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.


Palm oil, rainforests and farmers in Cameroon
Elsa Ordway is a PhD candidate in Stanford University's Department of Earth System Science. She is part of a multi-year research project on "Poverty alleviation through sustainable palm oil production," led by Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE). Elsa's research examines the rapidly growing palm oil industry in Cameroon, with the aim of identifying where palm oil expansion can occur while protecting rainforest ecosystems and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

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