Students in Stanford Earth's Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii spend the quarter measuring vegetation, coral reefs and volcanoes to understand the dynamics of one of the planet's most interesting ecosystems.
A pioneer in the analysis of global land use change, Lambin employs advanced data collection and satellite imagery to understand human decision making and its influence on ecosystems and global environmental change.
All countries, including wealthy economies like the United States, struggle with problems of food availability, access, and nutrition, said Stanford professor Rosamond Naylor in an Earth Matters lecture on the challenge of alleviating global hunger.
It's still 2014 but Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback can look forward to being honored in the New Year with the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is recognizing Zoback's contributions to the field of reservoir geomechanics.
The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller colleges, minority serving institutions, or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of Earth science research.
Earth Sciences graduates are equipped to address major 21st century challenges, and, unlike prior generations, understand and deal with complex interconnections such as those among access to energy, water availability and food production.
Energy Resources Engineering Prof. Margot Gerritsen was named professor of the year by the Stanford Society of Women Engineers in recognition of teaching excellence in computational and mathematical engineering and excellence in mentoring young women engineers.
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.