12 Facts About Gretchen Daily


Gretchen C Daily was born on October 19,1964 and is an American environmental scientist and tropical ecologist.


Gretchen Daily has contributed to understanding humanity's dependence and impacts on nature, and to advancing a systematic approach for valuing nature in policy, finance, management, and practice around the world.


Gretchen Daily is an elected fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.


Gretchen Daily is a former board member of the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and of The Nature Conservancy.


In 1995 Gretchen Daily became the Bing Interdisciplinary Research Scientist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University.


In 2002, Gretchen Daily published the book The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Katherine Ellison.


Gretchen Daily has since published a dozen further books, including The Power of Trees and One Tree with Charles J Katz, Green Growth that Works: Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms from Around the World with Lisa Mandle, Zhiyun Ouyang, and James Salzman, and Rural Livelihood and Environmental Sustainability in China with Jie Li, Shuzhuo Li, and Marcus Feldman.

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In 2005, Gretchen Daily was appointed as the Bing Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology at Stanford University, a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and was made the director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.


Gretchen Daily served as the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2013.


Nature's Services starts off with an introduction from Gretchen Daily titled "What are Ecosystem Services" and another introductory piece by Harold Mooney and Paul Ehrlich that seeks to detail the "fragmentary history" of ecosystem services.


Gretchen Daily has received numerous prestigious awards and honors throughout her academic career, including the 21st Century Scientist Award, The Sophie Prize, The International Cosmos Prize, The 16th Annual Heinz Award with special focus on global change, the Midori Prize, the Volvo Environment Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.


Gretchen Daily has published articles in many prestigious journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Nature and Science.