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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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February 11th, 2013

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC News

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Read more »



November 29th, 2012

Institutions and supply chains help shape Brazil’s soybean boom

FSE, FSI Stanford News

A new study out of Stanford University examines the role of institutions and supply chain conditions in Brazil’s booming soybean industry and the relationship between soy yields and planted area. With the demand for soybeans projected to increase far into the future a better understanding of the economic and institutional factors influencing production can help policymakers better manage land use change. Read more »



November 27th, 2012

Charting a course to sustainable aquaculture

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal food production sector and will soon supply more than half of the world's seafood. A recent study by FSE director Rosamond L. Naylor, and Stanford Ph.D. student Dane Klinger, explores potential solutions to the industry's range of resource and environmental problems. Read more »



October 19th, 2012

FSE has a few more questions for the candidates

FSE News

As a follow up to the FSI piece on five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney, FSE fellows ask a few additional food security related questions. Read more »



October 17th, 2012

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC Q&A

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and explain what voters should listen for and what they need to keep in mind. 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