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University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

Promoting collaborative research on biodiversity conservation and its impacts

Studying at Cambridge

 

Professor Andrew Balmford

by Alison Harvey last modified Jul 25, 2016 11:50 AM

Subject groups/Research projects

Conservation Interventions:
Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Other Human Needs:
The State of Nature:
Threats to Biodiversity:
Protected Areas/Important Areas for Biodiversity:

My research focuses on the costs and benefits of conservation, how best to reconcile conservation and farming, the reasons why nature is being lost, and examining what works in conservation. I tackle these issues through fieldwork, analyses of large databases, and modeling, and by working wherever possible with colleagues in other disciplines and with conservation practitioners. I co-founded the Cambridge Conservation Forum; am closely involved in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative; and with Rhys GreenRosie Trevelyan and Shireen Green run the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science.

Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services:
Engaging People with Nature Conservation:

Departments and Institutes

Zoology:

Key Publications

2013 Peh, K. S. -H., Balmford, A., Bradbury, R. B., Brown, C., Butchart, S. H. M., Hughes, F. M. R., . . . Birch, J. C. (2013). TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance. Ecosystem Services, 5, 51-57.
2013 Peh, K. S. -H., Balmford, A., Bradbury, R. B., Brown, C., Butchart, S. H. M., Hughes, F. M. R., . . . Birch, J. C. (2013). TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance. Ecosystem Services, 5, 51-57.
2012 Green, J. M. H., Burgess, N. D., Green, R. E., Madoffe, S. S., Munishi, P. K. T., Nashanda, E., . . . Balmford, A. (2012). Estimating management costs of protected areas: A novel approach from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Biological Conservation, 150(1), 5-14.
2012 Prescott, G. W., Williams, D. R., Balmford, A., Green, R. E., & Manica, A. (2012). Quantitative global analysis of the role of climate and people in explaining late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109(12), 4527-4531. doi:10.1073/pnas.1113875109
2012 Green, J. M. H., Burgess, N. D., Green, R. E., Madoffe, S. S., Munishi, P. K. T., Nashanda, E., . . . Balmford, A. (2012). Estimating management costs of protected areas: A novel approach from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Biological Conservation, 150(1), 5-14.
2011 Sparks, T. H., Butchart, S. H. M., Balmford, A., Bennun, L., Stanwell-Smith, D., Walpole, M., . . . Green, R. E. (2011). Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss. ORYX, 45(3), 411-419. doi:10.1017/S003060531100024X
2011 Fisher, B., Turner, R. K., Burgess, N. D., Swetnam, R. D., Green, J., Green, R. E., . . . Balmford, A. (2011). Measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. PROG PHYS GEOG, 35(5), 595-611. doi:10.1177/0309133311422968
2011 Shirima, D. D., Munishi, P. K. T., Lewis, S. L., Burgess, N. D., Marshall, A. R., Balmford, A., . . . Zahabu, E. M. (2011). Carbon storage, structure and composition of miombo woodlands in Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains. AFR J ECOL, 49(3), 332-342. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2028.2011.01269.x
2011 Sparks, T. H., Butchart, S. H. M., Balmford, A., Bennun, L., Stanwell-Smith, D., Walpole, M., . . . Green, R. E. (2011). Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss. ORYX, 45(3), 411-419. doi:10.1017/S003060531100024X
2011 Fisher, B., Turner, R. K., Burgess, N. D., Swetnam, R. D., Green, J., Green, R. E., . . . Balmford, A. (2011). Measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. PROG PHYS GEOG, 35(5), 595-611. doi:10.1177/0309133311422968
2011 Shirima, D. D., Munishi, P. K. T., Lewis, S. L., Burgess, N. D., Marshall, A. R., Balmford, A., . . . Zahabu, E. M. (2011). Carbon storage, structure and composition of miombo woodlands in Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains. AFR J ECOL, 49(3), 332-342. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2028.2011.01269.x
2009 Balmford, A., Carey, P., Kapos, V., Manica, A., Rodrigues, A. S., Scharlemann, J. P., . . . Green, R. E. (2009). Capturing the many dimensions of threat: comment on Salafsky et al.. Conserv Biol, 23(2), 482-487. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01196.x
2009 Thompson, M., Vlok, J., Rouget, M., Hoffman, M. T., Balmford, A., & Cowling, R. M. (2009). Mapping grazing-induced degradation in a semi-arid environment: a rapid and cost effective approach for assessment and monitoring.. Environ Manage, 43(4), 585-596. doi:10.1007/s00267-008-9228-x
2009 Kapos, V., Balmford, A., Aveling, R., Bubb, P., Carey, P., Entwistle, A., . . . Manica, A. (2009). Outcomes, not implementation, predict conservation success. ORYX, 43(3), 336-342. doi:10.1017/S0030605309990275
2009 Ewers, R. M., Scharlemann, J. P. W., Balmford, A., & Green, R. E. (2009). Do increases in agricultural yield spare land for nature?. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 15(7), 1716-1726. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01849.x
2009 Balmford, A., Carey, P., Kapos, V., Manica, A., Rodrigues, A. S., Scharlemann, J. P., . . . Green, R. E. (2009). Capturing the many dimensions of threat: comment on Salafsky et al.. Conserv Biol, 23(2), 482-487. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01196.x
2009 Thompson, M., Vlok, J., Rouget, M., Hoffman, M. T., Balmford, A., & Cowling, R. M. (2009). Mapping grazing-induced degradation in a semi-arid environment: a rapid and cost effective approach for assessment and monitoring.. Environ Manage, 43(4), 585-596. doi:10.1007/s00267-008-9228-x
2009 Kapos, V., Balmford, A., Aveling, R., Bubb, P., Carey, P., Entwistle, A., . . . Manica, A. (2009). Outcomes, not implementation, predict conservation success. ORYX, 43(3), 336-342. doi:10.1017/S0030605309990275
2009 Ewers, R. M., Scharlemann, J. P. W., Balmford, A., & Green, R. E. (2009). Do increases in agricultural yield spare land for nature?. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 15(7), 1716-1726. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01849.x
2008 Knight, A. T., Cowling, R. M., Rouget, M., Balmford, A., Lombard, A. T., & Campbell, B. M. (2008). Knowing but not doing: selecting priority conservation areas and the research-implementation gap.. Conserv Biol, 22(3), 610-617. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.00914.x
2008 Knight, A. T., Cowling, R. M., Rouget, M., Balmford, A., Lombard, A. T., & Campbell, B. M. (2008). Knowing but not doing: selecting priority conservation areas and the research-implementation gap.. Conserv Biol, 22(3), 610-617. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.00914.x
2007 Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P. J., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T. H., & Rouget, M. (2007). Response to Hockley: The merit of economic and biological measures in conservation planning. TRENDS ECOL EVOL, 22(6), 287-288. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2007.02.012
2007 Forest, F., Grenyer, R., Rouget, M., Davies, T. J., Cowling, R. M., Faith, D. P., . . . Savolainen, V. (2007). Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots.. Nature, 445(7129), 757-760. doi:10.1038/nature05587
2007 Scales, H., Balmford, A., & Manica, A. (2007). Impacts of the live reef fish trade on populations of coral reef fish off northern Borneo.. Proc Biol Sci, 274(1612), 989-994. doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.0280
2007 Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P. J., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T. H., & Rouget, M. (2007). Response to Hockley: The merit of economic and biological measures in conservation planning. TRENDS ECOL EVOL, 22(6), 287-288. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2007.02.013
2007 Forest, F., Grenyer, R., Rouget, M., Davies, T. J., Cowling, R. M., Faith, D. P., . . . Savolainen, V. (2007). Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots.. Nature, 445(7129), 757-760. doi:10.1038/nature05588
2007 Scharlemann, J. P. W., Balmford, A., & Green, R. E. (2005). The level of threat to restricted-range bird species can be predicted from mapped data on land use and human population. BIOL CONSERV, 123(3), 317-326. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2004.11.020
2006 Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P. J., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T. H., & Rouget, M. (2006). Integrating economic costs into conservation planning.. Trends Ecol Evol, 21(12), 681-687. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2006.10.003
2006 Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P. J., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T. H., & Rouget, M. (2006). Integrating economic costs into conservation planning.. Trends Ecol Evol, 21(12), 681-687. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2006.10.004
2005 Scharlemann, J. P. W., Balmford, A., & Green, R. E. (2005). The level of threat to restricted-range bird species can be predicted from mapped data on land use and human population. BIOL CONSERV, 123(3), 317-326. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2004.11.019
2005 Green, R. E., Balmford, A., Crane, P. R., Mace, G. M., Reynolds, J. D., & Turner, R. K. (2005). A framework for improved monitoring of biodiversity: Responses to the World Summit on Sustainable Development. CONSERV BIOL, 19(1), 56-65.
2004 Scharlemann, J. P. W., Green, R. E., & Balmford, A. (2004). Land-use trends in Endemic Bird Areas: global expansion of agriculture in areas of high conservation value. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 10(12), 2046-2051. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2004.00860.x
2004 Scharlemann, J. P. W., Green, R. E., & Balmford, A. (2004). Land-use trends in Endemic Bird Areas: global expansion of agriculture in areas of high conservation value. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 10(12), 2046-2051. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2004.00860.x
2003 Garnett, S., Crowley, G., & Balmford, A. (2003). The costs and effectiveness of funding the conservation of Australian threatened birds. BIOSCIENCE, 53(7), 658-665.
2003 Moore, J. L., Balmford, A., Brooks, T., Burgess, N. D., Hansen, L. A., Rahbek, C., . . . Williams, P. H. (2003). Performance of sub-Saharan vertebrates as indicator groups for identifying priority areas for conservation. CONSERV BIOL, 17(1), 207-218.
2003 Garnett, S., Crowley, G., & Balmford, A. (2003). The costs and effectiveness of funding the conservation of Australian threatened birds. BIOSCIENCE, 53(7), 658-665.
2003 Moore, J. L., Balmford, A., Brooks, T., Burgess, N. D., Hansen, L. A., Rahbek, C., . . . Williams, P. H. (2003). Performance of sub-Saharan vertebrates as indicator groups for identifying priority areas for conservation. CONSERV BIOL, 17(1), 207-218.