Professor Bill Adams
Emeritus Fellow
Moran Professor of Conservation and Development

MA, MSc (London), PhD

My research concerns relations between society and nature, particularly the choices and conflicts between development and conservation. I am particularly interested in the history of nature conservation in the context of wider environmental concern, particularly about sustainability.

I hold the Moran Chair in Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography. I convene the Political Ecology group in geography, whose members work on political and social issues in biodiversity conservation and natural resource governance. I am closely involved in the development of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

1. Leader-Williams, N., Adams, W.M. and Smith, R.J. (2010) (Eds) Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2. Hutton J., Dickson, B. and Adams W.M. (2009) (eds) Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoods, Blackwells, Oxford.

3. Adams, W.M. (2008) Green Development: environment and sustainability in a developing world, Routledge, London (third edition) .

4. Adams, W.M. (2008) Conservation, Routledge Major Work (4 Vols), Routledge, London.

5. Adams, W.M. (2004) Against Extinction: the story of conservation, Earthscan, London.