South America

Scholarly Publications

Impacts of Chilean forest subsidies on forest cover, carbon and biodiversity

June 2020

In response to the important benefits forests provide, there is a growing effort to reforest the world.

Impacts of precipitation and temperature on crop yields in the Pampas

February 2015

Global crop exposure to critical high temperatures in the reproductive period: historical trends and future projections

June 2013

Video abstract   Long-term warming trends across the globe have shifted the distribution of temperature variability, such that what was once classified as extreme heat relative to local mean...

News

Stanford scholars cross disciplines to tackle global food security

July 2014

A team of 19 experts from across campus come together to explore the many facets of food security in a new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor.

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

May 2014

Has the food price bubble burst and if so, does it matter? FSE launches its new three-year Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium with a look at global food prices.

Growing crops on photovoltaic solar farms is a 'win-win' situation

April 2014

A new model for solar farms that "colocates" crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to sunlight.

Events

E-IPER Dissertation Defense: Rachael Garrett

June 5, 2013

Interactions between global supply chains, land use, and governance: the case of soybean production in South America Rapid growth in global soybean demand has had a profound impact on land cover in...

Africa's Food Systems in 2030

February 5, 2013

Paul Collier will talk about how to manage the difference between helpful and damaging commercialisation, and puts forth three arguments.

Projects

Social and environmental transformation in Chile's aquaculture industry, 1950-2000

Chile's once-fledgling salmon aquaculture industry is now the second largest in the world. Since 1990, the industry has grown 24-fold and now annually exports more than half-a-million tons of fish...
English

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...
English

Biofuels, Climate, and Global Food Markets

Biofuels are a hot topic in both the academic literature and the popular press.
English

People

thorlakson picture formatted Tannis Thorlakson Ph.D. student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
R Pizarro Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar