Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Events: 2014

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The Climate Debate Demystified: The Psychology, Media and Communication Behind Climate Change »

November 18, 2014 7:00 pm PST

In order to understand how to change public opinion regarding climate change and influence the politics and policies surrounding this issue, we must first understand the way people think about climate change and the way that climate change is...

Roundtable at Stanford University »

October 24, 2014 10:00 am PDT

This year’s Roundtable at Stanford University is set for Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. following the Reunion Homecoming Welcome by John Hennessy and Howard Wolf. The topic this year is, "The Climate Change Conversation You Haven't Heard" with...

In-the-Field Presentation – Imaging Saltwater Intrusion along the Monterey Coast: Experiment in Progress Oct. 1-15 »

October 8, 2014 6:30 pm PDT

Stanford researchers will share details about an Oct. 1-15 experiment in Monterey, California, where they are studying saltwater intrusion threatening groundwater aquifers along the coast.

Earth Matters: Feeding the World in the 21st Century »

October 1, 2014 7:30 pm PDT

Roz Naylor, Stanford Woods Institute senior fellow and professor of environmental Earth system science, will explain how climate change is affecting crops and strategies for making sure there is enough food for everyone during her lecture...

2014-15 New Faculty Seminar Series »

September 30, 2014 4:30 pm PDT

Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University summarizes a new body of evidence describing how a range of social and economic outcomes are shaped by changes in climate. Burke provides new empirical...

Climate Change Impacts: What are the Risks & How to Reduce Them? »

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm PDT

Scientists from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment — including contributors to the recent United Nations IPCC report on climate extremes and adaptation — will travel to Washington, D.C., to join other practitioners in a panel...

Climate Change 2014: The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report »

September 8, 2014 3:15 pm PDT

Stanford Woods Senior Fellow Chris Field (Biology, Environmental Earth System Science) will discuss United Nations climate change consensus report at United...

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Water Underfoot »

August 13, 2014 5:30 pm PDT

Barton ("Buzz") Thompson, Jr., co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, will participate in a discussion on the tug-of-war over groundwater exacerbated by California's historic drought. Other panelists will be Debbie Davis...

Meeting the Climate Adaptation Challenge in Agriculture »

August 11, 2014 3:15 pm PDT

Stanford Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell (Environmental Earth System Science) will discuss food security and climate change at United States Geological Survey colloquium....

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Assessing Freshwater Vulnerability in a Water-Stressed Region »

July 16, 2014 4:15 pm PDT

Professor Steve Gorelick will discuss his research in water-stressed regions of the world. He is a senior fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Cyrus Fisher Tolman Professor in the School of Earth Sciences. This...

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You Say You Want a Cleantech Revolution »

July 3, 2014 12:45 pm PDT

As CEO of Cleantech Group, Sheeraz Haji is one of the world's most influential cleantech thought leaders. Previously, he cofounded and served as CEO of GetActive, a software-as-a-service CRM company, and led GetActive' merger with Convio. He then...

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Minimizing the Formation of Carcinogenic Byproducts of Disinfection in Impaired Water »

July 2, 2014 4:15 pm PDT

Bill Mitch, associate professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford, will discuss an issue of growing concern. As population grows and supplies of pristine water become more limited, utilities are beginning to use impaired...

The Oceans Today, from Environment to Narrative: A Conversation with Authors Iain McCalman, Stephen and Anthony Palumbi »

June 2, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

Please join us for a conversation with authors Iain McCalman, Stephen and Anthony Palumbi to celebrate the publication of their recent books: The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change (...

Africa's Elephants and Rhinos vs. Illegal Traffickers: Who Will Win? »

May 29, 2014 6:30 pm PDT

David J. Hayes, distinguished visiting lecturer, former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, Senior Fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Vice-Chair of the President’s Wildlife Trafficking Advisory Council, will discuss illegal ...

Environmental Forum featuring Tim Crews »

May 29, 2014 3:30 pm PDT

Dr. Tim Crews will give a talk titled Meeting the Global Agricultural Challenge in the 21st Century: Can Ecological Intensification Deliver?

Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture: Steven Chu »

May 22, 2014 5:30 pm PDT

Dr. Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Prior to his role at Stanford, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack...

Boething Lecture featuring Heather Tallis »

May 22, 2014 4:00 pm PDT

Rethinking the Value of Forests for Clean Water, Free Time and Education

Stanford Woods Environmental Forum featuring Dr. Hazim El-Naser »

May 22, 2014 2:00 pm PDT

His Excellency Dr. Hazim El-Naser will give a talk titled Water Security in the Middle East. Please note the time for this special event is 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Thursday, May 22.

Overcoming Urban Water Supply Challenges in the Arid West »

May 19, 2014 7:00 pm PDT

Patricia Mulroy, former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District, will give a lecture co-sponsored by Water in the West and ...

TEDx Stanford »

May 10, 2014 11:30 am PDT

This independently organized TED event will feature talks by Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellows Steve Palumbi and...


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