Jonathan Adams has spent more than two decades writing about the science and practice of conservation. A science writer and conservation biologist, he often writes as an insider with an outsider’s perspective.
Jonathan is the author of The Future of the Wild: Radical Conservation for a Crowded World published by Beacon Press, about which Library Journal wrote (in a starred review): “Visionary, optimistic, doable, and essential, Adams’s approach is a pioneering guidebook to nature.” He was co-editor of Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States, published by Oxford University Press is the co-author, with Thomas McShane, of The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion published by W. W. Norton. Writing in The New York Times Book Review, Robert S. O. Harding said about the book, “The authors make the complexity of the continent, its ecosystems and its political problems abundantly clear.”
Jonathan is the former program director of the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Knowledge and Communities Program. His latest book, Nature’s Fortune, written in collaboration with Mark R. Tercek, was published by Basic Books and was the winner of the 2014 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Award in the category of Business.