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Pandemic Experts and Resources

Pandemic Experts, News and Resources

This page provides analysis, research updates and a guide to Stanford experts on environment and public health components of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. For full Stanford news coverage and daily campus community updates, see links provided below. Scroll further for interviews, media coverage and a guide to Woods-affiliated experts available for comment.


News and Media Coverage

Woods-affiliated researchers have provided perspectives on various dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic ranging from transmission pathways to the impact of quarantines on carbon emissions and air...
September 20, 2020
Stanford Earth Professor Rob Jackson, a senior fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Enviornment and the Precourt Institute for Energy, has conducted a number of interviews about the...
Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have had massive ramifications on ecosystems and the atmosphere, businesses and social norms, explained  Chris Field, Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for...
a man in a mask standing in a field with tall plants
Like the legendary falling apple that hit Isaac Newton and led to his groundbreaking insight on the nature of gravity, COVID-19 could provide unintended glimpses into how complex Earth systems...
Growing evidence points to a link between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19. At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed doing away with a...
An NGO and local governments grapple with the long-term implications of meeting emergency water supply needs during COVID-19.
As people shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, daily carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have dropped by as much as 17 percent globally, according to a new study by the Global Carbon Project,...
May 14, 2020 | The New York Times
Op-Ed by Chris Field and Eric Appel explores how the American West will have to be battling wildfire season while the coronavirus pandemic continues. 
COVID-19, combined with the effects of ongoing civil conflicts; hotter, drier weather in many areas; and an unfolding locust invasion in Africa and the Middle East, could cut off access to food for...


Michele Barry, MD, FACP

Senior Fellow

Marshall Burke

Center Fellow, by Courtesy
Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Jenna Davis

Senior Fellow
Water, Health & Development

Giulio De Leo

Senior Fellow
Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment
Humanities and Sciences

Chris Field

Senior Fellow
Faculty Director, Stanford Woods Institute
Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Sciences

Rob Jackson

Senior Fellow
Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

James Holland Jones

Senior Fellow
Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Stephen Luby

Senior Fellow

Erin Mordecai

Center Fellow, by Courtesy

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

Center Fellow
Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences