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Using Large Marine Protected Areas to Recover Highly Productive Marine Ecosystems and the Services They Provide: The case of the Adriatic Sea

Fishing practices that use gear that is dragged on the seafloor, such as bottom trawling, destroy and degrade marine habitats on continental shelves, the most productive areas of the global ocean....
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Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production

This project focuses on private and public sector strategies for promoting sustainable palm oil, with sustainability defined by environmental, social, and economic objectives.
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The Yaqui Valley Revisited: A case study on agricultural sustainability in Mexico

The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace of the Green Revolution and one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world, using irrigation, fertilizers, and other technologies to produce some of...
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Oil palm development in Indonesia: Demand, trade, and land use

Indonesia is currently the world’s top palm oil producer.
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Evolving US Energy Policies: Promise or peril for tropical conservation

Tropical forests store more than 340 billion tons of carbon, which is 40 times the total current worldwide annual fossil fuel emissions.
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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...
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China's Impact on Forage Fisheries: Aquaculture and feed use in China

Forage fish supplies are limited and pressure on them is increasing, in large part due to China’s dominant demand for fishmeal for aquaculture feeds.
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Biofuels and Food Security in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Pathways of impacts and assessments of investments

Biofuel development contributes most effectively to rural income growth when you can have vertical integration. People all along the value chain have to be making money.
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Biomass Energy: The climate protective domain

Biomass energy sources are among the most promising, most hyped, and most heavily subsidized future energy sources.
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Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself.
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Modeling of waste dispersal associated with marine aquaculture production

We discovered that the state of the natural environment around fish pens can dramatically affect how far waste plumes travel from the source.
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Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
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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...
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Farming Finfish in Coastal Ecosystems and the Open Ocean: Assessing Options for Sustainability

If aquaculture is to play a responsible role in the future of seafood here at home, we must ensure that the "blue revolution" in ocean fish farming does not cause harm to the oceans and the marine...
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Consequences of Increased Global Meat Consumption on the Global Environment: Trade in virtual water and nutrients

Meat production is projected to double by 2020 due to increased incomes, population growth, and rising per capita global consumption of meat.
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People

Noah Diffenbaugh Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Steven Gorelick Cyrus F. Tolman Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Elsa Ordway PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Pamela Ronald Affiliated scholar
Ling Cao Affiliated scholar
Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Matt Higgins Research Staff