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Heat and Hunger

Sustainability Series

David B. Lobell

  • Associate Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University
  • Assistant Professor in Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University

Households depend upon food prices, incomes, and disease burdens that impact the ability to consume food. Climate change and extreme temperatures impact all of these factors. In this talk, David B. Lobell will focus on the impact of heat in growing regions that are important for food prices. He will review recent research on heat impacts and discuss whether crop yields are becoming more or less sensitive to heat.

Lobell's research focuses on identifying opportunities to raise crop yields in major agricultural regions, with an emphasis on climate change adaptation. His current projects span Africa, South Asia, Mexico, and the U.S. and involve tools such as remote sensing, GIS, and crop and climate models.

Monday, March 25, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.