Scientific Publications:

 

 

1.      Sewlal, J.N. and Cutler, B. 2003. Annotated List of Spider Families (Araneida) of Trinidad and Tobago. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp 9-13. [PDF]

 

2.      Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. 2004. Observations of nest and colony structure of the neotropical ant Dolichoderus attelaboides (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp 20-22. [PDF]

 

3.      Starr, C.K. and Sewlal, J.N. 2004. An observation of nest relocation in the ant Cephalotes atratus. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp 11. [PDF]

 

4.      Sewlal, J.N. 2004. What is the spider Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae) doing in buttress notches? In Proceedings of the Nature of the Islands. A conference on Caribbean island natural history in memory of Peter R. Bacon. Trinidad. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp 20. [PDF]

 

5.      Sewlal, J.N. 2004. Coexistence of two web-building spiders Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae) and Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). In Proceedings of the Nature of the Islands. A conference on Caribbean island natural history in memory of Peter R. Bacon. Trinidad. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp 45.  [PDF]

 

6.      Hayes, F. E. and J. N. Sewlal. 2004. The Amazon River as a dispersal barrier to passerine birds: effects of river width, habitat and taxonomy. Journal of Biogeography 31:1809-1818. [PDF]

 

7.      Sewlal, J. N. and Dempewolf, L. 2005. Notes on the orb-weaving spider Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp. 50-52. [PDF]

 

8.      Sewlal, J. N. 2006. Identification of spider families of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp. 44-50.

 

9.      C. K. Starr and Sewlal, J. N. 2006. Web height as a niche separator in two orb-weaving spiders. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Pp. 55-56. [PDF]

 

10.  Kuznetsova, V.G., Grozeva, Sewlal, J.N. and Nokkala, S. 2007. Karyotype and male reproductive system in Arachnocoris trinitatus Bergroth. First data on the tribe Arachnocorini (Heteroptera: Nabidae: Nabinae). Folia Biologica (Kraków). 55(1-2):17-25. [PDF]

 

11.  Sewlal, J. N. and C.K. Starr. 2007. Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Nevis, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2007:86-87. [PDF]

 

12.  Sewlal, J. N. and Alayón, G.G. 2007. Addendum - Four more Trinidadian Spider (Araneida) families. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2007:85. [PDF]

 

13.  Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. 2008. Observations of the insect Arachnocoris trinitatus (Heteroptera: Nabidae) as an inquiline in the webs of the spider Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae). Caribbean Journal of Science. 44(1):132-135. [PDF]

 

14.  Sewlal, J.N. 2008. Preliminary Survey for Spiders on St. Kitts, West Indies with Comparative Notes on Nevis. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2008:66-69. [PDF]

 

15.  Sewlal, J.N. and C.K. Starr.  2008. New Record of Pholcid genera for Lesser Antilles, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2008:78. [PDF]

16. Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. 2009. Observations of the insect Arachnocoris trinitatus (Heteroptera: Nabidae) as an inquiline of the spider Coryssocnemis simla (Araneae: Pholcidae) in West Indies. Zoosystematica Rossica. 18(1):59-61. [PDF]

17.  Sewlal, J.N. 2009. A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Grenada, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2009:37-39. [PDF]

 

18.  Sewlal, J.N. 2009. Two Additional Spider (Arachnida:Araneida) Families for Trinidad and Tobago. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2009:36. [PDF]

 

19.  Sewlal, J.N. 2009. Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Antigua, West Indies. The College of The Bahamas Research Journal. 15:8-11. [PDF]

 

20. Sewlal, J.N. 2010. Checklist of Orb-Weaving Spiders of Trinidad and Tobago Belonging to the Families Araneidae, Nephilidae and Tetragnathidae. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2010:67-77. [PDF]

 

21. Sewlal, J.N. 2010. A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Montserrat, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2010:31-34. [PDF]

 

22. Sewlal, J.N. 2010. Presence of the Spider Family Titanoecidae in Trinidad and Tobago. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2010:63. [PDF]

 

23. Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Anguilla, West Indies with Comparative Notes on St. Kitts-Nevis. Caribbean Journal of Science. 46(1):116-119. [PDF]

 

24. Starr, C.K., Sewlal, J.N. 2011. First record of the social spider Cyrtophora citricola (Araneae:Araneidae) in the Bahamas. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2011:78-79 [PDF]

 

25.  Sewlal, J.N. 2011. A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on St. Lucia, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2011:37-39. [PDF]

 

26.  Starr, C.K. and Sewlal, J.N. 2011. A range extension of the social wasp Polistes bahamensis (Hymenoptera:Vespidae) The International Journal of Bahamian Studies. 17(2):1-2. [PDF]

           27.  Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. 2011. Preliminary survey on spider fauna of Great Inagua, Bahamas, West Indies. The International Journal of Bahamian Studies. 17(2):3-8. [PDF]

28.  Sewlal, J.N. 2012. Observation of Apparent “Parental Care” of Eggs by a Juvenile Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2012:83-84. [PDF]

 

29.  Sewlal, J.N. 2012. Two Additional Spider Families, Nemesiidae and Tengellidae, Recorded from Trinidad and Tobago. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2012:84. [PDF]

           30. Sewlal, J.N. 2013. Diversity and species composition of the spider fauna in Aripo Savannas, Trinidad, W.I. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2013:42-52.  [PDF]

           31. Sewlal, J.N. 2013. First record of the spider Neotama mexicana (Hersillidae: Araneae) from Trinidad and Tobago. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2013:66. [PDF]

        32. Sewlal, J.N. and Hailey, A. 2014. Sampling tropical spiders: Estimating the biodiversity of the orb-weaving families Araneidae, Nephilidae and Tetragnathidae in natural and disturbed habitats in Trinidad, West Indies. Tropical Ecology. 55(1): 109-117.  [PDF]

           33. Sewlal, J.N.  and A.W. Hook. 2014. Guarding by males in the opilionid family Cranidae. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2014:48-50.   [PDF]

           34. Sewlal, J.N. 2014. Observations of colonies and responses to disturbance by the Uloborid spider Philoponella republicana at Simla Research Station, Trinidad and Tobago. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2014:57-58.  [PDF]

           35. Sewlal, J.N. 2016. Possible functions of detritus stabilimentum and hanging detritus in webs of Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Arachnology. 17(1): 1-6.

           36. Sewlal, J.N. and Hailey, A. 2016. Abundance, species richness and diversity of the orb-weaving spider families Araneidae, Nephilidae and Tetragnathidae in natural habitats in Trinidad, West Indies. Journal of Natural History. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2016.1156778

           37.  Morpeth, J., Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, .K. 2016. A Preliminary Survey for Spiders on St. Eustatius, West Indies. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. 2016:13-18. 

 

      In Review:

-    Sewlal, J.N. and Hailey, A. Biodiversity and species composition of orb-weaving spiders in disturbed habitats in Trinidad, West Indies

        -    Starr, C.K., Sewlal, J.N. and David, K. Are stabilimenta in the webs of Argiope argentata (Araneae: Araneidae) an inducible defensive device?

        -     Sewlal, J.N. Orb-weaving spiders of the Eastern Caribbean

        -     Starr, C.K. and Sewlal, J.N. Colony composition of Polybia striata (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

 

 

In preparation:

-    Sewlal, J.N. and Cutler, B. Comparison of biodiversity and species composition of orb-weaving spiders in monospecies and multispecies forests in Trinidad, West Indies

-    Sewlal, J.N., Cutler, B and Hailey, A. Species composition of orb-weaving spiders in natural habitats in Trinidad, West Indies

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       Conference Abstracts:

       1.  Sewlal, J.N. 2009. Maturity as a factor influencing the use of detritus stabilimenta and web decorations by the orb-weaver Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). In Proceedings of 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society. Pp 41.  [PDF]

      2.  Sewlal, J.N. 2010. Patterns in Biodiversity in Trinidadian Spiders. In Proceedings of 17th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences. Pp 22 [PDF]

    3. Sewlal, J.N.  and Hailey, A. 2011. Fauna of spiders in natural and anthropogenic habitats in a continental island of the West Indies. In Proceedings of Third Congreso Latinoamericano de Arachnología Memorias y Resumens.  Pp 99. 

        4.  Sewlal, J.N. 2012. Orb-weaving spiders of the Eastern Caribbean. In Proceedings of 18th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences. Pp 49.

        5. Sewlal, J.N. 2012. Diversity and species composition of the spider fauna of the Aripo Savannas, Trinidad, W.I. In Proceedings from the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd Research Symposium. Pp 15.

        6. Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. 2012. Inside a colony of Chartergellus nr. zonatus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). In Proceedings from the IX Coloquio de Insectos Sociales IUSSI 2013 - Sección  Bolivariana. Pp 60.

       7. Sewlal, J.N. 2014. Disturbance and spider biodiversity. In Proceedings from the VIII Congreso de la Biodiversidad Caribeña. Pp 133.

       8. Sewlal, J.N. 2014. All about orb-weaving spiders. In Proceedings from the VIII Congreso de la Biodiversidad Caribeña. Pp 134.

       9. Sewlal, J.N. 2014. Ecological importance of spiders. In Book of abstracts from the XICIMFAUNA  Pp 19-20.

    10. Starr, C.K., Sewlal, J.N. and David, K. 2014. Are stabilimenta in the webs of Argiope argentata (Araneae: Araneidae) an inducible defensive device? In Proceedings of 19th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences.   Pp 61.

    11. Starr, C.K. and Sewlal, J.N. 2014. Toward a national ecotourism guide on land arthropods. In Proceedings of 19th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences.   Pp 97.

   12. Starr, C.K., Ballah, S.T., Sewlal, J.N., Bhukal, R. Stewart, S. and Quesnel V.C. 2015. El ciclo colonial de la avispa social Polistes lanio (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). X Coloquio de la Sección del Norte Suramericano de la Unión Internacional para el Estudio de los Insectos Sociales (IUSSI). Pp. 33.

     13. Starr, C.K. and Sewlal, J.N. 2015. Repertorio comportamental de la avispa social Mischocyttarus angulatus (Hymenoptera:Vespidae). X Coloquio de la Sección del Norte Suramericano de la Unión Internacional para el Estudio de los Insectos Sociales (IUSSI). Pp. 35.

 

     Books:

      Sewlal, J.N. 2009. Ecological Studies of Web-Building Spiders: Studies of Four Tropical Species. VDM Publishing House Ltd. ISBN 978-3-639-20914-3 [for more info]

      Sewlal, J.N. Looking at the state of nature in Trinidad and Tobago. Chapter In The Natural History of the Herpetofauna of Trinidad and Tobago. (in preparation)

    

     Chapters in Books:

      Sewlal, J.N. and Lindsay, K.C. Common spiders on Antigua. Book Chapter In A Nature Guide for Antigua, Barbuda & Redonda. .Lindsay, K.C. (in preparation)

 

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