January 2010
FRESHWATER
California Water Myths Distort Critical Policy Debate, Report Finds
Co-Director Buzz Thompson has co-authored a new report highlighting eight common water myths facing California, focusing on water supply, ecosystems, and legal and governance issues.
Senior Fellow Pamela Matson and Colleagues Track the Lost Water of Napa Vineyards
Center Fellow Jenna Davis Explores the Impact of Hygiene Education on Health
CLIMATE AND ENERGY
Climate Change Puts Ecosystems on the Run
To keep up with global warming, the average ecosystem will need to shift its physical boundaries about a quarter mile each year, says Senior Fellow Chris Field in a study published in the journal Nature.
Global Warming Could Impact U.S. Wine and Corn Production, Says Center Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh
Senior Fellow Sally Benson Discusses the Promise of Carbon Capture
Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson Finds that Ethanol Results in Higher Ozone Levels than Gasoline
Center Fellow Michael Wara Testifies at U.S. House Hearing on Agriculture Offsets
OCEANS AND ESTUARIES
Op-Ed: Ensuring a Sustainable Future for U.S. Ocean Fish Farming
Senior Fellow Roz Naylor discusses proposed federal legislation that addresses the potential threats of poorly regulated aquaculture in U.S. ocean waters.
COPENHAGEN CONVENTION
Woods Faculty Participate at U.N. Conference in Copenhagen
A large delegation from Stanford University attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, including Woods Institute faculty Meg Caldwell, Lisa Curran, Rob Dunbar, Chris Field, Stephen Schneider, Terry Root and Michael Wara.
Center for Ocean Solutions Delegation Raises Awareness about the Ocean and Climate Change
ENVIRONMENTAL VENTURE PROJECTS
Evaluating Solar-Powered Irrigation in Rural West Africa
Solar-powered drip irrigation systems significantly improve diet and household incomes of villagers in arid sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research was supported by a 2007 Environmental Venture Projects grant.
Stanford Faculty: Environmental Venture Projects Letters of Intent Due Jan. 22
STANFORD UNDREGRADUATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Mel Lane Student Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 8
Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Program Applications Due March 1
EVENTS
Energy Seminar, Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Bldg. 140, Room 40. “Smart Grid” Series Begins Jan. 13.
UnNatural Evolution Symposium, Feb. 26, 1:00-7:00 p.m., Clark Center Auditorium
Watch YouTube Video Highlights of the Woods Institute’s Fifth Anniversary Symposium
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