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David Lobell (Professor)

David Lobell (650) 721-6207
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Personal bio
David Lobell is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in Environmental Earth System Science, and a Center Fellow in Stanfordâ??s Program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE). His research focuses on identifying opportunities to raise crop yields in major agricultural regions, with a particular emphasis on adaptation to climate change. His current projects span Africa, South Asia, Mexico, and the United States. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and received the 2010 James B. Macelwane Medal. Recent professional activities include serving as a member of a National Academy of Sciences Committees on â??Climate Stabilization Targetsâ?? and â??Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stressesâ??, and as a lead author on the â??Food Production Systems and Food Securityâ?? chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Lobell received a PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University in 2005, and a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude from Brown University in 2000. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Senior Research Scholar at FSE from 2008-2009 and a Lawrence Post-doctoral Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2005-2007.

Currently teaching
CS 325B: Data for Sustainable Development (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
EARTH 2: Climate and Society (Winter)
EARTHSYS 162: Data for Sustainable Development (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
EARTHSYS 185: Feeding Nine Billion (Winter)
EARTHSYS 262: Data for Sustainable Development (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
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