Peter S. Alagona's research while affiliated with University of California, Santa Barbara and other places

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As global environmental changes continue to accelerate, research and practice in the field of conservation biology may be essential to help forestall precipitous declines in the earth’s ability to sustain a diversity of life. However, many conservation programs have faced scrutiny for the social injustices they create, especially within the paradig...
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Multiple proposals for transforming biodiversity conservation have been put forward, yet critical exploration of how transformative change is conceptualised in this context is lacking. Drawing on transformations to sustainability scholarship, we review recent proposals for transformative change in biodiversity conservation, considering the suggeste...
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Efforts to reintroduce species to portions of their historic ranges are growing in number and kind. These include proposals and projects to reintroduce large carnivores in areas where these species have been absent for decades. Reintroductions, like all conservation efforts, involve not only empirical and logistical problems, but also complex norma...
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Marine justice is presented as a bridging concept and opportunity for scholars, activists, and policy-makers to combine differing methods of knowledge production and communication to promote and deepen justice in an era of global environmental change, sea level rise, overfishing, ocean acidification, and other coastal and marine issues. We open wit...

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... This can also be seen as to promote a more sustainable integration of some of the concerns of social and ecological justice (Kopnina and Washington, 2020). Promising examples proving ground for ethical pluralism are emerging, such as the biocultural (Hanspach et al., 2020;Rozzi, 2013), convivial (Büscher and Fletcher, 2019;Massarella et al., 2021) and relational approaches to conservation (Himes and Muraca, 2018;West et al., 2020). These approaches are being co-produced, adopted and debated by diverse stakeholder groups (e.g. ...
... In some cases, reintroduction is a part of a broader restoration or rewilding project, when the ecological role of a species is the fundamental driver for the reintroduction (Hale and Koprowski 2018). In other cases, reintroduction can be motivated by desire to repair fragmented guilds by reinstating extirpated species, especially where charismatic species are involved or where people feel a moral obligation to replace species lost through direct human activity (Seddon et al. 2005;Hawkins et al. 2020;Lee et al. 2021). There might also be economic arguments, either relating to ecosystem services or ecotourism potential (Stringer and Gaywood 2016;Auster et al. 2020). ...
... There is a substantial and growing body of empirical evidence that has documented environmental injustices related to land, air and freshwater [4][5][6]16,17]. Much less attention, however, has been paid to environmental justice issues in the marine and coastal environment [18][19][20][21]. Yet, demands for marine resources have rapidly accelerated as have anthropogenic pressures on the ocean [22][23][24][25]. ...