University of Colorado at Boulder
William’s teaching and research focus on human behavior in the environment, including studies of the human dimensions of extreme events, climate change, and the interaction of people and ecosystems. He was director of CU’s Natural Hazards Center for 8 years, 1984-91. His current projects apply risk and decision analysis to the adaptation process, examining especially the role of extreme events in driving adaptation or mal-adaptation in agriculture and infrastructure systems. His web page is at: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/es/travisw/.