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Ling Cao

Ling Cao, PhD

Research scholar

Center on Food Security and the Environment
Encina Hall East, E400
Stanford, CA 94305-6055


Ling Cao completed her Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Trained as an agronomist and environmental scientist, she has focused on interdisciplinary research at the interface between the sustainability of food and natural systems. Her dissertation research quantitatively assessed the sustainability of emerging shrimp farming systems and technologies, and in particular focused on applying these results to producers and consumers in China and US. Currently, she is mainly working on issues related to aquaculture, fisheries, and food security in China.