Category: Faculty Expertise

A mural of large gray birds on a wire holding signs "Migrants not welcome," "Go back to Africa" and "Keep off our worms," while a small blue bird cowers off to the side.

Where biology and philosophy meet: Paper published on the “political language” of restoration ecology

The authors note although the collective response in believing that native species are inherently good, and non-native species must be removed to protect the integrity of a system, in many parts of the world humans and natural systems are linked and pristine landscapes are often in fact a mirage.