Paul takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research by incorporating his background in biology, forestry, and philosophy. He has extensive forest management experience, having worked for many years with the provincial government and in private forestry consulting.
His research interests encompass both fundamental and practical questions about conservation and its implementation by way of policies. Conservation – as an academic discipline, as a practice – is driven by the realization that the biosphere with its diversity of living forms is undergoing rapid homogenization. Paul’s research examines the extent to which this process should be mitigated and the corresponding types of policies that are required at global, national, and regional scales. In combination with principles of conservation biology, forest management, and planning, he makes particular use of concepts and tools drawn from philosophy and political theory.
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