Stanford research scientist to discuss sustainability

Gretchen C. Daily, biodiversity preservationist and expert on human sustainability, will discuss Managing Earth’s Life-Support Systems: Ecological and Economic Perspectives at Bates at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.

As the Bing Interdisciplinary Research Scientist at Stanford University, Daily studies methods for preserving biodiversity and the Earth’s food and freshwater capacity for human beings. Her studies involve community ecology, conservation biology and the biophysical and socioeconomic dimensions of sustainability.

Daily, co-author of The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Solution to the Human Dilemma, received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in biological sciences from Stanford University. She has been a Nature Conservancy Fellow at the Center for Conservation Biology and received the Environmental Conservation Annual Foundation Best Paper Prize in 1990.

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