October 23, 2023 - Maria Lisa Polegatto
Keystone Species: Humanity’s Dependence On Vital Biodiversity
Before reading this blog, I want to give some direction. The research surrounding keystone species is compelling and vast. I learned a lot of information while doing this blog post. Along with the research I have included several links, articles and other resources to support the research. It may be beneficial to read the blog article first and then come back and review the additional information afterward. I will of course let you decide how you wish to review. You may be more interested in some aspects to delve into when reading instead of waiting. Take your time and enjoy spending time with nature.)
Can you imagine a world without wildlife and nature? While humanity dominates, nature and animals are the reason humanity survives. When nature collapses, so does humanity (Washington, 2015).
September 16, 2023 - Maria Lisa Polegatto
Deep Ecology: A Philosophical View Of The Interconnectedness Of Humanity With Nature and Nonhumans
One need only hear news to see an increase in global issues. Due to environmental pressures and the need to reverse human’s superiority, Arne Naess, modelled a philosophical concept, “deep ecology”, in 1973. This concept exceeds ecological awareness to an integration of ecosystem importance and awareness of humanity’s dependence upon nature and its processes to transform human consciousness (Lange, 2023).