Gretchen Cara Daily
Gretchen C. Daily is Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University, where she also serves as Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Director of the Center for Conservation Biology; and cofounder and faculty director of the Natural Capital Project, a global partnership driving innovation to value nature explicitly and systematically in policy, finance and management. Daily’s interdisciplinary research is focused on harmonizing people and nature, in: biodiversity dynamics and conservation, land use and agriculture, and human livelihoods; the production and value of ecosystem support for human health, prosperity and overall well-being; and policy and finance innovation for achieving inclusive green growth. She works with decision-makers in key contexts worldwide, co-developing practical tools and widely shared approaches.
Daily has published hundreds of scientific and popular articles. Her dozen books include Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems (Island Press, 1997), The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable (Island Press, 2002), Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (2011), Research on Rural Household Livelihood and Environmental Sustainable Development (2017, in Chinese), and One Tree (2018). She is a fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.