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Chris Field, JRBP’s outgoing faculty director, to lead the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Outgoing faculty director Chris Field

Chris Field, JRBP’s faculty director since 2005, will become director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, effective September 1. Chris’s contributions at Jasper Ridge span four decades. His research began a year after the preserve’s formal designation, and he has since authored 78 publications reporting research at JRBP, more than any other individual. As faculty director, Chris emphasized closer integration with the main Stanford campus and also among the missions of Jasper Ridge, two priorities identified by a strategic planning effort he led in 2004.  For the past 18 years, Chris directed the Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment, a multidisciplinary study by scientists and students from Stanford and more than a dozen other institutions. In 2014-15 he co-chaired, with Jean McCown, the Searsville Alternatives Study Steering Committee, which developed recommendations for the university’s future management of Searsville dam and reservoir. link to Stanford News

Chris will step down as faculty director of JRBP on August 31 and will be succeeded by Elizabeth Hadly, professor of biology and of geological and environmental sciences, senior vice provost for undergraduate education, and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute.