February 2019
NatCap Symposium 2019: New registration deadline March 7!

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. Use #NatCap2019 to join the conversation.
Building on years of collaboration, Swedish research institutions officially join the  Natural Capital Project   partnership this month.
The Natural Capital Project co-founder was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for her work to combat species loss.
Researchers reframe current approach to valuing urban nature for the improved health and well-being of city-dwellers.
Marta Echavarria is a leader in Latin American natural capital science and practice. We sat down with her to learn more about the role of science for building political and financial support for conservation, the vital role that indigenous peoples and perspectives can play, and her vision for natural capital in Latin America.

Wed, March 20, 2019
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Stanford University
Followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Stanford University Boething Lecture
Please join Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology, the Stanford Woods Institute on the Environment, and the Natural Capital Project at the 2019 Boething Lecture.

This year's speaker is Laura Huffman , Texas Regional Director of The Nature Conservancy. This event is free and open to the public.

Recent Press and Publications

Elizabeth R. Selig David G. Hole Edward H. Allison Katie K. Arkema Madeleine C. McKinnon Jingjie Chu Alex de Sherbinin Brendan Fisher Louise Glew Margaret B. Holland Jane Carter Ingram Nalini S. Rao Roly B. Russell Tanja Srebotnjak Lydia C.L. Teh Sebastian Troëng Will R. Turner Alexander Zvoleff. Conservation Letters, December 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12617

Bonnie L. Keeler, Perrine Hamel, Timon McPhearson, Maike H. Hamann, Marie L. Donahue, Kelly A. Meza Prado, Katie K. Arkema, Gregory N. Bratman, Kate A. Brauman, Jacques C. Finlay, Anne D. Guerry, Sarah E. Hobbie, Justin A. Johnson, Graham K. MacDonald, Robert I. McDonald, Nick Neverisky & Spencer A. Wood. Nature Sustainability , Volume 2, pages 29–38, 2019. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0202-1

Beth Tellman , Robert I. McDonald, Joshua H. Goldstein, Adrian L. Vogl, Martina Flörke, Daniel Shemie, Russ Dudley, Rachel Dryden, Paulo Petry, Nathan Karres, Kari Vigerstol, Bernhard Lehner, Fernando Veiga. PLOS One. December 21, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209470

Carlos Ramirez-Reyes, Kate A. Brauman, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Gillian L. Galford, Susana B. Adamo, Christopher B. Anderson, Clarissa Anderson, Ginger R.H. Allington, Kenneth J. Bagstad, Michael T. Coe, Anna F. Cord, Laura E. Dee, Rachelle K. Gould, Meha Jain, Virginia A. Kowal, Frank E. Muller-Karger, Jessica Norriss, Peter Potapov, Jiangxiao Qiu, Jesse T. Rieb, Brian E. Robinson, Leah H. Samberg, Nagendra Singh, Sabrina H. Szeto, Brian Voigt, Keri Watson, T. Maxwell Wright. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 665, pages 1053-1063, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.150

Chaofan Xian, Xiaoling Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Yupeng Fan, Hua Zheng, James Salzman, Zhiyun Ouyang. Science of the Total Environment , 2019, 656: 1071-1081, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.352

This is Natural capital 2019: Natural Capital Project: Cross-sector Collaboration . Natural Capital Coalition. By Becky Chaplin-Kramer. November 20, 2018.

Inspiring Women of Ecology. Biohabitats. By Jessica Hardesty Norris. December, 2018.

Green Glove, Iron Fist. By Gloria Dickie. bioGraphic. December 18, 2018.

Report Says Forest Restoration Could Save Rio de Janeiro $79 Million in Water Treatment Costs. Water Briefing via Natural Capital Coalition. January 7, 2019.

Investing in Forest Health. Stanford Social Innovation Review. By Dan Winterson. January 11, 2019.


Context is key. By Stockholm Resilience Centre. January, 2019.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Natural Capital Project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at  contact@naturalcapitalproject.org