Stanford professor David Lobell, a colleague from Columbia University, and farmers from Kansas and North Dakota examine the northward movement of U.S. crop production, an impact of climate change.
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A Jolt to Complacency on Food Supply
David Lobell is using elaborate statistical techniques to reveal a detailed picture of the effects of heat on crop yields. His work suggests that rising heat stress in some major growing areas is already putting a drag on production — and raises the possibility of much more serious effects as global warming continues.
Interdisciplinary scientist studies geologically relevant lipids called hopanoids that are produced by bacteria.
A relatively new, hybrid academic discipline, geobiology is a concentrated effort a to understand the co-evolution of Earth, life and the interaction of different life forms with Earth materials & the addition of Kevin Boyce and Paula Welander strengthens Stanford’s presence in the field.
“All of the factors that happened in 2011 are the types of factors that we expect to see more commonly in the future,” said Anna Michalak, a Great Lakes researcher at Stanford University.
Selected for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security
Professor David Lobell was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security. He is one of two Earth Sciences professors to receive this $625,000 fellowship.
EESS graduate students and faculty are wrapping up a three-week "Sophomore College" class that examined the interaction between people and precious environment in and around Sitka, Alaska, led by Professor Rob Dunbar.
New physics-based climate models led by Noah Diffenbaugh indicate that global warming is likely to cause a robust increase in the conditions that produce these types of storms across much of the country over the next century.