Gretchen Daily received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. She is 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. She is also Chair of The Natural Capital Project, a partnership among Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and the University of Minnesota, whose goal is to align economic forces with conservation.
Daily's scientific research is on 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 the values of natural capital into major decisions.
She has received numerous awards, including, most recently, The Heinz Award (2010), and The Midori Prize (2010).
Further information about Gretchen Daily and her research is available from her website.