William Wrigley Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment; Associate Professor, Earth System Science
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Climate, Food Security
David Lobell is an associate professor at Stanford University in Earth System Science, and the deputy director of Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment. His research focuses on identifying opportunities to raise crop yields in major agricultural regions, with a particular emphasis on adaptation to climate change. His current projects span Africa, South Asia, Mexico, and the United States, and involve a range of tools including remote sensing, GIS, and crop and climate models. In September 2013 he was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship for his research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Senior Fellow David Lobell (Earth System Science) comments on the importance of corporate commitments to carbon neutrality
By Jim Salter,
Covers new paper co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows David Lobell (Earth System Science) on using satellites to measure crop yields from space.
Woods Senior Fellows David Lobell (Earth System Science) and Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) discuss the latest study on the connection between climate change and the California drought.
By Justin Gillis,