Climate change

Recent Projects

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Evaluating Climate Adaptation Options in African Agriculture

FSE's previous Rockefeller project on "Prioritizing Investments in Food Security under a Changing Climate" pursued several research directions in an effort to better characterize the risks that...
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Quantification and reduction of uncertainties in projections of climate impacts on drought and agriculture for North America

Introduction to the Problem: Agricultural productivity is highly dependent on climate variability and is thus susceptible to future changes including temperature extremes and drought.
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Oil palm development in Indonesia: Demand, trade, and land use

Indonesia is currently the world’s top palm oil producer.
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Use of Climate Information in International Negotiation for Adaptation Resources

Adaptation of vulnerable areas to climate change is---and will continue to be---an important subject of negotiations taking place in several international forums, including the United Nations...
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Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series

*/ FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series brought the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to Stanford to participate in an...
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Food Price Spikes in a Warming World

There are reasons to expect more frequent price spikes, given that it will be more common to see conditions that are considered extreme. Other factors could dampen rises, however, including...
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Rethinking the Balance Between Future Obesity and Malnutrition with Climate Change

As India's middle class has expanded, the nation's public health concerns have shifted. Obesity rates have risen, coinciding with a surge in diabetes.
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Solar Market Gardens as a Tool for Rural Development

In the northern region of Benin, in the Sudano-Sahel region of West Africa, the dry season between rains can last six to nine months at a time.
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Evolving US Energy Policies: Promise or peril for tropical conservation

Tropical forests store more than 340 billion tons of carbon, which is 40 times the total current worldwide annual fossil fuel emissions.
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Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
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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.
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Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
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Prioritizing Investments in Food Security Under a Changing Climate

A team led by FSE fellow David Lobell has found a valuable, untapped resource in historical data from crop yield trials conducted across sub-Saharan Africa.
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Climate Change and Conflict: What are the links and where is the evidence?

Despite recent high-level statements suggesting that climate change could worsen the risk of civil conflict, until now we had little quantitative evidence linking the two. Unfortunately, our study...
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Biomass Energy: The climate protective domain

Biomass energy sources are among the most promising, most hyped, and most heavily subsidized future energy sources.
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Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself.
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Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
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Globalization, Trade, and the Environment: The case of Brazil

Soybean production has become a significant force for economic development in Brazil, but has come at the cost of expansion into non-protected forests in the Amazon and native savanna in the...
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Orphan crops

Orphan (or minor) crops are those crops which are typically not traded internationally but which can play an important role in regional food security.
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Impacts of ENSO Events on Chinese Rice Production and the World Rice Market

Climate shocks leading to floods and droughts present high levels of uncertainty and difficulties in decision making for water district managers, agricultural producers, and policymakers throughout...
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People

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