Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Oceans

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Humans depend on the ocean to help stabilize the climate, provide food and support livelihoods.

Stanford Woods Institute researchers are finding ways to meet challenges facing ocean health by applying the best available science and policy expertise to ocean governance, ecosystem resilience, climate change impacts such as ocean acidification and sea level rise and other stressors to marine environments.


Research Centers and Programs

Center for Ocean Solutions »

The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) is a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute and the Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). COS develops knowledge to solve ocean challenges.

Natural Capital Project »

The Natural Capital Project melds world-class research on environmental economics with influential conservation programs. The center’s Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) software suite enables decision-makers to quantify nature’s values, assess tradeoffs associated with alternative land- and water-use choices and integrate conservation and human development into land- and...


News & Press Releases

Bold Solutions for Marine Conservation »

February 11, 2015

Two-thirds of high seas fisheries are depleted or overfished, but technology and political will can reverse the downward trend and move toward sustainability.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Media Coverage

Revealed: The Ccean's Tiniest Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain »

May 22, 2015

Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Steve Palumbi (Biology) discusses the importance of the trillions of microorganisms in the ocean such as plankton, bacteria, krill, viruses, protists and archaea are critical to life on earth.

By Christopher Joyce, NPR

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Videos

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Publications

Published Work
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

Human Dimensions of Coral Reef Social-Ecological Systems »

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

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

Sociocultural significance of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and the human dimensions of conservation planning »

May 23, 2012 - John N. Kittinger, Trisann Māhealani Bambico, Trisha Kehaulani Watson, Edward W. Glazier

Dam Choices: Analyses for Multiple Needs »

March 28, 2012 - Peter Kareiva

Mitigating Local Causes of Ocean Acidification with Existing Laws »

May 1, 2011 - Meg Caldwell, R. P. Kelly, M. M. Foley, W. S. Fisher, R. A. Feely, B. S. Halpern, G. G. Waldbusser

Feeding aquaculture in an era of finite resources »

September 8, 2009 - Rosamond Naylor, Ronald W. Hardy, Dominique P. Bureau, Alice Chiu, Matthew Elliott, Anthony P. Farrell, Ian Forster, Delbert M. Gatlin, Rebecca J. Goldburg, Katheline Hua, Peter D. Nichols

Research Brief
Workshop Report
Preparing for the Future: Climate Change and the Monterey Bay Shorelines »

December 6, 2011 - Adina Abeles, Karen Grimmer, Hilary Papendick

Other
Rising to the Challenge: Results of the 2011 California Coastal Adaption Needs Assessment »

May 1, 2012 - Juliette A. Finzi Hart, Phyllis M. Grifman, Susanne C. Moser, Adina Abeles, Monique R. Myers, Susan C. Schlosser, Julia A. Ekstrom

Ocean Conservation Strategies and the Next Decade of Marine Conservation Philanthropy »

November 1, 2011 - Meg Caldwell, Larry Crowder, Stephen Palumbi, Xaiver Basurto, Alice Chiu, Rod Fujita, Peter Kareiva, Whitney Smith, Mike Weber, Thomas Hayden

Numerical modeling of aquaculture dissolved waste transport in a coastal embayment »

November 30, 2010 - Jeffrey Koseff, Rosamond Naylor, Alice Chiu, Oliver Fringer, Hyeyun Ku, Subhas Venayagamoorthy

New Tagging and Tracking Technologies and Their Potential for Transforming the Science Underlying Fisheries Management »

November 30, 2010 - Barbara Block, Charles Greene, David Welch, George Jackson, Gareth Lawson, Erin Rechisky

A View of the Ocean from Pacific Predators »

November 30, 2010 - Barbara Block, Daniel Costa and Steven Bograd

Resolving Mismatches in U.S. Ocean Governance »

November 30, 2010 - Larry Crowder, G. Osherenko, O. R. Young, S. Airamé, E. A. Norse, N. Baron, J. C. Day, F. Douvere, C. N. Ehler, B. S. Halpern, S. J. Langdon, K. L. McLeod, J. C. Ogden, R. E. Peach, A. A. Rosenberg, J. A. Wilson

Historical Perspective »

November 15, 2007 - Hon. John A. Fraser

Annual Reports
Fact Sheet