Nelson, Michael Paul

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

201K Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-9221
Research Areas: 
  • Social Science, Policy and Natural Resources
  • Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
Research Interests: 
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Philosophy
Michael Paul Nelson is the Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources and Lead Principal Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. “Michael is different from most philosophers. He’s funny and irreverent and worried about the world, and especially about wolves.” – Kathleen Dean Moore, Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a time of Planetary Change


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