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Our new e-newsletter features discoveries and developments from the School of Earth Sciences. Enjoy the inaugural Earth Matters and subscribe to receive issues three times a year.

October 17, 2013

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. New technologies such as gene sequencing and mass spectrometry have helped drive growth in the field in the past two decades. The addition of Kevin Boyce and Paula Welander strengthens Stanford’s presence in the field.

October 10, 2013

Managing the best, the brightest, the creative and the quirky.

October 9, 2013

Paula Welander received a PhD in microbiology, and worked with Earth scientists – organic geochemists, to be precise – as a postdoc at MIT when they needed her expertise. Recognizing the power of interdisciplinary research, she joined the Stanford Earth Sciences faculty earlier this year as part of the growing geobiology program.

October 9, 2013

Wendy Mao and colleagues recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found deep within the Earth, resulting in a discovery that complicates theories of how the planet and its core were formed.

October 7, 2013

Discoveries abound in hands-on summer program

September 27, 2013

Cited for establishing links between ancient plant remains and present day ecosystems.

September 26, 2013

Selected for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security

September 26, 2013

Earth Sciences professors each to receive $625,000 unrestricted "genius" grants.

September 25, 2013

Severe thunderstorms, often exhibiting destructive rainfall, hail and tornadoes, are one of the primary causes of catastrophic losses in the United States. New climate models suggest a robust increase in these types of storms across the country.

September 23, 2013

Earth Sciences grad students and faculty are wrapping up a three-week  "Sophomore College" class that examined the interaction between people and the precious natural environment  in and around Sitka, Alaska, shown here at a fish hatchery.

September 20, 2013

Summer at Stanford piques undergrad interest in graduate school

September 11, 2013

Stanford researchers calculate amount of fuel and electricity required to build and operate battery storage systems

September 9, 2013

Source of deep well contamination discovered

August 9, 2013

Rosemary Knight testified before the California Assembly's Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy

August 2, 2013

Without intervention, extreme pace could lead to 5-6 degree Celsius spike in annual temperatures by century's end

August 1, 2013

Stanford students go deep to learn about the coral reefs of Palau

July 26, 2013

Should concerns about "peak oil" focus on demand for oil rather than dwindling supplies of it? Yes, according to a new analysis.

July 19, 2013

Geophysics PhD candidate Ksenia Dmitrieva (left) and assistant professor Eric Dunham created a computer model of volcanic earthquakes and eruptions utilizing data that included seismic recordings from the 2009 eruption of Alaska's Redoubt Volcano.

July 15, 2013

The notion that we'll avoid serious damage to the world's climate if we limit the warming of the atmosphere to a 2-degree-Celsius rise in temperature is untrue, says Stanford climate scientist Chris Field.

July 9, 2013

Bala Rajaratnam received the School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013.

June 20, 2013

A dynamic TedX talk by PhD candidates Mike Osborne and Miles Traer

June 20, 2013

The Ecological Society of America cites the integration of ecological and social sciences

June 18, 2013

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