Natural Capital Project

Stanford Hub

NatCap’s hub at Stanford University drives innovation across disciplines and supports the diverse work of our entire partnership. From our base at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Department of Biology, NatCap collaborates with wide-ranging experts from Stanford’s institutes, centers, programs, and seven schools to co-develop impactful, lasting work.

Where We Work at Stanford

Our work spans all seven Stanford schools; Business, Earth, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law, and Medicine, as well as numerous Institutes, Centers, and Programs University-wide.

Law

Exploring legal instruments that encourage the use of nature-based solutions to development challenges.

Engineering

Supporting coastal resilience, mitigating flood risks, and developing cutting-edge models.

Education

Developing training and capacity building programs to effectively support decison-makers worldwide.

Medicine

Exploring connections between nature and human health.

Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Working towards global climate solutions, food security, and a sustainable future.

Humanities & Sciences

Understanding how the natural environment and the built environment can co-exist symbiotically.

Business

Equipping future executives with a perspective of global sustainability and providing practical approaches to support both the economy and the environment.

Stanford Collaborators

Law

Deborah A. Sivas
Professor, Environmental Law
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Barton (Buzz) H. Thompson Jr.
Professor, Natural Resources Law
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Humanities & Sciences

Gretchen C. Daily
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Center for Conservation Biology
Co-Director, Natural Capital Project

Giulio De Leo
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Co-Director, Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment

Rodolfo Dirzo
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Co-Director, INOGO Program

Paul R. Ehrlich
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
President, Center for Conservation Biology

Marcus Feldman
Professor, Department of Biology
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Morrison Institute for Population Biology and Resource Studies

Tadashi Fukami
Professor, Department of Biology
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Lawrence H. Goulder
Professor, Department of Economics
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center

James Gross
Professor, Department of Psychology
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Elizabeth A. Hadly
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Fiorenza Micheli
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions

Harold A. Mooney
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Erin Mordecai
Professor, Department of Biology
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Education

Nicole M. Ardoin
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Medicine

Angelle Desiree LaBeaud
Professor, Pediatrics
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stephen Luby
Professor, Infectious Diseases
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Business

Wesley R. Hartmann
Professor, Marketing

Erica Plambeck
Professor, Operations, Information, & Technology
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Engineering

Jack Baker
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliate, Precourt Institute for Energy

David Freyberg
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Jeffrey R. Koseff
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Christopher B. Field
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Professor, Department of Biology
Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Steven Gorelick
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Eric Lambin
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Pamela Matson
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Rosamond Naylor
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Jenny Suckale
Professor, Department of Geophysics
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Institutes, Centers, and Programs

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Christopher B. Field
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Professor, Department of Biology
Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

  • Center for Ocean Solutions

    James Leape
    Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions

    Fiorenza Micheli
    Professor, Department of Biology
    Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions

    Eric Hartge
    Research Development Manager

    Lisa M. Wedding
    Research Associate

  • Water in the West

    Leon Szeptycki
    Professor of the Practice, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Executive Director, Water in the West

  • Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment

    Susanne Sokolow
    Senior Research Scientist, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Co-Director, Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment

    Giulio De Leo
    Professor, Department of Biology
    Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Co-Director, Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment

  • INOGO Program

    Rodolfo Dirzo
    Professor, Department of Biology
    Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Co-Director, INOGO Program

Center for Conservation Biology

Gretchen C. Daily
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Faculty Director, Center for Conservation Biology
Co-Director, Natural Capital Project

Paul R. Ehrlich
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
President, Center for Conservation Biology

Center on Food Security and the Environment

Rosamond Naylor
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Morrison Institute for Population Biology and Resource Studies

Marcus Feldman
Professor, Department of Biology
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Morrison Institute for Population Biology and Resource Studies

Precourt Institute for Energy

  • Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center

    Lawrence H. Goulder
    Professor, Department of Economics
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Director, Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center

Stanford Advisory Council

The Advisory Council guides the partnership Hub at Stanford, helping to sharpen our strategies for scaling and increasing our engagement across the university’s schools.

Steven A. Denning

Chair, NatCap Stanford Advisory Council; General Atlantic

Steve Denning is Chairman of General Atlantic, LLC and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Stanford University. He is also former Co-chair of The Nature Conservancy, and on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Bridgespan Group.

William F. Meehan III

Co-Chair, NatCap Stanford Advisory Council; Stanford University

Bill Meehan III is the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at Stanford’s GSB and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co. At Stanford, he also is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a faculty member of the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation, and a member of the Arts Advisory Council.

Charles J. Katz, Jr.

Co-Chair, NatCap Stanford Advisory Council; Katz Family Ventures

Chuck Katz manages family investments. Previously, he practiced law at Perkins Coie, Seattle, and then served as Executive Vice President of Opsware, Inc. He is former board member of REI, Inc.

Matthew R. Barger

MRB Capital

Matt Barger is the managing member of MRB Capital, LLC and a senior advisor at Hellman & Friedman, LLC. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of Hall Capital Partners LLC and Artisan Partners Asset Management. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Academy of Sciences.

Peter S. Bing

Stanford Volunteer

Peter Bing is former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, former Trustee, and current volunteer for Stanford University.

Gretchen C. Daily

Stanford University

Gretchen Daily is Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute and Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. She is co-founder and co-director of The Natural Capital Project.

Thomas Dickson

New Energy Risk

Tom Dickson serves as Chief Executive Officer of New Energy Risk, Inc. and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Haverford Capital Partners (Cayman) Limited. Tom was formerly the CUO and CEO of Centre Solutions.

Christopher B. Field

Stanford University

Chris Field is the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Previously, Field served as co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and also as founding director of the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Dept. of Global Ecology.

Andy Karsner

Emerson Collective

Andy Karsner is Managing Partner of The Emerson Collective, Senior Strategist and Space Cowboy at Google X; and Founder and Executive Chairman of Manifest Energy. Previously, he served as US Assistant Secretary of Energy for Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Tom Hutton

XL Innovate

Tom Hutton is the Managing Partner of XL Innovate. He is the past CEO of Risk Management Solutions, White Mountains Re and New Energy Risk. One of his current projects is developing Climassure, providing insurance and mitigation solutions for risks from climate change and volatility.

Jeffrey R. Koseff

Stanford University

Jeff Koseff is William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

Robert Litterman

Kepos Capital

Bob Litterman is a founding partner at Kepos Capital and chairs their Risk Committee. Bob was a partner at Goldman-Sachs & Co, where he was head of the firm-wide risk function. He serves on the boards of Climate Central, Commonfund, Resources for the Future, and the Sloan Foundation.

Rose Niu

The Paulson Institute

Rose Niu is Chief Conservation Officer at the Paulson Institute. Earlier, she was Managing Director of China Programs at World Wildlife Fund-US; prior to that, she founded the China program at The Nature Conservancy.

Thomas A. Patterson

Madrone Capital Partners

Tom Patterson is a General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, focused on investments in founder/family owned businesses, the emerging middle class in China and Brazil, and clean energy technology.

Mary Ruckelshaus

The Natural Capital Project

Mary Ruckelshaus is Managing Director of the Natural Capital Project. Previously she led the Ecosystem Science Program at NOAA’s NW Fisheries Science Center, and was Assistant Professor at The Florida State University.

Roger W. Sant

Roger Sant is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 company that generates and distributes electrical power. He is also co-founder and Chairman, The Summit Foundation, supporting international empowerment of girls, restoration of the Mesoamerican Reef ecosystem, and the sustainability of cities in the United States.

Bill Veghte

Turbonomic

Bill Veghte is Executive Chairman of Turbonomic. Previously, he was CEO of Survey Monkey, the Chief Operating Officer for Hewlett Packard, and the EVP of Microsoft’s Enterprise Business.

Jerry Yang

AME Cloud Ventures

Jerry Yang is founder of AME Cloud Ventures, and founder and past CEO of Yahoo! Jerry serves on the boards of Stanford University, Alibaba, Workday and Lenovo, and as senior adviser and board observer of Didi Chuxing. He is a member of the Committee of 100 and the Council on Foreign Relations.