Bill Adams

Bill Adams holds the Moran Chair in Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he has worked since 1984.

Bill’s research addresses relations between society and nature, looking particularly at issues of sustainability and conservation from the perspectives of political ecology and environmental history.

His books include Future Nature (Earthscan 2003), Against Extinction (Earthscan 2004) and Green Development (Routledge 2009).

Bill’s current research projects address the political ecology of conservation at the landscape scale, the significance of digital technologies for human relations with nature, and the application of synthetic biology in conservation. Bill was closely involved in the development of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.


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