Dr Andrew Jenkins

BSc (Hons) (Natal, Pietermaritzburg)
PhD (Cape Town)

John Day Building: 3.14

Andrew Jenkins did his undergraduate studies in Zoology at the University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg), completed his PhD at the University of Cape Town in 1998, and is currently a Research Associate working on the suite of projects that make up the Western Cape Raptor Research Programme. He is particularly interested in aspects of large falcon biology, the ecological function of avian predators, and the utility of raptors as surrogates in habitat-based conservation initiatives.

Graduated Students


Jessica Shaw: Conservation biology of Ludwig’s Bustard (Co-supervisor: Peter Ryan).


Jessie Berndt: Conservation biology of the Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus in South Africa: protected area dependent or ranch-land colonist? (Co-supervisors: Res Altwegg, Arjun Amar).

Recent peer-reviewed publications


Shaw, J.M., Reid, T.A., Schutgens, M., Jenkins, A.R. and Ryan, P.G. 2017. High power line collision mortality of threatened bustards at a regional scale in the Karoo, South Africa. Ibis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12553


Shaw, J.M., Jenkins, A.R., Allan, D.G. and Ryan P.G. 2015. Population size and trends of Ludwig’s Bustard Neotis ludwigii and and other large terrestrial birds in the Karoo, South Africa. Bird Conservation International http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270914000458


Altwegg, R., Jenkins, A. and Abadi, F. 2014. Nestboxes and immigration drive the growth of an urban Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus population. Ibis 156:107-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12125

Krüger, S.C., Allan, D.G., Jenkins, A.R. and Amar, A. 2014. Trends in territory occupancy, distribution and density of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis in southern Africa. Bird Conservation International 24:162-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270913000440