The preponderance of “edge” habitat in the northern piedmont that is our legacy of historical agriculture and contemporary suburbanization has now set the stage for serious problems with forest preservation and restoration. Restoration depends heavily on the science of ecology -- however, restoration involves social, political, economic, and ethical considerations as well this course examines ecological restoration from an interdisciplinary perspective, providing an introduction to key concepts in restoration ecology, philosophy, and social science.
Quercus land stewardship is committed to the vision of an ecologically healthier and more beautiful state by restoring and connecting the plant, animal, and human communities of wisconsin and beyond we practice a hands-on approach to ecological restoration and value knowledge gained from experience. Ecological philosophy does not have a single meaning to some social thinkers it signifies a worldview that invokes ecology in promoting environmental protection to others ecology is invoked in relation to a wider realm of social action to philosophers of science, ecological philosophy may seem to be a synonym for the part of their academic field that focuses on ecology.
Philosophy ecological design group, inc is a small business by choice, recognizing its passion and commitment to the re-connectivity of our community to the landscape over the past century our natural ecological systems have been fragmented due to development and the introduction of industrial agriculture. How can we envision an ecological restoration of both physical environment and philosophical/spiritual thought models overpopulation, overexploitation, and human consumption are all contributing to the downfall of our now extremely misused planet.
Ph203 – ecological restoration: ecology, philosophy and society examining ecological restoration from an interdisciplinary perspective, providing an introduction to key concepts in restoration ecology, philosophy, and social science. Investigation reveals three important “initial defining hypotheses” that were seminal for the development of ecology: adaptations to varying environmental conditions are responsible for the distribution of organisms that ecological communities tend toward equilibrium and that communities are a type of organism that develop along predictable lines as in clementsian succession.
Environmental philosophy is a hybrid discipline drawing extensively from epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of science and analyzing disciplines such as conservation biology, restoration ecology, sustainability studies, and political ecology. Ecosystem restoration in a fragmented landscape introduction most of the piedmont north of the potomac river has been settled for over three centuries. Social and political issues in ecological restoration thomas m bonnicksen 1 i abstract - there are four major questions affecting the future of ecological ecological communities if this philosophy dominates resource management then the future of ecological restoration.
The philosophy of ecological restoration: reconnecting nature and ourselves steve windhager, phd. Ecological restoration, will quickly see that its back pages are dominated by advertisements for landscape architecture firms specializing in restoration work and by universities seeking to attract students to programs of study in landscape. Ecological restoration how can we envision an ecological restoration of both physical environment and philosophical/spiritual thought models overpopulation, overexploitation, and human consumption are all contributing to the downfall of our now extremely misused planet.
The politics of ecological restoration andrew light and eric s higgs new territory in the philosophy of ecological restoration that speaks to the debate going on among restorationists over the role of humanistic concerns in evaluating restoration practices. Ecological restoration is a generic term for projects to remediate environments that are perceived as having been damaged, typically by human activity such projects fall on a spectrum ranging from attempts to re-create, as closely as possible, the original environment, to “clean up” projects where, for instance, an opencast mine that was. Nature by design: people, natural process, and ecological restoration new york, mit press lecture schedule: week one february 1 topic: introduction to critical debates in environmental philosophy description: general introduction to the lecture series including a note of welcome by kimberly blessing (bsc philosophy department chair.