Nelson, Michael Paul

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Professor and Director of the Center for the Future of Forests and Society
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 a Senior Fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. From 2012 - 2022 he was lead Principal Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program. “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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