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Environment / Sustainability

Distinguished Ecologist Series March 10-11

March 8, 2010

Gretchen Daily, Ph.D., Chair of the Natural Capital Project (a partnership among the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Stanford University), will speak at CSU about how ecosystem services need to be mainstreamed into decision making by business leaders and policy makers and about the fate of biodiversity in a human-dominated world.

Gretchen Daily, Ph.D., is the first speaker in this year's Graduate Degree Program in Ecology Seminar Series.

Wednesday, March 10, 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, 3:30 p.m.
Clark Building, Room A-201

Gretchen Daily, Ph.D., Bing Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology, Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment, and Director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is the first distinguished ecologist visitor for the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology 2010 Seminar Series.

Daily will present two seminars that are free and open to the public. Both seminars take place in Clark A201.

Wednesday, March 10, 4 p.m.

"Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Decision-Making"

Thursday, March 11, 3:30 p.m.

"A Countryside Biogeography: The Future of Biodiversity in a Human-Dominated World"

About Professor Daily

Professor Daily is also Chair of the Natural Capital Project, a partnership among The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Stanford University, whose goal is to align economic forces with conservation.

An ecologist by training, Daily’s work spans scientific research, public education and advancing practical approaches to environmental challenges. Daily’s scientific research focuses on:

  • Biodiversity change
  • The scope for harmonizing biodiversity conservation and agriculture
  • Quantifying the production and value of ecosystem services across landscapes
  • Developing new policy and finance mechanisms for integrating the values of natural capital into major decisions

Her efforts span fundamental research and policy-oriented demonstration projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania. Daily works extensively with private landowners, economists, lawyers, business people and government agencies to incorporate environmental issues into business practice and public policy.


For questions about Daily's visit, please contact the Ecology office at

Contact: Jeri Morgan
Phone: (970) 491-4373