson, E., Khan, S.A. & Rowe, D.-A.C. 2003. Preliminary Assessment of Beach Erosion at St. Margaret’s Bay, Portland, Jamaica. Prepared for the Government of Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency and the United States Agency for International Development. Implemented by Associates in Rural Development, Inc. 73 pages.
  • Robinson, E. 2001. (contribution) Technical Guidelines and Criteria for Environmentally Sound Offshore Dredging of Sand for Aggregate, prepared under contract to the Institute for Marine Affairs (IMA), Trinidad and Tobago, for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

 

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