The TBA Council

International Academics

Senior Supporting Members

The Tropical Biology Association is both a company limited by guarantee (with no share capital) and a registered charity.

Our Council, made up of senior biologists from top universities in Europe, includes the directors of the company and trustees of the charity. Together, they ensure that the TBA is effective in doing what it was set up to do, and is run in line with Charity Commission regulations.

Company No. 05827864, incorporated 24.05.2006
Registered charity No. 1116111

Council Members


Dr Christian Schulze, Department of Tropical Ecology and Animal Biodiversity, University of Vienna


Professor Ara Monadjem, University of Eswatini

The Netherlands

Dr Kate Lessells, formerly Netherlands Institute of Ecology


Professor Ryszard Laskowski, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University

United States

Professor Steve Stearns, formerly Yale University (Honorary)

United Kingdom

Professor Paul Brakefield FRS, formerly Professor of Zoology, Director University Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Professor Tim Clutton-Brock FRS, formerly Prince Philip Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Cambridge (Honorary)

Dr Robert Jehle, Senior Lecturer Programme Leader, University of Salford

Mr Chris Jones Vice Chair, Strategy & Communications Advisory UK, Teneo

Dr Lisa Thomas independent business consultant

Dr Rosie Trevelyan, Director, Tropical Biology Association