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Presentation by Bill Throop - Restoration Ecology, Prescott
Monday 05 March 2018, 07:00pm
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From: Natural History Institute <>
Subject: Presentation: ? Restoration Ecology, Goal Setting, Climate Change & the Significance of History

Bill Throop is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. His PhD at Brown University focused on philosophy of science. He has published numerous articles on ethics and ecological restoration and edited the first book on the topic. He has served on the editorial boards of Restoration Ecology and Environmental Ethics. He is currently working on a book project titled: Flourishing amid the Age of Climate Change – Finding the Heart of Sustainability.

The practice of ecological restoration engages us in deliberation about who we should be in relation to evolving systems. Some argue that climate change compromises the traditional aims of restoration. Instead, they argue we should design and manage ecosystems for the new context. Throop argues that the moral reasons for ecological restoration should make us wary of abandoning the traditional aims of restoration goal-setting.


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