Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Upcoming Events

Law of the River: The Future of Interstate Compacts in the American West »

April 17, 2014 4:00 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.

“Connecting the Dots: ‘Our Changing Climate’” »

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)

The Perry McCarty Distinguished Lecture: The Many Faces of Metagenomics and their Application to Environmental Challenges »

April 21, 2014 3:00 pm

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Stanford School of Engineering, and the ERC for Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure  are pleased to invite you to an event recognizing  Professor Perry McCarty’s outstanding contributions to the field of environmental engineering and science.  The Perry McCarty Distinguished Lecture. The Many Faces of Metagenomics and their Application to Environmental Challenges.James M. Tiedje, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

Stanford Celebrates Sustainability »

April 22, 2014 11:00 am

On Tuesday, April 22 from 11am-2pm, faculty, staff, and students will come together to celebrate sustainability at Stanford. An interactive festival designed to educate members of the campus community about Stanford's sustainability achievements through fun, engaging activities and displays, this year's "Celebrating Sustainability" event will highlight water conservation initiatives both at Stanford and beyond.   More than 35 campus departments, groups, and entities will host the event at the Science and Engineering Quad on Earth Day. Guests are welcome to enjoy food, live music, games, giveaways, and plenty of fun! 

"The Private Sector as Public Servant": Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture featuring Lisa Jackson »

April 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives at Apple and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will give the second annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture in honor of the Stanford professor and world-renowned climate scientist who died in 2010. She will discuss her journey from the public sector to Silicon Valley and what happens when one of the world’s most innovative companies takes on some of the world's most troubling environmental issues. Free tickets* will be available beginning Thursday, April 10 at 1pm through the Stanford Ticket Office at Tresidder Union, or by calling 650-725-2787. * Please note that students with a Stanford ID do not require tickets.

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst? »

April 29, 2014 3:30 pm

Thomas Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, will discuss long-run drivers of global food prices and prospects for food price changes over coming decades. Johan Swinnen, Professor of Development Economics and Director of LICOS Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the University of Leuven in Belgium, will discuss economic and political implications of a bursting of the food price bubble.

2014 Birdsall Dreiss Lecture Featuring Lawrence Band »

April 29, 2014 3:30 pm

Dr. Band is the 2014 Birdsall Dreiss Lecturer of the Geological Society of America.  Note day and location change, Tuesday April 29 in Geo Corner - Bldg. 320, Room 220

Closing Arguments for Supreme Court Case of Montana v. North Dakota and Wyoming »

May 1, 2014 9:00 am

The Stanford community and the public are invited to hear arguments in a case adjudicated by Stanford Professor Buzz Thompson.

Stanford Woods Environmental Forum featuring Stephen Haber »

May 1, 2014 3:30 pm

Stephen Haber will give a talk titled Climate, Technology, and the Evolution of Political and Economic Institutions.

Sustainability Summit »

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.

TEDx Stanford »

May 10, 2014 11:30 am

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

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

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, Thursday, May 22.

Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture: Steven Chu »

May 22, 2014 5:30 pm

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 Obama from January 2009 until April 2013. As the longest serving Energy Secretary, he began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy), the Energy Innovation Hubs, and the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings.             

Environmental Forum featuring Tim Crews »

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?

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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