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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.

The role of irrigation in changing wheat yields and heat sensitivity in India

September 2019

Irrigation has been pivotal in wheat’s rise as a major crop in India and is likely to be increasingly important as an adaptation response to climate change.

Long-Run Uncertainties for U.S. Agriculture

July 2019

Changes in global food and fuel demand, the effects of climate change, and regional depletion of groundwater resources for irrigation create uncertainty for U.S. farmers.

Climatic Constraints on Aggregate Economic Output

May 2019

Efficient responses to climate change require accurate estimates of both aggregate damages and where and to whom they occur.

Integrating satellite and climate data to predict wheat yield in Australia using machine learning approaches

May 2019

Wheat is the most important staple crop grown in Australia, and Australia is one of the top wheat exporting countries globally.

Sustainable development of the palm oil sector in the Congo Basin

May 2019

Key messages:The Congo Basin is rich in biodiversity and stores an estimated 25%-30% of the worlds tropical forest carbon stocks.

Smallholder maize area and yield mapping at national scales with Google Earth Engine

May 2019

Accurate measurements of maize yields at field or subfield scales are useful for guiding agronomic practices and investments and policies for improving food security.

Water Use Efficiency as a Constraint and Target for Improving the Resilience and Productivity of C3 and C4 Crops

April 2019

The ratio of plant carbon gain to water use, known as water use efficiency (WUE), has long been recognized as a key constraint on crop production and an important target for crop improvement.

Global warming has increased global economic inequality

April 2019

Understanding the causes of economic inequality is critical for achieving equitable economic development.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
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
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
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
Stefano Ermon Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
Tannis Thorlakson Ph.D. student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Yi Zhao PhD student, Earth System Science