Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Upcoming Events

Unending Cycles of Crisis and Growth in Humanity’s Pursuit to Feed Civilization »

April 9, 2015 3:30 pm

Ruth DeFries, the Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, will discuss how humans' manipulation of nature has led to our species living mostly in cities and subsisting on food produced by a minority in distant locations.      

Connecting the Dots: The Food, Energy, Water, and Climate Nexus »

April 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Each year, Stanford experts from a range of disciplines meet to discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of food, energy, water and the effect they have on climate and conflict. These experts will illustrate and evaluate some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to trade-offs or co-benefits in others, and discuss opportunities to make decisions that can have positive benefits in one area while avoiding negative or unintended consequences in other areas. This year, in celebration of our 5th anniversary of Connecting the Dots, we return to the food nexus.

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.

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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