SCI 362 Assignment Biocentric Ethics Analysis

Resources: Environmental Ethics, Ch. 2, 5, and 6 and Watersheds 4, Ch. 2, 3, and 10

Write at least a 1,050-word paper addressing the following: 


  • Explain the importance of biodiversity to ecosystems and society.

  • Compare and contrast the inherent and utilitarian views of the value of biodiversity.

  • Assess the effects of GMOs on biodiversity, including:

  •  Why GMOs are used

  •  How GMOs are created. How is this different from naturally occurring life?

  • Evaluate the controversy regarding GMOs, especially as it relates to biodiversity

  •  Assess the effects of fisheries and aquaculture on biodiversity, including:

  •  How modern fishery practices affect biodiversity

  • How aquaculture practices affect biodiversity

  •  Provide some possible strategies for addressing issues with GMOs and fisheries, including 

  • Your reasoning for these specific strategies

  •  How inherent and utilitarian views of biodiversity relate to your proposed strategies

  •  The role of conservation and sustainable growth in your proposed strategies



Include at least 3 sources, in addition to your textbook.

 
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