December 2018
Holiday wishes and a celebration of NatCap's 2018 scientific advances from Co-Founder Gretchen Daily and Managing Director Mary Ruckelshaus. 
Farmers and conservationists agree: bee habitats need to be protected. NatCap scientists helped the US Farm Service Agency create more effective seed mixes to support pollinator habitats.
"Working landscapes are a key opportunity for conservation" said Becky Chaplin-Kramer about recent work in Kenyan grasslands.
NatCap in Action: Paris Spotlight
In November, NatCap was one of 120 projects selected from a pool of about 900 candidates to be featured at the Paris Peace Forum. NatCap Chief Strategy Officer Anne Guerry reports back on the experience.
Paris is also one of NatCap's pilot locations for our Sustainable, Livable Cities work. Paris native Perrine Hamel shares more about our partnerships in urban work in her newest blog.
We sit down with Software Developer Joanna Lin to talk new models, solving big problems, and her move from Taiwan to earn her Master's degree at Stanford.
NatCap Symposium 2019: Early Registration Closes Dec. 21!

Join us March 18-21 at Stanford University

Every year, leaders from around the world come together at Stanford University for the Natural Capital Symposium, to drive innovation and empower decisions informed by nature’s benefits to people. The Symposium provides a unique opportunity for scientists, NGO’s, government decision-makers, private industry, and practitioners to converge and collaborate towards our shared goal of a more sustainable, livable planet. Early-bird registration closes December 21st, so sign up today! Use #NatCap2019 to join the conversation.

Recent Press and Publications

Bryant, B. P., Borsuk, M. E., Hamel, P., Oleson, K. L., Schulp, C. J. E., & Willcock, S. (2018). Transparent and feasible uncertainty assessment adds value to applied ecosystem services modeling. Ecosystem Services 33 103-109.

Maike Hamann, Kevin Berry, Tomas Chaigneau, Tracie Curry, Robert Heilmayr, Patrik J.G. Henriksson, Jonas Hentati-Sundberg, Amir Jina, Emilie Lindkvist, Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado, Emmi Nieminen, Matías Piaggio, Jiangxiao Qiu, Juan C. Rocha, Caroline Schill, Alon Shepon, Andrew R. Tilman, Inge van den Bijgaart, Tong Wu. Inequality and the Biosphere. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 2018. 43:1, 61-83

Smith, J. R., Letten, A., Ke, P. J., Anderson, C. B., Hendershot, J. N., Dhami, M. K., Dlott, G. A., Grainger, T. N., Howard, M. E., Morrison, B. M. L., Routh, D., San Juan, P. A., Mooney, H. A., Mordecai, E. A., Crowther, T. W., and Daily, G. C. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 10.1038/s41559-018-0709-x

The Natural Capital Accounting Opportunity: Let's Really Do the Numbers . James W Boyd, Kenneth J Bagstad, Jane Carter Ingram, Carl D Shapiro, Jeffery E Adkins, C Frank Casey, Clifford S Duke, Pierre D Glynn, Erica Goldman, Monica Grasso, Julie l Hass, Justin A Johnson, Glenn-Marie lange, John Matuszak, Ann Miller, Kirsten l l Oleson, Stephen M Posner, Charles Rhodes, François Soulard, Michael Vardon, Ferdinando Villa, Brian Voigt, Scott Wentland. BioScience , biy135,

Felicia Keesing, Richard S. Ostfeld, Sharon Okanga, Steven Huckett, Brett R. Bayles, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, L. Page Fredericks, Tyler Hedlund, Virginia Kowal, Heather Tallis, Charles M. Warui, Spencer A. Wood & Brian F. Allan. Nature Sustainability volume 1, pages 566–573 (2018)

Heather M Tallis, Peter L Hawthorne, Stephen Polasky, Joseph Reid, Michael W Beck, Kate Brauman, Jeffrey M Bielicki, Seth Binder, Matthew G Burgess, Emily Cassidy, Adam Clark, Joseph Fargione, Edward T Game, James Gerber, Forest Isbell Joseph Kiesecker, Robert McDonald, Marc Metian, Jennifer L Molnar, Nathan D Mueller, Christine O'Connell, Daniel Ovando, Max Troell, Timothy M Boucher, Brian McPeek. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Suzanne Ozment, Rafael Feltran-Barbieri, Erin Gray, Perrine Hamel (Senior Scientist, Natural Capital Project), Juliana Baladelli Ribeiro (Environmental Analyst with Nature-Based Solutions, Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection), Samuel Roiphe Barrêto (Brazil Conservation Manager, The Nature Conservancy), Aurélio Padovezi and Thiago Piazzetta Valente (Environmental Analyst with Nature-Based Solutions, Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection) World Resources Institute , September 2018.

Craig Beatty, Leander Raes, Adrian L. Vogl, Peter L. Hawthorne, Miguel Moraes, Javier L. Saborio, Kelly Meza Prado. IUCN. 2018.

Chunxia Yang, Hua Zheng, Binbin Huang, Ruonan Li, Zhiyun Ouyang, Cong Li.
Sustainability, 2018, 10(11), 4011; .

Mooij et al. 2019. Modeling water quality in the Anthropocene: directions for the next-generation aquatic ecosystem models. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36.

Van Gerven, Kuiper et al. 2019. Nitrogen fixation does not axiomatically lead to phosphorus limitation in aquatic ecosystems.

Teurlincx, Kuiper et al. 2019 Towards restoring urban waters: understanding the main pressures. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Recent patterns of anthropogenic reactive nitrogen emissions with urbanization in China: Dynamics, major problems, and potential solutions
Chaofan Xian, Xiaoling Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Yupeng Fan, Hua Zheng, James Salzman, Zhiyun Ouyang* Science of The Total Environment, 2019, 656: 1071-1081;

Dams, sediment discontinuity, and management responses. G. Mathias Kondolf and Rafael J. Schmitt. Hydrolink. 2018.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford News Service

By Diana Yates, Illinois News Bureau

By Naomi Scheer, The Trinitonian

By James Courtney, San Antonio Current

Science Daily

The Union


Farms and forests could be key to curbing greenhouse gas emissions. By Josephine Marcotty. Star Tribune. November 14, 2018.

Natural Capital: Putting a price on nature. By Mark Rowe. Geographical Magazine. November 14, 2018.

5 Inspiring Projects Led by Women at the Paris Peace Forum 2018. By Kacie Devaney. Frenchly. November 19, 2018.
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