Professor Anthony Sinclair FRS

Anthony Sinclair is an ecologist and leading authority on the ecology, population dynamics and community structures of large mammals. Anthony’s work is of importance for the management and conservation of the environment in Africa, North America and Australia. He is particularly interested in the areas of predator sensitive foraging, predator–prey theory, migration and the regulation of populations.

By conducting long-term research on large mammals in the Mara–Serengeti ecosystem and elsewhere in East Africa, Anthony showed the ways in which different animal populations are regulated. He has also investigated how plant-eating animals are able to co-exist with each other, even when they have overlapping food sources.

Currently, Anthony is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. He spent his early childhood in the African bush in Tanzania, where his love for Africa and animals led him to study for a degree in zoology at the University of Oxford. He subsequently returned to Africa to conduct research.

Professional position

  • Professor Emeritus, Centre for Biodiversity Research, University of British Columbia

Subject groups

  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology

    Ecology (incl behavioural ecology)

Professor Anthony Sinclair FRS
Elected 2002