Title and Credentials:
Senior Fellow Emeritus- Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Bing Professor in Human Biology
Humanities and Sciences
William Durham is a human ecologist who focuses on indigenous resource management, human health, and conservation issues in the tropics. His current research efforts are focused on (1) environmental causes of emerging infectious diseases in tropical areas, (2) conservation tradeoffs in the Galapagos Islands, and (3) ecotourism as a means to poverty alleviation and self-determination among indigenous and local peoples. He is the Stanford Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).