How does climate
water quality
change impact
in lakes, streams, and
along coastlines?
How can we use
energy sciences
economic, and
to inform decisions?
while protecting the
abundant energy
How can we provide
change in the future?
store carbon
of plants and soils to
How will the ability

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The Department of Global Ecology, founded in 2002 on the campus of Stanford University, conducts basic and applied research into the interactions among Earth's ecosystems, land, atmosphere, and oceans, and people. Department faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students, plus technical and administrative staff, work to understand how our planet operates, and how it will respond to future changes.

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