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Scholarly Publications

The political economy of biodiesel in an era of low oil prices

May 2017

Global biodiesel production grew by 23% per annum between 2005 and 2015, leading to a seven-fold expansion of the sector in a single decade.

Using remotely sensed temperature to estimate climate response functions

January 2017

Temperature data are commonly used to estimate the sensitivity of many societally relevant outcomes, including crop yields, mortality, and economic output, to ongoing climate changes.

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

November 2016

Over the last two decades global production of soybean and palm oil seeds have increased enormously.

Other Publications

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

News

India’s groundwater future is at stake

May 2017

Since the 1960s, India’s groundwater irrigation has increased dramatically, playing an important role in its economy and people’s lives — supporting livelihoods of over 26 crore farmers and...

Tropical Oil Crops - a More Sustainable Future?

February 2017

An interview with authors of the “The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution” predicts the future of soy and palm oil booms by examining the past and present.

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

Events

Sheep and Socio-Economic Growth in Europe

April 6, 2017

Although sheep are only one of the important domesticates exploited in many parts of the world, it has played a near-paradigmatic role throughout the emergence and spread of European civilization....

Connecting the Dots 2015: The Food, Energy, Water and Climate Nexus

April 17, 2015

For more information and to register, visit tomkat.stanford.edu/ctd.Each year Stanford experts from a range of disciplines meet to discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's...

Projects

Using Large Marine Protected Areas to Recover Highly Productive Marine Ecosystems and the Services They Provide: The case of the Adriatic Sea

Fishing practices that use gear that is dragged on the seafloor, such as bottom trawling, destroy and degrade marine habitats on continental shelves, the most productive areas of the global ocean....
English

Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production

This project focuses on private and public sector strategies for promoting sustainable palm oil, with sustainability defined by environmental, social, and economic objectives.
English

The Yaqui Valley Revisited: A case study on agricultural sustainability in Mexico

The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace of the Green Revolution and one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world, using irrigation, fertilizers, and other technologies to produce some of...
English

Multimedia

Can Sustainable Intensification Feed the World?

February 2015

Professor Sir Gordon Conway visited Stanford University on February 10, 2015 to discuss the importance of sustainable intensification of agriculture to feed the world in the face of obstacles such as population growth, shifting diets, land and...

People

Barton H. Thompson Professor, Law
Ling Cao Research scholar
Ryan Edwards Ryan Edwards Postdoctoral scholar Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Elsa Ordway PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar
Nicole Feldman Communications and Administrative Associate, CHP/PCOR
Matt Higgins Research Staff