Ecology and Conservation Science
Professor of Conservation Science
Tel.: +44 (0)1223 331770
My research focuses on the costs and benefits of effective conservation, quantifying the changing state of nature, conservation planning, evaluating the success of conservation interventions, and exploring how best to reconcile conservation and farming, especially in developing countries. I try to tackle these questions through collaborations across disciplines and with conservation practitioners. I helped found the Cambridge Conservation Forum, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (building carefully targeted collaborations among 10 organisations) and the Student Conference on Conservation Science.
- Phalan, B., M. Onial, A. Balmford & R.E. Green. In press. Sharing or sparing? How biodiversity conservation and food production might be reconciled. Science.
- Rodrigues, A.S.L., R.M. Ewers, L. Parry, C. Souza Jr., A. Vérissimo & A. Balmford. 2009. Boom-and-bust development patterns across the Amazon deforestation frontier. Science 324: 1435-1437.
- Balmford, A. & R.M. Cowling. 2006. Fusion or failure? The future of conservation biology. Conserv. Biol.20: 692-695.
- Balmford, A. & W. Bond. 2005. Trends in the state of nature and implications for human well-being. Ecology Letters. 8: 1218-1234.
- R.E. Green , S. Cornell, J.P.W. Scharlemann & A. Balmford. 2005. Farming and the fate of wild nature. Science 307: 550-555.
- Balmford, A., A. Bruner, P. Cooper, R. Costanza, S. Farber, R. E. Green, M. Jenkins, P. Jefferiss, V. Jessamy, J. Madden, K. Munro, N. Myers, S. Naeem, J. Paavola, M. Rayment, S. Trumper and R. K. Turner. 2002. Economic reasons for conserving wild nature. Science 297: 950-953.
- Balmford, A., L. Clegg, T. Coulson and J. Taylor. 2002. Why conservationists should heed Pokémon. Science 295: 2367.
- Balmford, A., J.L. Moore, T. Brooks, N. Burgess, L.A. Hansen, P.H. Williams and C. Rahbek. 2001. Conservation conflicts across Africa. Science 291: 2616-2619