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William Wrigley Professor in Earth System Science

Rosamond Naylor

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

William Wrigley Professor in Earth System Science
Department of Earth System Science

Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Senior Fellow
Woods Institute for the Environment

Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Department of Economics

Rosamond Naylor is the William Wrigley Professor in Earth System Science, a senior fellow at Stanford Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the founding director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and professor of economics by courtesy at Stanford University. She received her BA in economics and environmental studies from the University of Colorado, her MSc in economics from the London School of Economics, and her PhD in applied economics from Stanford University. 

Naylor’s research focuses on the economic and biophysical dimensions of food security and the environmental impacts of crop and animal production. She has been involved in field-level research projects around the world and has published widely on issues related to intensive crop production, climate change, and food policy analysis. At Stanford, Naylor teaches courses on the world food economy, human-environment interactions, and sustainable agriculture. 

Naylor is currently a scientific advisor for the Beijer Institute in Stockholm, Oceana, and the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s initiative on sustainable development. She is also a trustee of The Nature Conservancy California chapter and serves on the editorial board of Global Food Security and the Journal on Food Security.