Description: Dr. Michael P. Nelson is a Professor and Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources at Oregon State University, as well as Lead Principal Investigator for the LTER-HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. He is also the philosopher in residence of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, the longest-run study of predator-prey relations in the world.
In this webinar, Dr. Nelson will discuss a recent paper of his, Considering the case for diversity in natural resources. In addition, he will share insights from a study that combines empirical and philosophical evidence to assess progress being made toward the goals of eliminating discrimination and improving equality in natural resources disciplines and other STEM fields. Dr. Nelson will also present suggestions for how further advancements can be made toward these goals.
Title of Talk: Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in traditional natural resources fields: A call for critical self-reflection