MA, MSc (London), PhD
My research concerns relations between society and nature, particularly the choices and conflicts between development and conservation. I am particularly interested in the history of nature conservation in the context of wider environmental concern, particularly about sustainability.
I hold the Moran Chair in Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography. I convene the Political Ecology group in geography, whose members work on political and social issues in biodiversity conservation and natural resource governance. I am closely involved in the development of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.
1. Leader-Williams, N., Adams, W.M. and Smith, R.J. (2010) (Eds) Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
2. Hutton J., Dickson, B. and Adams W.M. (2009) (eds) Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoods, Blackwells, Oxford.
3. Adams, W.M. (2008) Green Development: environment and sustainability in a developing world, Routledge, London (third edition) .
4. Adams, W.M. (2008) Conservation, Routledge Major Work (4 Vols), Routledge, London.
5. Adams, W.M. (2004) Against Extinction: the story of conservation, Earthscan, London.