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Rosamond L. Naylor, PhD

Director, FSE; Professor, Environmental Earth System Science; Associate Professor of Economics, by courtesy and William Wrigley Senior Fellow; FSI and Woods Institute Senior Fellow

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September 10th, 2013

GMOs could have a role in preventing hunger, says FSE director Roz Naylor

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places. She's part of a debate about genetically engineered food in Boston Review. Read more »



July 24th, 2013

Smallholder irrigation a development priority in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE study finds smallholder irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has great potential to reduce hunger, raise incomes, and improve development prospects. But investment is needed to better understand water resources and provide financial services to farmers. Read more »



June 14th, 2013

CDDRL student receives Stanford award for top thesis

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the top ten percent of honors theses in social science, science, and engineering. Schickele's thesis entitled, "One Drop At A Time," examines the factors that inform farmers' decisions to use modern irrigation systems in the LurĂ­n Valley of Peru. Read more »



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 »



May 23rd, 2013

Stanford scientists urge action on global climate change

FSE, FSI Stanford News

California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted a consensus statement signed by 520 scientists, including 48 from Stanford, that sounds the alarm on climate change and offers recommendations for solving global environmental challenges. Read more »




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Researchers devise model to help tackle fish farm waste
To tackle the issue, Koseff and Roz Naylor, a Stanford professor of environmental Earth system science, plus Oliver Fringer, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and a team of colleagues devised a computational model that allows ...
April 11, 2011 in FIS

For coastal fish farm waste, dilution is not an automatic solution, Stanford researchers say
Concentrated waste plumes from fish farms could travel significant distances to reach coastlines, according to a study co-authored by Roz Naylor and Jeffrey Koseff, senior fellows at the Woods Institute for the Environment. BY LOUIS BERGERON One of the ...
April 7, 2011 in Stanford Report

Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs
Rosamond Naylor: You know in the United States, we spend less than 10 percent of our household budget overall on average on food. Rosamond Naylor heads the Program on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford. She says, compare that to Asia and ...
March 1, 2011 in Marketplace

Our biofuel future: The bitter taste of land grabs and hunger
As it turns out, this not-uncommon assumption, that the biofuel bubble has burst, is an a-maize-ing farce, pointed out Rosamond (Roz) Naylor, professor of ...
October 22, 2010 in Grist Magazine