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Scholarly Publications

Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution

November 2011

Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region.

Evolution of the Knowledge System for Agricultural Development in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico

May 2011

Knowledge systems—networks of linked actors, organizations, and objects that perform a number of knowledge-related functions that link knowledge and know how with action—have played a key role in...

Satellite Monitoring of Yield Responses to Irrigation Practices Across Thousands of Fields

December 2008

Geographic information systems (GIS) present new opportunities for empirical agronomic research that can complement experimental and modeling approaches.

Other Publications

Policy Reforms and Mexican Agriculture: Views from the Yaqui Valley

April 2001

The overall effects of policy reforms enacted during the 1990s in Mexico on financial and economic profitability of Yaqui Valley agriculture are assessed in this study, which describes the reforms...

News

Big year for FSI's David Lobell

September 2013

David Lobell was one of 24 MacArthur Fellows, for his research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security.

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

June 2013

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award....

A 'call to arms' for a transition to sustainability

November 2012

FSE affiliated faculty member Pamela Matson was the keynote speaker at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine.

Projects

The Yaqui Valley Revisited: A case study on agricultural sustainability in Mexico

The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace of the Green Revolution and one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world, using irrigation, fertilizers, and other technologies to produce some of...
English

Agricultural applications of multi-year remote sensing

While remote sensing has been widely used for broad-scale production forecasts and early famine warning, its potential contribution to agricultural management is still far from realized.
English

Integrated Studies of Sustainability: Land-Water systems of the Yaqui Basin

The Yaqui Valley, in Sonora, Mexico is a region of rapid demographic, economic, and ecological change in both upland and coastal areas.
English

People

Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
David S. Battisti Visiting Professor