“Perspectives on the Environment”: Fall 2001
by the Campus-Community Forum and the Allegheny Institute of Natural
History with the Environmental Studies Program at the
September 11: Ecology and the Bible: Judeo-Christian Ethics and the Environment
Prather, whose background includes journalism, missionary work in the
Kevin Elliot, supervisor of the
September 27: Why Genetic Engineering Can't Save the World: The Case of Fake Forests
Crouch, former molecular biologist and professor of
October 9: Occult Ecology: Reading Nature Darkly
O'Grady, associate professor of English at
October 23: The Allegheny Plateau Bioregion?: Biodiversity, Watersheds and Communities
Jim Kleissler, Co-Founder of, and Forest Watch Director for, the Allegheny Defense Project has worked for over ten years in the Allegheny region as an advocate for ecological thinking and forest protection. He will talk about the concepts of the "bioregion" and the "watershed," including the concept of biodiversity, and whether or not we should use either of these models as management and decision making frameworks.
November 6: Sustainable Forestry: Forests and Communities In Sustainability
Blaine Puller, professional forester with Kane Hardwood, will talk about the concept/process of sustainable forestry. With the improvement of the science of forestry and the development of sound management practices, no longer must forestry be viewed as anti-environmental. He will also talk about how the process extends beyond the forest to include the local community.
All Lectures are Tuesday (except September 27th) at in Fisher 107