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Mapping Crop Types in Southeast India with Smartphone Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning

September 2020

High resolution satellite imagery and modern machine learning methods hold the potential to fill existing data gaps in where crops are grown around the world at a sub-field level.

Water-food-energy challenges in India: political economy of the sugar industry

July 2020

Sugar is the second largest agro-based industry in India and has a major influence on the country's water, food, and energy security.

Fight fire with finance: a randomize field experiment to curtail land-clearing fire in Indonesia

July 2020

This paper presents one of the rst randomized evaluations of collective pay-for-performance payments for ecosystem services.

The Changing Risk and Burden of Wildfire in the US

June 2020

Recent dramatic and deadly increases in global wildfire activity have increased attention on the causes of wildfires, their consequences, and how risk from fire might be mitigated.

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

Dust pollution from the Sahara and African infant mortality

June 2020

Estimation of pollution impacts on health is critical for guiding policy to improve health outcomes.

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.

Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

June 2020

Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide.

Habitat fragmentation, livelihood behaviors, and contact between people and nonhuman primates in Africa

April 2020

Deforestation and landscape fragmentation have been identified as processes enabling direct transmission of zoonotic infections.

Productivity Dispersion and Persistence Among the World's Most Numerous Firms

April 2020

Marshall Burke and fellow researchers study productivity in smallholder farms to understand variation across the adbundant but understudied firms.

Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California

March 2020

California has experienced devastating autumn wildfires in recent years.

Verification of extreme event attribution: Using out-of-sample observations to assess changes in probabilities of unprecedented events

March 2020

Independent verification of anthropogenic influence on specific extreme climate events remains elusive. This study presents a framework for such verification.

Does Information About Climate Risk Affect Property Values?

February 2020

Floods and other climate hazards pose a widespread and growing threat to housing and infrastructure around the world.

On the role of anthropogenic climate change in the emerging food crisis in southern Africa in the 2019–2020 growing season

February 2020

Researchers including David Lobell analyze how human-caused climate change has impacted a water defecit in Southern Africa and might contribute to a rising food security crisis in the region.

Weakly Supervised Deep Learning for Segmentation of Remote Sensing Imagery

January 2020

Accurate automated segmentation of remote sensing data could benefit applications from land cover mapping and agricultural monitoring to urban development surveyal and disaster damage assessment....

The downstream air pollution impacts of the transition from coal to natural gas in the United States

January 2020

The recent shift in the United States from coal to natural gas as a primary feedstock for the production of electric power has reduced the intensity of sectoral carbon dioxide emissions, but—due to...

Sight for Sorghums: Comparisons of Satellite- and Ground-Based Sorghum Yield Estimates in Mali

December 2019

The advent of multiple satellite systems capable of resolving smallholder agricultural plots raises possibilities for significant advances in measuring and understanding agricultural productivity...

Flood Size Increases Nonlinearly Across the Western United States in Response to Lower Snow‐Precipitation Ratios

December 2019

Many mountainous and high‐latitude regions have experienced more precipitation as rain rather than snow due to warmer winter temperatures.

Satellites reveal a small positive yield effect from conservation tillage across the US Corn Belt

December 2019

Machine learning and satellite data of crops shows that farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and soybeans and improve the health of the soil.

Causes of Indonesia’s forest fires

November 2019

The economic costs of Indonesia’s 2015 forest fires are estimated to exceed US $16 billion, with more than 100,000 premature deaths.

The Future of Food from the Sea

November 2019

As the global population and people’s incomes rise, the demand for ocean-derived food will continue to grow.

Eyes in the Sky, Boots on the Ground: Assessing Satellite- and Ground-Based Approaches to Crop Yield Measurement and Analysis

October 2019

Understanding the determinants of agricultural productivity requires accurate measurement of crop output and yield.

The impact of agricultural interventions can be doubled by using satellite data

October 2019

Feeding a growing population while reducing negative environmental impacts is one of the greatest challenges of the coming decades.

People

Roz low res 9 11 cropped Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
scott rozelle new headshot Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
0905031 Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
1cf4c37a72b8ab44c40568c8cfa7f378 Noah Diffenbaugh Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
gorelick 0 Steven Gorelick Cyrus F. Tolman Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Pam dean 11 Pamela Matson Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, FSE Affiliated Faculty Professor, Earth Sciences, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
img 8217 s 1 Stefano Ermon Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
head shot 1 Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
sam heft neal Sam Heft-Neal Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science
seifert headshot Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science
yzhao Yi Zhao PhD student, Earth System Science