We are a laboratory for life in the Anthropocene.
We envision a world that puts diversity first, in all living systems, wild and human. Just like biodiversity in the ecosystems we study, diversity in any system confers strength, resilience, and beauty. We actively bring together and integrate a diverse set of people, perspectives, scientific methods, tools, ecosystems and time-scales. Diversity statement and resources
For us, teaching means learning together. Whether we are teaching, mentoring or communicating in a Stanford classroom or in Yellowstone, we seek to listen, understand, and create a shared vision of how healthy natural systems will support a thriving human society.
What is the Anthropocene? Why are we concerned?
The world has reached a moment where human impact is as significant as the geologic forces of the past— this is called The Anthropocene. One million species are at risk of extinction, jeopardizing the natural world that makes our life possible and beautiful. We are studying these changes and communicating the findings so that we have the science and tools to better predict what's to come - and so we can all take action to create a future we can look forward to.Read how our research is defining the start of this new geological epoch -- and what this will mean for humanity