David Williams

David Williams
Program Director-Conservation Geography

Program Director-Conservation Geography

David has 20 years of experience as an ecologist applying GIS and remote sensing to benefit ecological and conservation programs across two continents.  He has led the African Wildlife Foundation’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory for over a decade to support conservation planning and monitoring under the aegis of AWF’s landscape conservation approach.  David’s research interests include the innovative use spatial tools to map and simulate land-use impacts on ecosystems, wildlife populations, and human livelihoods; and the evaluation of conservation outcomes with a focus on law enforcement effectiveness.  When not lucky enough to be dusting up his boots in the bush, David is based in Washington DC.

David received has a MEM in Resource Ecology from Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a BA in English Literature from University of Michigan.