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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Christopher Field

2nd century AD mosaic illustrating The Odyssey by Homer.

Ancient Lessons on Managing Risk »

May 29, 2018

Perry L. McCarty Director Chris Field reflects on what Homer's Odyssey can teach us about using knowledge to save lives, money and time. 

By Chris Field, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Fire and the Future of California Forests »

May 22, 2018

Stanford scholars met in Sacramento to discuss the growing threat of wildfires in California and what it means for managing the state's forests and public health.

By Sarah Cafasso, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford faculty participate in leadership training

The Art (and Science) of Collaboration »

April 19, 2018

New Woods leadership program coaches Stanford faculty on working across traditional boundaries

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Natural Assets and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance »

March 26, 2018

Perry L. McCarty Director Chris Field reflects on the need for "special tools" to assess the full value of ecosystems and other natural assets. (Read related newsletter ...

By Chris Field, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Tourists watch dolphins in Golfo Dulce or Sweet Gulf, a rare tropical fjord estuary inthe Osa-Golfito region of Costa Rica. The inlet opens to the Pacific Ocean.

Moving Closer to Sustainability Goals  »

March 14, 2018

Appointment of new co-director brings marine focus and expanded reach for initiative in Costa Rica.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Setting expectations for negative-emission systems in U.S. to protect climate »

March 12, 2018

A new study assesses potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in the United States.

By Mark Golden, Precourt Institute for Energy

Chris Field

Expanding the Dialogue »

January 25, 2018

Perry L. McCarty Director Chris Field outlines a vision for making interdisciplinary research successful, moving it beyond the boundaries of academia, and building relationships that can change the world. (Read related...

By Chris Field, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

California state capitol in Sacramento

States Lead the Way on Climate »

January 25, 2018

Looking at lessons from California's journey toward a low-carbon economy.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Best Case Scenario for International Climate Talks »

November 7, 2017

Experts from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) to discuss a path to implementation of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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Resilience and the Future of the World’s Communities on the Coast »

September 20, 2017

Stanford scholars discussed sea level rise, extreme events, and other threats to coastal communities throughout the nation and around the world and how best to respond.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute of the Environment

Hurricane Risks Underscore Value of Climate Reports »

September 11, 2017

Researchers at Stanford show the critical role assessment of climate change and other environmental issues can play in supporting actions and responses by decision-makers.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Forest in Northern California

Growing Carbon Offsets on Trees »

August 14, 2017

A pioneering California program to sell carbon offsets has surprising environmental benefits – including providing habitat for endangered species – and provides lessons for initiatives under development in other states...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Q&A with Stanford experts on the president’s Paris agreement decision »

June 1, 2017

The president announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Four Stanford scholars discuss the implications of this decision.

By Devon Ryan, The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Trees in Brazil

Assuming easy carbon removal from the atmosphere is a high-stakes gamble »

May 18, 2017

Stanford scientists explain the risks of betting the world’s future on massive-scale deployment of carbon removal technologies.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Fiorenza Micheli and Jim Leape

New Leadership for Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions »

March 30, 2017

New leaders and refocused mission for center to focus on climate change impacts and ‘data revolution’ solutions.

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Kivalina, an Alaskan village threatened by climate change and extreme weather.

Keeping Communities Out of Harm’s Way in a Changing Climate »

March 27, 2017

Based on examples from around the world, researchers chart the landscape for whether and how to implement the strategy of managed retreat – relocation or abandonment of development in the face of extreme weather risks....

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Amazon treetops

Satellite Imaging Breakthrough »

March 23, 2017

Researchers have developed an approach for measuring plant growth from space by refining a decades-old technique. The new technology gets around earlier obstacles to accurate observations and could help unlock new...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast.

How to Adapt to a Changing Climate »

January 31, 2017

Expert panel examines strategies and tools for adapting to current and future climate change-driven challenges.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Clean Energy R&D and the Future of U.S. Power Generation »

January 12, 2017

Stanford scholars discussed the current state of clean energy technology and potential for a transition away from fossil fuels in the United States.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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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.

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