Center on Food Security and the Environment
Rosamond Naylor is the Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment; the William Wrigley Professor in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. 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. She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Beijer Institute in Stockholm and on the Advisory Panel for the African Human Development Report at UNDP (United Nations Development Program).