Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

News and Press Releases

Even Protected Rainforest Areas Under Stress from Human Activity »

June 20, 2016

The effects of deforestation and hunting are imperiling the world’s richest repositories of biodiversity.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

China’s Environmental Conservation Efforts are Making a Positive Impact »

June 16, 2016

A series of ambitious environmental policies that invest in natural capital are improving services provided by China's ecosystems, such as flood control and sand storm mitigation,...

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

coral reef

Coral Reef ‘Bright Spots’ May Hold Key to Conservation »

June 15, 2016

Among the world’s embattled coral reefs, an international team of researchers has identified ‘bright spots’ where marine life is surprisingly thriving.

By Kristin Weiss, Center for Ocean Solutions

Colorado’s San Luis Valley

Calculating Groundwater Levels From Satellite Data »

June 9, 2016

A new computer algorithm that can “fill in” underground water levels in areas where quality data is not available could lead to improved models of groundwater flow in regions with...

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford

Chris Field Named New Director of the Stanford Woods Institute »

June 7, 2016

Christopher B. Field, one of the world's preeminent climate scientists and founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford, has been appointed...

By Christine H. Black, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

The Aedes mosquito transmits the Zika virus.

Zika Virus: Risks and Precautions »

June 1, 2016

Q&A with Woods-affiliated Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease Desiree LaBeaud.

Stanford Medicine

Soldiers doing training exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Why Should the Department of Defense Care About Ecosystem Services? »

May 31, 2016

Taking a natural capital approach can help agencies achieve multiple federal mandates.

By Stacey Solie, Natural Capital Project

Marine biologist Barbara Block tagging a bluefin tuna as part of ongoing innovative research on marine predators.

"Academy Award of the Ocean" to Stanford Marine Biologist  »

May 26, 2016

Senior Fellow Barbara Block (Biology) awarded prestigious prize for groundbreaking research using satellite tagging data and innovative tracking techniques. 

By Kristen Weiss, Center for Ocean Solutions

Desalination Plant in Canary Islands, Spain

Report: Desalination and California’s Water Future »

May 25, 2016

Desalination could increase freshwater supplies for some coastal communities, but more research and policy work needed, experts say in new report

By Woods Staff, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A pelagic pteropod, species probably Limacina helicina,

How to Help Save Coastal Marine Ecosystems »

May 24, 2016

Civil and Environmental Engineer Alexandria Boehm leads efforts to counteract acidification and degradation of marine environments, especially along the northern Pacific Coast.

By Glen Martin, Stanford School of Engineering

Students with Woods' FUEL program approach the California state capitol.

FUEL for Green Careers »

May 20, 2016

Woods pilot program introduces Stanford students to environmental careers, policymakers and professionals in the field.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Rodolfo Dirzo

Woods Fellow to Receive Volunteer Service Prize »

May 20, 2016

The Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recognizes Stanford faculty who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful...

By Colleen Schwartzcoffey, Stanford News Service

Climate and Energy Priorities for the Next U.S. President »

May 12, 2016

To combat climate change, the next president should pave the way for cleaner energy, Stanford experts say. This will require pushing for fair taxation, public-private partnership on...

By Mark Golden, Stanford News Service

Red-orange algal bloom in Puget Sound

Seawater Salt's Effects on Coastal Algae »

May 9, 2016

Stanford engineers find that active chemical agents in saltwater help to break down the byproducts of coastal algae in ways that seem to counteract deadly algal bloom but may have...

By Shara Tonn, Stanford News Service

Study: Amazon rain forest responds quickly to extreme climate events »

April 28, 2016

A new study examining carbon exchange in the Amazon rain forest following extremely hot and dry spells reveals tropical ecosystems might be more sensitive to climate change than...

By Ker Than, Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Setting Climate Priorities for the Next U.S. President »

April 22, 2016

White House Veterans to Gather at Stanford May 6 for Conference on the Next U.S. President’s Climate Change Agenda

New Tool Calculates Economic Costs of Methane Leak Detection »

April 20, 2016

The “virtual gas field simulator” developed by Stanford scientists calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells.

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Society needs to better understand the economics of climate change, Stanford researchers say »

April 14, 2016

Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, a Stanford team argues.

By Laura Seaman, Stanford News Service

The Amazon rainforest might be home to more animals than previously thought, Stanford scientists show »

April 14, 2016

By tapping the expertise of indigenous hunters, researchers found that conventional surveying techniques underestimate animal populations and miss species in the remote Amazon....

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

Future Environmental Leaders Go 'Inside the Beltway' for Spring Break »

April 12, 2016

Fellows in Stanford's Rising Environmental Leaders Program get crash course on linking science to policy at DC Bootcamp

By Christine Black

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