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Bill Adams MA MSc PhD

Emeritus Moran Professor of Conservation and Development and Emeritus Fellow of Downing College.

Bill Adams approaches questions of environmental development and conservation from perspectives of political ecology and environmental history.



  • 1984-2020: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.


  • B.A. in Geography
  • M.Sc in Conservation, University of London
  • PhD Geography, University of Cambridge.


Bill Adams is a member of the Political Ecology group, on whose website details of research projects are available.

His current interests include:

  1. The role of digital and analogue tracking technology in conservation thought and practice
  2. The implication of gene editing for our thinking about nature
  3. The political ecology of landscape-scale conservation


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