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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: David Lobell

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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Maize farm plots

Satellites Measure Farm Yields  »

February 13, 2017

By using high-res images taken by the latest generation of compact satellites, Stanford scientists have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from space. Measuring yields could improve productivity and...

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

satellite with Earth in background

Mapping Poverty with Satellite Data and Machine Learning  »

August 23, 2016

Poverty and the desperate pursuit of resources it engenders can be a powerful driver of damaging environmental impacts such as deforestation. Accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is...

By Michelle Horton, Center on Food Security and the Environment

COP21: Informing Climate Agreement »

November 23, 2015

Decades of Stanford Research Underpin Global Climate Talks in Paris

By Leslie Willoughby, Stanford Woods Institute

Measuring Crop Yields From Space »

November 10, 2015

Stanford-led team uses satellites to measure a special light emitted by plants to estimate crop yields with more accuracy than ever before. This advance will help scientists study how crops respond to climate change.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Chris Field, the U.S. nominee to head U.N. climate change organization

A Man for All Climates »

September 28, 2015

When it comes to climate change, Stanford climate scientist Chris Field sees the big picture, and distills complex details into a cohesive whole.

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

David Lobell named William Wrigley Senior Fellow »

May 26, 2015

FSE deputy director David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Lobell is also an...

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wheat

Climate Change Could Expand U.S. Crop Potential »

February 6, 2015

New research shows that climate change is expanding amount of land suitable for harvesting two crops per growing season. However, gains could be negated by future yield losses due to climate change.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

New Technique Confirms Wheat's Vulnerability to Rising Temperatures »

January 5, 2015

Researchers have developed a more powerful and accurate way to predict wheat yields

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute researchers discuss climate change risks solutions

Reducing Climate Change Risks »

September 23, 2014

Stanford researchers discuss science and policy of resilience in a changing world

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

European wheat yields will drop more than 20 percent by 2040 due to global warming, according to Stanford study

Farmers and Climate Change Adaptation »

May 20, 2014

New Stanford research reveals that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops. 

By Laura Seaman, Stanford News Service

U.S. Corn Yields Are Increasingly Vulnerable to Hot, Dry Weather »

May 2, 2014

U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to new research. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more...

By Laura Seaman, Stanford News Service

illustration of water runoff from photovoltaic panel to crops

Solar Farms Can Double As Biofuel Crop Farms »

April 9, 2014

A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar energy.

By Ker Than, Stanford News Service

Chris Field, David Lobell, Terry Root and Noah Diffenbaugh

Behind the Scenes of an International Climate Report »

March 31, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate....

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

As Temperatures Rise, Crop Yields Will Likely Fall »

March 17, 2014

Wheat, rice and maize yields to decline throughout 21st century, new research predicts. Early adaptation could increase projected yields by up to 15 percent.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Chris Field (left) and David Lobell

International Recognition for Climate Scientists »

January 9, 2014

Half-million-dollar prize, “leading global thinker” designation for Stanford Woods Institute fellows

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Woods Senior Fellow Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Award »

September 25, 2013

David Lobell honored with a MacArthur Fellowship for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security. He joins Stanford colleague C. Kevin Boyce and 22 other awardees

By Nancy Peterson, Stanford School of Earth Sciences

Woods Appoints and Promotes Faculty »

September 4, 2013

New and newly promoted researchers bring interdisciplinary expertise

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Satellites Provide Insight Into Crop Yields »

March 21, 2013

Study by Center Fellow David Lobell calls satellite data "critical" to understanding crop yield gaps.

By Ashley Dean, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Climate Change Makes Corn Thirstier »

March 6, 2013

Study shows that water stress may outweigh heat as climate change pressure on crops.

By Ashley Dean, Center on Food Security and the Environment

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