Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Global Freshwater Initiative, Water, Health and Development
Sustainable Development, Ecosystem Services and Conservation, Freshwater, Climate
Eric Lambin's research is in the area of land-use change. He develops integrated approaches to study human-environment interactions in land systems by linking remote sensing and socioeconomic data. This includes research to better detect subtle land changes based on time series of Earth observation satellites at multiple scales. His goal is to improve modeling of causes and impacts of deforestation, dryland degradation, agricultural intensification and conflicts between wildlife and agriculture around natural reserves. New research directions include land-use transitions – i.e., the shift from deforestation or land degradation to reforestation or land sparing for nature -- and the impact of land change on vector-borne diseases.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Collaborative efforts between companies and environmentalists to reduce deforestation more than twice as effective as "confrontational" programs developed by either industry or nongovernmental organizations, according to first-of-its kind Stanford study.
By Rob Jordan,
Profiles a study co-authored by Senior Woods Fellow Eric Lambin (earth system science) and Center Fellow Nicole Ardoin (education) on yellow cedars in Alaska that suggests climate change calls for new models of conservation.
By Story Hinckley,
Discusses a recent study led by Dan Salkeld, a research scientist at Colorado State University and former lecturer at Stanford, which found a surprising level of tick-borne disease risk on local trails. Salkeld started the research while at the Stanford Woods Institute.
By Brendan P. Bartholomew,
Discusses a new study co-authored by Senior Woods Fellow Eric Lambin on surprising levels of tick-borne disease in the Bay Area.