Bing Professor in Human Biology, Emeritus
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).