Fall 2016
Stanford Earth Insider
A quarterly newsletter for the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences community

 School News

Pamela Matson

Stanford Earth State of the School 2016

In her annual letter, dean Pamela Matson talks about new faculty, a new university president, engaging undergraduates, and linking technology with nature.
Mark Zoback

AGI awards Zoback for public understanding of geosciences  

Geophysicist Mark Zoback is recognized for for his application of geomechanics to problems of scientific, engineering, and economic importance. 

Stanford Earth offers first exec ed program in Change Leadership for Sustainability 

One-week program for World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, executed with Stanford GSB, was a pilot for more courses to come. 


Register Now: Stanford Earth Fall Reunion Reception  

4 to 6 pm, October 21, Hartley Terrace, Mitchell Building, Stanford

Register now: Earth Matters Los Angeles

6 to 9 pm, December 6, California Science Center, Los Angeles

Distinguished Lecture: Global Impacts of Rapid Arctic Change 

4:15 pm, November 7, Mackenzie Room, Huang Engineering. Reception following.

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Undergrad Program Director Emily Atkinson greeted 70 students at the September 22 Stanford Earth Open House.

In The News

Highlights Stanford Earth geophysicist Norman Sleep's work.  
Smithsonian, August 12, 2016 
Quotes Chris Field, Stanford Earth professor and director of the Woods Institute for the Environment.  
The Guardian, August 11, 2016 
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Highlights work by PhD candidate Neal Jean, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, and Matthew Davis.
National Geographic, August 21, 2016 

Earth Matters - Research and Ideas


Satellites help link Texas earthquakes to wastewater injection

High-volume wastewater injections from oil and gas activity triggered the largest earthquake in East Texas, says research by geophysicist Bill Ellsworth. 
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Measuring land use change and human impact with technology                          Video

Earth system scientist Eric Lambin tells PhD Miles Traer how technology can be used to develop better policy for sustainable land use.                        
Jonathan Payne

Larger marine animals at higher risk of extinction, and humans are to blame    Video

Larger marine animals are more likely to become extinct than smaller ones, according to a report led by Jonathan Payne. The pattern is unprecedented.                                                          

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