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World's staple crops to see increasing exposure to extreme heat, say Stanford researchers

June 2013

Climate change is already affecting crop production around the world through rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns and increasing CO2 in the atmosphere.

David Lobell talks about heat and hunger at ASU

March 2013

FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Heat and Hunger" as part of Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability's sustainability series.

Corn getting thirstier with climate change

March 2013

A new study led by FSE associate director David Lobell finds water stress may be the main culprit behind diminishing crop yields at higher temperatures.

Debating the future of food in Africa

February 2013

Africa owns 60% of the world’s uncultivated land suited for crop production, but accounts for 30% of the world’s malnourished and only 3% of global agricultural exports.

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...

A 'call to arms' for a transition to sustainability

November 2012

FSE affiliated faculty member Pamela Matson was the keynote speaker at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine.

International climate action needed now, says top UN official

November 2012

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Stanford to set the stage for international climate talks taking place in Doha, Quatar later this month.

FSE has a few more questions for the candidates

October 2012

As a follow up to the FSI piece on five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney, FSE fellows ask a few additional food security related questions.

There is no food security without health and nutrition

October 2012

Expanding food production and even alleviating poverty does not guarantee food security, health and nutrition.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

The elephant in the warming room: food & climate

October 2012

Food security expert David Lobell talks with Stanford's Generation Anthropocene about the wide range of problems our changing climate will have on agriculture and the prospects for creating a...

Climate change adaptation: Lessons from 2012

September 2012

The Chicago Council's Global Agricultural Development Initiative hosted a series of comments on the drought, including one from FSE Associate Director and environmental earth system scientist David...

FSE postdoctoral scholar receives Fulbright award

September 2012

Sharon Gourdji, postdoctoral scholar at Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to assess climate change adaptation strategies for maize...

Nitrogen: The element behind all your food

August 2012

With all of the attention paid to global climate change and the disruption of the carbon cycle, biologist and FSE affiliated faculty Peter Vitousek discusses the serious impacts humankind has had...

FSE overview video: A brighter future through food security

July 2012

Leaders from Stanford University's Center on Food Security and the Environment discuss the Center's global and multifaceted approach to addressing issues of global hunger, poverty, climate change...

Commentary on "India 1960-2010: Structural change, the rural non-farm sector, and the prospects for agriculture"

June 2012

Commentary on Hans Binswanger-Mkhize's symposium on "India 1960-2010: Structural change, the rural non-farm sector and the prospects for agriculture".

Food security, climate change and climate variability focus of Stanford-led symposium at AAAS

February 2012

FSE director Roz Naylor leads symposium on the compound effects of climate change and climate variability on food security at the annual meeting of the 2012 American Association for the Advancement...

Geoengineering and global food supply

January 2012

New research led by Carnegie's Julia Pongratz, and supported by FSE center fellow David Lobell, examines the potential effects that geoengineering the climate could have on global food production....