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Rosamond L. Naylor

Rosamond L. Naylor, PhD

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
William Wrigley Professor in Earth Science
Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment

The Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki
Environment and Energy Building
Stanford University
473 Via Ortega, Office 363
Stanford, CA 94305

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Rosamond Naylor is the Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, William Wrigley Professor in Earth Science, and Associate Professor of Economics (by courtesy) at Stanford University.  She received her B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, her M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and her Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University. Her research focuses on economic and biophysical dimensions of food security and environmental impacts of crop and animal production.  She has been involved in many field-level research projects around the world and has published widely on issues related to intensive crop production, aquaculture and livestock systems, biofuels, climate change, food price volatility, and food policy analysis. At Stanford, Naylor teaches courses on the World Food Economy, Human-Environment Interactions, and Sustainable Agriculture. 

Naylor currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Beijer Institute in Stockholm, is a Science Advisor for United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s initiative on Sustainable Development (Sustainable Agriculture section), and trustee of The Nature Conservancy California Chapter. Additionally, she serves on the editorial board of the journals Global Food Security and Journal on Food Security

Stanford Affiliations

Earth System Science