Investigation of the ethical context of decision-making in ecological research and biodiversity management, especially under conditions of rapid environmental change. Supported by the National Science Foundation.
The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation
Interdisciplinary inquiry into the development of a conservation mission and ethic within modern zoological institutions. Supported by the National Science Foundation.
Extinction – Ethics, History, Culture
An exploration of the historical, scientific, ethical and cultural dimensions of species extinction, focusing on changing notions of environmental responsibility and ecological risk in an increasingly human-driven world.
Intellectual Roots of Conservation and Environmentalism
Exploration of the philosophical and historical foundations of conservation/environmentalism, including the idea of wilderness in history, philosophy, and visual culture.
Contact: Ben Minteer