Agriculture

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Combining GEDI and Sentinel-2 for wall-to-wall mapping of tall and short crops

High resolution crop type maps are an important tool for improving food security, and remote sensing is increasingly used to create such maps in regions that possess ground truth labels for model...

Two shifts for crop mapping: Leveraging aggregate crop statistics to improve satellite-based maps in new regions

Crop type mapping at the field level is critical for a variety of applications in agricultural monitoring, and satellite imagery is becoming an increasingly abundant and useful raw input from...

Cleaner air has contributed one-fifth of US maize and soybean yield gains since 1999

Crop productivity is potentially affected by several air pollutants, although these are usually studied in isolation. A significant challenge to understanding the effects of multiple pollutants in...

Historical warming has increased U.S. crop insurance losses

Quantification of the sector-specific financial impacts of historical global warming represents a critical gap in climate change impacts assessment. The multiple decades of county-level data...

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

The sustainability of aquaculture has been debated intensely since 2000, when a review on the net contribution of aquaculture to world fish supplies was published in Nature. This paper...

Using satellite imagery to understand and promote sustainable development

Recent years have witnessed rapid growth in satellite-based approaches to quantifying aspects of land use, especially those monitoring the outcomes of sustainable development programs. Burke et al...

A million kernels of truth: Insights into scalable satellite maize yield mapping and yield gap analysis from an extensive ground dataset in the US Corn Belt

Crop yield maps estimated from satellite data increasingly are used to understand drivers of yield trends and variability, yet satellite-derived regional maps are rarely compared with location-...

Uniting remote sensing, crop modelling and economics for agricultural risk management

The increasing availability of satellite data at higher spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions is enabling new applications in agriculture and economic development, including agricultural...

Changes in the drought sensitivity of US maize yields

November 2020

As climate change leads to increased frequency and severity of drought in many agricultural regions, a prominent adaptation goal is to reduce the drought sensitivity of crop yields.

High-Resolution Soybean Yield Mapping Across the US Midwest Using Subfield Harvester Data

October 2020

Cloud computing and freely available, high-resolution satellite data have enabled recent progress in crop yield mapping at fine scales.

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.

Productivity Dispersion and Persistence Among the World's Most Numerous Firms

April 2020

Marshall Burke and fellow researchers study productivity in smallholder farms to understand variation across the adbundant but understudied firms.

On the role of anthropogenic climate change in the emerging food crisis in southern Africa in the 2019–2020 growing season

February 2020

Researchers including David Lobell analyze how human-caused climate change has impacted a water deficit in Southern Africa and might contribute to a rising food security crisis in the region.

Weakly Supervised Deep Learning for Segmentation of Remote Sensing Imagery

January 2020

Accurate automated segmentation of remote sensing data could benefit applications from land cover mapping and agricultural monitoring to urban development surveyal and disaster damage assessment....

Sight for Sorghums: Comparisons of Satellite- and Ground-Based Sorghum Yield Estimates in Mali

December 2019

The advent of multiple satellite systems capable of resolving smallholder agricultural plots raises possibilities for significant advances in measuring and understanding agricultural productivity...

Satellites reveal a small positive yield effect from conservation tillage across the US Corn Belt

December 2019

Machine learning and satellite data of crops shows that farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and soybeans and improve the health of the soil.

Causes of Indonesia’s forest fires

November 2019

The economic costs of Indonesia’s 2015 forest fires are estimated to exceed US $16 billion, with more than 100,000 premature deaths.

Eyes in the Sky, Boots on the Ground: Assessing Satellite- and Ground-Based Approaches to Crop Yield Measurement and Analysis

October 2019

Understanding the determinants of agricultural productivity requires accurate measurement of crop output and yield.

The impact of agricultural interventions can be doubled by using satellite data

October 2019

Feeding a growing population while reducing negative environmental impacts is one of the greatest challenges of the coming decades.

The role of irrigation in changing wheat yields and heat sensitivity in India

September 2019

Irrigation has been pivotal in wheat’s rise as a major crop in India and is likely to be increasingly important as an adaptation response to climate change.

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Roz low res 9 11 cropped Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
gorelick 0 Steven Gorelick Cyrus F. Tolman Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
headshot Hemant Pullabhotla Postdoctoral Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Department of Earth System Science
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pam Pamela Ronald Affiliated scholar
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dagostino profile photo Anthony Louis D'Agostino Affiliated scholar
kmoiyoi Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
tanutama headshot2 Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment