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Environment

Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Scholarly Publications

Water Issues in China

October 2007

Rapid urbanization and economic development are straining China's natural sources of fresh water.

Geography of Japan

December 2003

Good geography instruction, including the arts, literature, philosophy, and history, will immeasurably increase student understanding of Japan in both a personal and academic way.

News

Stanford partners with community colleges to internationalize curriculum

April 2015

How does a community college instructor begin to tackle a lack of global awareness exhibited by her students?

Events

Legacies of the Bracero Program, 1942-1964

February 28, 2014

Fifty years have passed since the Bracero Program formally ended, yet its legacies endure.

Multimedia

Climate Change and Conflict

February 2015

In Climate Change and Conflict, Center on Food Security and the Environment Fellow Marshall Burke discusses his research on the surprisingly strong relationship between climate change and conflict and the possible security implications of this...

Climate Change and Its Impact

February 2015

Research on climate change is varied and encompasses many disciplines. As more scholars examine the issue of climate change from multiple perspectives, new cause-and-effect relationships are being discovered and explored.

People

Rylan Sekiguchi Curriculum Designer