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The environmental impacts of marijuana in California

July 2015

In a new study in the journal BioScience, a team of researchers including Stanford professor Roz Naylor links marijuana cultivation to widespread environmental damage in California and calls for...

New grant for palm oil research

June 2015

A research team led by FSE director Rosamond Naylor has won a $400,000 multi-year grant to study how to create sustainable palm oil supply chains that promote economic growth and environmental...

Drought increases the spread of HIV in Africa

June 2015

Bad weather in sub-Saharan Africa increases the spread of HIV, according to a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Economic Journal, co-authored by Stanford professor and FSE fellow...

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.

FSE director Roz Naylor to give Ned Ames Honorary Lecture

April 2015

FSE director Roz Naylor has been selected to deliver the 6th annual Ned Ames Honorary Lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY on Friday, April 24.

Stanford PhD student wins NSF grant for palm oil research

April 2015

Tannis Thorlakson, a first-year PhD candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) in Stanford's School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Science, has won...

Human conflict heats up with global warming

April 2015

A chance course at Stanford and a study-abroad trip to Nepal changed the trajectory of Marshall Burke's career, leading him to a human-focused approach studying climate change.

Understanding market participation among Kenyan dairy farmers

March 2015

A new statistical model developed by Stanford researcher Bill Burke helps identify barriers that keep farmers in Kenya from participating in the dairy industry.

Crop yield research by David Lobell named best of 2014

March 2015

A July 2014 research paper co-authored by FSE deputy director David Lobell is one of 25 articles selected by the editors of the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters to be featured in...

Pioneer of sustainable agriculture calls for intensification of farming

February 2015

In a lecture to the Stanford community Tuesday night, Professor Sir Gordon Conway argued that sustainably intensifying agriculture, especially in Africa, is the only way to feed a growing global...

Climate change could expand double cropping in the U.S.

February 2015

In a new study in the journal Environmental Research Letters, Stanford PhD student Christopher Seifert and professor David Lobell find that between 1988 and 2012, the area of farmland in the United...

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.

Blowin' in the wind: Dispatches from the Iowa farm

September 2014

It is August again, and my wife and I are back on our farm.

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.

Calculating the risk of slowing crop yields

July 2014

New research from FSE associate director David Lobell shows that the chance of a global slowdown in agricultural yield growth in the next 20 years is significantly higher due to global warming.

New book offers insights into global food policy

July 2014

A new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon brings together 21 of the leading global experts on food security and food policy.

Weighing the value and risks of climate engineering

July 2014

FSE's Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin contributed to a new paper on the risks and rewards of climate engineering in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Stanford students win global food security fellowships

June 2014

One Ph.D. candidate and two undergraduates from Stanford have won competitive fellowships to study global food security issues.

Symposium brings top fisheries experts to Beijing

May 2014

From May 13-15, 2014, FSE director Roz Naylor convened a meeting of leading global experts in fisheries, aquaculture and ocean science, to share research on how China's fish industry can meet the...

Tackling Malnutrition Among China's Rural Babies

May 2014

FSI's Rural Education Action Program finds that half of rural babies in China are anemic, and many have cognitive and motor skill delays.

FSE Director is keynote speaker at Food Systems Summit

May 2014

FSE Director Roz Naylor gave a keynote address at The University of Vermont's Food Systems Summit held in Burlington, VT on June 17-18.

European farmers face uncertainty in adapting to climate change

May 2014

New research from Stanford scientists shows that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.

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.

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