To comprehensively address the complexities of current socio-ecological problems involved in global environmental change, it is indispiseble to achieve an integration of ecological understanding and ethical values. Contemporary science proposes an inclusive ecosystem concept that recognizes humans as components. Contemporary environmental ethics includes eco-social justice and the realization that as important as biodiversity is cultural diversity, inter-cultural, inter-institutional, and international collaboration requiring a novel approach known as biocultural conservation. Right action in confronting the challenges of the 21st century requires science and ethics to be seamlessly integrated. This book resulted from the 14th Cary Conference that brought together leading scholars and practitioners in ecology and environmental philosophy to discuss core terminologies, methods, questions, and practical frameworks for long-term socio-ecological research, education, and decision making.
Number of pages: 377
Weight: 6263 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the book reviews:"The book, the product of a Cary Conference, is an argument for combining human values with scientific knowledge. ... The book should be required reading for professionals in environmental ethics and environmental education. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners." (M. LaBar, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)
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