Bill H. Durham

Bing Professor in Human Biology, Department of Anthropology, and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Bill Durham is an internationally acclaimed human ecologist. His major contributions have been in the theory of coevolution in human populations, in the causes of scarcity and environmental degradation in Latin America, and in the dual challenges of conservation and community development in the tropics. He won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1983, and has received fellowships from the Behavioral Sciences Center and the Guggenheim, Danforth, and National Science foundations. Among Durham's specialties is indigenous ecotourism, and his contributions to this field include co-founding the Center for Responsible Travel. Full Bio