Bill Adams

Claudio Segré Chair of Conservation and Development, Graduate Institute Geneva

Bill Adams is Claudio Segré Professor at the Graduate Institute Geneva. He held the Moran Chair in Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge from 2006 to 2020.

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), Green Development (Routledge 2020) and Strange Natures (with Kent Redford, 2021).

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.

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