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- There are a lot of ways in which we benefit from biodiversity, that are worth paying attention to. In agriculture, pharmaceuticals for instance, but also esthetically. What makes life have poetry in it comes from connecting with nature in so many ways, Gretchen Daily explains in this video.

About Gretchen Daily
Gretchen C. Daily is Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Biological Sciences, Director of the Tropical Research Program of the Center for Conservation Biology, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

An ecologist by training, Dr. Daily is working to develop a scientific basis — and political and institutional support — for managing Earth´s life support systems.  Her efforts span basic science, environmental policy analysis, teaching, and public education. 

Upon receiving her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, Dr. Daily was granted the Frances Lou Kallman Award for Excellence in Science and Graduate Study (1992).  She was then named a Pew Fellow in Conservation and the Environment (1994), a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program (1999), a recipient of the 21st Century Scientist Award (2000), a Smith Senior Scholar of The Nature Conservancy (2003), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003). 

Dr. Daily has published over 125 scientific and popular articles.

(source: Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University)

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