Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Giulio De Leo

A man collects water from a river in Senegal

Seeking Disease Solutions in Nature »

January 24, 2018

New program aims to pioneer cost-effective ecological solutions to disease.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Herding goats in rural Senegal

Ecological Underpinnings of Rural Poverty »

July 14, 2017

A first-of-its-kind effort combines economic, ecological and epidemiological models. The lessons learned could inform interventions to lift people out of poverty.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Whitetip reef shark

Shark Protection »

February 1, 2017

Researchers at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station find that expanded marine protected areas are successful in limiting fishing and increasing reef shark populations.

By Taylor Kubota, Stanford News Service

mealworms

Revealing New Discoveries »

December 8, 2016

Stanford researchers will join colleagues from around the U.S. at the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A man holds two African prawns while a child watches

Ecological Solution More Effective at Combatting Disease Than Drugs Alone »

July 22, 2016

Study upends status quo for combatting schistosomiasis, which affects 250 million people worldwide. Spread of parasitic disease curbed more effectively with ecological intervention than drug treatment alone.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Microscopic view of schistosoma mansoni cercaria, parasite that carries a potentially deadly disease

Disease-Carrying Parasite May Have Achilles Heel »

December 17, 2015

Stanford researchers find infected snails are more appealing to their natural predators

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Spider monkey eating

A Unified Model of Food Webs »

August 20, 2015

New mathematical model allows ecologists to view all food-web interactions through the same lens

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Moving shrimp to river test site in Senegal, West Africa

A Natural Solution to Spread of Deadly Disease  »

July 20, 2015

Stanford researchers find the humble river prawn, a natural predator of parasite-carrying snails, is effective at curbing spread of Schistosomiasis in West Africa; larger initiative on nature and public health planned

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

White shark near paddleboarder off Huntinghton Beach, Calif.

Shark Attack Risk Way Down »

July 9, 2015

Stanford-led study shows that individual shark attack risk on California coast has dropped by more than 91 percent since 1950; suggests ways to promote safe ocean-going behavior while preserving species numbers

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A freshwater prawn - natural enemy of a disease parasite-carrying snail

Little Prawn, Big Data »

April 30, 2015

Promising natural solution for disease uses mobile data to track spread 

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By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

freshwater prawn

Prawn vs. Snail: Nature’s Role in Fighting Disease »

November 25, 2013

Little crustacean could play big part in stopping spread of parasitic infection

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute Announces 2013 Environmental Venture Projects »

June 19, 2013

Seven interdisciplinary research studies propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment