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Preferred Name: 
Roz
Affiliation: 
Stanford University
Title: 
William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science; Founding Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
Department: 
Earth System Science
Expertise: 
Food Security, Resource Economics, Policy Analysis

Biography

Roz Naylor is the William Wrigley Professor of Earth Systems Science, Professor (by courtesy) in Economics, and the founding Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) at Stanford University. She received her PhD from Stanford University in applied economics, her Masters in economics from the London School of Economics, and her Bachelors degree(s) in economics and environmental science from the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on policies and practices to improve global food security and protect the environment. She works on issues related to aquaculture, fisheries, agriculture, and livestock, as well as on policy and market forces that drive change in these industries. Her work also focuses on the role of climate variability and climate change on food security. Naylor and her students have field research projects in several countries throughout the world. In addition to her many peer-reviewed papers, Naylor has recently published two recent books on her work: The Evolving Sphere of Food Security (Naylor, ed., 2014), and The Tropical Oil Crops Revolution: Food, Farmers, Fuels, and Forests (Byerlee, Falcon, and Naylor, 2017). She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Aspen Global Change Institute, a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, and serves on scientific advisory boards for Oceana and the Pew Marine Fellows Program. Professor Naylor loves interacting with students at Stanford and teaches courses on “The World Food Economy”, “Human Society and Environmental Change”, and “Food and Security”.