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  1. Earl D. McCoy & Kristin Berry (2008). Using an Ecological Ethics Framework to Make Decisions About the Relocation of Wildlife. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (4):505-521.
    Relocation is an increasingly prominent conservation tool for a variety of wildlife, but the technique also is controversial, even among conservation practitioners. An organized framework for addressing the moral dilemmas often accompanying conservation actions such as relocation has been lacking. Ecological ethics may provide such a framework and appears to be an important step forward in aiding ecological researchers and biodiversity managers to make difficult moral choices. A specific application of this framework can make the reasoning process more transparent and (...)
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  2. Earl D. McCoy & K. S. Shrader-Frechette (1994). The Community Concept in Community Ecology. Perspectives on Science 2:455.
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  3. K. S. Shrader-Frechette & Earl D. Mccoy (1994). How the Tail Wags the Dog: How Value Judgments Determine Ecological Science. Environmental Values 3 (2):107 - 120.
    Philosophers, policymakers, and scientists have long asserted that ecological science – and especially notions of homeostasis, balance, or stability – help to determine environmental values and to supply imperatives for environmental ethics and policy. We argue that this assertion is questionable. There are no well developed general ecological theories having predictive power, and fundamental ecological concepts, such as 'community' and 'stability', are used in inconsistent and ambiguous ways. As a consequence, the contribution of ecology to environmental ethics and values lies (...)
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  4. Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Earl D. Mccoy (1994). Applied Ecology and the Logic of Case Studies. Philosophy of Science 61 (2):228-249.
    Because of the problems associated with ecological concepts, generalizations, and proposed general theories, applied ecology may require a new "logic" of explanation characterized neither by the traditional accounts of confirmation nor by the logic of discovery. Building on the works of Grunbaum, Kuhn, and Wittgenstein, we use detailed descriptions from research on conserving the Northern Spotted Owl, a case typical of problem solving in applied ecology, to (1) characterize the method of case studies; (2) survey its strengths; (3) summarize and (...)
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