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.

Powered by