Restoring Nature, Without Mosquitoes
Discusses some of the history of mosquito-human interactions in the U.S., introducing readers to the literature on environmental ethics particularly the idea of values and disvalues in nature and the need to address both in education settings.
It will appear in Restoration Ecology.
An Introduction to Environmental Ethics
Introduces the field of environmental ethics and some of the key concepts and concerns addressed by the field.
It is the first chapter in the anthology: Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, edited by Elizabeth Willott and David Schmidtz and published by Oxford University Press, 2002.
ARGUMENT: Why argue?
Why would you want to do it better? How you can do it better.
Written for undergraduate students taking their first philosophy course, this is designed to get them to consciously question what paradigms they may have about "arguing" and help them develop skills for effective arguing. It provides citations for other resources.
Human Population Trends: 1960 to 2000. (PDF is available by clicking on Table of Contents)
Willott, E. (2001). Common Ground: An interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment. Reprinted in Environmental Ethics: What really matters; what really works. D. Schmidtz and E. Willott, Oxford University Press (2002) pages 274-283.
Meant to bring general readers current on world population trends. We are not in the world envisioned by Ehrlich and Hardin in the late 1960's and early 1970's. There are grounds for concern and yet grounds for optimism regarding human population.
Population 2006 Update
This powerpoint presentation gives more current information regarding human population.
Reinventing the Commons: An African Case Study
Discusses the organization of the Sabi Sands Game Preserve: what factors motivated formation of Greater Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands. What obstacles threaten long-term sustainability; what organizational structures suggest the commons may succeed in persisting.
A PDF including figures is available on request (email@example.com).
June 24, 2006