Environment

Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Scholarly Publications

The changing risk and burden of wildfire in the United States

January 2021

Recent dramatic and deadly increases in global wildfire activity have increased attention on the causes of wildfires, their consequences, and how risk from wildfire might be mitigated.

Mapping Crop Types in Southeast India with Smartphone Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning

September 2020

High resolution satellite imagery and modern machine learning methods hold the potential to fill existing data gaps in where crops are grown around the world at a sub-field level.

Water-food-energy challenges in India: political economy of the sugar industry

July 2020

Sugar is the second largest agro-based industry in India and has a major influence on the country's water, food, and energy security.

Other Publications

Le nouveau rêve américain : du Maghreb à la Californie

June 2019

Dans ce travail d'ethnographie urbaine qui la conduit de San Francisco à la Silicon Valley, de Los Angeles à San Diego, Marie-Pierre Ulloa se penche sur les diasporas maghrébines qui se sont...

Is it Possible to Say No to China? The Case of the Kirchner-Cepernic Dams in Argentine Patagonia

April 2019

This case analyzes Argentinian President Macri’s decision to continue or suspend the construction of two mega dams financed by Chinese banks in the Santa Cruz River.

Tax brown energy or subsidize green? The choice is easy

February 2019

Progressive Democrats assert that the Green New Deal is the best way to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.But this claim ignores the fact that subsidizing “green” energy technologies, such as...

News

Bad Earth

August 2020

Every year, humans move more earth and rock than rivers, wind, rain and all other planetary forces combined. And the quantity of rock moved by Anglo American in its century-plus of metal mining...

Extremely unlikely that they will find anything

August 2020

A helicopter scan for radioactivity at SF’s former bases had limited value. The city relied on it anyway, using what Gabrielle Hecht calls “a classic playbook around issues of toxicity, radiation and...

Former Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Dissertation Awards

June 2020

Interdisciplinary environmental scholar Shiran Victoria Shen is the recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Award and political economist Lizhi Liu is the recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Award in...

Events

Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes?

March 11, 2021

About the Event: Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

Fast Food, Urban Crises: A History

February 4, 2021

  About the Event:  In the wake of the racial unrest of 1968, the federal government  embarked on a series of social programs designed to  respond to the cries of Black communities demanding an end...

Public-Private Collaborations and NGOs in the Health Sector in Asia

December 9, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" Non-state actors contribute to health...

Projects

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles

Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles Governmental agencies and non-state actors interact within health systems in complicated and sometimes controversial ways that...
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Interview with Chris Barrett

March 2020

Chris Barrett, Professor of Applied Economics and Management and an International Professor of Agriculture with Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, visited FSE and spoke about "Innovation Needed to Meet Global Food Security...

Innovation Needed to Meet Global Food Security Challenges

February 2020

Agricultural and development economist Christopher B.

India's Transition: Was Coleridge Right?

November 2019

Junaid Ahmad, the World Bank Country Director for India, looks at the political economy of managing service delivery in India through the prism of water.

People

bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
frank wolak Frank Wolak PESD Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Pam dean 11 Pamela Matson Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, FSE Affiliated Faculty Professor, Earth Sciences, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
rsd19 072 0308a Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
freyberg David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
van Schewick Barbara Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar