Senior Fellow, by Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Bing Professor in Human Biology
Senior Fellow, by Courtesy
Humanities and Sciences
Osa and Golfito Initiative
Public Health, Sustainable Development
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 on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (CESD).
Selected Publications by this Author
Environmental Venture Projects
News & Press Releases
Instead of simply concentrating conservation efforts on threatened species, resource managers and policymakers should consider ecosystem-wide impacts, study's authors write.
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