Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Elizabeth Hadly

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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Standing Ovation

“Tomorrow” Screening at Stanford University »

April 20, 2017

French filmmaker Cyril Dion joined Stanford environmental experts for a screening of the documentary “Tomorrow” about taking steps to a more sustainable future.

By Devon Ryan, Woods Institute for the Environment

Fossils in the collections of the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

The Future of Conservation »

February 9, 2017

The world is changing too fast for nature to keep up. Conservation scholars, including those at Stanford, agree that strategies need to evolve to consider not only how ecosystems operated in past decades and centuries,...

By Taylor Kubota, Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth’s Ellen Ward Receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award »

January 24, 2017

Ward's research examines the impacts of climate change and local hydropower development on muskrats living in Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta.

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

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In a World Ready to Tip, How to Respond? »

September 27, 2016

Stanford biologist discusses new book on growing threats to natural resources that sustain humanity.

By Shannon Swanson, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


New Ideas for a Changing Environment »

July 12, 2016

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Announces 2016 Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program Grants

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Climate and Land Use Changes a 'One-Two Punch’ for Some Species »

July 12, 2016

Study highlights that paying attention to current and future regional climate can help decision-makers expand agriculture in ways that minimize harm to, and maybe even benefit, particular at-risk species.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Populations of Early Humans Grew Like Invasive Species »

April 6, 2016

When humans colonized South America, their populations grew like a typical invasive species – an initial explosive growth rapidly reached the environment's carrying capacity. Agriculture and settled societies allowed a...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Student Osama El-Gabalawy interviews a farmer from Hollister, California, for an interactive map project on the effects of climate change

Interactive Tool Tells Story of Global Change »

December 16, 2015

Using first-person narratives, Stanford undergraduate students have created an interactive tool that shows how forces of global environmental change are manifested locally throughout California


By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Tomorrow: Solution Stories »

December 1, 2015

New documentary inspired by paper co-authored by Woods senior fellow shows way forward on environmental challenges

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Global Warming: Can World's Nations Agree on 2 Degrees? »

November 23, 2015

Stanford experts weigh in on Paris climate talks

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An elephant grazes

Loss of Large Land Mammals Could Change Landscapes Forever »

October 26, 2015

As large mammals disappear, the ecosystems they inhabit change permanently, according to a study co-authored by a Woods senior fellow

By Robert Sanders, University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth Hadly

Woods Fellow to Receive Volunteer Service Prize »

March 5, 2015

Biology Professor Elizabeth Hadly recognized for engaging and involving students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to...

By Colleen Schwartzcoffey, Haas Center for Public Service

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Farming Practices Might Preserve Evolutionary Diversity »

September 11, 2014

A long-term study in Costa Rica has revealed that habitat destruction significantly reduces the incidence of evolutionarily distinct species. The research suggests alternative land-use practices that sustain farming...

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

Hannah Frank, a Stanford Ph.D. student, examines a Vampyrum spectrum (false vampire) bat as part of a research project on parasite and disease dynamics in southern Costa Rica.

Bold Solutions for People and Planet »

July 2, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute announces 2014 Environmental Venture Projects

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Rethinking 'Natural' Habitat for Wildlife »

April 17, 2014

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland,...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Bengal tiger

Tigers: Seeking Exotic Mate »

April 15, 2014

Increasing tigers' genetic diversity – via interbreeding and other methods – and not just their population numbers, may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to new research...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Pest-Eating Birds Mean Money for Coffee Growers »

September 3, 2013

For the first time, scientists have assigned a monetary value to the pest-control benefits rainforest birds can provide to agriculture. Their study could provide the framework for pest management that helps both farmers...

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

Engaging China on Climate »

June 10, 2013

Climate statement co-written by Stanford Woods Institute senior fellows makes its way to Chinese President

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