Bill Adams holds the Moran Professor of Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. He has been teaching about conservation and sustainable development since 1984. He is currently writing a fourth edition of Green Development: environment and sustainability in a developing world (Routledge 2009). His research explores the tensions between conservation and development, particularly in Africa and the UK. Bill is currently working on landscape-scale conservation and ecological restoration, and the implications of novel ecosystems and synthetic biology for conservation practice. He blogs at http://thinkinglikeahuman.wordpress.com/.