Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies


Senior Fellow
  • Professor, Earth System Science
  • William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Gloria and Richard Kushel Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment
  • William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Center Fellow
  • Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Emeritus
  • Professor, Economics, Emeritus
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
Carnegie Institute of Global Ecology
  • Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute
  • Senior Fellow, Precourt Institue for Energy
  • Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies; Professor, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
  • Melvin & Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
David Battisti
University of Washington
Wolfram Schlenker
Claudia Tebaldi
Climate Central
Cary Fowler
Global Crop Diversity Trust

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself. However, there is little systematic knowledge of where climate effects will hit hardest and how agriculture might adapt to a rapidly changing climate.

This research area examines the potential effects of climate change on regional and global food security, and how to adapt agriculture to a warmer world. Research topics include: past and future effects of climate variability and climate change on agricultural productivity; assessments of gains from different possible adaptation strategies, with the goal of prioritizing agricultural adaptation options in sub-Saharan Africa; the impact of food prices spikes in a warming world; and the nexus of climate, energy, food and health.