Gretchen Daily - TNC Board Member
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Gretchen Daily, Ph.D.

TNC Global Board Member and Director, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University

Stanford, California


    Biogeography, Conservation Biology, Ecology


    April 2006 – October 2018


Gretchen is the Director, Center for Conservation Biology, Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Biology, and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.  An ecologist by training, Daily’s work spans scientific research, teaching, public education, and working with leaders to advance practical approaches to environmental challenges. Daily’s scientific research is on countryside biogeography and the future dynamics of biodiversity change; on the scope for harmonizing biodiversity conservation and agriculture; on quantifying the production and value of ecosystem services across landscapes; and on new policy and finance mechanisms for integrating conservation and human development in major decisions. 
Daily co-founded the Natural Capital Project, an international partnership – together with The Nature Conservancy – that aims to mainstream the values of nature into decision-making worldwide.

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