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Name Title Current Research Contact
Joseph Archie Lecturer

***not taking new students

jparchie@stanford.edu
Joseph Archie Lecturer

***not taking new students

jparchie@stanford.edu
Nicole Ardoin Associate Professor of Education and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Professor Ardoin's research focuses on environmental behavior as influenced by environmental learning and motivated by place-based connections. In particular, she is interested in considerations of geographic scale, which is an understudied yet crucial aspect of people-place relationships in a rapidly globalizing, urbanizing world. 
***not taking new students this year

212 Cubberley
(650) 721-2231
nmardoin@stanford.edu
Kevin Arrigo Donald & Donald M. Steel Professor in Earth Sciences; Victoria and Roger Sant Director, Earth Systems Program

Investigates role of ocean biology in gobal carbon and nutrient cycles.

Y2E2 Building, Room 141
(650) 723-3599
arrigo@stanford.edu
Gregory Asner Professor, Earth System Science (by courtesy) Carnegie Global Ecology, 260 Panama St, Stanford CA 94305
(650) 325-1521
gpa@stanford.edu
Sally Benson Director, Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor of Energy Resources Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

My research is focused on reducing the risks of climate change by developing energy supplies with low carbon emissions. Students and post-doctoral fellows in my research group work on carbon dioxide storage, energy systems analysis, and pathways for transitioning to a low-carbon energy system.

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Bldg.
(650) 725-0358
smbenson@stanford.edu
Barbara Block Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Thermal physiology, open ocean predators, ecological physiology and tuna biology
***not taking new students

Pick up
(831) 655-6236, (831) 655-6237
bblock@stanford.edu
Adam Brandt Assistant Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

Greenhouse gas emissions, energy systems optimization, mathematical modeling of resource depletion, life cycle analysis

066 Green Earth Sciences Building
(650) 724-8251
abrandt@stanford.edu
Adam Brandt Assistant Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

Greenhouse gas emissions, energy systems optimization, mathematical modeling of resource depletion, life cycle analysis

066 Green Earth Sciences Building
(650) 724-8251
abrandt@stanford.edu
Marshall Burke Assistant Professor of Earth System Science and Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research focuses on quantifying the economic and social consequences of environmental change.

Y2E2 365
(650) 721-2203
mburke@stanford.edu
Marshall Burke Assistant Professor of Earth System Science and Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research focuses on quantifying the economic and social consequences of environmental change.

Y2E2 365
(650) 721-2203
mburke@stanford.edu
Ken Caldeira Professor By Courtesy, Earth System Science

My research strives to improve the science base needed to allow human civilization to develop while protecting our environmental endowment.

Karen Casciotti Associate Professor of Earth System Science

Assistant Professor in EESS, focus on marine chemistry and biogeochemistry.

kcasciotti@stanford.edu
Karen Casciotti Associate Professor of Earth System Science

Assistant Professor in EESS, focus on marine chemistry and biogeochemistry.

kcasciotti@stanford.edu
Page Chamberlain Professor of Earth System Science

I use stable and radiogenic isotopes to understand Earth system history. These studies examine the link between climate, tectonics, biological, and surface processes.

Building 320
(650) 725-6835
chamb@stanford.edu
Larry Crowder Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment Ecology, conservation, fisheries, protected species, ecosystem-based management 120 Oceanview Blvd
(831) 655-6217
Larry.Crowder@stanford.edu
Gretchen C. Daily Bing Professor in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment Land use, biodiversity dynamics, ecosystem services (650) 723-9452
gdaily@stanford.edu
Jenna Davis Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Professor Davis’ research and teaching is focused at the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users in developing countries.

473 Via Ortega
(650) 725-9170
jennadavis@stanford.edu
Anne Dekas Assistant Professor of Earth System Science Environmental microbiology, deep-sea microbial ecology, marine biogeochemistry dekas@stanford.edu
Mark Denny John B. and Jean De Nault Professor of Marine Sciences Biomechanics, ecology, and ecological physiology Pick up
(831) 655-6207, (831) 655-6208
mwdenny@stanford.edu
Noah Diffenbaugh Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

He studies the dynamics and impacts of climate variability and change. Much of his work has focused on the role of fine-scale processes in shaping climate change impacts, including studies of extreme weather, water resources, agriculture, human health, and poverty vulnerability. 

Y2E2
diffenbaugh@stanford.edu
Rodolfo Dirzo Bing Prof in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-animal interactions, largely but not exclusively, in tropical forest ecosystems. Conservation biology in tropical ecosystems. Studies on biodiversity. Education, at all levels, on scientific practice, ecology and biodiversity conservation.
***not taking new students

Department of Biological Sciences
(650) 736-7643
rdirzo@stanford.edu
Rodolfo Dirzo Bing Prof in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-animal interactions, largely but not exclusively, in tropical forest ecosystems. Conservation biology in tropical ecosystems. Studies on biodiversity. Education, at all levels, on scientific practice, ecology and biodiversity conservation.
***not taking new students

Department of Biological Sciences
(650) 736-7643
rdirzo@stanford.edu
Rob Dunbar W.M. Keck Professor in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Ocean processes, biogeochemistry, climatology/paleoclimatology, isotopic chemistry, ocean policy

Bldg. 320, Rm. 325
(650) 725-6830
William Durham Bing Professor in Human Biology, Emeritus

I study indigenous resource management, human health, and conservation issues in the tropics. My current research focuses on environmental causes of emerging infectious diseases in tropical areas, conservation tradeoffs in the Galapagos Islands, and ecotourism as a means to poverty alleviation and self-determination among indigenous and local peoples.

BLDG 50, Room 51C
EB.WHD@stanford.edu
W Gary Ernst The Benjamin M. Page Professor In Earth Sciences, Emeritus

Petrology/geochemistry and plate tectonics of Circumpacific and Alpine mobile belts; ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in Eurasia; geology of the California Coast Ranges, the cental Klamath Mountains, and White-Inyo Range; geobotany and remote sensing of the Southwest; mineralogy and human health.
***not taking new students

Mitchell Bldg room B53
(650) 723-0185
wernst@stanford.edu
Walter Falcon Helen C. Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy, Emeritus

biotechnology; food security; food and agricultural policy in developing countries
***not taking new students

ENCINA HALL, RM 404E
(650) 723-6367
wpfalcon@stanford.edu
Scott Fendorf Huffington Family Professor in Earth Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Soil and environmental biogeochemistry

Green Rm. 301
(650) 723-5238
fendorf@stanford.edu
Scott Fendorf Huffington Family Professor in Earth Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Soil and environmental biogeochemistry

Green Rm. 301
(650) 723-5238
fendorf@stanford.edu
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 Global ecology, climate change impacts, global carbon cycle, ecosystem ecology (650) 736-4352
cfield@stanford.edu
Christopher Francis Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Microbial cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and metals in the environment; molecular geomicrobiology; marine microbiology; microbial diversity

Dept. of Environmental Earth System Science
caf@stanford.edu
Zephyr Frank Professor of History and, by courtesy, Iberian and Latin American Cultures

My research interests include wealth and inequality, Brazilian social history, Latin American economic history, and spatial history.

BLDG. 200
zfrank@stanford.edu
David Freyberg Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

A hydrologist and water resources specialist, Freyberg studies reservoir sedimentation and hydrology, hydrologic ecosystem services, summer drying of Pacific coast intermittent streams, tropical rainfall and throughfall, surface water-ground water interactions, especially in reservoir/sediment systems, and scaling and spatial distribution of recycled water systems.

Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Bldg.
(650) 723-3234
freyberg@stanford.edu
Tadashi Fukami Associate Professor of Biology

Ecological and evolutionary community assembly, with emphasis on understanding historical contingency in community structure, ecosystem functioning, biological invasion and ecological restoration, using experimental, theoretical, and comparative methods involving bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.

Department of Biology
(650) 721-1711
fukamit@stanford.edu
Margot Gerritsen Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Director of the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering, with courtesy appointment in Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering

I specialize in renewable and fossil energy production. I am also active in coastal ocean dynamics and yacht design, as well as several areas in computational mathematics including search algorithm design and matrix computations.

GESB 088, M10 Huang
(650) 725-3542, (650) 725-2727
margot.gerritsen@stanford.edu
Deborah M Gordon Professor of Biology

Professor Deborah M Gordon studies the evolutionary ecology of collective behavior. Ant colonies operate without central control, using local interactions to regulate colony behavior.

GILBERT RM410B
(650) 725-6364
dmgordon@stanford.edu
Steven Gorelick Cyrus Fisher Tolman Professor in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

As a hydrogeologist, my research involves the study of water resources with emphasis on groundwater. Using lab and field data, our aim is to develop an understanding of fundamental aspects of the transport of fluids and contaminants, and to investigate regional water resources systems

Bldg. 320, Rm. 210
(650) 725-2950
GORELICK@stanford.edu
Lawrence Goulder Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Department of Economics
(650) 723-3706
goulder@stanford.edu
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

The research of Elizabeth Hadly probes how perturbations such as climatic change and human modification of the environment influence the evolution and ecology of vertebrates.

GILBERT HALL
(650) 498-4995 ext. lab, (650) 725-2655
hadly@stanford.edu
Thomas Hayden Professor of the Practice, Earth Systems Program Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Bldg (Y2E2)
(650) 721-5722
thayden@stanford.edu
George Hilley Associate Professor of Geological Sciences

Active tectonics, quantitative structural geology and geomorphology; Geographic Information Systems;unsaturated zone gas transport; landscape development;active deformation and mountain belt growth in central Asia, central Andes, and along the San Andreas Fault; integrated investigation of earthquake hazards.

Department of Geo. and Envi. Sci.
hilley@stanford.edu
James Holland Jones Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

I am a biological anthropologist with research interests in human ecology, demography and life history theory, and the ecology and evolutionary biology of infectious disease.

Department of Earth Systems Science
jhj1@stanford.edu
James Holland Jones Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

I am a biological anthropologist with research interests in human ecology, demography and life history theory, and the ecology and evolutionary biology of infectious disease.

Department of Earth Systems Science
jhj1@stanford.edu
David Kennedy Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus

Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which combined the fields of history, literature, and economics, Professor Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history.
***not taking new students

Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
dmk@stanford.edu
Julie Kennedy Professor (Teaching) of Earth System Science, Emerita

 I have specific interest in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and in the effective communication of complex interdisciplinary problem descriptions, analysis methods, and solutions to expert and non-expert audiences. I advise and work on research projects with undergraduate and master's level students whose interests include ecology, energy, land systems management, ocean science and policy, sustainability, environmental education, and science communication.
***not taking new students

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building
juliek@stanford.edu
Rosemary Knight The George L. Harrington Professor in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Environmental geophysics

(650) 736-1487
rknight@stanford.edu
Jeffrey R. Koseff William Alden Campbell & Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering

His research focuses on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments, and in particular on turbulence and internal wave dynamics; transport, mixing, and phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems; and coral reef, kelp forest, and sea-grass hydrodynamics.

Yang and Yamazaki Env & Energy 185
(650) 736-2363
koseff@stanford.edu
Anthony Kovscek Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor in Energy Resources Engineering

I am interested in the recovery of unconventional hydrocarbon resources and mitigating carbon emissions from fossil fuels via geological sequestration of greenhouse gases. My research group and I examine the physics of flow through porous media at length scales that vary from the pore to the laboratory to the reservoir.

Department of Energy Resources Engineering
(650) 723-1218
kovscek@stanford.edu
Anthony Kovscek Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor in Energy Resources Engineering

I am interested in the recovery of unconventional hydrocarbon resources and mitigating carbon emissions from fossil fuels via geological sequestration of greenhouse gases. My research group and I examine the physics of flow through porous media at length scales that vary from the pore to the laboratory to the reservoir.

Department of Energy Resources Engineering
(650) 723-1218
kovscek@stanford.edu
Eric Lambin George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research is in the area of human-environment interactions in land systems. I develop integrated approaches to study land use change by linking remote sensing, GIS and socio-economic data. I aim at better understanding causes and impacts of changes in tropical forests, drylands, and farming systems.
***not taking students for 2017-18 academic year

Y2E2 371
elambin@stanford.edu
Eric Lambin George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research is in the area of human-environment interactions in land systems. I develop integrated approaches to study land use change by linking remote sensing, GIS and socio-economic data. I aim at better understanding causes and impacts of changes in tropical forests, drylands, and farming systems.
***not taking students for 2017-18 academic year

Y2E2 371
elambin@stanford.edu
David Lobell Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Woods Institute for the Environment

We study the interactions between food production, food security, and the environment using a range of modern tools.

dlobell@stanford.edu
David Lobell Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Woods Institute for the Environment

We study the interactions between food production, food security, and the environment using a range of modern tools.

dlobell@stanford.edu
Evan Lyons Lecturer, Earth System Science Spatial Analysis Center
elyons@stanford.edu
Gilbert Masters Professor (Teaching) of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

Gil Masters works on energy efficiency and renewable energy systems as keys to slowing global warming, enhancing energy security, and improving conditions in underserved, rural communities. Although officially retired in 2002, he continues to teach CEE 176A: Energy-Efficient Buildings, and CEE 176B: Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency.

(650) 725-1049
gmasters@stanford.edu
Pamela Matson Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Environmental Studies and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute

Her research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including sustainability of agricultural systems; vulnerability of particular people and places to climate change; and global change in the nitrogen and carbon cycles. With multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, managers, and decision makers, she has worked to develop agricultural approaches that reduce environmental impacts while improving livelihoods and human wellbeing. 
**not taking new students

Mitchell 101
(650) 723-2750
Pamela.Matson@stanford.edu
Stephen Monismith Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Hydrodynamics of lakes, estuaries, coral reefs, kelp forests and the coastal ocean

Room 183
(650) 723-4764
monismith@stanford.edu
Harold Mooney Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Emeritus

Harold Mooney has demonstrated that convergent evolution takes place in the properties of different ecosystems that are subject to comparable climates, and has pioneered in the study of the allocation of resources in plants.
***not taking new students

HERRIN LABS RM 477
hmooney@stanford.edu
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

My research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production systems, and the food security dimensions of low-input systems.

ENCINA 400 East
(650) 723-5697
roz@stanford.edu
Richard Nevle Deputy Director, Earth Systems Program Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building
(650) 724-0984
rnevle@stanford.edu
Stephen Palumbi Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

We're interested in ecological, evolutionary, and conservation questions related to marine (and sometimes terrestrial) organisms and ecosystems. We use evolutionary genetics and molecular ecology techniques, and our fieldwork takes us all around the world. Currently, we're studying coral diversity, the adaptive potential of corals in response to climate change, the movement of organisms between marine reserves, genetic changes in abalone in response to environmental.

Dept. Biological Sciences
(831) 655-6210, (831) 655-6214
spalumbi@stanford.edu
Jonathan Payne Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Biology; Chair of Geological Sciences

My goal in research is to understand the interaction between environmental change and biological evolution using fossils and the sedimentary rock record. How does environmental change influence evolutionary and ecological processes? And conversely, how do evolutionary and ecological changes affect the physical environment? I work primarily on the marine fossil record over the past 550 million years.

450 Serra Mall
(650) 721-6723
jlpayne@stanford.edu
Kabir Peay Assistant Professor of Biology

Our lab studies the ecological processes that structure natural communities and the links between community structure and the cycling of nutrients and energy through ecosystems. We focus primarily on fungi, as these organisms are incredibly diverse and are the primary agents of carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. By working across multiple scales we hope to build a 'roots-to-biomes' understanding of plant-microbe symbiosis.

371 Serra Mall
(650) 723-0552
kpeay@stanford.edu
Kathleen Phillips Academic Coordinator and Lecturer, Earth Systems Program Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building
(650) 725-3028
kphill@stanford.edu
Bala Rajaratnam Assistant Professor of Statistics and of Earth System Science brajarat@stanford.edu
Ashley Erickson None, Earth Systems Program ashleye1@stanford.edu
Dan Reineman Lecturer, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bill Lane Center for the American West
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

GeoCorner 112
d2r@stanford.edu
Matthew Rothe Lecturer, Earth Systems Program (510) 543-6846
mrothe@stanford.edu
Gary Schoolnik Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Emeritus

Structure-function analysis of bacterial adhesion proteins and toxins; design and synthesis of synthetic antigens; immunobiology of human papillomaviruses

Beckman B241
schoolni@cmgm.stanford.edu
George Somero David and Lucile Packard Professor in Marine Science, Emeritus

We examine two aspects of organism-environment interactions: How does stress from physical (e.g., temperature) and chemical (oxygen levels, pH) factors perturb organisms and how do organisms respond, adaptively, to cope with this stress? We examine evolutionary adaptation and phenotypic acclimatization using a wide variety of marine animals, including Antarctic fishes and invertebrates from intertidal habitats on the coastlines of temperate and tropical seas.

Hopkins Marine Station
somero@stanford.edu
Erik Sperling Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences esper@stanford.edu
Jenny Suckale Assistant Professor of Geophysics

The goal of my research is to advance our basic understanding and predictive capabilities of complex multi-phase flows that are fundamental to Earth science. 

Mitchell 363
(650) 497-6456
jsuckale@stanford.edu
James Sweeney Director, Precourt Center, Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Senior Fellow at Precourt Center and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution

Determinants of energy efficiency opportunities, barriers, and policy options. Emphasis on behavioral issues, including personal, corporate, or organizational. Behavior may be motivated by economic incentives, social, or cultural factors, or more generally, by a combination of these factors. Systems analysis questions of energy use.

Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
(650) 723-2847
jim.sweeney@stanford.edu
Leif Thomas Associate Professor of Earth System Science and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Physical oceanography; theory and numerical modeling of the ocean circulation; dynamics of ocean fronts and vortices; upper ocean processes; air-sea interaction.

473 Via Ortega Y2E2 Bldg
(650) 721-1140
leift@stanford.edu
Leif Thomas Associate Professor of Earth System Science and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Physical oceanography; theory and numerical modeling of the ocean circulation; dynamics of ocean fronts and vortices; upper ocean processes; air-sea interaction.

473 Via Ortega Y2E2 Bldg
(650) 721-1140
leift@stanford.edu
Barton Thompson Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law

A leading expert in environmental and natural resources law and policy, Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Jr. has contributed a large body of scholarship on environmental issues ranging from the future of endangered species and fisheries to the use of economic techniques for regulating the environment.

CROWN QUAD N343
(650) 723-2518
buzzt@stanford.edu
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

Vitousek's research interests include: evaluating the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; understanding how the interaction of land and culture contributed to the sustainability of Hawaiian (and other Pacific) agriculture and society before European contact; and working to make fertilizer applications more efficient and less environmentally damaging (especially in rapidly growing economies)

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building 375
(650) 725-1866
vitousek@stanford.edu
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

Vitousek's research interests include: evaluating the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; understanding how the interaction of land and culture contributed to the sustainability of Hawaiian (and other Pacific) agriculture and society before European contact; and working to make fertilizer applications more efficient and less environmentally damaging (especially in rapidly growing economies)

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building 375
(650) 725-1866
vitousek@stanford.edu
Virginia Walbot Professor of Biology

Our current focus is on maize anther development to understand how cell fate is specified. We discovered that hypoxia triggers specification of the archesporial (pre-meiotic) cells, and that these cells secrete a small protein MAC1 that patterns the adjacent soma to differentiate as endothecial and secondary parietal cell types. We also discovered a novel class of small RNA: 21-nt and 24-nt phasiRNAs that are exceptionally abundant in anthers and exhibit strict spatiotemporal dynamics.

HERRIN LABS RM 251
(650) 723-2007, (650) 723-2227
WALBOT@stanford.edu
Michael Wara Associate Professor of Law

An expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. His current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy.

michael.wara@stanford.edu
Paula Welander Assistant Professor of Environmental Earth System Science

Biosynthesis of lipid biomarkers in modern microbes; molecular geomicrobiology; microbial physiology

Green Earth Sciences 201
(650) 723-7341
welander@stanford.edu
Mark Zoback Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

I conduct research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production, the feasibility of long-term geologic storage of CO2 and the occurrence of induced and triggered earthquakes.

MITCHELL 347
(650) 725-9295
zoback@stanford.edu