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The Watershed Restoration Conference

Due to the complexity of the social, cultural, and environmental issues involved, research on ecological restoration tends to focus on one landscape element at a time, considering, for example, only terrestrial, freshwater, or marine habitats. However, these landscape components are intricately interconnected, necessitating a holistic approach.

About the Sustainability Research Conference Series

The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

One such approach is watershed restoration, in which all landscape elements and their biological, geological, hydrological, and cultural interconnectedness within an entire watershed are taken into consideration. Watershed restoration is becoming all the more relevant as an increasing number of dam modification projects, which often affect the whole watershed, are being planned and implemented, including the Searsville Watershed Restoration Project at Stanford. This interdisciplinary conference will showcase cutting-edge research associated with watershed restoration, presented by some of the leading researchers on restoration in California, but with global relevance. The conference will aim to synthesize biological, geological, hydrological, and most importantly, Indigenous sciences on watershed restoration toward a socially and environmentally sustainable future.


Monday, December 11, 2023


Stanford Graduate School of Business


Full Agenda

Stanford Initiative on Business & Environmental Sustainability: Podcast

Listen as professor William P. Barnett and Stanford student Charlotte Kramer host a discussion with Tadashi Fukami, professor of biology and earth system science, to discuss the takeaways from this conference.

Conference Organizer

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Professor of Biology and Earth System Science, and Faculty Director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve