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Rosamond L. Naylor, PhD   Download vCard
Director, FSE; Professor, Environmental Earth System Science; Associate Professor of Economics, by courtesy and William Wrigley Senior Fellow; FSI and Woods Institute Senior Fellow

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Rosamond Naylor is the Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow, and Professor of Environmental Earth System Science and professor (by courtesy) of Economics at Stanford University.  She received her B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, her M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and her Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University. Her research focuses on economic and biophysical dimensions of food security and environmental impacts of crop and animal production.  She has been involved in many field-level research projects around the world and has published widely on issues related to intensive crop production, aquaculture and livestock systems, biofuels, climate change, food price volatility, and food policy analysis. At Stanford, Naylor teaches courses on the World Food Economy, Human-Environment Interactions, and Sustainable Agriculture. 

Naylor currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Beijer Institute in Stockholm, is a Science Advisor for United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s initiative on Sustainable Development (Sustainable Agriculture section), and trustee if The Nature Conservancy California Chapter. Additionally, she serves on the editorial board of the journals Global Food Security and Journal on Food Security

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Researchers devise model to help tackle fish farm waste
To tackle the issue, Koseff and Roz Naylor, a Stanford professor of environmental Earth system science, plus Oliver Fringer, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and a team of colleagues devised a computational model that allows ...
April 11, 2011 in FIS

For coastal fish farm waste, dilution is not an automatic solution, Stanford researchers say
Concentrated waste plumes from fish farms could travel significant distances to reach coastlines, according to a study co-authored by Roz Naylor and Jeffrey Koseff, senior fellows at the Woods Institute for the Environment. BY LOUIS BERGERON One of the ...
April 7, 2011 in Stanford Report

Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs
Rosamond Naylor: You know in the United States, we spend less than 10 percent of our household budget overall on average on food. Rosamond Naylor heads the Program on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford. She says, compare that to Asia and ...
March 1, 2011 in Marketplace

Our biofuel future: The bitter taste of land grabs and hunger
As it turns out, this not-uncommon assumption, that the biofuel bubble has burst, is an a-maize-ing farce, pointed out Rosamond (Roz) Naylor, professor of ...
October 22, 2010 in Grist Magazine