Michelle Sullivan Govani
Michelle Sullivan Govani
PhD Candidate Arizona State University
Joined OEC on 03/14/2017
Biography
Michelle Sullivan is a PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University in the Center for Biology and Society.
Commentaries
  • Commentary by Michelle Sullivan Govani
    Added 8/15/2018 4:18 PM

    The ethical issues at stake regarding climate change include, but are not limited to, questions of risk and uncertainty, allocation of responsibility for emissions and their impacts (i.e., equity), and deliberation on policy options including mitigation, adaptation, and inaction (Gardiner 2004; Grubb 1995). Because climate change causes and impacts are distributed around the planet (though ...

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  • Commentary by Michelle Sullivan Govani
    Added 7/30/2018 2:47 PM

    Ecotourism
    There is no one definition of “ecotourism,” but the common thread through most definitions is that ecotourism should be nature-based tourism that has both environmental and socio-economic benefits. The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as: "…responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves ...

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  • Commentary by Michelle Sullivan Govani
    Added 7/30/2018 1:19 PM

    In the last decade, assisted migration, “the intentional introduction by humans of an organism beyond its natural range” (Keel et al. 2011, 44; Keel 2005), has gained attention as a radical tool to save species threatened by climate change and habitat destruction (e.g., McLachlan et al. 2007, Hoegh-Guldberg, et al. 2008; Richardson et al. 2009). These environmental changes are in some cases ...

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  • Content Commentary: Conservation in the Amazon
    Added 6/29/2017 10:16 AM

    Content Commentary:

    In this case, Armando must consider competing interests among his constituents, colleagues, and advisors while being mindful of the myriad ethical dilemmas in which the forest is implicated. Here, we will consider the biodiversity and ecosystem services associated with the forest, the social and economic issues surrounding deforestation, and the options available to Armando as ...

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  • Content Commentary: Biodiversity and Human Health
    Added 6/28/2017 2:43 PM

    In this case, Kiera confronts a variety of roadblocks and ethical dilemmas. First she must contemplate different ways the community could value the forest and its biodiversity (“Ecosystem Services”). Then, she must explore the literature related to “Biodiversity and Disease” to ensure a complete understanding of the points of consensus and of disagreement in the research ...

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