A graduate of Cambridge’s fledgling MPhil in Conservation Leadership returned last month to speak to current students about his vital work to protect the Amazon rainforest.
New models are being developed to predict how changing land use in the tropics could affect future climate, air quality and crop production.
Separating land for nature and land for crops may be the best way to meet increased food demand with the least impact on wild species.
As the drive to increase food production gathers pace, conservation scientists suggest that reconciling food security with protecting biodiversity might require unexpected solutions.
Current plans to mitigate deforestation could adversely affect rural poor.