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Professor Nigel Leader-Williams

Professor Nigel Leader-Williams

Director of Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography

Fellow of Churchill College

Office Phone: 01223 333397

Subject groups/Research projects

Food Landscapes:

Departments and Institutes

Department of Geography:

Research Interests

Interests in crop-raiding and livestock predation by large mammals.


community-based conservation ; law enforcement and illegal use of wildlife ; sustainable resource use ; conservation strategy and policy ; protected area design and management ; applied ecology and endangered species management ; evaluating success in conservation

Key Publications

Wong, W-M, Leader-Williams, N & Linkie, M (2013) Quantifying changes in sun bear distribution and their forest habitat in Sumatra. Animal Conservation, in press. doi:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00587.x

Inogwabini, B-I & Leader-Williams, N (2012) Effects of epidemic diseases on the distribution of bonobos. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051112.

Leader-Williams, N, Adams, WA and Smith, RJ (2010) Deciding what to save: trade-offs in conservation. In Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save, edited by N Leader-Williams, WM Adams & RJ Smith, pp. 3-13. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

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 [ flyer]

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