School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Simona Vallone

    Simona Vallone

    Research Assistant, Department of Earth System Science
    Staff, Department of Earth System Science

    BioSimona Vallone is an agricultural scientist with training and experience in science and technology of food production, sustainable development studies, food science and product development. She focuses on understanding the challenges and opportunities of sustainable food systems; evaluating the potential for innovations in agricultural technology, supply chain and governance in mitigating the socio-environmental impact of food systems; investigating the sustainability of the affluent diets and their impact on global land use and on rural livelihood.

    Her training and research experience covers several aspects of the food system: from soil health and plant physiological adaptation to environmental stress; ripening processes and post-harvest physiology; to the development of processed food, its nutritional value, regulatory aspects and consumer preference. During her postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Davis, and later working in the food technology startups in the Silicon Valley, her research often involved exploring technological innovations and their potential in reducing food waste and losses, as well as increasing consumer access to nutritious food.

    Before working in the private sector, she was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis until 2013. She holds a PhD in Science and Technology of Agro-food Production from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy (2010); a master in Social Policies and Sustainable Development from the University of Bologna, Italy (2006), and a master degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Naples, Italy (2005).

  • Emma Velterop

    Emma Velterop

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    BioI am exploring the relationship between housing quality and climate vulnerability, along with associated risk perceptions and protective behaviors. I approach this problem by blending theory and practice from the social sciences—through qualitative interview methods and quantitative survey methods—and computer sciences—through satellite image analysis using machine learning—with community engagement and knowledge from the natural sciences and civil engineering. I focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, and am involved with the Stanford Future Bay Initiative (SFBI).

    I hold an M.S. in Geophysics (Stanford, 2020) and an M.Eng. in Civil Engineering (UCL, 2016). Before coming to Stanford and being introduced to community engaged research, my research interests were focused on Earth observation technologies and their use for improving life on Earth, and I worked on this at various organizations around the world.

  • Peter Vitousek

    Peter Vitousek

    Clifford G. Morrison Professor of Population and Resource Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Earth System Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsVitousek's research interests include: evaluating the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; understanding how the interaction of land and culture contributed to the sustainability of Hawaiian (and other Pacific) agriculture and society before European contact; and working to make fertilizer applications more efficient and less environmentally damaging (especially in rapidly growing economies)

  • Marius von Essen

    Marius von Essen

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEnvironmental governance of land use in the tropics with a focus on jurisdictional approaches to sustainable resource use.