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Summer 2015

Introducing Local Goat Yogurt Production on Small-Scale Farms in Barbados  |  Simran Chhina, Michelle Colvin, and Stefany Ildefonso  | VIDEO

Optimal Propagation Conditions of Mussaenda in Barbados  |  Angelica Bourgeault, Jingyi Zhang, and Melanie Marshall  |  VIDEO

Natural Ventilation Augmented Cooling (NVAC) Greenhouse  | VIDEO

Analysis of the Health Status and Adaptability of New Zealand Red Rabbits in Barbados  |  Jerome Gélinas and Raina Fan | VIDEO

Making Use of Sargassum in Barbados  |  Sophie Baker, Elena Cabot and Kisa Giebink  |  VIDEO

Establishment of a Medical and Native Plant Garden for the Welchman Hall Gully  |  Jessica Hillman, Katie Simmons, & Sage Szkabarnicki Stuart  | VIDEO 1  | VIDEO 2



Summer 2014

Agricultural Tourism in Barbados.pdf  | Alexander Cooper, Aaron Friedland, Marie-Sophie Iredale and Sharon Lopez  | VIDEO

Organic Waste Management in Barbados.pdf  | Kesner Dabady, Priyanka Kapadia and Twisha Kini

Naturally Ventilated Augment Cooling Greenhouse.pdf  | Dillon Fields, Zainab Iqbal and Ryan Knight | VIDEO

A Density Data Survey of Lionfish in Barbados.pdf  | Alexander Wieb, Aaron Friedland, Manuela Vernaza and Lourace Trebble (UWI)

A Comparative Study on Propagation of ficus alii.pdf  |  Miriam Belhadfa, Joelle Dahm and Aurelie Hawes | VIDEO

PDF icon Alternative Feed Substitution for Blackbelly Sheep in Barbados  | Marie-Pier Bolduc, Laura Lasry and Vijayeta Patel | VIDEO




Summer 2013 (IICA Canada supported BITS projects in Barbados again this year!)

A Preliminary Survey of Rubble Organisms at Two Disturbed Areas in Barbados .pdf   |   Alexandre Ferrari-Roy, Stephanie Maasik and Juliana Rosario  |  VIDEO

Feed Substitution in Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Production - Weaning the Industry off of Expensive Imports.pdf   |   Jacqueline De Santis, Cullen Heater and Stephanie Trempe  |  VIDEO 

Studies in Solar Water Heating at Solar Dynamics Ltd.pdf  |  Michael Buckler, Matthieu Saive and Gabriel Wetzel 

Leucaena as an Alternative Forage and Concentrate Substitute for Barbadian Dairy Goats.pdf  |  Zachary Goldberg, Erik Hauner and Natasha Salter 

Raising New Zealand White Rabbits in Barbados_-_Analysis of the Environment Feasibility and Growth Rate.pdf  |  Diane Hardy, Kevin Drouin-Leger and Amaury Berteaud 

Bitter Melon (Momordica_charantia) in Barbados.pdf  |  Sarah Fioravanti, Dominique Souris (University of Waterloo) and Vivien Underdown



Summer 2012 (BITS won Project Award again from IICA Canada!)

Work with faculty at UWI, the Ministry of Agriculture, and a local company, on a control program for Giant African Snails. This is a complex issue, as the Giant Snails are voracious eaters but preservation of the native snails must also be considered.

Bajan Achatina An Alternative Control of the Giant African Snail through Human Consumption in Barbados.pdf written by Asma Babar, Nathaniel Freeman, Christie O’Loughlin and Aileen Shu-Yu Wong

An Organic Permaculture Demonstration Garden at the Future Centre Trust.pdf written by Paula Hincapie and Julia Poetschke

Barbados Giant African Snail as a Component of Commercial Broiler Feed.pdf written by Marianne Roaldi and Tamara Skootsky

The Mechanics of the Bounty System: Public Collection and Population Estimations of Achatina_fulica.pdf written by Heather Cross and Colin LaRoche

Rats, GAS and Nematodes: Interactions in Barbados.pdf written by Clare Buchanan and Madeline Stark

Trapping the Achatina fulica in Barbados and beyond: an assessment of trap design effectiveness and potential.pdf written by Brenna Coleman, William Dreyer and Forrest MacDonald


Summer 2011 (BITS won Project Award from Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA Canada))

Read about the Giant African Snails (GAS):
Gas as Chickenfeed.pdf written by Thomas Dashwood, Anne Reglain and Margot Roux

Traps for GAS.pdf written by Anna Kalkanis-Ellis, Martin Legault and Tamara Provencher

Gas: Potential Health Effects and Efforts to Control Snail Population.pdf, written by Sarah Cascarino, Dominique Murray and Neha Paliwal


Summer 2009

The Economic Benefits of Backyard Gardening in Barbados.pdf written by Katia Colton-Gagnon, Lauren Forbes and Annelise Miller

Photovoltaic System Design at Kendall Dairy Farm.pdf written by Alenjandro Jaul, David Gourlay and Gauthier Derrien

The Use of Herbal Remedies and the Perception of these Practices in the Barbadian Population.pdf written by Annie Lallement and Sariné Willis-O’Connor

Overall Cost and Viability Analysis of a Solar Energy Installation at Foursquare Rum Factory.pdf written by Emma Brown and Edouard Michaux

Body Composition and Dietary Intake Patterns among Barbadian School Students.pdf written by Stacey Carter and Sarah Levesque


BITS Special Topics in Barbados

Special Topics in Barbados (PLNT 451 – 3 credits) must be arranged with BITS faculty. Please send requests to danielle [dot] donnelly [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Danielle Donnelly) with a description of your interests, resumé, and copy of your McGill transcript. Costs are directly related to your transportation to Barbados and the cost of your accommodation and food at Bellairs Research Institute.

2014

Flavours of Barbados.pdf written by Selina Piekarski

2013

The Promotion of Herbs and Spices Production Under Protected Agriculture to Ensure Food Self-Sufficiency in Barbados.pdf written by Marianne Roaldi

Hstology of the Reproductive Tract of Veronicella sloanii.pdf written by Colin LaRoche

2012

Human Dimension of Giant African Snails in Barbados.pdf written by Clara Dell

2011

 A Kitchen Garden Promotes Food Security at the Bellairs Research Institute.pdf written by Lara Steinhouse

Achatina_fulica_-_an_invasive_species.pdf prepared by Boris Mayer with BITS Faculty (Forward Fest 2011 took place at Bellairs)

The_farming_and_consumption_of_Achatina_fulica_in_Mauritius.pdf prepared by Boris Mayer (the island of Mauritius has also been invaded by GAS)

2009

Life History of the Invasive Achatina fulica in Barbados Jason Beuckert, synopsis by Christie Lovat  and Danielle Donnelly

Propagation Methods for Mussaenda philippica.pdf Jason Beuckert, synopsis by Christie Lovat  and Danielle Donnelly

2008

Ethno-Botanical Research and Propagation of Tropical Medicinal Plants.pdf  Charlotte Rancourt, synopsis by Christie Lovat  and Danielle Donnelly