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Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Fall Videoconference International Seminar 2009
Course Number
PHIL 5960 BIOL 4005/5040


“Integrating ecological sciences and environmental ethics for biocultural conservation in the temperate, sub-Antarctic region of southwestern South America.”

Core Professors - USA:
Dr. Christopher Anderson, ecologist, UNT-UMAG-IEB
325J EESAT Building. Office Hours: By appointment, christopher.anderson@umag.cl
Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, conservation philosopher, UNT-UMAG-IEB
Dr. James Kennedy, ecologist, UNT

Core Professors – Chile:
Dr. Andrés Mansilla, phycologist, UMAG-IEB
Dr. Francisca Massardo, ethnobotanist, UMAG-IEB

Invited Lecturers:
Dr. J. Baird Callicott, philosopher, UNT
Dr. Juan Carlos Aravena, ecologist, Fundación CEQUA
Dr. Bernard Goffinet, bryologist, University of Connecticut
Dr. Irene Klaver, philosopher, UNT

Teaching Assistants,
Alexandria Poole, Philosophy PhD Student and MS Environmental Science Student
UNT 325C EESAT Building
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1-5pm, by appointment, alexpoole@my.unt.edu
Cristóbal Pizarro, conservation M.S. student, UMAG

Non UNT Participants: With the exception of Swarthmore, we are requesting that the rest of you use the livestreaming option that UNT has provided us to see the lecture portion of the course each week from 6-9 pm Texas time. You can find this at: http://web3.unt.edu/vcstream/ . In order to view the file, you will need to use Real Player, which can be downloaded here for PC or MAC.

Complete Syllabus[View][Download] [Last Updated Aug 28]

Readings now available for the Wintermester 2009 Tracing Darwin's Path Field Course

Reading List and Student Leader [Last Updated Dec 8]

  • Date Lecturer/Topic Readings/Assignments Live Stream Archive Student Discussion Leaders
    27 Aug

    General Introduction to the Course and Subantarctic Ecosystems,

    C.B. Anderson & R. Rozzi

    Rozzi et al 2006, Ecology and Society

    Rozzi et al. Field Enviro Ethics 2008

    Rozzi et al. 2008 Supplamental Material

    Moore 1984

    Online Version of Ten Principles: Online, Appendix 1, Appendix 2

    Interesting Links Mentioned in Class: Day 1

    27 Aug Archive

    Anderson Lecture

    3 Sep

    Biogeography and Ecology of Nothofagus forests

    J.C. Aravana, R. Jana & R. Rozzi

    Veblen Ch. 1, Ch. 2

    Lara et al. 2005

    Heads 2006

    Aravena et al 2002

    Supplemental Links: Day 2

    Picture quality is low on this archive, but sound quality is fine. We suggest you follow along with the .pdf of the powerpoint lecture.

    3 Sep Archive

    1st Lecture: Juan Carlos Aravana

    2nd Lecture: Ricardo Jana

    10 Sep

    Watersheds: Aquatic biodiversity and ecology

    J. H. Kennedy

    Moorman et al. 2006

    Whiteman and Sites (2008)

    Pickett, Contemporary Watershed Issues

    Supplemental Links: Day 3

    10 Sep Archive

    Lecture: James Kennedy

    Jenny Paul
    17 Sep


    J. B. Callicott

    Callicott 2008 (Wilderness) [English] [Spanish]

    The Land Ethic [English] [Spanish]

    Mittermeier 2003

    Additional Readings:

    Thinking Like A Mountain [English] [Spanish]

    Thinking Like A Mountain Commentary: http://www.cipma.cl/RAD/2007/1_Pensandocomentarios.pdf

    Special Issue EE: http://www.cipma.cl/RAD/2007/1_Edicionespecial.pdf

    Supplemental Links: Day 4

    17 Sep Archive Stephen Dillenberg
    24 Sep

    Subantarctic landscapes and comparisons between Northern and Southern Hemispheres

    C. B. Anderson

    Online Website for Revista Chilena de Historia Natural [English] [Spanish]

    Selections from the Revista Chilena de Historia Natural . Volume 64. No. 3. (Diciembre 1991).

    Selections are:

    1. Alaback. Comparative ecology of temperate forests
    2. Jaksic & Feisinger. Birds
    3. Merserve & Jaksic. Vertebrates

    Supplemental Links: Day 5

    24 Sep Archive Toby Zelt
    1 Oct

    An ethno-orthinological approach

    F. Massardo & R. Rozzi


    A Contemporary Mapuche Ethno-Ornithology: Winged Poems from the Native Forests of Chile Written by: Lorenzo Aillapan & Ricardo Rozzi

    Ethical Implications of Yahgan and Mapuche narratives about birds of the austral temperate forests of South America by Ricardo Rozzi

    The World's Southernmost Ethnoecology: Yahgan Handcraft and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. by Francisca Massardo y Ricardo Rozzi. (Large File) [Download]

    Introduction to the Multiethnic Bird Guide (pp. 11-29) (Autobiographies)

    Histories of Omora (Green-backed Firecrown hummingbird), Haspul (Fire eye diucon), Lejuwa (Buff necked Ibis), Shakoa (Snipe), Hakasir (Austral Trush), and Lana (Magallenic Woodpecker).

    Audio Files: [Click to listen] Omora, Haspul, Lejuwa, Shakoa, Hakasir, Lana

    Click [HERE] to download zip file of bird text and audio files

    Film "La Ultima Huella"

    Supplemental Links: Day 6

    1 Oct Archive Sarah Schulwitz
    8 Oct

    Ethnography and culture of Magallanes

    R. Rozzi

    The Origins of Ethnographic Subsistence Patterns (Patagonia Ch 4), Luis Alberto Borrero.

    "Three levels of integrating ecology with the conservation of South American temperate forests: the initiative of the Institute of Ecological Research Chiloé,
    Chile." Rozzi et al (2004)


    Film: Homage to the Yahgans by Anne Chapman

    No archive available Nate Pappenhagen
    15 Oct

    Marine biodiversity and Midterm Exam

    A. Mansilla

    Fraser et al 2009 PNAS

    Schiel and Foster The population biology of large seaweeds

    Linse, K

    Lecture Cancelled Michael Simanonok
    22 Oct

    Watersheds: Philosophy and Policy

    I. Klaver

    Galloway and Likens, "Processes controlling the compositionof precipitation at a
    remote southern hemispheric location: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile"

    Ken Conca's Governing Water, Chapter 1: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2006

    The United Nations World Water Development Report 3 (WWDR-3): Water in a Changing World" United Nations World Water Assessment Program, Earthscan Publications Ltd. July 2009

    Supplemental Links: Day 9

    22 Oct Archive

    Chad Bush

    29 Oct

    Invasive Species

    C. B. Anderson

    Anderson et al. 2006

    Larson 2005

    Brown & Sax 2004

    Supplemental Links: Day 10

    29 Oct Archive Part 1

    29 Oct Archive Part 2

    John Woodling
    5 Nov

    Ecosystem ecology and thinking of the whole ecosystem

    C. B. Anderson & J. Kennedy

    Golley 1993 [Ch. 3][Ch. 5]

    Odum 1969

    Pickett & Ostfeld Paradigm Shift


    Thomas S. Kuhn and "The Structure of Scientific Revolution" - http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/kuhnsyn.htm

    Golley 1993 [Ch. 2]


    Daniel Simberloff (1980). A Succession of Paradigms in Ecology: Essentialism to Materialism and Probabilism. Synthese 43 (1).

    5 Nov Archive

    Carlos Jerez

    Deborah Vierra

    12 Nov

    Implementing field stations, long-term socio-ecological research and biosphere reserves

    C. B. Anderson & R. Rozzi

    Anderson et al. 2008 [English] [Spanish]

    At Home in the Field, Smithsonian Tropical Stations in the US Panama Canal Zone and the Republic of Panama

    Smithsonian Field Station gets the boot

    Why Have Field Stations?

    Guevarra from Environmental Ethics

    Supplamental: Primack

    12 Nov Archive Nancy Kidder
    19 Nov

    Developing new paradigms in interdisciplinary graduate education

    A. Poole & C. B. Anderson


    -What is Education for? Six myths about the the foundations of modern education and six new principles to replace them: http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC27/Orr.htm

    -Biocultural and Linguistic Diversity Encylopedia Article

    -Crossing Borders

    - ISSE reading

    - Excerpts of Estevez (Abstract)

    -Underrepresented groups in ecology

    -After eco comes service
    -Morgan and Curtis
    -Rozzi et al Field Environmetnal Ethics and Biocultural Conservation

    -Ecological Society of America's SEEDS Program http://www.esa.org/seeds/

    References: Vitousek

    19 Nov Archive Peter Palacios
    26 Nov Thanksgiving Break      
    3 Dec

    Bryology, "The Miniature Forests of Cape Horn" and "Tourism with a Hand Lens"

    B. Goffinet


    Rozzi et al. 2008 (Frontiers) Changing Lenses

    Goffinet et al. 2006

    Miniature Forests of Cape Horn and Tourism with a Hand-Lens
    Bosques en miniatura del cabo de hornos y turismo con lupa

    Part I

    Part II

    The Four Step Cycle

    Supplemental: Pickett and Cadenasso: The Ecosystem as a Multidimensional Concept: Meaning, Model, and Metaphor.

    3 Dec Archive

    PDF of Lecture Slides

    Jacob and Macy
    10 Dec

    Last Day: Summary

    J. Kennedy, A. Poole

    Last Day: Semester Summary and Discussion

    10 Dec Archive


    17 Dec

    Final Exam

    J. Kennedy, A. Poole

    Final Exam

    17 Dec Archive


    Related Links

      For more information about the Chile-UNT program, please visit:
      Chile-UNT Biocultural Conservation Program: http://www.chile.unt.edu.

      Omora Ethnobotanical Park: http://www.cabodehornos.org/
      Center for Environmental Philosophy: http://www.cep.unt.edu/
      The Omora Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance: http://www.osara.org/




    Class possible with the support of the United States National Science Foundation – International Research Experience of Students (OISE: 0854350), the Omora Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance and the Chilean Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research Network. To read more about the NSF IRES award:




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