Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Upcoming Events

From Pago Pago to Palo Alto: Confronting the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century »

April 30, 2015 12:00 pm

Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. EPA's Regional Administrator, will discuss the environmental challenges in the Pacific Southwest, which are as diverse as its landscape, people, and economy. Brown Bag lunching encouraged.

Boething Annual Lecture -- Strengthening the Forest Tapestry: Weaving Ecologist’s Values of Trees into the Realms of Preachers, Poets, Policy-makers, and Prisoners »

April 30, 2015 4:00 pm

Nalini M. Nadkarni, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah presents a lecture based on her studies of forest canopies. Using mountain-climbing gear, she ascends both tropical and temperate forests, making fascinating discoveries about canopy-dwelling organisms and their roles in expansive forest ecosystem.

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 enviornments 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 by Sarah Whatmore (Oxford University) and Susan Parnell (African Center for Cities). This conference -- focusing on the global South -- aims to examine how global urbanization elicits responses from various affected and knowing publics by looking at existing research efforts and producing dialogue across social science and natural science fields of environmental research. Dialogues will be focused on socio-materialities, e.g., of water (Perrine Hamel), waste (Jenna Davis), energy, pollution (Stephen Luby) etc., and identify the difficulties of registering their dynamics, and alternate ways of assessing and understanding them. RSVP is required.

TEDx Stanford »

May 17, 2015 11:00 am

Stanford University brings together scholars, explorers and artists in an extraordinary event called TEDxStanford. This immersive, daylong conference shares the talents of Stanford’s speakers and performers with audiences from around the world and creates the magic that is TEDxStanford. Featured speakers at the 2015 TEDxStanford event include Rosemary Knight, professor of geophysics in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Etosha Cave, doctoral student in mechanical engineering in the lab of Associate Professor Thomas F. Jaramillo.

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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