David B. Lobell, PhD

David B. Lobell, PhD

Associate Professor of Earth System Science
Stanford University
Panelist, Climate Change and Food Security

David Lobell, PhD is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science and Deputy Director of Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment. His current work focuses on food security, crop yields and climate change, motivated by questions such as: What are the risks that climate change poses to regional and global food production? What specific adaptations should be pursued to reduce the risk of impacts from imminent climate changes? A William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, David has also been recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013, a McMaster Fellowship from CSIRO in 2014, and the Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2010. He served as lead author for the food chapter and as a core writing team member for the Summary for Policymakers in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. David received a PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford in 2005, and a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2000. lobell-lab.stanford.edu