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June 6th, 2013

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

FSE, FSI Stanford News

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award. The award recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last 5 years that represents the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. Read more »



November 28th, 2012

A 'call to arms' for a transition to sustainability

FSE affiliated faculty member Pamela Matson was the keynote speaker at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine. Her talk focuses on what is needed to transition to a sustainable world. She frames her lecture around FSE's agricultural sustainability research in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico.




September 26th, 2012

Sustainable agriculture and feeding 9 billion people - an interview with Pam Matson

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Pamela Matson, Dean of the School of Earth Sciences and FSE researcher, discusses agricultural research in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico and how it relates to the Green Revolution with Stanford's Generation Anthropocene. She also reflects upon the politics of sustainable agriculture and how we might go about feeding the 9 billion people we expect in the coming decades.

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June 2nd, 2011

Farmer networks key to agricultural innovation in developing countries

FSI Stanford, FSE News

New technologies can improve agricultural sustainability in developing countries, but only with the engagement of local farmers and the networks they depend on, Stanford researchers say in a recent study published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. +HTML+
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May 5th, 2011

US farmers dodge the impacts of global warming--at least for now

FSI Stanford, FSE News

The United States seems to have been lucky so far in largely escaping the impact of global warming on crop production. But for most major agricultural producing countries, the rising temperatures have already reduced their yields of corn and wheat compared to what they would have produced if there had been no warming, according to a new study led by Stanford researchers. +HTML+ +PDF+
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December 1st, 2010

Economist article warns adapting to climate change necessary now; cites four FSE studies

FSI Stanford, FSE in the news: The Economist on November 25, 2010

FSE studies referenced in Economist article on adapting to climate change. These included David Battisti and Rosamond Naylor's 2009 study on historical warnings of future food insecurity (Historical Warnings of Future Food Insecurity with Unprecedented Seasonal Heat), former FSE Visiting Fellow Wolfram Schlenker's work on climate change and crop productivity, research associate Marshall Burke's work on agricultural insurance, as well as additional climate change and agriculture studies conducted at FSE.




July 26th, 2010

FSE deputy director Walter Falcon comments on the need to invest in yield improvements for native, local crops

FSI Stanford, FSE in the news: Miller-McCune on July 26, 2010

Falcon quoted in Miller-McCune article, "Rethinking the Sandwich: the Globalization of Wheat Rust." Read more »




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