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Rosamond L. Naylor, PhD

  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science
  • Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment

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Biography

Rosamond Naylor is the William Wrigley Professor in Earth System Science, a Senior Fellow at Stanford Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the founding Director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and Professor of Economics (by courtesy) at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, her M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and her Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University. Her research focuses on policies and practices to improve global food security and protect the environment on land and at sea. She works with her students in many locations around the world. She has been involved in many field-level research projects around the world and has published widely on issues related to intensive crop production, aquaculture and livestock systems, biofuels, climate change, food price volatility, and food policy analysis. In addition to her many peer-reviewed papers, Naylor has published two books on her work: The Evolving Sphere of Food Security (Naylor, ed., 2014), and The Tropical Oil Crops Revolution: Food, Farmers, Fuels, and Forests (Byerlee, Falcon, and Naylor, 2017).

She is a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, a Pew Marine Fellow, a Leopold Leadership Fellow, a Fellow of the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics, a member of Sigma Xi, and the co-Chair of the Blue Food Assessment. Naylor serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Aspen Global Change Institute, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Oceana and is a member of the Forest Advisory Panel for CargillAt Stanford, Naylor teaches courses on the World Food Economy, Human-Environment Interactions, and Food and Security. 

publications

Working Papers
November 2018

Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security

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Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security
Working Papers
March 2012

Redefining Security Along the Food-Health Nexus: report of a conference and center launch held at Stanford University on November 10, 2011

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Redefining Security Along the Food-Health Nexus: report of a conference and center launch held at Stanford University on November 10, 2011
Working Papers
February 2007

Project Timeline: Program for the Study of Biofuels, Poverty and Food Security

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Project Timeline: Program for the Study of Biofuels, Poverty and Food Security

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