Fall 2015
Stanford Earth Insider
A quarterly newsletter for the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences community

 School News

Pam Matson

New Ways to Amplify Our Science

As a new academic year starts, Dean Pam Matson talks about accelerating the impact of the School’s research and teaching, including new ways to get faculty science insights to decision makers.
Chris Field

Chris Field: A man for every climate

Field sees the big picture and distills complex detail into a cohesive whole. It’s no wonder the U.S. tapped him for leadership of the U.N.'s top climate change organization.
Julie Sweetkind-Singer displays a map

Branner Earth Sciences Library at 100

Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections is the oldest of Stanford’s 24 libraries. Geologist John Casper Branner was the first professor hired and became the university’s second president.


Stanford Alumni Reception at Society of Exploration Geophysicists

5:30-7:00 PM, October 19, 2015, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stanford Earth Homecoming Reunion Alumni Reception

4:00-6:00 PM, October 23, 2015, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, Stanford

Earth Matters Denver

6:00-9:00 PM, November 10, 2015, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

In The News

Op-Ed by Stanford Earth climate scientists Chris Field and Noah Diffenbaugh discusses drought and El Niño.
New York Times, September 19, 2015
Water treatment plant

Purified wastewater triggers release of arsenic

Stanford Earth professor Scott Fendorf helped discover how trace amounts of arsenic were moving from sediments into aquifers in Southern California.
Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2015
Cover of Science magazine

Concrete connection

Stanford Earth geophysicist Tiziana Vanorio's research into the link between volcanic rock and Roman concrete is featured on the cover of Science.
Science Magazine, August 7, 2015.

Earth Matters - Research and Ideas

Sensor on manhole cover

Pipeline replacement can cut gas leaks 90%

Research by Stanford Earth professor Rob Jackson demonstrates the safety and financial benefits of fixing natural gas leaks. 
September 9, 2015
Human brain with earth overlaid

How the brain makes environmental decisions

Brain scans reveal that negative emotional responses can powerfully drive decisions to protect environmental resources. 
September 11, 2015
Water drop from faucet

“Seeing” water underground

New imaging tools developed by Stanford Earth scientists could soon inform strategies for groundwater management.
June 9, 2015

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