Julian Kenny

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Julian Stanley Kenny
Born January 27, 1930
Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died August 9, 2011
Residence Trinidad and Tobago
Citizenship Trinidad and Tobago
Fields Zoology
Institutions University of the West Indies
Alma mater Birkbeck College, University of London

Julian Stanley "Jake" Kenny (January 27, 1930 – August 9, 2011)[1] was a Trinidadian zoologist, columnist, author[2] and Professor of Zoology at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies[3] and an Independent Senator in the fifth (1995–2000)[4] and sixth (2001)[5] Parliaments. He is best known for his work on freshwater fishes and anurans, and for his contribution to the conservation movement in Trinidad and Tobago.[3]

Kenny was born in Trinidad,and was educated at Belmont Intermediate School and then at St Mary's. After completing Grade 13 at Ridley College in St. Catharines, Canada, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.[3] After working at a fisheries laboratory in Canada, Kenny returned to Trinidad where he worked as a scientific officer in what would later become the Fisheries Division.[3] After working there for nine years, he entered Birbeck College, University of London, where he obtained a PhD. After graduating he joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies.[3] After retiring from the department, Kenny served as Chairman of the Trustees of the Guardian Life Wildlife Fund. Between 1995 and 2001 he served as an Independent Senator.

He authored several books about Trinidad and Tobago's ecology, first with Macmillan and then with Media and Editorial Projects Limited book imprint, Prospect Press. His titles include:

Kenny also wrote a column for the Trinidad and Tobago Express newspaper. He died in Port of Spain, aged 81.


  1. ^ "Environmentalist, Julian Kenny dies". CTV. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "A Reverence for Orchids" (Trinidad & Tobago Express, 12 February, 2009)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Julian Stanley Kenny - zoologist". Caribbean Icons in Science, Technology & Innovation. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  4. ^ Hansard Archived 2007-08-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Hansard Archived 2007-08-02 at the Wayback Machine.

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