About Clare Palmer

I’m currently the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

I’m the author or co-author of four books, including Animal Ethics in Context (New York: Columbia University Press 2010), and I’ve edited or co-edited a number of collections, including Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World (Springer, 2014). I’m is also the author or co-author of more than 100 other publications, in journals ranging from the Journal of Applied Philosophy to The Veterinary Record and Trends in Ecology and Evolution. I’m currently working with four co authors on a book project, Wildlife Ethics, contracted to Wiley-Blackwell (See current projects!)

I was the founding editor of the journal Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion (now Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture and Ecology, and celebrating its 25th year [gulp!]) and held the position of President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics from 2007-2010. I was co-PI on the NSF grant Genomics and Society from 2012-2016 and served from 2017-2019 on a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee on the potential for biotechnology to address forest health; this committee’s consensus report was published in 2019 as Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations 

I’m an Associate Editor for the new British Ecological Society journal People and Nature, and I serve on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Environmental ValuesThe Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics and Environmental Humanities.

I also co-own a 63 acre ranch in Robertson County, north of Bryan-College Station. Having previously been overgrazed, we’re now trying to restore it for wildlife conservation. For more about this, see the Wildlife Ethics and Ranch Blog!

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