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Field sees the big picture and distills complex detail into a cohesive whole. It’s no wonder the U.S. tapped him for leadership of the U.N.'s top climate change organization.

September 28, 2015

The extraordinary strength of the present El Niño may lead to a particularly wet winter in California, but Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain say that it might not be enough to end California's worst drought on record.

September 11, 2015
Interns looking at fossils

In a summer internship program, high school students worked with Stanford Earth faculty and graduate student mentors on active research projects.

August 14, 2015
Scientists on a zodiac in West Antarctic Peninsula

New Stanford Earth research reveals that large areas of open water in the Southern Ocean are benefiting phytoplankton blooms that help support the Antarctic food chain and mitigate the effects of climate change.

August 11, 2015

E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman found that volunteers who walked briefly through a lush, green portion of the Stanford campus were more attentive and happier afterward.

July 24, 2015

Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015
This week's episode of Generation Anthropocene goes on a deep dive into some of the planet's more mysterious water sources.
July 14, 2015
Congratulations to Kevin Arrigo, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Rosemary Knight, and Roz Naylor, who have been awarded seed grants from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects.
July 10, 2015

Tony Kovscek has been appointed to the Keleen and Carlton Beal Professorship. This honor is much deserved--previous holders of the Beal Professorship are Lynn Orr and Hank Ramey.

July 7, 2015

What if we could see through the crust of the earth to locate and measure precious groundwater? It’s no longer necessary to do “exploratory surgery” on the earth, says Rosemary Knight, whose team uses satellites to track fresh water.

June 17, 2015
June 14, 2015
Sarah Brickman
March 19, 2015
Palani Akana
March 18, 2015

Earth Systems sophomores Emma Hutchinson and Mary Cirino researched Earth's climate, from the strongest wind system on Earth to the tropical Pacific, as part of the Stanford School of Earth Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research (SESUR) program.

October 22, 2014

High school students participating in the School of Earth Sciences internship program sat down with Earth Systems BS/MS candidate Alessandra Santiago to discuss their work in active research labs, their analysis of ancient animals and climate change, and what they gained from their time on the Stanford campus.

October 2, 2014

Earth Systems alumna Laure Katz dives deep to help develop marine protection programs for Conservation International.

September 30, 2014

Earth Systems alumnus Dan Karp is the co-lead author of a new study in Costa Rica that revealed that habitat destruction significantly reduces the incidence of evolutionarily distinct species.

September 12, 2014

Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin argue in Nature Climate Change that that immediate global action to address the root cause of climate change is a better and safer alternative to geoengineering.

July 4, 2014

2014 PhD recipients are well positioned to tackle the most pressing energy issues facing their generation, from carbon capture and storage to shale gas and providing power to India’s growing population.

June 27, 2014
June 14, 2014
Amazon model

Modern cultures and technologies have crept into the most isolated communities in the world. Stanford scientists have developed software to better understand how outside forces can affect the sustainability of indigenous peoples.

June 13, 2014

Earth Systems senior Kaley Dodson and the Stanford women's water polo team won their third national title in four years by beating UCLA 9-5.  In Kaley's Stanford career, the team had a stunning 108-7 won-loss record.

May 13, 2014

The School of Earth Sciences Undergraduate Research Program immerses students in serious research projects, exposing them to the process of scientific inquiry and helping them decide about their academic futures.


March 5, 2014
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