Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


plantations and a natural temperate forest

Deforestation Solution »

February 29, 2016

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...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Zachary Brown in kayak

A Trek on the Edge of Wilderness »

October 16, 2015

Zachary Brown defends his thesis, then travels 2,300 miles by foot and by kayak to establish an Alaskan field school, where he hopes to inspire the next generation's understanding of the environment.

By Ker Than and Bjorn Carey, Stanford School of Earthy, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Yellow cedars show dieback in a stand south of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Climate Change Requires New Conservation Models »

October 15, 2015

In a world transformed by climate change and human activity, Stanford scientists say that conserving biodiversity and protecting species will require an interdisciplinary combination of ecological and social research...

By Ker Than, Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

The western black-legged tick

Surprising Level of Tick-Borne Disease Risk »

August 19, 2015

Study reveals mysterious pathogen in higher concentrations than thought in trailside ticks in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

African rat (Mastomys natalensis), a carrier of plague and other diseases

Agriculture Expansion's Connection to Plague Risks »

March 3, 2015

Maize cultivation sparks surge in plague-carrying rodents; experts fear acceleration of agriculture production across Africa may carry same risks beyond Tanzania

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

A small farm in Chicago

Urban Agriculture on the Rise »

November 20, 2014

Study finds that the land in and around cities are increasingly becoming important centers of food production worldwide

International Water Management Institute

coffee plantation

Making Coffee Sustainable »

June 16, 2014

Stanford symposium examines the drink’s environmental impact, path to sustainability

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

soy field in brazil

Computer Model Examines Fate of Indigenous Peoples »

June 13, 2014

Modern cultures and technologies have crept into the most isolated communities in the world. Stanford scientists have developed software to better understand how outside forces can affect the sustainability of...

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service


Ticks May Cause Double Trouble »

February 18, 2014

Stanford study finds ticks infected with Lyme disease and newly identified human pathogen are widespread in San Francisco Bay Area

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By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Hiding in Plain Sight: Factoring the Environment Into Human Health »

July 9, 2013

A special report in Stanford Medicine magazine looks at the connection between health and the environment through the work of Stanford Woods Institute senior fellows and others

Stanford Medicine

48 Stanford Scientists Sign Global Environmental Consensus Statement »

May 23, 2013

California Governor accepts document endorsed by 520 scientists from 44 countries.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

How to Feed the World Without Deforesting the Planet »

May 7, 2013

Globalization is driving widespread land conversion for agriculture, but it can also be a force for responsible land use

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Finding Common Threads in Global Water Crises »

October 24, 2012

What does drought in Kansas have to do with under-utilized groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa?

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment