This assignment is for History of Ecology & Environment:
Please write a short response essay that answer the question below.
Question: At the start of his book Naure’s Ghosts, Mark Barrow describes seven basic arguments/rationales that naturalists developed for justifying the preservation of species from the 1770s to the 1970s (culminating in the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973): aesthetic, economic, ecological, evolutionary, cultural, scientific, and ethical. How did each of these rationales relate to ecological ways of thinking? Choose three of these arguments excluding the ecological one, and discuss how each one compared and/or contrasted to ecological ways of thinking, as discussed by Sharon Kingsland in her article “Conveying the Intellectual Challenge of Ecology.”
Aim to compose an essay of 350-450 words that minimizes duplication and includes as much specific supporting evidence as possible from the two assigned readings.
SCT Grading Rubric for Short Response Essays
Note A: (I uploaded 3 chapters from the book + the article)
Note B: Make sure that the paper should has
- Utilizes interesting, specific, factually-correct points of evidence to support a focused, thoughtful analysis of all the questions asked
- Presents content in a logical, flowing sequence with a well-developed beginning, middle, and end
- 0-2 errors: Nice job proofreading and citing sources