A Balmford

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc What conservationists need to know about farming
    Andrew Balmford
    Department of Zoology, Conservation Science Group, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2714-24. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Conservation conflicts across Africa
    A Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 291:2616-9. 2001
  3. pmc A global perspective on trends in nature-based tourism
    Andrew Balmford
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000144. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Economic reasons for conserving wild nature
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 297:950-3. 2002
  5. pmc Global variation in terrestrial conservation costs, conservation benefits, and unmet conservation needs
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1046-50. 2003
  6. pmc The worldwide costs of marine protected areas
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:9694-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Bushmeat hunting, wildlife declines, and fish supply in West Africa
    Justin S Brashares
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 306:1180-3. 2004
  8. pmc Experimental analyses of sexual and natural selection on short tails in a polygynous warbler
    A Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1121-8. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint When does conservation genetics matter?
    W Amos
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:257-65. 2001
  10. pmc The distribution of cultural and biological diversity in Africa
    Joslin L Moore
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1645-53. 2002

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Publications26

  1. pmc What conservationists need to know about farming
    Andrew Balmford
    Department of Zoology, Conservation Science Group, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2714-24. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Conservation conflicts across Africa
    A Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 291:2616-9. 2001
    ..Modifying priority-setting to take account of human density shows that, at this scale, conflicts between conservation and development are not easily avoided, because many densely inhabited grid cells contain species found nowhere else...
  3. pmc A global perspective on trends in nature-based tourism
    Andrew Balmford
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000144. 2009
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Economic reasons for conserving wild nature
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 297:950-3. 2002
    ..We estimate that the overall benefit:cost ratio of an effective global program for the conservation of remaining wild nature is at least 100:1...
  5. pmc Global variation in terrestrial conservation costs, conservation benefits, and unmet conservation needs
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1046-50. 2003
    ..Substantially increased investment in tropical conservation is therefore urgently required if opportunities for cost-effective action are not to be missed...
  6. pmc The worldwide costs of marine protected areas
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:9694-7. 2004
    ..They also ignore potential private gains from improved fisheries and tourism and are dwarfed by likely social gains from increasing the sustainability of fisheries and securing vital ecosystem services...
  7. ncbi request reprint Bushmeat hunting, wildlife declines, and fish supply in West Africa
    Justin S Brashares
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 306:1180-3. 2004
    ..Our results emphasize the urgent need to develop cheap protein alternatives to bushmeat and to improve fisheries management by foreign and domestic fleets to avert extinctions of tropical wildlife...
  8. pmc Experimental analyses of sexual and natural selection on short tails in a polygynous warbler
    A Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1121-8. 2000
    ..This suggests that tail shortening is also favoured via female choice based on male phenotype...
  9. ncbi request reprint When does conservation genetics matter?
    W Amos
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:257-65. 2001
    ..Such findings call into question the validity of simple models based on random mating, and emphasize the need for more empirical data aimed at elucidating precisely what happens in natural populations...
  10. pmc The distribution of cultural and biological diversity in Africa
    Joslin L Moore
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1645-53. 2002
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Boom-and-bust development patterns across the Amazon deforestation frontier
    Ana S L Rodrigues
    Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 324:1435-7. 2009
    ..New financial incentives and policies are creating opportunities for a more sustained development trajectory that is not based on the depletion of nature and ecosystem services...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fusion or failure? The future of conservation biology
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Conserv Biol 20:692-5. 2006
  13. ncbi request reprint Farming and the fate of wild nature
    Rhys E Green
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 307:550-5. 2005
    ..Empirical data on such density-yield functions are sparse, but evidence from a range of taxa in developing countries suggests that high-yield farming may allow more species to persist...
  14. pmc Impacts of the live reef fish trade on populations of coral reef fish off northern Borneo
    Helen Scales
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:989-94. 2007
    ..This has crucial implications for future data collection and monitoring if population collapses in other parts of the LRFT and similar wildlife trades are to be successfully detected...
  15. doi request reprint Distribution and use of income from bushmeat in a rural village, central Gabon
    L Coad
    Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Conserv Biol 24:1510-8. 2010
    ..Conservation interventions that aim to reduce the commercial bushmeat trade need to account for likely shifts in individual spending that may ensue and the secondary effects on household economies...
  16. pmc The 2010 challenge: data availability, information needs and extraterrestrial insights
    Andrew Balmford
    Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:221-8. 2005
    ..The involvement of social and Earth system scientists, as well as biologists, in collaborative research programmes to build and parameterize models of the Earth system to elucidate these mechanisms is a high priority...
  17. doi request reprint Mapping socio-economic scenarios of land cover change: a GIS method to enable ecosystem service modelling
    R D Swetnam
    Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    J Environ Manage 92:563-74. 2011
    ..Quantifying the impacts of differing future scenarios using the method we document here will be important if payments for ecosystem services are to be used to change policy in order to maintain critical ecosystem services...
  18. ncbi request reprint Keeping bandits at bay?
    Helen Scales
    Science 313:612-4; author reply 612-4. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Ecology: The Convention on Biological Diversity's 2010 target
    Andrew Balmford
    Cambridge University and University of Cape Town
    Science 307:212-3. 2005
  20. doi request reprint Knowing but not doing: selecting priority conservation areas and the research-implementation gap
    Andrew T Knight
    Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, P O Box 77000, Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa
    Conserv Biol 22:610-7. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Revisiting the links between governance and biodiversity loss
    Robert J Smith
    Conserv Biol 21:899-900; author reply 900-1. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Comment on "Resource-conserving agriculture increases yields in developing countries"
    Ben Phalan
    Environ Sci Technol 41:1054-5; author reply 1056-7. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Integrating economic costs into conservation planning
    Robin Naidoo
    Conservation Science Program, WWF US, 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:681-7. 2006
    ..We assess how costs fit into this new framework and consider prospects for integrating them into conservation planning...
  24. ncbi request reprint A nationwide assessment of the biodiversity value of Uganda's important bird areas network
    Herbert Tushabe
    Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, P O Box 7298, Kampala, Uganda
    Conserv Biol 20:85-99. 2006
    ..This was mainly because IBA selection considers factors other than area, however which probably improves both the cost-effectiveness of the network and the persistence of represented species...
  25. ncbi request reprint Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots
    Felix Forest
    South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735, South Africa
    Nature 445:757-60. 2007
    ..We should be able to use PD to identify those key regions that maximize future options, both for the continuing evolution of life on Earth and for the benefit of society...
  26. ncbi request reprint Why conservationists should heed Pokémon
    Andrew Balmford
    Science 295:2367. 2002