Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Upcoming Events

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 -- Sustainable Seas: The Vision, the Reality »

May 7, 2015 6:00 pm

Sylvia Earle, world-renowned ocean explorer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will present the annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture titled Sustainable Seas: The Vision, the Reality.

Urban Beyond Measure: registering urban environments in the global south »

May 8, 2015 8:30 am

An interdisciplinary conference organized and moderated by Henrik Ernstson (Stanford University) and Jia-Ching Chen (Brown University) under the Urban Beyond Measure initiative at Stanford Anthropology featuring dialogues, film screenings & photo exhibitions as well as keynote lectures. Focusing on the global South, the conference explores urbanization through both the social science and natural science fields of environmental research. Dialogues will focus on socio-materialities of commodities such as water (Perrine Hamel), waste (Jenna Davis), energy, and pollution (Stephen Luby). RSVP is required.

Stanford Historical Society 39th Annual Members’ Meeting: Evolutions of Hopkins Marine Station and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve »

May 12, 2015 5:00 pm

Philippe Cohen, Executive Director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and Stephen Palumbi, Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station are the featured speakers at the Stanford Historical Society 39th Annual Members’ Meeting.

TEDx Stanford »

May 17, 2015 11:00 am

Stanford University brings together scholars, explorers and artists in an immersive, daylong conference sharing their talents with audiences from around the world. Featured 2015 TEDx Stanford speakers include Rosemary Knight, professor of geophysics in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Woods senior fellow, by courtesy, as well as Etosha Cave, doctoral student in mechanical engineering in the lab of Thomas F. Jaramillo, associate professor.

Water In The West Brown Bag Session: Don’t Fence Me In – Legal Barriers to Agricultural Water Transactions featuring Anne Castle »

May 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Anne Castle, Landreth Visiting Fellow and former Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, US Department of Interior, is featured at this Brown Bag session titled: Don’t Fence Me In – Legal Barriers to Agricultural Water Transactions. Water scarcity and escalating pressures on agricultural water supplies increase the need for flexibility in our historically rigid water law framework. This talk will review some of the legal barriers to market-based agricultural water transactions, some of the mechanisms currently in use to overcome those barriers, and provide additional recommendations.

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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