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Rosamond L. Naylor
Aerial photo of aquaculture in Luoyuan Bay, China

Stanford economist and others assess aquaculture’s promise and peril

News / March 24, 2021
Twenty years ago, a Stanford-led analysis sparked controversy by highlighting fish farming’s damage to ocean fisheries. Now a follow-up study takes stock of the industry’s progress and points to...

How to Keep the Next Generation of Farmers in Business

News / July 18, 2019

Not many people go into farming to get rich. Low commodity prices, high operational costs and limited profit opportunities cloud the outlook. William Wrigley Professor and FSE Founding Director ROSAMOND NAYLOR gave a keynote presentation on the path toward a more profitable future at an agricultural symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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The environmental impacts of marijuana in California

News / July 8, 2015


In a new study in the journal BioScience, a team of researchers including Stanford professor Roz Naylor links marijuana cultivation to widespread environmental damage in California and calls for greater regulation of the crop’s impact on natural ecosystems.

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FSE director Roz Naylor to give Ned Ames Honorary Lecture

News / April 10, 2015

FSE director Roz Naylor has been selected to deliver the 6th annual Ned Ames Honorary Lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY on Friday, April 24. Her lecture on "Feeding the World in the 21st Century," is free and open to the public, and a video recording of the event will be available on the Cary Institute's website shortly after the talk.

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Chinese aquaculture can tip the balance in world fish supplies

News / January 8, 2015

China's booming aquaculture industry relies increasingly on fishmeal made from wild-caught fish. This practice risks depleting wild fish stocks and strains fragile ocean ecosystems, but a new FSE-led study offers a more sustainable path.

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Roz Naylor named William Wrigley Professor in Earth Science

News / December 15, 2014

Rosamond (Roz) Naylor has been named the first holder of the new William Wrigley Professorship in the School of Earth Sciences. Since 2006 Naylor has directed the Center on Food Security and the Environment, within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. She is also associate professor, by courtesy, of Economics at Stanford.

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FSE in Rome to discuss food security with UN agencies

News / December 4, 2014

FSE director Roz Naylor and faculty affiliate Stephen Stedman met with representatives of the UN agencies in Rome on December 3 and 4, 2014 to discuss global food security issues and to present key research highlights from Professor Naylor's recent book 

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Program on Food Security and the Environment to build a global education network on agriculture and the environment

News / July 29, 2010
Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FSI's program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) will begin in winter 2011 a twelve lecture series bringing the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to the Stanford University campus to participate in an integrated seminar series on pro-poor growth and food security policy.
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Aquaculture made safe

Commentary / February 16, 2010
In an Op-Ed featured in the LA Times, aquaculture specialist and FSE director, Rosamond Naylor, supports a newly proposed House bill, the National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act. The House bill aims to set standards to ensure that ocean fish farming is environmentally friendly.
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Ensuring a sustainable future for U.S. ocean fish farming

Commentary / December 17, 2009
In an Op-Ed featured on Huffington Post, aquaculture specialist and FSE director, Rosamond Naylor, supports a newly proposed House bill, the National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act. The bill addresses the potential threats of poorly regulated, intensive fish farming in U.S. ocean waters, and ensures that U.S. aquaculture adopts a science-based, precautionary approach to protect our ocean ecosystems, fishing communities and seafood consumers.
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FSI and Woods Institute announce William Wrigley Senior Fellowship

News / January 16, 2008
Honoring the legacy of their husband and father, William Wrigley, Julie Ann Wrigley '71 and Alison Wrigley Rusack '80, along with Alison's husband, Geoffrey Claflin Rusack, have joined together to endow a new senior fellowship that will span both the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute for the Environment.
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New Program on Food Security and the Environment Tackles Global Hunger and Environmental Destruction

News / March 8, 2006
This past autumn the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) in conjunction with the Woods Institute for the Environment launched a program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) to address the deficit in academia and, on a larger scale, the global dialogue surrounding the critical issues of food security, poverty, and environmental degradation.
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