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William Travis

University of Colorado Boulder Consortium Leader

William Travis is an Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. Travis received his Ph.D. from Clark University and serves as the Earth Lab Deputy Director Project Risk Investigator at CU Boulder. Prof. Travis studies socio-ecological systems, including the human dimensions of natural hazards, climate change, and land use and land cover. His book, New Geographies of the American West, on land use change and regional development, was published in 2007 from Island Press as part of the Orton Foundation’s “Innovation in Place” series. His current projects focus on risk and decision-analysis applied to climate adaptation in agricultural and infrastructural systems, and behavioral responses to extreme events. Prof. Travis teaches classes in environmental geography, natural hazards and risk analysis, and research design.