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Notes From the Farm: Blue Skies and Dark Clouds

September 2017

September means that it is time again for my annual Iowa farm report, the sixth edition in this series.

Stanford scientists combine satellite data, machine learning to map poverty

August 2016

One of the biggest challenges in providing relief to people living in poverty is locating them.

Monitoring crops from space

November 2015

 As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the...

David Lobell named William Wrigley Senior Fellow

May 2015

FSE deputy director David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI...

"Doomsday vault" founder calls for seed saving, plant breeding to cope with climate change

May 2015

Governments must do more to diversify the types of crops grown throughout the world.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

GMOs could have a role in preventing hunger, says FSE director Roz Naylor

September 2013

Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places.

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

June 2013

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award....

Satellite data play critical role in understanding yield gaps

March 2013

According to a new study by FSE's David Lobell, satellite data can play a critical role in understanding yield gaps and meeting future crop demand.

Breeding wheat for a warmer future

December 2012

Scientists are making progress in helping millions of wheat farmers adapt to hotter conditions, but the gains have been uneven, according to a new study co-authored by FSE researchers David Lobell...

Charting a course to sustainable aquaculture

November 2012

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal food production sector and will soon supply more than half of the world's seafood. A recent study by FSE director Rosamond L.

Jennifer Burney named National Geographic Explorer of the Week

September 2012

In a Q&A with National Geographic FSE fellow Jennifer Burney talks about her continued work on solar irrigation gardens in Benin, West Africa, and other insights into the spirited personality...

NCSE conference links environment and security, new strategies needed

January 2012

FSE director Roz Naylor participated in the lead plenary session integrating climate, energy, food, water, and health at the 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment.

Sweetening biofuel production

April 2011

Fields of sugarcane lower the air temperature compared with fields of soybeans, maize or pasture, according to a study involving Stanford researchers.

Gates Foundation's Jeff Raikes and Cargill's Greg Page on improving global food security

March 2011

February 10th marked the launch of FSE’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series.

FSE study finds most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest

September 2010

A new study led by FSE post-doctoral scholar Holly Gibbs shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends...

Rides of a lifetime: A tribute to Ron Raikes

October 2009

On September 5th, Ron Raikes was tragically killed in a farm accident. Ron was a stellar Nebraska farmer, an outstanding state senator, a renowned educator, and a good friend of FSE.

Program on Global Justice: Just supply chains, liberation technology, and human rights

September 2008

One of Stanford's many remarkable attractions is the Rodin sculpture garden. And perhaps the most extraordinary Rodin sculpture is his Gates of Hell, inspired by Dante's Inferno.

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
Zhenong Jin 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
Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science