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Climate change

Scholarly Publications

Using remotely sensed temperature to estimate climate response functions

January 2017

Temperature data are commonly used to estimate the sensitivity of many societally relevant outcomes, including crop yields, mortality, and economic output, to ongoing climate changes.

Comparing estimates of climate change impacts from process-based and statistical crop models

January 2017

The potential impacts of climate change on crop productivity are of widespread interest to those concerned with addressing climate change and improving global food security.

Assessing climate adaptation options and uncertainties for cereal systems in West Africa

September 2016

In the coming decades, the already fragile agricultural system in West Africa will face further challenges in meeting food security, both from increasing population and from the impacts of climate...

Other Publications

The Global Economic Impacts of Climate Change

November 2015

This research brief is based on a paper from the journal Nature, published on-line on October 21, 2015, entitled “Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production.” The paper, led by...

Climate Change Impact on Agriculture: Implications for Food Security and Hunger

June 2015

David Lobell’s recent research indicates that negative impacts to the global agriculture system are much more likely, more severe and wider-ranging in the face of human-caused climate change....

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis

November 2012

SummaryClimate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events-slowly at first, but then more quickly.

News

Joann de Zegher selected as SAWIT Challenge Finalist

November 2016

FSE is excited to announce that graduate student, Joann de Zegher, is one of the nine innovators chosen in the SAWIT Challenge to pitch her solution to help independent smallholder farmers produce...

What we need to know about the economics of climate change

April 2016

Scientists have made huge strides in understanding the physical and biological dimensions of climate change, from deciphering why climate has changed in the past to predicting how it might change...

Monitoring crops from space

November 2015

 As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the...

Events

Can changes in climate cause conflict?

January 24, 2017

Abstract: A growing body of empirical evidence indicates that changes in climate are associated with increases in human violence.  I review new and recent evidence on this topic, using data ranging...

Film Screening: "Seeds of Time" with Dr. Cary Fowler

April 20, 2016

Join us for a free screening of "Seeds of Time: One man's journey to save the future of our food"  from Academy Award nominated director Sandy McLeod.Synposis:A perfect storm is brewing as...

Doomsday Vaults, Genebanks and Plant Breeding in the Age of Climate Change

May 6, 2015

Read a full event summary here. Agricultural crops are on the front lines of climate change. Can we expect increased food production in the context of global warming?

Projects

Climate and Global Poverty

Growing knowledge that the climate is changing has far outpaced our knowledge of how these changes might impact economic outcomes that we care about.  Does climate change constitute one of the most...
English

Interdisciplinary Research on Introducing Heat-Tolerant Wheat to Bolster Food Security

The project is supported under the NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES Fellows) program, with the goal of helping to enable discoveries needed to inform actions...
English

Multimedia

Interview: Dr. Cary Fowler

May 2015

On May 6, Dr.

Can Sustainable Intensification Feed the World?

February 2015

Professor Sir Gordon Conway visited Stanford University on February 10, 2015 to discuss the importance of sustainable intensification of agriculture to feed the world in the face of obstacles such as population growth, shifting diets, land and...

People

David Lobell Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
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
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Donald Kennedy Professor, Biology, Emeritus
Patrick Baylis Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Esha Zaveri Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science
George Azzari Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science, and Stanford Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Sam Heft-Neal Postdoctoral scholar
Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science
Jennifer Burney Visiting Fellow
Wolfram Schlenker Visiting Scholar
David S. Battisti Visiting Professor