Professor Andrew Balmford FRS

Professor of Conservation Science, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

After studying for 10 years in Cambridge I was a research fellow at the Institute of Zoology in London and then a lecturer at the University of Sheffield. In 1998 I returned to the Zoology Department, where I teach conservation science, and help run the Conservation Science Group.

My research interests are the costs and benefits of effective conservation, quantifying the changing state of nature, conservation planning, evaluating the success of conservation interventions, and exploring how conservation efforts might best be reconciled with activities such as farming, especially in developing countries.

Governing body, University conservation working group, Project lead, Project team member