Research: Expanding Knowledge, Pioneering Solutions

Our 150 fellows and affiliated faculty conduct interdisciplinary environmental research that transcends the boundaries of the university’s seven schools to pioneer solutions. Woods fosters these collaborations by funding interdisciplinary research teams through our Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation programs as well as our research centers and programs. These initiatives focus on seven key focal areas: Climate, Ecosystem Services and Conservation, Food Security, Freshwater, Oceans, Public Health and Sustainable Development.


A Decade of Solutions at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Ten years ago, few researchers and experts crossed disciplines to collaborate in pursuit of environmental solutions. Today, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the Stanford Woods Institute, the landscape has changed dramatically. To mark that progress and lay the groundwork for future collaborative breakthroughs, Woods hosted a tenth anniversary symposium on Nov. 11, 2014. Full Playlist