Gretchen C. Daily

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Gretchen Daily "is a professor of biological sciences, the director of the Tropical Research Program at the Center for Conservation Biology, a senior fellow at CESP, and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (IPER). An ecologist by training, Gretchen Daily is working to develop a scientific basis - and political and institutional support - for managing Earth's life support systems.

"Her primary efforts are focused on making conservation mainstream - economically attractive and commonplace. Her scientific research is on quantifying the conservation value of human-dominated landscapes, for biodiversity and the many societal benefits it supplies, and on enhancing this value through innovative conservation finance. She and her lab group have ongoing projects in Hawai'i, Costa Rica, Kenya, and India. Daily works extensively with private landowners, economists, lawyers, business people, and government agencies to incorporate environmental issues into business practice and government policy.

"Daily has served on a subcommittee of the Presidential Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (1997-98) and on numerous other panels and committees for the United Nations, the World Bank, private foundations, and scientific institutions. Daily was granted the Frances Lou Kallman Award for Excellence in Science and Graduate Study (1992). She was named a Pew Fellow in Conservation and the Environment (1994), a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program (1999), a recipient of the 21st Century Scientist Award (2000), a Smith Senior Scholar of The Nature Conservancy (2003), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003), and the US National Academy of Sciences (2005).

"She has published about 150 scientific and popular articles. Her most recent book is The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable, coauthored with journalist Katherine Ellison (2002, Island Press). Her other books are Nature's Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems (Daily, G, Ed., 1997, Island Press) and The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Solution to the Human Dilemma (Paul Ehrlich, A Ehrlich, and G Daily, 1995, Putnam Press).

"Daily received her BS, MS and PhD in Biological Sciences all at Stanford University.“ [1]

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