[Stanford University]

"Take deforestation in the Amazon.  It's not enough to chronicle all the reasons why the world's most verdant ecosystem needs trees.  To find solutions, you must know and understand the micro- and macroeconomies of the region, the intricacies of the timber and tourist industries, the culture of the native people, and the relationships between international trading partners.  In short, you need experts not only from science, but also from business, law, economics, and anthropology.  The key is to integrate science and policy."  Jeffrey R. Koseff, Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, William Alden and Martha Campbell Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Interdisciplinary Education

Stanford offers several strong interdisciplinary programs relating to the environment for undergraduates and graduates:

School of Earth Sciences

School of Humanities and Sciences

Public Policy Program: interdisciplinary course of study in the design, management, and evaluation of public-sector programs and institutions (B.A. degree)

Program on Urban Studies: provides a critical understanding of how cities evolve and the analytical tools to improve the quality of urban life (B.A. degree)

The Goldman Honors Program: year-long upper-division honors seminar on environmental science, technology, and policy (offered for credit by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment)




Rob Dunbar

'Remote fieldwork ...
the ultimate form of group learning.'
Rob Dunbar, Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences; Victoria P. and Roger W. Sant Director of the Earth Systems Program; Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
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