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Nature and Animals in Human Social Interactions: Fostering Environmental Identity

Susan Clayton

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter argues that people ignore nature partly due to a perceived, and illusory, distinction between what is relevant to humans and what pertains to nature. However, people also like nature and ... More


Concluding Remarks

Maclaurin James and Sterelny Kim

in What Is Biodiversity?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500805
eISBN:
9780226500829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500829.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts based on the preceding discussions. It argues that species richness is a core concept because (i) it is (relatively) theoretically precise; (ii) it is ... More


Morals, intuitions, culture, and identity-based theories

Marc J. Stern

in Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198793182
eISBN:
9780191835117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793182.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

The theories within this section move beyond bounded rationality to incorporate a wider array of situations common to our daily lives. Most of the decisions we make on a daily basis don’t involve ... More


Transforming Wicked Environmental Problems in the Government Arena: A Case Study of the Effects of Marine Sound on Marine Mammals

Jill Lewandowski

in Human-Wildlife Conflict: Complexity in the Marine Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199687145
eISBN:
9780191810961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687145.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Management of marine resources by governments is often wrought with wicked environmental problems. These types of problems involve highly complex and controversial issues, high levels of scientific ... More


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