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The History of Conservation Biology

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Jennifer Dever

on 31 August 2017

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Transcript of The History of Conservation Biology

origins of conservation traced to religious & philosophical beliefs
Transcendentalist Movement
Gifford Pinchot
Conservation Ethic
Resource Conservation Ethic
Evolutionary-Ecology Land Ethic
Manifest Destiny
The History of Conservation Biology
Christian Stewardship
& Civic responsibility
Teddy Roosevelt
“...Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, ... as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children...”

John Muir
Preservationist Ethic
Ralph Waldo Emerson &
Henry David Thoreau

Academia & the Early Ecologists
Henry Cowles
Frederick Clements
Victor Shelford
Charles Elton

Defined and documented communities, the role of environmental factors affecting biota and the interrelationship between plants & animals
Aldo Leopold
Conservation Biology as a Science
1978 - First International Conference
1985 - Society for Conservation Biology founded, http://www.conbio.org/ (>10,000 members worldwide)

George Perkins Marsh - "Prophet of Conservation"
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