Dr F.L. Sinclair - Staff Profile

Dr Sinclair

Dr Fergus Sinclair
Senior Lecturer in Agroforestry

Chair, Research Committee
Thoday Building, room F15a

Email: f.l.sinclair@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: 01248 382459 (from U.K.)
+44 1248 382459 (International)



Local knowledge methodology and software

Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC) (http://www.floodrisk.org.uk/)

SENRGY is involved in the land use and stakeholder aspects of this major project.

Coordination Actions in Support Of Sustainable and Eco-Efficient Short Rotation Forestry in CDM/JI Countries (BENWOOD) (http://www.benwood.eu/cms/)

SENRGY is a partner in integrated Water resource management by the implementation of improved Agro-Forestry concepts in arid and semi-arid areas in Latin America.  

Research Students

Carlos Cerdan Cabrera: Trade-offs among coffee yield and ecosystem services in a range of different agroforestry systems in Central America

Tim Pagella: Participatory development and use of landscape visualization tools in flood risk management


Recent Publications

Pagella, T.F. and Sinclair, F.L. (2014) Development and use of a typology of mapping tools to assess their fitness for supporting management of ecosystem service provision. Landscape Ecology 29: 383-399.

Jackson, B., Pagella, T., Sinclair, F., Orellana, B., Henshaw, A., Reynolds, B., McIntyre, N., Wheater, H. and Eycott, A. (2013) Polyscape: a GIS mapping toolbox providing efficient and spatially explicit landscape-scale evaluation of multiple ecosystem services. Landscape and Urban Planning 112: 74-88.

van Ginkel, M., Sayer, J., Sinclair, F., Aw-Hassan, A., Bossio, D., Craufurd, P., El Mourid, M., Haddad, N., Hoisington, D., Johnson, N., Velarde, C.L., Mares, V., Mude, A., Nefzaoui, A., Noble, A., Rao, K.P.C., Serraj, R., Tarawali, S., Vedouhe, R. and Ortiz, R. (2013) An integrated agro-ecosystem and livelihood systems approach for the poor and vulnerable in dry areas. Food Security 5: 751-767.

Bayala, J., Sileshi, G.W., Coe, R., Kalinganire, A., Tchoundjeu, Z., Sinclair, F. and Garrity, D. (2012) Cereal yield response to conservation agriculture practices in drylands of West Africa: A quantitative synthesis. Journal of Arid Environments 78: 13-25.

Cerdan, C.R., Rebolledo, M.C., Soto, G., Rapidel, B. and Sinclair, F.L. (2012) Local knowledge of impacts of tree cover on ecosystem services in smallholder coffee production systems. Agricultural Systems 110: 119-130.

Ospina, S., Rusch, G.M., Pezo, D., Casanoves, F. and Sinclair, F.L. (2012) More stable productivity of semi natural grasslands than sown pastures in a seasonally dry climate. PLoS One 7: e35555

Tiwari, T.P., Brook, R.M., Wagstaff, P. and Sinclair, F.L. (2012) Effects of light environment on maize in hillside agroforestry systems of Nepal. Food Security 4: 103-114.

Waliszewski, W.S., Sinclair, F.L. and Steele, K.A. (2012) Morphological and AFLP diversity in Thaumatococcus daniellii, the source of the protein sweetener thaumatin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 59: 151-161.

Anglaaere, L., Cobbina, J., Sinclair, F.L. and McDonald, M.A. (2011) The effect of land use systems on tree diversity: farmer preference and species composition of cocoa-based agroecosystems in Ghana. Agroforestry Systems 81: 249-265.

Esquivel-Mimenza, H., Ibrahim, M., Harvey, C.A., Benjamin, T. and Sinclair, F.L. (2011) Dispersed trees in pasturelands of cattle farms in a tropical dry ecosystem. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 14: 933-941.

Harvey, C.A., Villanueva, C., Esquivel, H., Gómez, R., Ibrahim, M., Lopez, M., Martinez, J., Muñoz, D., Restrepo, C., Saénz, J.C., Villacís, J. and Sinclair, F.L. (2011) Conservation value of dispersed tree cover threatened by pasture management. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1664-1674.

Kehlenbeck, K., Kindt, R., Sinclair, F.L., Simons, A.J. and Jamnadass, R. (2011) Exotic tree species displace indigenous ones on farms at intermediate altitudes around Mount Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 83: 133-147.

Robiglio, V. and Sinclair, F.L. (2011) Maintaining the conservation value of shifting cultivation landscapes requires spatially explicit interventions. Environmental Management 48: 289-306.

Senevirathna, A.M.W.K., Pathirana, P.D., Rodrigo, V.H.L. and Sinclair, F.L. (2010) Local knowledge in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) farming systems in Sri Lanka: applications and constraints. Journal of the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka 90: 31-48.

Jones, D.L., Kielland, K., Sinclair, F.L., Dahlgren, R.A., Newsham, K.K., Farrar, J.F. and Murphy, D.V. (2009) Soil organic nitrogen mineralization across a global latitudinal gradient. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 23: art. no.-GB1016.

Tiwari, T.P., Virk, D.S. and Sinclair, F.L. (2009) Rapid gains in yield and adoption of new maize varieties for complex hillside environments through farmer participation. I. Improving options through participatory varietal selection (PVS). Field Crops Research 111: 137-143.

Nomo, B., Madong, B.A. and Sinclair, F. (2008) Status of non-cocoa tree species in cocoa multistrata systems of southern Cameroon. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 2: 207-215.

Obiri, B.D., Bright, G., McDonald, M., Jatango, J.A., Cobbina, J. and Sinclair, F. (2007) The economic potential and farmer perceptions of herbaceous legume fallows in Ghana. Experimental Agriculture 43: 269-287.

Soto-Pinto, L., Villavaza-López, V., Jiménez-Ferrer, G., Ramírez-Marcial, N., Montoya, G. and Sinclair, F.L. (2007) The role of local knowledge in determining shade composition of multistrata coffee systems in Chiapas, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 419-436.

Zhang, Q., Shi, X., Huang, B., Yu, D., Öborn, I., Blombäck, K., Wang, H., Pagella, T.F. and Sinclair, F.L. -(2007) Surface water quality of factory-based and vegetable-based peri-urban areas in the Yangtze River Delta region, China. Catena 69: 57-64.

Harvey, C.A., Medina, A., Sanchez, D.M., Vilchez, S., Hernandez, B., Saenz, J.C., Maes, J.M., Casanoves, F. and Sinclair, F.L. (2006) Patterns of animal diversity in different forms of tree cover in agricultural landscapes. Ecological Applications 16: 1986-1999.

Huang, B., Shi, X., Dongsheng, Y., Öborn, I., Blombäck, K., Pagella, T.F., Wang, H., Sun, W. and Sinclair, F.L. (2006) Environmental assessment of small-scale vegetable farming systems in peri-urban areas of the Yangtze River delta region, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 112: 391-402.

Vanclay, J., Prabhu, R. and Sinclair, F.L.(2006) Realizing community futures: a practical guide to harnessing natural resources. Earthscan, London.

Beer, J., Ibrahim, M. and Sinclair, F. (2005) The history and future of agroforestry research and development: policy impacts and needs. In: Forests in the global balance: changing paradigms (ed. Mery, G., Alfaro, R., Kanninen, M. and Lobovikov, M.), IUFRO, Helsinki. pp 151-160.

Harvey, C.A., Villanueva, C., Villacís, J., Chacón, M., Muñoz, D., López, M., Martinez, J., Navas, A., Saenz, J., Sánchez, D., Medina, A., Vilchez, S., Hernández, B., Perez, A., Ruiz, F., López, F., Lang, I. and Sinclair, F.L. (2005) Contribution of live fences to the ecological integrity of agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 111: 200-230.

Waliszewski, W.S., Hall, J.B., Oppong, S. and Sinclair, F.L. (2005) Implications of local knowledge of the ecology of a wild super sweetener for its domestication and commercialisation in West and Central Africa. Economic Botany 59: 231-243.