Welcome to the Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club.
The journal is semi-technical, peer reviewed publication which is produced annually by the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club. It publishes articles on studies and observations on natural history carried out in Trinidad and Tobago, and in countries in the Caribbean Basin. Contributors are not limited to members of the Club.
Information on current and past issues is available on this site, including instructions for authors interested in having their work published in the Journal.
Editorial work on the Journal is performed on a volunteer basis by members of the Club.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The Trinidad Field Naturalists' Club was started in July, 1891 and by February, 1892 was publishing a bi-monthly journal. The Journal consisted of a variety of papers which included reports of meetings and field trips, elementary information on a variety of subjects as well as scientific papers which included descriptions of new species. The journal ceased publication in 1896 but was restarted in 1956. From 1956 to 2000 it was published generally on a biennial basis, but from 2001 it became an annual journal.A collection of the early issues of the journal, spanning the years 1891 to 1896, has been republished on CD.
ABOUT THE BEETLE
The image of an Inca beetle (Inca clathrata quesneli Boos and Ratcliffe) with the words Natura maxime miranda in minimis was chosen as our logo and first published in the Journal of the Field Naturalists' Club of 1892.