Trinity University Press

Gretchen Daily at Trinity - Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series

Oct 25, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Laurie Auditorium

One Trinity Place

San Antonio, Texas

Trinity University's Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series, in partnership with Trinity University Press, presents Gretchen C. Daily -- Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology, and co-founder and faculty director of the Natural Capital Project -- with a lecture titled "A New Business Model for People and Nature".

A powerful awakening is underway, to the value of trees, bees, and other elements of nature. In this engaging lecture, Gretchen Daily will describe a powerful, new approach to valuing nature – and the risks and devastating costs of its loss – through compelling stories from all over the world. The approach is being scaled by key governments, investors, businesses and communities, to accelerate a deep transformation to an ecological civilization. From coastal resilience to mental health, water security and livable cities, nature is key. 

Gretchen will also discuss her books with photographer Charles Katz, Jr. The Power of Trees and One Tree / Un árbol único, both published by Trinity University Press. 

Free and open to the public. Booking signing to follow.

The Trinity University Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series is made possible through an endowment gift from the Walter F. Brown Family of San Antonio.

Daily is a Bing Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment; and Director of the Center for Conservation Biology. 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. She has published over 200 scientific and popular articles and is the author of The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable, with journalist Katherine Ellison, as well as two books published by Trinity University Press, The Power of Trees and One Tree / Un árbol único, both with photographs by Charles J. Katz, Jr.