King Center on Global Development
Bing Professor of Environmental Science
Department of Biology
Woods Institute for the Environment
Rodolfo Dirzo is the Bing Professor in environmental science and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute For The Environment. He teaches ecology, natural history, and conservation science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Stanford.
Professor Dirzo’s scientific work examines the study of species interactions in tropical ecosystems from Latin America and Africa. His recent research highlights the decline of animal life and how this process affects ecosystems. His lab includes undergrads, graduate students, postdocs and visiting scholars from US, Latin America and Spain. He also conducts science education programs with underserved children in the Bay Area and Mexico and has co authored the new framework for K-12 science education.