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Notes from the Field

November 2022

FSE Senior Fellow, Emeritus, Walter Falcon shares observations from Iowa on weather, farming, politics and more.

NATO Parliamentary Delegation Joins FSI Scholars for Discussion on Ukraine and Russia

October 2022

FSI Director Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner, Francis Fukuyama, Scott Sagan, Anna Grzymala-Busse, and Marshall Burke answered questions from the parliamentarians on the conflict and its implications...

Can cash incentives stop deforestation?

July 2022

New work by team including FSE researchers provides a broad, cautionary understanding of why financial incentives alone are unlikely to prevent forest-clearing fires in Indonesia’s oil palm regions.

Extreme heat’s impacts on laborers

July 2022

FSE researcher and other Stanford experts explain extreme heat’s impacts on workplace risks, marginalized communities, and the economy.

Less air pollution leads to higher crop yields, Stanford-led study shows

June 2022

New analysis shows crop yields could increase by about 25% in China and up to 10% in other parts of the world if emissions of a common air pollutant decreased by about half.

Lasering In on Corn Fields

March 2022

Mapping crops around the globe is key to estimating production and developing targeted management strategies. New research utilized data from NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI...

Lawmakers are Slowly Warming Up to Policy on Climate Change

February 2022

Climate expert Marshall Burke joins the World Class podcast to talk through what’s going right, what’s going wrong, and what more needs to be done to translate data on the climate crisis into...

New Scholars at Risk Program Brings Two Scholars from Afghanistan to Stanford Global Studies and FSI

February 2022

In a letter to the community, Jisha Menon, Fisher Family Director of Stanford Global Studies, and Michael McFaul, director of FSI, announce plans to welcome two Afghan scholars in 2022.

David Lobell honored with 2022 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

January 2022

Lobell’s groundbreaking work has advanced the world’s understanding of the effects of climate variability and change on global crop productivity.

NASA Harvest Partners At Stanford Expand Lidar Applications To Create Wall-To-Wall Crop Type Mapping

January 2022

NASA Harvest partners at Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) recently published a study on their efforts integrating lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) and optical earth...

Growing Climate Solutions

October 2021

Stanford scientists discuss climate-smart agriculture

Notes from the Field

September 2021

FSE Senior Fellow, Emeritus, Walter Falcon shares observations from Iowa on weather, farming, politics and more.

Wildfire smoke exposure during pregnancy increases preterm birth risk, Stanford study finds

August 2021

Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012. The findings underscore the value of reducing the risk of big, extreme...

Global warming increased U.S. crop insurance losses by $27 billion in 27 years, Stanford study finds

August 2021

Higher temperatures attributed to climate change caused payouts from the nation’s biggest farm support program to increase by $27 billion between 1991 and 2017, according to new estimates from...

Stanford researchers offer practical tips to mitigate harm from wildfire smoke

July 2021

Warnings of another severe wildfire season abound, as do efforts to reduce the risk of ignition. Yet few are taking precautions against the smoke. Stanford experts advise on contending with hazardous...

Cleaner air has boosted U.S. corn and soybean yields, Stanford-led research shows

July 2021

The analysis estimates pollution reductions between 1999 and 2019 contributed to about 20 percent of the increase in corn and soybean yield gains during that period – an amount worth about $5 billion...

Stanford explainer: Social cost of carbon

June 2021

In a Q&A, Stanford economists discuss the importance of this number and its role in creating environmental policies.

Stanford economist and others assess aquaculture’s promise and peril

March 2021

Twenty years ago, a Stanford-led analysis sparked controversy by highlighting fish farming’s damage to ocean fisheries. Now a follow-up study takes stock of the industry’s progress and points to...

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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, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
scott rozelle new headshot Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship, Co-director, SCCEI
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headshot Hemant Pullabhotla Postdoctoral Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Department of Earth System Science
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