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University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

Promoting collaborative research on biodiversity conservation and its impacts

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Nigel Leader-Williams

by Alison Harvey last modified Jul 25, 2016 11:27 AM

Director, MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Subject groups/Research projects

Conservation Interventions:
Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Other Human Needs:
Threats to Biodiversity:
Protected Areas/Important Areas for Biodiversity:
  • applied ecology and endangered species management
  • law enforcement and illegal use of wildlife
  • sustainable resource use
  • community-based conservation
  • protected area design and management
  • conservation strategy and policy
  • evaluating success in conservation
Engaging People with Nature Conservation:

Departments and Institutes


Key Publications

Harris RB, Cooney R, Leader-Williams N. Application of the anthropogenic allee effect model to trophy hunting as a conservation tool.. Conserv Biol 27(5):945-951 Oct 2013 (Journal articleAuthor URL    
Leader-Williams N. Fate riding on their horns - And genes?. ORYX 47(3):311-312 2013 (Journal article)   
Wong W-M, Leader-Williams N, Linkie M. Quantifying changes in sun bear distribution and their forest habitat in Sumatra. Animal Conservation 16(2):216-223 2013 (Journal article)   
Ashenafi Z, Leader-Williams N, Coulson T. Consequences of human land use for an afro-alpine ecological community in Ethiopia. Conservation and Society 10(3):209-216 2012 (Journal article)
Inogwabini BI, Leader-Williams N. Effects of epidemic diseases on the distribution of bonobos.. PLoS One 7(12):e51112 2012 (Journal articleAuthor URL    
Gaveau DLA, Curran LM, Paoli GD, Carlson KM, Wells P, Besse-Rimba A, Ratnasari D, Leader-Williams N. Examining protected area effectiveness in Sumatra: Importance of regulations governing unprotected lands. Conservation Letters5(2):142-148 2012 (Journal article)   
Baker J, Milner-Gulland EJ, Leader-Williams N. Park Gazettement and Integrated Conservation and Development as Factors in Community Conflict at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Conservation Biology 26(1):160-170 2012 (Journal article)
Wong W-M, Leader-Williams N, Linkie M. Quantifying changes in sun bear distribution and their forest habitat in Sumatra. Animal Conservation 2012 (Journal article)   
Baker J, Milner-Gulland EJ, Leader-Williams N. Park gazettement and integrated conservation and development as factors in community conflict at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.. Conserv Biol 26(1):160-170 Feb 2012 (Journal articleAuthor URL    
Brodie JF, Muntifering J, Hearn M, Loutit B, Loutit R, Brell B, Uri-Khob S, Leader-Williams N, du Preez P. Population recovery of black rhinoceros in north-west Namibia following poaching. ANIM CONSERV 14(4):354-362 Aug 2011 (Journal article)  
Balmford A, Kroshko J, Leader-Williams N, Mason G. Zoos and captive breeding.. Science 332(6034):1149-1150 03 Jun 2011 (Journal articleAuthor URL    
Kenward RE, Whittingham MJ, Arampatzis S, Manos BD, Hahn T, Terry A, Simoncini R, Alcorn J, Bastian O, Donlan M, et al..Identifying governance strategies that effectively support ecosystem services, resource sustainability, and biodiversity.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(13):5308-5312 29 Mar 2011 (Journal articleAuthor URL    
Leader-Williams N, Sandbrook C. New Masters in Conservation Leadership. ORYX 45(1):13-13 Jan 2011 (Journal article)
Wibisono HT, Linkie M, Guillera-Arroita G, Smith JA, Sunarto, Pusparini W, Asriadi, Baroto P, Brickle N, Dinata Y, et al..Population status of a cryptic top predator: an island-wide assessment of tigers in Sumatran rainforests.. PLoS One6(11):e25931 2011 (Journal articleAuthor URL