Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Robert Dunbar

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Learning Through Fieldwork on Pacific Coral Reefs »

January 24, 2018

Explore coral reefs of Palau with Stanford undergraduates taught by Woods senior fellows.

By Danielle Torrent Tucker, Stanford News Service

Fish in the waters of Palmyra Atoll

Loss of Protections for Marine Sanctuaries Would Threaten Environment and Fisheries »

November 9, 2017

Federal regulators have indicated they may open some marine national monuments to commercial fishing. Researchers who have studied these and adjacent areas discuss their value and the potential impacts of a change in...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

black tip shark

How Wave Dynamics and Water Flows Affect Coral Reefs »

September 19, 2016

Understanding what aids or degrades these sensitive ecosystems can help focus conservation efforts on those reefs that are most likely to survive global warming.

By Elizabeth Svoboda, Stanford News Service

Protecting Coral Reefs with Bubbles »

March 24, 2016

Bubbles – yes, bubbles – could help protect coral reefs, oyster farms and other coastal ecosystems from increasing ocean acidification, according to new research by Stanford scientists.

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

A Time for Sea Change »

December 10, 2015

In the lead-up to the Paris climate talks, Center for Ocean Solutions experts explain why reducing carbon dioxide emissions is vital to both human and ocean health.

By Kristen Weiss, Center for Ocean Solutions

Illustration of proposed brick kiln pollution sensors to be funded by new Stanford seed grant program

Harnessing Sensors for Environmental Solutions  »

December 8, 2015

Stanford seed funding announced to spur use of sensors and big data to solve environmental challenges 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Meghan Shea with jellyfish

Stanford Students Spend Summer Seeking Environmental Solutions »

October 20, 2015

A unique grant program provides mentorship for students doing solutions-oriented environmental fieldwork around the world and vital research assistance for faculty.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Zachary Brown in kayak

A Trek on the Edge of Wilderness »

October 16, 2015

Zachary Brown defends his thesis, then travels 2,300 miles by foot and by kayak to establish an Alaskan field school, where he hopes to inspire the next generation's understanding of the environment.

By Ker Than and Bjorn Carey, Stanford School of Earthy, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Bumphead parrotfish become a threat to living corals when overfishing reduces the shark population.

Scientists Challenge Theory on Protection of Threatened Species »

July 30, 2014

Instead of simply concentrating conservation efforts on threatened species, resource managers and policymakers should consider ecosystem-wide impacts, study's authors write.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Decoding Mysteries of the Sea »

February 24, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute researchers bring innovative research to global gathering of ocean scientists, the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu Feb. 23-28

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

ice fall

Icy Clues to Past, Present and Future »

February 21, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Rob Dunbar discusses what the Antarctic can tell us about a warming Earth

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Seminar Uses Coral Reef as Its Classroom »

July 26, 2013

Thirteen Stanford students recently headed to the tiny western Pacific archipelago of Palau.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Where the Wild Things Are, and People Aren’t »

July 23, 2013

Stanford Woods Institute researchers look at why remote wilderness matters, and how best to conserve it

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

48 Stanford Scientists Sign Global Environmental Consensus Statement »

May 23, 2013

California Governor accepts document endorsed by 520 scientists from 44 countries.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Dispatches From Antarctica »

February 21, 2013

Updates from Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Rob Dunbar's winter-time climate change study on the Ross Sea.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute