Kent Redman

Kent Redford, Ph.D.

Adjunct Research Professor


On campus



Harvard University
University of California, Santa Cruz


Selected publications

Redford, K.H. and J.F. Eisenberg. 1992. Mammals of the Neotropics. vol. II. The Southern Cone

Brandon, K., K.H. Redford and S.E. Sanderson. eds. 1998. Parks in Peril. People, Politics, and Protected Areas. Island Press, Washington D.C.

Stolton, S., K.H. Redford, and N. Dudley. 2014.   The Futures of Privately Protected Areas.  IUCN Protected Area Technical Report. 

Redford, K. H.  1991.  The Ecologically Noble Savage.  Cultural Survival Quarterly 15(1): 46-48.

Redford, K. H.  1992.  The Empty Forest.  BioScience 42(6): 412-422.

Redford, K. H. and A. M. Stearman. 1993. Forest dwelling native Amazonians and the conservation of biodiversity: Interest in common or in collision?  Conservation Biology 7: 248-255.

Myers, S.S., L. Gaffikin, C.D. Golden, R.S. Ostfeld, K.H. Redford, T.H. Ricketts, W.R. Turner and S.A. Osofsky. 2014. Human Health Impacts of Ecosystem Alteration. Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sciences doi/10.1073/pnas.1218656110

Redford, K.H., D.B. Jensen and J.J. Breheny. 2013. The Long Overdue Death of the ex-situ and in-situ Dichotomy in Species Conservation. Science 338: 1157-1158.

Redford, K.H., G. Amato, J. Baillie, P. Beldonenico, E.L. Bennett, N. Clum, R. Cook, G. Fonseca, S. Hedges, L. Launay, S. Lieberman, G.M. Mace, A. Murayama, A. Putnam, J.G. Robinson, H. Rosenbaum, E.W. Sanderson, S.N. Stuart, P. Thomas and J. Thorbjarnarson. 2011. What does it mean to successfully conserve a (vertebrate) species? BioScience 61: 39-48.

Salafsky, N. and K.H. Redford. 2013.  Defining the Burden of Proof in Conservation.  Biological Conservation 166: 247- 253.

Redford, K.H., W.A. Adams, R. Carlson, G.M. Mace and B. Ceccarelli. 2014. Synthetic Biology and the Conservation of Biodiversity. Oryx doi:10.1017/S0030605314000040

Research interests

My primary research interests address the role of science in conservation practice; evaluating conservation effectiveness; and the intersection between synthetic biology and conservation.

My previous work has involved protected areas, subsistence hunting in the neotropics, neotropical mammal biology and conservation, and the intersection between traditional peoples and conservation.

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