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Editors – Moral Ground

Kathleen Dean Moore

Co-editor of Moral Ground

Kathleen Dean Moore is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University and founder and senior fellow of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She is an environmental philosopher and essayist whose most recent books are Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, coedited with Michael P. Nelson, Riverwalking, Holdfast, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, and The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World. Her honors include the Oregon Book Award, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, two Foreword Book of the Year awards, and others. She serves on the board of directors for the Orion Society and the Island Institute and travels widely to speak about climate change as a moral crisis. She lives in Oregon and, in the summers, on Chichagof Island, Alaska, where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove.

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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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