Stanford’s Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

Gretchen Daily, the Bing Professor in Environmental Studies at Stanford University, was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Blue Plant Prize awarded by the Asahi Glass Foundation. The prize is awarded to an individual or an organization whose work has and continues to contribute significantly to the improvement of the global environment. The Blue Plant Prize is considered by many scholars as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in environmental science. The winner of the prize receives a cash award equal to about $450,000.

Gretchen DailyDr. Daily also serves as senior fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment and is the director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford. She is also co-director 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.

Professor Daily is the co-author of The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable (Island Press, 2003). She holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Stanford University.

Below is a video of Professor Daily discussing her work.

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