delware environmental institute

UDaily: Stanford dean touts 'use-inspired research' to solve environmental problems

UDaily: Stanford dean touts 'use-inspired research' to solve environmental problems

Scientists have a good understanding of what’s happening to our planet’s life support systems and why, according to Pamela A. Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. But they haven’t done nearly as well in directing research toward finding solutions to the problems they’ve uncovered.

“We look around the world right now and see that it’s not going so well. We have a lot of reasons to be concerned,” she said. “So what should we do if we as a university community say we are concerned about this?”