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Earth Systems Program

Investigate the complex interaction of humans and nature.

Academic Advisors

Meet our academic advisors

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Michelle Anderson

Professor of Law

Patrick Archie
Patrick Archie

Director, O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, Lecturer

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Nicole Ardoin

Director, E-IPER, Associate Professor of Education and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Kevin Arrigo

Donald and Donald M. Steel Professor in Earth Sciences

Sally Benson
Sally Benson

Precourt Family Professor and Director, Precourt Institute for Energy

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Adam Brandt

Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

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Marshall Burke

Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

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Karen Casciotti

Victoria and Roger Sant Director, Earth Systems Program, Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Page Chamberlain

Professor of Geological Sciences

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Larry Crowder

Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Gretchen C. Daily

Bing Professor in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Jenna Davis

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Anne Dekas

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science

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Mark Denny

John B. and Jean De Nault Professor of Marine Sciences

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Noah Diffenbaugh

Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Rodolfo Dirzo

Bing Prof in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Sibyl Diver

Lecturer

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Rob Dunbar

W.M. Keck Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Scott Fendorf

Terry Huffington Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Chris Field

Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor of Earth System Science, of Biology and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

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Christopher Francis

Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Zephyr Frank

Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor, by courtesy, Iberian and Latin American Cultures

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David Freyberg

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Tadashi Fukami

Professor of Biology

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Margot Gerritsen

Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Lawrence Goulder

Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

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Elizabeth Hadly

Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences

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Thomas Hayden

Professor of the Practice, Earth Systems Program

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George Hilley

Professor of Geological Sciences

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James Holland Jones

Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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David Kennedy

Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus

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Rosemary Knight

The George L. Harrington Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Alexandra Konings

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science and, by courtesy, of Geophysics & Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Jeffrey Koseff

William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Anthony Kovscek

Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

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Eric Lambin

George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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James Leape

Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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David Lobell

Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

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Pamela Matson

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Environmental Studies, Director, Change Leadership for Sustainability and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute

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Stephen Monismith

Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering

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Rosamond Naylor

William Wrigley Professor, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics

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Richard Nevle

Deputy Director, Earth Systems Program, Earth Systems Program

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Stephen Palumbi

Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Jonathan Payne

Dorrell William Kirby Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Professor, by courtesy, of Biology

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Kabir Peay

Associate Professor of Biology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Erik Sperling

Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Biology and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Jenny Suckale

Assistant Professor of Geophysics and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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James Sweeney

Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution

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Leif Thomas

Associate Professor of Earth System Science and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Barton Thompson

Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Peter Vitousek

Clifford G. Morrison Professor in Population and Resource Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Earth System Science

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Virginia Walbot

Professor of Biology

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Michael Wara

Senior Research Scholar

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Paula V. Welander

Associate Professor of Environmental Earth System Science

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