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Dr. Tim Caro is a Professor of Wildlife Biology at the University of California-Davis where he has worked for 25 years. He received his PhD in Psychology from the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom and spent his postdoctoral training working on Serengeti cheetahs. Tim is a British citizen and primary conducts research in Africa.
Tim conducts basic and applied biological research principally in Africa. He splits his time between UC Davis, Dar es Salaam, and his long term field site in Katavi NP, western Tanzania. Tim’s research focuses on conservation issues in Africa and the evolution of animal coloration. In particular, he investigates (a) how anthropogenic forces are affecting large mammal populations in this protected area, (b) why zebras have black and white stripes, and (c) facilitating development programs there.