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Jul 20 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
Around the world people have been living longer, with life expectancy pushing past 70 in many countries. However, people aren’t simply living longer on average: Inequality among individuals in the length of life has shrunk over time.
Jul 11 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
A new study shows the effects of deforestation and climate change are amplified into a one-two punch that pushes particularly vulnerable rainforest species towards extinction, while dry-climate species persist.
Jul 1 2016 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Assistant Professor Xiaoke Chen been selected by the Provost to be the first Firmenich Next Generation Faculty Scholar.  This is a new award intended to support younger faculty working in the field of sensory neurosciences or in the field of environment and sustainability.
Jun 12 2016 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Two Biology faculty received teaching awards from the Biosciences Graduate Program.  Martha Cyert received the Stanford Biosciences "Excellence in Mentoring and Service Award" for her outstanding leadership of the CMB graduate training grant and its associated programs, and Steve Block received the...
Jun 7 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty
Biology Professor Christopher B. Field, one of the world’s preeminent climate scientists and founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford, has been appointed to serve as the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. ...