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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Professor Bill Adams

Professor Bill Adams

Head of Department

Moran Professor of Conservation and Development at the Department of Geography

Bill Adams works on the social drivers of the loss and protection of nature.

Office Phone: 01223 333363

Departments and Institutes

Department of Geography:


the political ecology ; the conservation of nature in landscapes ; ecological restoration ; landscape-scale conservation ; ecosystems services ; Sustainability theory and practice

Key Publications

Leader-Williams, N, Adams, WM and Smith, RJ (Eds) (2010) Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwells, in press. ISBN 978-1405193832 [[pdf] flyer]

Hodge, , I.D. and Adams, W.M. (2012) 'Neoliberalization, rural land trusts and institutional blending', Geoforum DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.11.007