Professor William Sutherland
Bill is Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology in the department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.
His main research interest is in building population models based on the behaviour of individuals and then using these to answer a wide range of applied questions, such as the impact of GM crops, climate change, human disturbance or agricultural change. Bill is interested in a wide range of applied conservation issues, especially those involving birds.
Proposing a “revolution in conservation practice”, Bill is keen to develop a sound evidence base for conservation, involving collaborations and solid collation of data with a view to informing policy and practice. Bill’s current interest is in researching the interface between science and policy and in exploring means of collaborating with policy makers. This has included identifying the questions of greatest interest to UK and global policy makers and identifying the future issues facing the UK environment.
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