Towards Improving the Ethics of Ecological Research

Science and Engineering Ethics 21 (3):577-594 (2015)

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G. K. D. Crozier
Laurentian University
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We argue that the ecological research community should develop a plan for improving the ethical consistency and moral robustness of the field. We propose a particular ethics strategy—specifically, an ongoing process of collective ethical reflection that the community of ecological researchers, with the cooperation of applied ethicists and philosophers of biology, can use to address the needs we identify. We suggest a particular set of conceptual and analytic tools that, we argue, collectively have the resources to provide an empirically grounded and conceptually complete foundation for an ethics strategy for ecological research. We illustrate our argument with information gathered from a survey of ecologists conducted at the 2013 meeting of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution
Keywords Ecology  Bioethics  Philosophy of biology  Professional ethics  Animal research ethics  Decision theory  Ethics code  Ethics education
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-014-9558-4
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