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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Professor William Sutherland

Subject groups/Research projects

Food Landscapes:

Departments and Institutes

Department of Zoology:


biodiversity ; Cambridge Conservation Forum ; Cambridge Conservation Initiative ; conservation strategy and policy ; applied ecology and endangered species management

Key Publications

  • Sutherland, W.J. & Freckleton, R.P. (2012) Making predictive ecology more relevant to policy makers and practitioners. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367, 322-330.
  • Sutherland, W.J., Goulson, D., Potts, S.G. & Dicks, L.V. (2011). Quantifying the impact and relevance of scientific research. PLoS ONE 6(11):e27537.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027537.
  • Catry, I., Amano, T. Franco, A.M.A. & Sutherland, W.J. (2011) Influence of spatial and temporal dynamics of agricultural practices on the globally endangered lesser kestrel. Journal of Applied Ecology, 144, 1111-1119.
  • Amano, T., Székely, T., Koyama, K., Amano, H. & Sutherland, W.J. (2010) A framework for monitoring the status of populations: an example from wader populations in the East Asian-Australasian flyway. Biological Conservation, 143, 2238-2247.
  • Amano, T., Smithers, R.J. Sparks, T.H. & Sutherland, W.J. (2010).  A 250-year index of first flowering dates and its response to temperature changes. Proceedings B Royal Society 277, 2451-2457.
  • Smith, R.K., Pullin, A.S., Stewart, G.B. & Sutherland, W.J. (2010) Is nest predator exclusion an effective strategy for enhancing bird populations? Biological Conservation, 24, 820-829.   
  • Tejeda-Cruz, C., Silva-Rivera, E., Barton, J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2010) Why shade coffee does not guarantee biodiversity conservation. Ecology and Society, 15, 13.

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