Research Associate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project
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Natural Capital Project
Ecosystem Services and Conservation
Becky Chaplin-Kramer leads the Natural Capital Project's freshwater and terrestrial team. She coordinates the model development and implementation of the InVEST tool, and she also is overseeing our first monitoring efforts to assess the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of our work with Water Funds in Latin America. Her past work has combined conducting field experiments, modeling, and coordinating between researchers and practitioners at regional and local scales, through agricultural extension programs and the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research program on climate change. Becky is passionate about preserving ecosystems embedded in working landscapes and forging new alliances between conservationists and farmers, ranchers, and other land stewards. She earned her Ph.D. from University of California in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, and her M.S. and B.S. from Stanford University in Earth Systems Science.
News & Press Releases
Features study coauthored by Becky Chaplin-Kramer, Gretchen Daily and other Natural Capital Project researchers.
Quotes Woods-affiliated researcher Becky Chaplin-Kramer on how more accurate tree counts can help with assessing climate impacts and water purification and soil conservation efforts.
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