Environmental Work Earns Gretchen Daily the Blue Planet Prize
October 19, 2017
For her work on practical actions and policies to secure ecosystems and human well being, Stanford biologist Gretchen Daily was honored with the 2017 Blue Planet Prize, a roughly $450,000 (50 million Japanese yen) award widely considered the Nobel Prize for science that contributes to solving global environmental problems. Read more.
In the first such global evaluation, Stanford biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining populations. They call for curbs on the basic drivers of these losses. Read more: http://news.stanford.edu/press/view/15368
For her work on practical actions and policies to secure ecosystems and human well being, Stanford biologist Gretchen Daily was honored with the 2017 Blue Planet Prize, a roughly $450,000 (50 million Japanese yen) award widely considered the Nobel Prize for science that contributes to solving global environmental problems. Read more: http://stanford.io/2s5qKEu
Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) describes the unique characteristics and chances of extinction for various species. Ehrlich's latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Ceballos and Anne Ehrlich, is The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. All proceeds from the book will go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab to support research by young conservation biologists.
In June 2015, the Nature Conservancy and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, in cooperation with their Natural Capital Project partners, the World Wildlife Fund and the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, hosted a public event on Integrating Natural Capital into Decisions. The event featured leading academics and practitioners in the field of ecosystem services as well as experts from the public and non-profit sectors, addressing core sustainability challenges of the 21st century.
Stanford researcher warns sixth mass extinction is here
June 19, 2015
There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence. That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Read more: http://stanford.io/1RgQBMj