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Conservation Research Institute


The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) was established to support multidisciplinary, cross-Departmental research on biodiversity conservation and the social context within which humans engage with nature. Its coverage is across the collegiate University, and includes researchers based in all six Schools of the University. 

The UCCRI of Management Committee has representatives from all six University Schools, as well as additional co-opted members. The Committee's remit is to support cross-Department and interdisciplinary strategy in research and teaching on biodiversity conservation, and provides governance support to UCCRI.

Professor Bill Adams Moran Chair of Conservation and Development, Department of Geography

Professor Ash Amin, Head of Department, 1931 Professor of Geography, Department of Geography

Dr David Aldridge Aquatic Ecology Group, Department of Zoology

Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy, Department of Land Economy

Professor Andrew Balmford FRS Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology

Professor David Coomes Professor of Forest Ecology and Conservation, Department of Plant Sciences

Dr Lydia DrumrightUniversity Lecturer in Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine 

Professor Rhys Green Principal Research Biologist, RSPB/Honorary Professor of Conservation Science in the Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology

Professor Lindsay Greer (Chair of the Committee), Head of School of the Physical Sciences; Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Professor Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy, Department of Land Economy

Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies, Director of the Doctoral Programme, Judge Business School

Professor Nigel Leader-Williams former Director of Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography

Gordana Najdanovic, Head of Research Funding, Research Strategy Office

Professor David OwenProfessor of Structural and Molecular Biology, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Dr Mike Rands Executive Director, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Dr Jake Reynolds Director, Business Platforms, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Dr Chris Sandbrook Senior Lecturer, and Director of Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography
Dr Emily So, Chartered Engineer and University Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, School of Arts and Humanities
Professor Bill Sutherland Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology
Dr Andrew Tanentzap, University Lecturer in Ecosystems and Global Change, Department of Plant Sciences

Professor Bhaskar Vira Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute & Professor of Political Economy, Department of Geography