From mining tunnels under South Dakota to the peatlands of Brunei, Stanford University researchers travel to destinations near and far, high and low, wet and dry to collect samples, observe subjects and collaborate across cultures and countries. In the world beyond campus, researchers did work that could benefit our planet, health and society – such as creating maps of saltwater intrusion along the California coast, finding an innovative way to distribute health surveys to a migratory population and using satellites to better understand fire susceptibility.

This slideshow features some of the many fieldwork photos Stanford researchers and colleagues shared with us in 2019. Links to the stories behind the photos are available in each caption.

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