Chris Field

Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University

Chris FieldProfessor Field's research focuses on climate change, especially solutions that improve lives now, decrease the amount of future warming, and support vibrant economies. His recent projects emphasize decreasing risks from coastal flooding and wildfires. He has been deeply involved with national and international efforts to advance understanding of global ecology and climate change. His teaching focuses on California ecosystems. Through the Woods Institute, he is responsible for undergraduate programs that focus on summer lab experiences, summer internships in government or NGOs, leadership training,and grants for independent projects. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, and climbing in California....and during the pandemic, he has become a decent harmonica player. He especially enjoys working with students who are interested in the environment.