The American Wilderness as Idea and Image

Exploration of the historical, moral and aesthetic foundations of wilderness and the movement to preserve it.

Zoos, Conservation, and Society

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the development of a conservation mission and ethic within the modern zoo, including its implications for public understanding and appreciation of nature.

Ecological Ethics

Investigation of the ethical context of decision-making in ecological research and biodiversity management, especially under conditions of rapid environmental change.

Contact: Ben Minteer