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Conservation Research Institute


This theme deals with how concerns about nature and the conservation of biological diversity engage with broader drivers of socioeconomic and environmental change. It is concerned, in particular, with understanding the historical, contemporary and future contexts for conservation as a contested social practice, as well as how novel approaches and technologies are changing conservation policy and practice.


Professor in Aquatic Ecology
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Professor Andrew  Balmford
Professor of Conservation Science
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Affiliated Lecturer
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Professor David A Coomes
Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute
Head of Forest Ecology and Conservation Group
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University Lecturer in Animal Ecology
Senior Research Associate
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 Anya  Doherty
Graduate Researcher
Professor of Earth Systems Science and Fellow of Clare College
Chair in Media, Culture and Environment
PhD Candidate
BAS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Diversity Champion
Professor Beverley  Glover
Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden
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PhD Student
ESRC scholar
Professor Rhys  Green
Honorary Professor of Conservation Science
01223 (7)62840
Professor of Environmental Economics and Public Policy
(01223) 339773
Endangered Landscapes Programme Assistant
Dr Jean-Francois  Mercure
Assistant Professor in Energy, Climate And Innovation at Radboud University, The Netherlands
Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)
Research Associate
Dr Cristina  Peñasco
Post-doctoral Research Associate
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Reader in Personality and Individual Differences
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Centre Fellow
+44 1223 764 876
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Leadership
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Sir Harvey McGrath Lecturer
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Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Conservation Science Group
Conservation Evidence Manager
Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology
01223 (3)36686
Dr Andrew  Tanentzap
Professor of Global Change Ecology
01223 748982
Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy
Head of Department of Geography
Founder of the Conservation Research Institute
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Portrait of Rupert Way
Research Associate
Professor James  Wood
Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Yan  Zhang
British Academy Research Fellow, Centre of Development Studies