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Ecosystems of California, a definitive new guide co-edited by Stanford ecologist HAROLD “HAL” MOONEY and with myriad Stanford contributors, provides the first-ever encyclopedic overview of the Golden State’s awe-inspiring ecosystems. It is intended to serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, resource managers, students and interested readers around the state. Unlike many books of its kind, Ecosystems of California, published this month by University of California Press, highlights opportunities for regulation and stewardship and shows how ecosystems support human well-being. Mooney’s co-editor on the project is ERIKA ZAVALETA, a professor in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology and a doctoral degree in biological sciences all from Stanford. Other contributors with Stanford ties include NONA CHIARIELLO of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve; MARK DENNY and LUKE MILLER of Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station; NOAH DIFFENBAUGH, an associate professor of Earth system science and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute; CHRIS FIELD, the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, professor of Earth system science and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and at the Stanford Woods Institute; ELIZABETH HADLY, the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute; LISA MANDLE and REBECCA CHAPLIN-KRAMER of the Natural Capital Project, a joint venture of the Stanford Woods Institute and other organizations; and CHENG LI, a former research assistant at Stanford. ECOSYSTEMS OF CALIFORNIA | Additional Resources Executive Summary [PDF] | News Release | Videos | Order Hardback or E-Book Online |