Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Monsanto Pledges to be Carbon Neutral by 2021 »

December 1, 2015

Senior Fellow David Lobell (Earth System Science) comments on the importance of corporate commitments to carbon neutrality

By Jim Salter, AP via US News & World Report

Satellite Data Has Important Role in Crop Yield Research »

November 12, 2015

Covers new paper co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows David Lobell (Earth System Science) on using satellites to measure crop yields from space.

Farm Futures

Climate Change Intensifies California Drought, Scientists Say »

August 20, 2015

Woods Senior Fellows David Lobell (Earth System Science) and Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) discuss the latest study on the connection between climate change and the California drought. 

By Justin Gillis, New York Times

India Air Pollution 'Cutting Crop Yields by Almost Half' »

November 3, 2014

Quotes Senior Fellow David Lobell on study findings that air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half

By Azeen Ghorayshi, The Guardian

Study: Climate Change Increases Chance of Slowdown in Yields »

July 26, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on whether climate change affects food supply

By Christopher Doering,, The Des Moines Register (Gannett)

Climate Change May Reduce Corn, Wheat Crop Yields »

July 25, 2014

Discusses research by Senior Fellow David Lobell

By Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg Businessweek

Europe Wheat Yields Forecast in Study to Fall on Climate Warming »

May 22, 2014

Cites study findings from David Lobell, Woods senior fellow, that wheat and barley yields in Europe may noticeably fall by 2040, due to expected climate warming

By Rudy Ruitenberg, Bloomberg Businessweek

Bumper Corn Looks Dicey in Drought »

May 5, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on corn's sensitivity to higher temperatures

By Cindy Graber, Scientific American

Cornfields Could Yield Less by Midcentury »

May 1, 2014

Describes research by Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on how genetic improvements have led to steadily higher corn yields, while corn yields have become more sensitive to drought

By Joel K. Bourne, Jr., National Geographic

Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come »

March 31, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellows Chris Field and David Lobell, who played a major role in the international climate report released March 31

By Justin Gillis, The New York Times

Climate Change 'Already Affecting Food Supply' – U.N. »

March 30, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on food security implications of new climate report

By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian

Chipotle: Don’t Panic About Guacamole »

March 6, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on negative response of several crops to global warming, including avocados

By Amrita Jayakumar, Chicago Tribune

The Great Greening of the Global North »

November 19, 2013

A radio discussion on NPR's Boston station about how farming is changing due to climate change, including comments by Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell

By Tom Ashbrook, WBUR

Agricultural Ecologist: David Lobell »

November 13, 2013

Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell talks about what he does as an agricultural ecologist at Stanford University.

By Ryan Schleeter, National Geographic

A Jolt to Complacency on Food Supply »

November 11, 2013

Mentions Senior Fellow David Lobell as one of a group of young scientists who have "pioneered more sophisticated ways of analyzing the relationship between agriculture and climate"

By Justin Gillis, New York Times

The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 »

October 1, 2013

Cites Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell, "for helping farmers feed the world"

Foreign Policy

Area Scientists Win MacArthur Grants »

September 25, 2013

Focuses on three MacArthur winners in the San Francisco Bay Area, including David Lobell of Stanford Woods Institute

By Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford and Berkeley Researchers Among MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Recipients »

September 25, 2013

Recognizes David Lobell, a senior fellow at Stanford Woods Institute, along with paleobotanist C. Kevin Boyce of Stanford for being named MacArthur Fellows

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News

This Terrifying Chart Shows We’re Not Growing Enough Food to Feed the World »

July 1, 2013

Mentions Senior Fellow David Lobell, associate director of Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment

By Brad Plumer, The Washington Post

Want to Save the Planet? Ditch Meat, Says Study »

June 19, 2013

Quotes Cenior Fellow David Lobell, who is associate director of the Center for Food Security and the Environment at Stanford

By John Roach, NBC News