Michael P. Nelson

Co-editor of Moral Ground

Michael P. Nelson is the Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Natural Resources and a professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University, where he also serves as the lead principle investigator for the HJ Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research program in the Oregon Cascades. He is the coeditor of The Great New Wilderness Debate (1998) and The Wilderness Debate Rages On (2008) and the coauthor of American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study (2004), all with J. Baird Callicott. Nelson is the philosopher in residence of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, the world’s longest continuous study of a predator-prey system. He is also the cofounder and codirector of the Conservation Ethics Group, an environmental consultancy fusing ethics with social and ecological science, and a senior fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Nature, Ideas, and the Written Word. He lives with his three cats, two dogs, and one wife in Corvallis, Oregon.

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