Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


The Stanford Woods Institute will be sponsoring two seminars, or Uncommon Dialogues, in Washington, D.C. in the 2016-17 academic year – one in the fall of 2016 and the second in the winter or spring of 2017.  The topics of the Uncommon Dialogues will be chosen based on faculty applications.

Woods will cover dialogue costs, including Stanford participant travel and the travel costs of other participants who cannot otherwise cover them.  Woods also will provide staff support for organizing the dialogue.

Selection Criteria  

- Clear linkage to a Woods’ focal area

- Urgency of the challenge or problem and the potential to contribute its solution

- Capacity to build and expand on Woods’ D.C. networks and relationships

- Level of interest and participation by Stanford faculty

- Availability of other funding sources

In 200 Words or less briefly describe the dialogue topic you are proposing
Briefly explain the policy relevance or the policy challenge the dialogue will help inform
Please list all Stanford and/or Woods affiliated individuals who would be invited or intend to participate in the dialogue
Please provide examples of key individuals, organizations or agencies who would be invited to participate
Please provide approximate date dialogue would be held, duration (number of hours/days), and any additional details of note


Published Work
An immune clock of human pregnancy »

September 1, 2017 -

Pursuing water Security »

July 27, 2017 -

Package ‘demogR’ »

April 4, 2017 -

Mapping Ecosystem Services »

March 30, 2017 -

A Novel Cardiotoxic Mechanism for a Pervasive Global Pollutant »

January 31, 2017 -

An Environmental Call to Action »

January 1, 2017 -

The growing role of methane in anthropogenic climate change »

December 12, 2016 -

Projecting Forward »

November 1, 2016 -

Ecosystem Services »

March 19, 2016 -

IPCC expert meeting on detection and attribution related to anthropogenic climate change »

February 27, 2016 -

Ecosystems of California »

February 25, 2016 -

The Power of Nature-Based Tourism »

February 15, 2016 -

Ecosystems of California »

January 19, 2016 -

The Global Methane Budget: 2000–2012, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss »

January 2, 2016 -

The Global Methane Budget: 2000–2012, Earth Syst »

January 2, 2016 -

Reaching Peak Emissions »

December 7, 2015 -

Debunking the Climate Hiatus »

September 17, 2015 -

Nature as Capital »

June 16, 2015 -

Betting on Negative Emissions »

September 21, 2014 -

Water in the West »

January 1, 2014 -

U.S. Maize Adaptability »

July 26, 2013 -

Achieving the triple bottom line in the face of inherent trade-offs among social equity, economic return, and conservation »

March 28, 2013 - Mary Ruckelshaus, Benjamin S. Halpern, Carissa J. Klein, Christopher J. Brown, Maria Beger, Hedley S. Grantham, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Vivitskaia J. Tulloch, Matt Watts, Crow White, Hugh P. Possingham

Climate Change and Wild Species »

February 21, 2013 -

Enhanced Nitrogen Deposition Over China »

February 20, 2013 - Peter Vitousek, Fusuo Zhang, Andreas Fangmeier, Peter Christie, Keith Goulding, Jan Willem Erisman, Zhenling Cui, Jianlin Shen, Aohan Tang, Wenxuan Han, Ying Zhang, Xuejun Liu

Detecting Unfrozen Sediments Below Thermokarst Lakes With Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance »

February 16, 2013 - Rosemary Knight, Andrew D. Parsekian, Benjamin M. Jones, Lin Liu, Kristina Keating, Mike Müller-Petke, Jan O. Walbrecker, Guido Grosse

Climate Adaptation as Mitigation: the Case of Agricultural Investments »

February 12, 2013 - David Lobell, Thomas W Hertel, Uris Lantz C Baldos

Bounding the Role of Black Carbon in the Climate System: A Scientific Assessment »

January 15, 2013 - Mark Jacobson, T. C. Bond, S. J. Doherty , D. W. Fahey , P. M. Forster , T. Berntsen , B. J. DeAngelo , M. G. Flanner , S. Ghan , B. Kärcher , D. Koch , S. Kinne , Y. Kondo , P. K. Quinn , M. C. Sarofim , M. G. Schultz , M. Schulz , C. Venkataraman , H. Zhang , S. Zhang , N. Bellouin

Genomic Basis for Coral Resilience »

January 7, 2013 - Stephen Palumbi, Daniel J. Barshis , Jason T. Ladner, Thomas A. Oliver, François O. Seneca, Nikki Traylor-Knowles

Energy in the Context of Sustainability »

January 1, 2013 - Pamela Matson, Rosina M. Bierbaum

A Trillion Tons »

January 1, 2013 - Hal Harvey, Clara Vondrich

Human Dimensions of Coral Reef Social-Ecological Systems »

December 1, 2012 - Larry Crowder, John Kittinger, Elena M. Finkbeiner , Edward W. Glazier

The Effects of Rerouting Aircraft Around the Arctic Circle on Arctic and Global Climate »

December 1, 2012 - Mark Jacobson, Jordan T. Wilkerson, Sathya Balasubramanian, Wayne W. Cooper Jr., Nina Mohleji

Understanding the Impacts of Land-Use Policies on a Threatened Species: Is There a Future for the Bornean Orangutan? »

November 7, 2012 - Lisa Curran, Serge A. Wich, David Gaveau, Nicola Abram, Marc Ancrenaz, Alessandro Baccini, Stephen Brend, Roberto A. Delgado, Andi Erman, Gabriella M. Fredriksson, Benoit Goossens, Simon J. Husson, Isabelle Lackman, Andrew J Marshall

Tissue Turnover Rates and Isotopic Trophic Discrimination Factors in the Endothermic Teleost, Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus orientalis) »

November 7, 2012 - Barbara Block, Daniel Madigan, Steven Litvin, Brian Popp, Aaron Carlisle, Charles Farwell

Nitrogen Removal with Energy Recovery Through N2O Decomposition »

November 6, 2012 - Craig Criddle, Yaniv D. Scherson , George F. Wells, Sung-Geun Woo, Jangho Lee, Joonhong Park, Brian J. Cantwell

Global Warming Causes »

October 4, 2012 -

Intensive Agriculture Erodes Diversity at Large Scales »

September 1, 2012 - Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Jai Ranganathan, Daniel S. Karp, Andrew J. Rominger , Jim Zook