December 2, 2015
Fisher Conference Center at the
Frances C. Arillaga Alumni Center

  • Keynote Speaker: Jim Leape, Cox Consulting Professor
  • Workshops
  • Research Presentations
  • Poster Session
  • Presentation/Poster Prizes
  • Lunch + Happy Hour/Networking

We encourage researchers from all disciplines examining aspects of the environment and related opportunities and challenges to participate. Come to learn, gain new perspectives, and network with your fellow Stanford PhD/graduate students and postdoctoral colleagues.  Space is limited on first come/first serve basis.  Register or sign up to present here.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday October 22, 2015

(abstract limit = 200 words)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 19, 2015

The 2015 Young Environmental Scholars Conference Organizers are:

  • Anna Lee, PhD student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (EIPER):
  • Carly Sponarski, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Graduate School of Education:

Feel free to contact the organizers with questions regarding your talk or poster and the event.


8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 am Welcome & Workshops
Jeff Koseff, Co-Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Harnessing the Power of Stories: Incorporating storytelling techniques into communication of your academic work - Stanford’s Storytelling Project

The Storytelling Project will be limited to 30 people. The Storytelling Project have asked participants to please prepare a one sentence description of your research. And listen to the following: "Keep it in the Ground“ Part 1 of "The Biggest Story in the World," a behind the scene look at the British newspaper The Guardian’s effort to find a new way to report on climate change. "Keep it in the Ground“ is 16 minutes and it shows journalists struggling to communicate the science and implications of global warming to their audience in a meaningful way. When you listen to it, pay attention to the strategies the journalists use to convey their quests.

Designing Effective Graphics: Creating National Geographic-ready figures and diagrams. Erik Jacobsen from Threestory Studio

10:30 - 10:45 am Networking & Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00 pm Research Presentations - Law, Policy and Climate Change

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker
Jim Leape, Consulting Professor Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment & School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

2:00 – 3:15 pm Research Presentations - Water: Conservation and Management

3:15 - 3:30 pm Networking & Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:45 pm Research Presentations - Interdisciplinary Environmental Management

4:45 - 5:00 pm Concluding Remarks
Pamela Matson, Dean of the School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences

5:00 - 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Poster Session
*Co-Sponsored by Stanford Environmental Behavior Research Group