The Kelp Forest Array, located just offshore of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, will provide the power and real-time data access scientists need to monitor the effects of climate change on the California coast.
Restoring the relationship of people to oceans: Larry Crowder at TEDxMonterey
May 22, 2012
Larry is the Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). He is also a Professor of Biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University. Previously, he was the Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University.
Dr. Crowder's research centers on predation and food web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, population and food web modeling in conservation biology, and interdisciplinary approaches to marine conservation. He has studied food web processes in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve management. He was Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary research projects including the South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment (SABRE), OBIS SEAMAP (Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Animal Populations), and Project GLOBAL (Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-Lived Species). He has also directed and participated in a number of research, analysis, and synthesis groups at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and for the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board.
His recent research has focused on marine conservation, including research on bycatch, spatial ecological analysis, nutrients and low oxygen, sustainable seafood, ecosystem-based management, marine spatial planning, and governance. He is a AAAS Fellow and was awarded Duke University's Scholar/Teacher of the year award in 2008-2009.
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Energy and Water: Consuming the World's Two Most Limiting Resources
May 10, 2012
Robert Jackson, then-Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, discusses energy and water. Jackson is currently a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute.
Recorded 27 September 2011 at the Carnegie Institution Dept. of Global Ecology at Stanford University with Sally M. Benson, Director, Global Climate and Energy Project, and Professor, Dept. of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University.
By 2040, the amount of land suitable for cultivating premium wine grapes in high-value areas of northern California could shrink by 50 percent because of global warming, according to a study by Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh.
White sharks, elephant seals and bluefin tuna are among 23 marine species being tracked through the Tagging of Pacific Predators project. TOPP is led by a team of marine scientists, including Barbara Block, a professor of biology at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.
Large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that by mid-century the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years, according to a study co-authored by Noah Diffenbaugh, assistant professor of environmental Earth system science and center fell at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.