Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean
January 6, 2015
Video abstract for McCauley, DJ, Pinsky, ML, Palumbi, SR, Estes, JA, Joyce, FH, and RR Warner. 2015. Marine defaunation: animal loss in the global oceans. Science 347: 1255641. Featured in the New York Times on January 16, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/sci...
Ten years ago, few researchers and experts crossed disciplines to collaborate in pursuit of environmental solutions. Today, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the Stanford Woods Institute, the landscape has changed dramatically. To mark that progress and lay the groundwork for future collaborative breakthroughs, Woods hosted a tenth anniversary symposium on Nov. 11, 2014. The event, moderated by School of Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson and San Jose Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers, brought together Stanford researchers, students and their colleagues in the water, conservation, sustainable development and public health fields.
Since 2010, the Center for Ocean Solutions has supported pioneering student research on novel technologies to combat so-called pirate fishing. The Center is a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute and the Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Read more.
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | Highlights
May 5, 2014
The Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 engaged a diverse cohort of 54 CEOs, chief sustainability officers, and business unit heads from 47 companies including AT&T, Annie's Inc., Airbnb, Chevron, Disney, Gap, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Method, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Yahoo and a small group of Woods faculty from all seven Stanford schools.. Watch more videos from this event.
Meg Caldwell: Climate Change and the Bay - Monterey Prepares for the Future
April 2, 2014
Senior Lecturer Meg Caldwell discusses the impacts of erosion along the coastline due to climate change. She shares some of research put into practice by the Center for Ocean Solutions in partnership with local communities. Read more.
Mark Jacobson: Offshore Wind Farms as Hurricane Tamers
February 26, 2014
Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson discusses research showing how offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages. Read more.
Rob Dunbar: What the Antarctic Can Tell Us About a Warming Earth
February 21, 2014
Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Rob Dunbar, the W.M. Keck Professor of Earth Science, discusses his Antarctica research during a talk at Stanford sponsored by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and Stanford Continuing Studies.
The Kelp Forest Array, located just offshore of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, will provide the power and real-time data access scientists need to monitor the effects of climate change on the California coast.
Restoring the relationship of people to oceans: Larry Crowder at TEDxMonterey
May 22, 2012
Larry is the Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). He is also a Professor of Biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University. Previously, he was the Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University.
Dr. Crowder's research centers on predation and food web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, population and food web modeling in conservation biology, and interdisciplinary approaches to marine conservation. He has studied food web processes in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and has used observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to understand these interactions in an effort to improve management. He was Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary research projects including the South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment (SABRE), OBIS SEAMAP (Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Animal Populations), and Project GLOBAL (Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-Lived Species). He has also directed and participated in a number of research, analysis, and synthesis groups at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and for the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board.
His recent research has focused on marine conservation, including research on bycatch, spatial ecological analysis, nutrients and low oxygen, sustainable seafood, ecosystem-based management, marine spatial planning, and governance. He is a AAAS Fellow and was awarded Duke University's Scholar/Teacher of the year award in 2008-2009.
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