Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Two-thirds of high seas fisheries are depleted or overfished, with impacts of climate change and marine pollution compounding the problem. Technology and political will can reverse the downward trend and move toward sustainability.
Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment
New research by a Stanford team shows that climate change is expanding the amount of U.S. agricultural land that is suitable for harvesting two crops per growing season, a system known as double cropping. The practice offers higher productivity and more income for American farmers, but future yield losses from climate change may still outstrip the gains from double cropping.
Energy Resources Engineering professor joins Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson (2005) and Prof. Rob Dunbar (2009) as winner of the Lyman Award, which recognizes faculty who go above and beyond to engage alumni on campus, regionally and around the world.
A new study by Roz Naylor and postdoctoral scholar Ling Cao offers the clearest picture to date of China’s enormous impact on wild fisheries. The study also presents a more sustainable alternative to the current practice of using wild-caught fish to feed farm-raised fish.
PhD geoscientist Miles Traer is capturing the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting by cartooning about talks, posters and more. Multimedia producer for the School of Earth Sciences, Traer is partnering with AGU on the project.
The fault responsible for the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake had been relieving stress at a gradually accelerating rate for years before the 2011 quake, according to findings from Prof. Paul Segall's research group.
Adam Brandt received a sustainable energy award to conduct an economic assessment on energy systems that use multiple feedstocks. The award was one of eight seed grants totaling about $1.5 million distributed by Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center.
Daniel Swain says the upcoming rainstorms this week – among the largest in recent years – will provide a short-term respite to California's drought, by far the state's most intense drought in the historical record. The rain will be good for ecosystems, salmon runs and reservoirs.
Sensory Earth tells multimedia stories about how geoscientists use advanced technologies in creative ways to improve our sensory perceptions. From stunning radar images to sounds of screaming volcanoes, we learn more about the planet when more of our senses are engaged. Come explore our strange and wonderful world.
Jenny Suckale is endlessly fascinated by the Navier-Stokes equation, which she uses to study everything from volcanic eruptions to Antarctic ice flow. The story of how Suckale came to discover and love the Earth Sciences is as nonlinear as some of the natural phenomena she studies.
The best way to learn science is to actually do it. Students in the School of Earth Science's Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii spend the quarter measuring vegetation, coral reefs and volcanoes to understand the dynamics of one of the planet's most interesting ecosystems.
Earth Systems sophomores Emma Hutchinson and Mary Cirino researched Earth's climate, from the strongest wind system on Earth to the tropical Pacific, as part of the Stanford School of Earth Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research (SESUR) program.
A pioneer in the analysis of global land use change, Lambin employs advanced data collection and satellite imagery to understand human decision making and its influence on ecosystems and global environmental change.
Prof. Greg Beroza hiked to a tranquil redwood forest where he explained the origin and impact of a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred 25 years ago. Back on campus, he and colleagues explained their leading edge seismology research.
All countries, including wealthy economies like the United States, struggle with problems of food availability, access, and nutrition, said Stanford professor Rosamond Naylor in an Earth Matters lecture on the challenge of alleviating global hunger.
High school students participating in the School of Earth Sciences internship program sat down with Earth Systems BS/MS candidate Alessandra Santiago to discuss their work in active research labs, their analysis of ancient animals and climate change, and what they gained from their time on the Stanford campus.
The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California’s crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today’s global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases, Stanford scientists say.