Category Archives: Extinction and Ethics

Flight Ways on the New Books Network seminar

A great interview on Flight Ways has just been posted on the New Books Network seminar. Thanks so much to Carla Nappi for taking the time to read the book and chat with me.

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Encountering Crows: Living with wildlife in a changing world

I am currently beginning work on a new 3-4 year research project focused on crows around the world. Below are a few excerpts from a recent grant application, stitched together to give a sense of my larger project and research questions. This research is funded by the Humboldt Foundation and the Australian Research Council.

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Care: Some musings on a theme

This short paper was written for a collaborative project that is working to develop a lexicon for the environmental humanities (yet to be published). It was presented at the Affective Habitus conference in Canberra in June 2014 in a panel with Cameron Muir, Eben Kirksey, Emily O’Gorman, Kate Wright, Matthew Kearnes and Tom Bristow (chaired by Deborah Bird Rose).

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Back from the brink – an interview on ABC Radio National

On Monday morning I appeared on a short program on the ABC Radio National program ‘Life Matters‘. We talked about extinction, conservation and ethics. You can listen to the full audio here.

Image: A Distant Memory (SMITEME/ BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Some forthcoming papers: conservation and extinction

For the last couple of years my research on ethics, extinction and conservation has focused on Hawai’i, and the Hawaiian crow (or alala) in particular. I seem to have accumulated a fair few articles and book chapters that are waiting on publication so I’ve done up a little page on this site to give some indication of what I’ve been up to. You can find more details here.

The picture to the right is the view from the back porch of the house we stayed in while doing fieldwork on the Big Island in early 2013. We were near the summit of Kilauea where it’s cold and rainy most of the time (at least in my experience) and quite a drive from the beach. But who wants beaches when you can have this spectacular forest?