Ecological footprint; Professional ethics in natural resource management

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Before you come to class, calculate your ecological footprint

Alternative footprint calculators:

Redefining progress

Best foot forward

Ecology fund (fast and simple)

Try different calculators, and change some of the input data for an informal "sensitivity analysis" (e.g., country in which to live). We will discuss the results in class

Before you come to class, download and review the code of ethics from one of the following organizations:

Ecological Society of America code of ethics

Society of American Foresters code of ethics

Society for Conservation Biology code of member ethics

Society for Range Management code of ethics (bottom of second page of this pdf file)

The Wildlife Society code of ethics (starts halfway down the first page of this pdf file)

We will discuss these professional codes in class

Additional Information (also see assigned readings):

Bell, D. 2002. Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth. Bloomsbury, New York.

Eckstein, J. 2002. On Meanings of Life: Their Nature and Origin. State University of New York Press, Albany.

Eco-Ethics International Union

Ethics Resource Center

Institute for Global Ethics

Martin, M. 2002. Atheism, Morality, and Meaning. Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York.

Phillips, C. 2001. Socrates Cafe. W.W. Norton, New York.

Phillips, C. 2004. Six Questions of Socrates. W.W. Norton, New York.

Sharing nature's interest

Singer, J.S. 2001. The Spendid Feast of Reason. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights