A new study published last month by a team of Stanford biologists revealed that biodiversity in a tropical countryside in Latin America tends to increase with the number of trees.
A study about how different methods of agricultural expansion affect the biodiversity and carbon of forests was published online on June 16, 2015. Four Stanford scientists from the Natural Capital Project contributed to the study.
A huge potential reservoir of new medicines is contained in Earth’s biodiversity. So long as we continue to decimate this biodiversity, we will be locked in a losing race against time to catalogue these species and salvage any of their medicinal value before they are lost forever.
Anthropologist Jane Goodall, the world’s expert on chimpanzees, opened her presentation to a lively CEMEX Auditorium on April 7 with series of primate calls, later translating them as greetings.
California has a rich history of environmental activism. When an obscure easterner named John Muir arrived in San Francisco in March 1868, he immediately he asked a local carpenter how to get out of the city. “Where do you want to go?” asked the carpenter. “Anywhere that is wild” replied Muir. Muir proceeded to walk straight through the Central Valley and into the Sierra Nevada, where he would begin his long career as an environmental advocate and an important figure in the establishment and growth of the National Park System.
Above the professorial trinkets and the plethora of awards, the large map of the world covering the entire wall behind his desk tells the most about Mooney, his work and the indirect path that he took to reach his current position as the Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology and FSI Senior Fellow at Stanford.