March 11, 2014 10:30 am
Discussion of a recent poll by Resources for the Future (RFF), Stanford University, and USA Today revealing Americans' attitudes on climate change and issues such as clean energy, power plant emissions, and energy subsidies. Speakers will include Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick, Resources for the Future (RFF) President Phil Sharp and RFF Senior Fellow Ray Kopp. Event co-hosted by Resources for the Future and the Stanford Woods Institute (registration required). Event will be webcast beginning at 10: 30 a.m. EDT at rff.org/live.
April 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Water in the West and partners are pleased to sponsor an esteemed panel of experts to provide perspectives on the past, present, and future of interstate compacts in the management of rivers and water in the west. Panelists include Barton “Buzz” Thompson (Law), Stanford Woods Institute co-director and special master to the U.S. Supreme Court in Montana v. Wyoming; David Hayes, Stanford visiting professor and former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior; and Burke Griggs, Stanford visiting professor and assistant attorney general of Kansas.
April 18, 2014 12:30 pm
Join leading researchers from Stanford University, including Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellows Chris Field, Terry Root, Noah Diffenbaugh and Jon Krosnick, in a discussion about interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of energy, food, water, climate and the environment. This symposium will feature key authors of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change. (RSVP requested)
May 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Stephen Haber will give a talk titled Climate, Technology, and the Evolution of Political and Economic Institutions.
May 5, 2014 8:30 am
The Stanford Woods Institute will convene its inaugural Sustainability Summit for a cohort of 50 top CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, business leaders and Stanford faculty. This is an invitation-only event; highlights and related resources will be available in mid-May.
May 8, 2014 3:30 pm
Alan Townsend will give a talk titled The Power (and Peril) of Place-Based Ecology: Insights into the Ground Rules for Tropical Forests from Fifteen Years of Work on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
May 22, 2014 2:00 pm
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.
May 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Dr. Tim Crews will give a talk titled Meeting the Global Agricultural Challenge in the 21st Century: Can Ecological Intensification Deliver?
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 (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.