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Chris Field (Professor)

Chris Field cfield
I'm-not-a-bot
@stanford
Personal bio
Chris Field is the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies. His research focuses on climate change, ranging from work on improving climate models, to prospects for renewable energy systems, to community organizations that can minimize the risk of a tragedy of the commons. Field was the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, a position he held from 2002 to 2016. He was co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 2008-2015, where he led the effort on the IPCC Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" (2012) and the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2014) on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. His widely cited work has earned many recognitions, including election to the US National Academy of Sciences, the Max Planck Research Award, and the Roger Revelle Medal.

Currently teaching
ESS 108: Research Preparation for Undergraduates (Spring)
BIO 199: Advanced Research Laboratory in Experimental Biology (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
EARTHSYS 297: Directed Individual Study in Earth Systems (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
BIO 198: Directed Reading in Biology (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
ENVRES 398: Directed Reading in Environment and Resources (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
PUBLPOL 198: Directed Readings in Public Policy (Winter)
EARTHSYS 250: Directed Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
ENVRES 399: Directed Research in Environment and Resources (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
BIO 300: Graduate Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
ESS 400: Graduate Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
EARTHSYS 199: Honors Program in Earth Systems (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
EARTHSYS 299: M.S. Thesis (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
BIO 199X: Out-of-Department Advanced Research Laboratory in Experimental Biology (Summer)
BIO 198X: Out-of-Department Directed Reading (Summer)
BIO 300X: Out-of-Department Graduate Research (Summer)
BIO 290: Teaching Practicum in Biology (Winter, Spring)
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