OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ethics of Saving Wolves

Michael Paul Nelson, professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University, knows his wolves, and the issues related to their conservation. He’s the philosopher-in-residence and historian of the Isle Royale wolf-moose project, the world’s longest study of a single predator-prey system, as well as a noted researcher into trophic cascades, the effects on ecosystems caused by the introduction or removal of predators.