A Caribbean Regional Committee for the Census of Marine Life was established in 2004. The committee includes representatives from Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, Venezuela.
Committee Chair: Patricia Miloslavich, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Patricia Miloslavich graduated in Biology at the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela and holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada. She is currently a Senior Scientist of the Census of Marine Life Program as well as Senior Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies, Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, where she is in charge of the Marine Biology Laboratory and teaches Marine Biology, Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates, Principles of Biology, and Advanced Topics in Invertebrate Reproduction. She is a National Researcher SNI level III and is responsible for the coordination of the Census of Marine Life Program in the Caribbean region and the Natural Geography in Shore Areas (NaGISA) project for South America. Her prior roles include serving as the Coordinator of the Biology Program and of Postgraduate Studies in Biology for the Universidad Simón Bolívar for two years and being a member of several committees including the National Research System. Her research focuses on reproduction of marine invertebrates, especially gastropod mollusks, and on seagrass mollusk assemblages, being the Curator of the Mollusk Collection of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales. She is author of more than 30 publications in scientific journals and editor of the book Caribbean Marine Biodiversity: the known and the unknown.
For more information, visit the committee website: http://www.comlcaribbean.org/