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Details of Dr Sherry Cynthia Heileman   


Gender female
Job title Independent International Consultant
Regions Black Sea
Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
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Degree MSc; PhD
Job type Research , Natural Resource Management , Technical Advice & Consulting , Other
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities Environmental consulting (international and regional donor-funded projects including Global Environmental Facility international waters projects). Assignments include project development and coordination, project evaluation, ecological assessments, technical writing and editing. 
Research Region 48, 35, 38, 34, 71, 3
Working languages English (Spanish, French)
Skills/Expertise Project evaluation (international donor-funded projects); fish stock assessment & management; integrated environmental/ecological assessment; ecosystem approach; transboundary diagnostic analysis (GEF International Waters projects); project development & coordination; technical writing and editing.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Sherry HEILEMAN)

Heileman, S. 2011. Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Causal Chain Analysis of the reef and pelagic fisheries ecosystems of the Caribbean LME. Prepared for the GEF full size project, Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions. UNOPS. 245 pgs
Co-author of Mahon et al, 2011. The vision for EBM of continental shelf ecosystems in the Wider Caribbean. Pgs 347 -354, In: Towards Marine Ecosystem-based Management in the Wider Caribbean. L. Fanning, R. Mahon & P. McConney (eds). Amsterdam University Press, MARE Publication Series, 428 pgs
Heileman, S. 2011. Ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Wider Caribbean: Deepwater red snapper fisheries. Pgs 187 -195, In: Towards Marine Ecosystem-based Management in the Wider Caribbean. L. Fanning, R. Mahon & P. McConney (eds). Amsterdam University Press, MARE Publication Series, 428 pgs
Heileman, S., Mohammed, E. and Fanning, P. 2008. Scientific basis for ecosystem-based management in the Lesser Antilles including interactions with marine mammals and other top predators: Derivation of diet compositions in the Lesser Antilles Pelagic Ecosystem. FAO Field Document.
Heileman, S. and Walling, L. 2008. Indicators template for Caribbean SIDS. Prepared for UNEP/GEF IWCAM project in Caribbean SIDS;
Heileman, S. and Walling, L. 2008. Environmental indicators mechanism and capacity assessment in Caribbean SIDS. Prepared for UNEP/GEF IWCAM project in Caribbean SIDS;
Author of status reports of 33 LMEs in the UNEP/GEF/NOAA/UNESCO-IOC/UNDP publication: “The UNEP Large Marine Ecosystem Report: A perspective on changing conditions in LMEs of the world’s Regional Seas”, K. Sherman and G. Hempel (Eds), 2008. UNEP Regional Seas Report and Studies No. 182. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 852 pgs.
Contributing author, Caribbean Sea Ecosystem Assessment (CARSEA). A sub-global assessment of the Millennium Ecosystem Asessment, 2007. J. Agard, A. Cropper, K. Garcia, eds. Caribbean Marine Studies, Special Edition, 104 pgs;
Coauthor of Fanning, L. et al. 2007. A concise governance framework for Large Marine Ecosystems. Marine Policy 31: 434 – 443.
Heileman, S. 2007. Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Insular Caribbean sub-region of the Caribbean LME. UNESCO-IOC/UNDP/GEF Caribbean LME Project;
Contributing author to fisheries section of UNEP Global Environment Outlook 4, Water chapter, 2007, United Nations Environment Programme.
Heileman, S. 2006. Assessment of the state of the environment relevant to the Global Programme of Action source categories of land-based pollution in Caribbean Small Island Developing States, p. 213- 240 In: The State of the Marine Environment Regional Assessments. UNEP/GPA, The Hague
Arreguin-Sanchez, F., Zetina, M., Manickchand-Heileman, S., and Vidal, L. (2004). Simulated responses to harvesting strategies of an exploited ecosystem in the sw Gulf of Mexico, Ecological Modeling 172: 421-432
S. Manickchand-Heileman, J. Mendoza-Hill, A. Lum Kong, F.Arocha. (2004) A trophic model and exploration of the possible impacts of fishing on the ecosystem of the Gulf of Paria, between Venezuela and Trinidad.Ecological Modeling 172: 307-322
Manickchand-Heileman, S. and D.A.T. Phillip, (2000) Age and growth of the yellowedge grouper Epinephelus flavolimbatus and the yellowmouth grouper Mycteroperca interstitialis in Trinidad and Tobago. U.S. Fishery Bulletin 98, 290-298
Bianchi, G., H. Gislason, K. Graham, S. Hill, K. Koranteng, S. Manickchand-Heileman, I. Paya, K. Sainsbury, F. Sánchez, J. Xianshi, and K. Zwanenburg, (2000) The impact of fishing on demersal fish assemblages of continental shelves. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 57, 558-571
Soto, L.A., Flores, E., Licea, S., and Manickchand-Heileman, S. 2000. Processes that promote decapod diversity and abundance on the upper continental slope of the SW Gulf of Mexico. Crustacea Issues Vol. 11 (F.R. Schram, ed.) A.A. Balkema y Koninklijke Brill, the Netherlands.
Manickchand-Heileman, S. and D.A.T. Phillip (1999) Contribution to the biology of the vermilion snapper Rhomboplites aurorubens in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Environmental Biology of Fishes 55, 413-421
Pauly, D., Arreguín-Sánchez, F., Browder, J., Christensen, V., Manickchand-Heileman, S., Martinez, E. and Vidal, L. 1999. Toward a stratified mass-balance model of trophic fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem, p. 278-293 In: The Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem – Assessment, Sustainability, and Management (H. Kumpf, K. Sherman and K. Steidinger, eds.). Blackwell Science, Inc. Cambridge.
Manickchand-Heileman, S., F. Arreguín-Sánchez, A.L. Lara-Domínguez, and L.A. Soto (1998) Energy flow and network analysis of Terminos Lagoon, sw Gulf of Mexico. J. Fish Biology 53, 179-197
Manickchand-Heileman, S., L.A. Soto and E. Escobar (1998) A preliminary trophic model of the continental shelf, southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 46 (6), 885-899
A lead author of chapter 'Marine Fisheries Systems' p. 477- 511 in Ecosystems and Human Wellbeing: Current State and trends. Millennium Assessment 2005
Contributing author: Marine and coastal ecosystems and human wellbeing: A synthesis report based on the findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’. UNEP 2006

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Created: 2002-10-08 Last Updated: 2016-07-02 by Sherry HEILEMAN