Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Andrew Balmford is a Professor of conservation science and a fellow of Clare College. His research focuses on planning conservation, comparing the costs and benefits of conservation and how it can be reconciled with other activities.
Professor Balmford helped to establish the Cambridge Conservation Forum, a network of 1000 conservation professionals from a range of organisations, as well as the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science. He is Principal Investigator on the "Valuing the Arc" programme, which is focused on the conservation of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania.
In 2000, Professor Balmford was awarded the Zoological Society of London Marsh Award for Conservation Biology. In 2003, he was included on a list of the top 50 visionaries building a better world by Scientific American for his work on economic development and its impact on the environment.