Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Center for Ocean Solutions
Sustainable Development, Ecosystem Services and Conservation, Climate
Pam Matson's research focuses on the consequences of agricultural intensification, land use change, and nitrogen deposition for ecosystems and the atmosphere, and on sustainable development issues in developing regions. Working mostly in the tropics, she and her colleagues have identified the negative consequences of deforestation and intensive agriculture for the global and local atmosphere, freshwater, and marine systems, and are working to develop new approaches that reduce those impacts while maintaining human livelihoods and well-being. She also works on the vulnerability of food and water systems to climate change.
Selected Publications by this Author
The Opportunities and Risks of Large-scale Production of Biofuels (PDF/168.4 KB) »