These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.
Why did the ancestors of clams and oysters flourish after one of the worst mass extinctions in Earth’s history while another class of shelled creatures, the brachiopods, sharply decline? By using fossils to calculate the food intake of both groups, scientists are one step closer to solving one of paleontology’s great mysteries and providing clues about how the biology of our modern ocean evolved.
From nuclear waste to strategic minerals for renewable energy, Rod Ewing wants to inject more science into long-term solutions. The recipient of a PhD in geology from Stanford in 1974, Ewing returns to The Farm with joint appointments in the School of Earth Sciences and the Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Kate Maher and Page Chamberlain have modeled how the topography and rock composition of a landscape affects the process by which carbon dioxide is transferred to oceans and eventually buried in Earth’s interior.
New finding indicates that rare earth elements used in technologies from smartphones to wind turbines may exist in previously unexplored locations where mountains were built by collisions rather than where continental plates separated.
Stanford scientists are studying a nearby abandoned mine for insights on transforming carbon dioxide gas into a solid mineral that can be permanently stored underground. Kate Maher talks about the research.
The Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series presents "A Beautiful, Hazardous Haven: The Shaping of the Santa Cruz Mountains" by Prof. George Hilley
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:15PM
Huang Engineering Center - Mackenzie Room
Reception to follow
David Lobell was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security. Kevin Boyce won his fellowship for establishing links between ancient plant remains and present-day ecosystems.
Pilot activity encourages six recently tenured faculty members to experiment in research and teaching
Josie Nevitt received the 2012-13 Harriet Benson Fellowship Award for exceptional scholarship and research accomplishments by a graduate student in the Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences. Josie is a 4th year PhD student working with Professor David Pollard.