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NatCap collaborates with wide-ranging experts from Stanford’s institutes, centers, programs, and seven schools to co-develop pioneering, actionable, and transformative work related to the following topics. 

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From our base in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability's Woods Institute for the Environment, and in the School of Humanities & Sciences' Department of Biology, NatCap's work spans all seven Stanford schools, as well as numerous institutes, centers, and programs across the university.

Doerr School of Sustainability

Creating equitable solutions at a global scale with partners worldwide, so humans and nature thrive together.

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Humanities and Sciences

Understanding how to foster systems change through both the mind & the heart.


GSB,  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service


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


Scaling training and capacity development programs to support decision-makers worldwide.

Engineering quad, credit:  Andrew Brodhead


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


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

Stanford Hospital, credit: Andrew Brodhead


Illuminating connections between nature and physical, cognitive & emotional dimensions of health.

Institutes and Centers

Center for Conservation Biology

Center on China’s Economy and Institutions

Center on Food Security and the Environment

Morrison Institute for Population Biology and Resource Studies

Precourt Institute for Energy

  • Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment 

  • Center for Ocean Solutions
  • Water in the West
  • Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment
  • INOGO Program