Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Upcoming Events

Climate Change and Violence »

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm

Marshall Burke, Center Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute, and Assistant Professor of Environmental Earth System Science presents a special Earth Day talk on climate change and violence. Free luncheon provided at 11:45a.

Celebrating Sustainability 2015 »

April 22, 2015 12:00 pm

Annual Earth Day celebration that brings together students, staff and faculty from across campus to educate, inspire and empower the community to engage with sustainability at Stanford.

Fight Less, Collaborate More: How to Solve the World's Greatest Environmental Challenges »

April 23, 2015 6:30 pm

2015 Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture:  This annual event hosted by Stanford's Graduate School of Business features an informative discussion addressing today's pressing environmental challenges led by speaker Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest conservation organization. 

From Pago Pago to Palo Alto: Confronting the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century »

April 30, 2015 12:00 pm

Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. EPA's Regional Administrator, will discuss the environmental challenges in the Pacific Southwest, which are as diverse as its landscape, people, and economy. Brown Bag lunching encouraged.

Boething Annual Lecture -- Strengthening the Forest Tapestry: Weaving Ecologist’s Values of Trees into the Realms of Preachers, Poets, Policy-makers, and Prisoners »

April 30, 2015 4:00 pm

Nalini M. Nadkarni, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah presents a lecture based on her studies of forest canopies. Using mountain-climbing gear, she ascends both tropical and temperate forests, making fascinating discoveries about canopy-dwelling organisms and their roles in expansive forest ecosystem.

Doomsday Vaults, Genebanks and Plant Breeding in the Age of Climate Change »

May 6, 2015 3:30 pm

Cary Fowler of the Global Crop Diversity Trust discusses adaptation of agricultural crops to new climates and environments. 

The Colorado River: The Years of Living Dangerously  »

May 7, 2015 3:30 pm

Anne Castle, Landreth Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute and former Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of Interior, will discuss the state of America's hardest working river -- The Colorado -- and current efforts to create a more sustainable management system.

Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture: Title TBA »

May 7, 2015 6:00 pm

Save the date! Sylvia Earle, world-renowned ocean explorer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will speak at the annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture. More details including talk title and and abstract TBA.

Master of Liberal Arts 2015 Expedition to Costa Rica »

July 10, 2015 12:00 pm

Woods Senior Fellow William Durham (Human Biology and Anthropology) leads tour of Costa Rica.

Ongoing Events

Environmental Forum »

The Environmental Forum informs the Stanford community about a broad range of environmental issues and solutions through presentation and discussion by global experts from within Stanford and other leading academic institutions, government, NGOs, foundations and business. The forum is open to Stanford faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff. 

MARINE Graduate Seminar Series Seminar »

MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education) hosts a bi-monthly seminar series. Most seminars are preceded by journal club sessions held either at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and in the Monterey area where students discuss the background on the topic and prepare questions for the seminar. Seminar topics this year will include: ocean acidification, desalination, and salmon and dams. The MARINE program, an initiative sponsored by the Center for Ocean Solutions, facilitates exchange among students by providing an array of inter-institutional activities such as courses, seminars, and workshops, which create opportunities for students to apply their training to ocean challenges and engage in real world problem-solving and policy recommendations. It is a collaboration of seven academic campuses: CSU Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and UC Santa Cruz.

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