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David Lobell

David Lobell

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Professor of Earth System Science
Department of Earth System Science
William Wrigley Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Gloria and Richard Kushel Director
Center on Food Security and the Environment
Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
PhD, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2005
ScB, Applied Mathematics, Brown University (2000)

About

David Lobell is the Gloria and Richard Kushel Director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment and a professor in the department of earth system science. He is also the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy and Research (SIEPR). His research focuses on agriculture and food security, specifically on generating and using unique datasets to study rural areas throughout the world. He has been recognized with a Macarthur Fellowship in 2013, a McMaster Fellowship from CSIRO in 2014, and the Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2010. He served as lead author for the food chapter and core writing team member for the Summary for Policymakers in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Lobell received a PhD in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford in 2005, and a ScB in applied mathematics from Brown University in 2000.