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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Key publications: 

Phalan, B., M. Onial, A. Balmford & R.E. Green. In press. Sharing or sparing? How biodiversity conservation and food production might be reconciled. Science.
Rodrigues, A.S.L., R.M. Ewers, L. Parry, C. Souza Jr., A. Vérissimo & A. Balmford. 2009. Boom-and-bust development patterns across the Amazon deforestation frontier. Science 324: 1435-1437.
Balmford, A. & R.M. Cowling. 2006. Fusion or failure? The future of conservation biology. Conserv. Biol.20: 692-695.
Balmford, A. & W. Bond. 2005. Trends in the state of nature and implications for human well-being. Ecology Letters. 8: 1218-1234.
R.E. Green , S. Cornell, J.P.W. Scharlemann & A. Balmford. 2005. Farming and the fate of wild nature. Science 307: 550-555.
Balmford, A., A. Bruner, P. Cooper, R. Costanza, S. Farber, R. E. Green, M. Jenkins, P. Jefferiss, V. Jessamy, J. Madden, K. Munro, N. Myers, S. Naeem, J. Paavola, M. Rayment, S. Trumper and R. K. Turner. 2002. Economic reasons for conserving wild nature. Science 297: 950-953.
Balmford, A., L. Clegg, T. Coulson and J. Taylor. 2002. Why conservationists should heed Pokémon. Science 295: 2367.
Balmford, A., J.L. Moore, T. Brooks, N. Burgess, L.A. Hansen, P.H. Williams and C. Rahbek. 2001. Conservation conflicts across Africa. Science 291: 2616-2619

Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology
Professor Andrew  Balmford

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Person keywords: 
Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Cambridge Conservation Forum
conservation planning

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Plant Biology

Food Lanscapes

Infectious Diseases


Political Economy

Global Governance

Supply Chains

Land Resources

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