Year of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Other Degree Name/Area of Focus
Department or School/College
Environmental Studies Program
Dan Spencer, Amy Ratto Parks
environmental ethics, compassionate conservation, Johnston Island, Johnston Atoll, wildlife biology, Yellowstone National Park
University of Montana
This collection of five creative nonfiction essays and one poem examines the author's personal encounters with wild life and wild places, primarily through experiences working as a field biologist. Reflections on nature’s fragility, interconnectivity, the autonomy of all living things, and the ethics of conservation are central to each piece. Walking with the Wild invites readers to consider the benefits of integrating compassion and empathy into scientific study, and more generally, into our interactions with the natural world.
McGuire, Jane Hallie, "Walking with the Wild: Finding an Ethic of Compassion in Conservation" (2019). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11375.
© Copyright 2019 Jane Hallie McGuire