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The intrinsic and instrumental value of diversity and equality in nature and society: A general theory with tests and application
Ecology and democracy: In town and at work
2013. Mikkelson, G. M. Growth is the problem; Equality is the solution. Sustainability 5:432-439.
2013. Mikkelson, G. M., R. Billé, and G. Kleitz. Economic equality as a condition for biodiversity conservation. In: Genevey, R., R. K. Pachauri, and L. Tubiana, editors. Reducing Inequalities: A Sustainable Development Challenge. TERI. New Delhi, India. Pp. 101-118.
2011. Mikkelson, G. M. Diversity and the good. In: Brown, B., K. de Laplante, K. Peacock, D. M. Gabbay, P. Thagard, and J. Woods, editors. Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. Volume 11: Ecology. Elsevier. Toronto, ON. Pp. 399-415.
2011. Mikkelson, G. M. Equality: Economic and ecological. Canadian Dimension 45(2):35-38.
2011. Mikkelson, G. M. Unsimple truths. Philosophy of Science 78:524-527.
2011. Mikkelson, G. M. Weighing species. Environmental Ethics 33:185-196.
2011. Mikkelson, G. M., B. J. McGill, B. Beaulieu, and P. L. Beukema. Multiple links between species diversity and temporal stability in bird communities across North America. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13:361-372.
2009. Mikkelson, G. M. Diversity-stability hypothesis. In: Callicott, J. B., R. Frodeman, V. Davion, B. G. Norton, C. Palmer, and P. B. Thompson, editors. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. MacMillan. Farmington Hills, MI. Volume 1, pp. 255-256.
2009. Mikkelson, G. M. The view from Mwakingali A. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 16:851.
2008. Mikkelson, G. M. Part-whole relationships and the unity of ecology.
2007. Mikkelson, G. M. Ecological economics. In: Ruse, M., editor. Philosophy of Biology. Prometheus Books. Amherst, NY. Pp. 385-392.
2007. Mikkelson, G. M. Ecology. In: Hull, D. L. and M. Ruse, editors. Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press. New York, NY. Pp. 372-387.
2007. Mikkelson, G. M., A. Gonzalez, and G. D. Peterson. Economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss. Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE 2.e444.
2006. Mikkelson, G. M. Realism vs. instrumentalism in a new statistical framework. Philosophy of Science 73:440-447.
2005. Mikkelson, G. M. Niche-based vs. neutral models of ecological communities. Biology and Philosophy 20:557-566.
2004. Mikkelson, G. M. Biological diversity, ecological stability, and downward causation. In: Oksanen, M. and J. Pietarinen, editors. Philosophy and Biodiversity. Cambridge University Press. New York, NY. Pp. 119-129.
2004. Mikkelson, G. M. The science of the struggle for existence. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004.07.03.
2004. Mikkelson, G. M. Telling. Jones Av 10(1):3.
2003. Mikkelson, G. M. Ecological kinds and ecological laws. Philosophy of Science 70:1390-1400.
2003. Mikkelson, G. M. Hermit yearnings. The Crumb 78(8):4.
2002. Leibold, M. A. and G. M. Mikkelson. Coherence, species turnover, and boundary clumping: Elements of meta-community structure. Oikos 97:237-250.
2001. Mikkelson, G. M. Complexity and verisimilitude: Realism for ecology. Biology and Philosophy 16:533-546.
2001. Mikkelson, G. M. Untangling ecology? Biology and Philosophy 16:273-279.
1998. Wright, D. H., B. D. Patterson, G. M. Mikkelson, A. Cutler, and W. Atmar. A comparative analysis of nested subset patterns of species composition. Oecologia 113:1-20.
1997. Mikkelson, G. M. Methods and metaphors in community ecology: The problem of defining stability. Perspectives on Science 5:481-498.
1997. Mikkelson, G. M. Other Things Being Equal: Counterfactuals, Natural Laws, and Scientific Models; with Case Studies from Ecology. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
1996. Mikkelson, G. M. The large, the small, the real, and the natural. Biology and Philosophy 11:127-132.
1996. Mikkelson, G. M. Stretched lines, averted leaps, and excluded competition: A theory of scientific counterfactuals. Philosophy of Science 63:S194-S201.
1995. Mikkelson, G. M. and M. A. Leibold. A history of the ecosystem concept in ecology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 38:297-299.
1993. Mikkelson, G. M. How do food webs fall apart? A study of changes in trophic structure during relaxation on habitat fragments. Oikos 67:539-547.
2013: Unity in diversity – Richness theory in environmental ethics, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
2012: Individualistic environmental ethics: A reductio ad exstinctum? Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science symposium
2012: Turning humanity from a parasite into a mutualist, International conference on De-Growth in the Americas, HEC Montréal
2011: Ecology and democracy – In town and at work, Vermont-McGill Joint Cross-Border Sustainability Conference, McGill University
2011: Why does species evenness cause under-yielding? Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science symposium
2010: Local democracy unbound – A hopeful narrative, Rural Heritage Institute, Sterling College
2010: Multi-level causation and the value of equality, Institute d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques
2010: The organism and the ecosystem vs. the corporation, Institute d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques
2009: A model of intrinsic value, McGill Symposium on Environmental Research
2009: Ecological applications of a more general theory of diversity, Department of Biology, McGill University
2009: Economic equality, biological diversity, and the McGill polity; Science Talks about Research for Staff; McGill University
2009: How special are humans? Doing justice to all 10 million species on Earth, McGill Osler Society
2008: How to tease apart the effects of facilitation vs. niche differentiation in diversity-productivity experiments, Ecological Society of America
2008: Making and breaking connections, on behalf of nature and humanity; Women's Networking Group; McGill University
2008: Realism, economics, and ecology; Dubrovnik Philosophy of Science Conference
2007: Economic growth is just plain stupid, Citizens in Action, Concordia University
2007: Liberty, equality, ecology; Neotropical Environment Program; McGill University
2007: The political ecology of Montréal, Fourth Citizens' Summit on the Future of Montréal, Université du Montréal à Québec
2006: Socially irresponsible investment by McGill, Debating Union, McGill University
2006: Toward a general theory of diversity and equality; Department of Philosophy, University of Queensland
2006: Value, reality, and the more-than-human world; Philosophy of Science Association
2005: Links between intra- and inter-specific justice, McGill Symposium on Environmental Research
2005: Mechanistic approaches to ecology – A new holism? Ecological Society of America
2005: Mechanistic research in open systems, Department of Biology, Université du Montréal à Québec
2005: Scale, distribution, and willingness to pay for species and habitat protection; Department of Biology, McGill University
2004: Undead dogmas of empiricism, Neotropical Environment Program, McGill University
2003: A critique of reductionist "environmental" science, McGill Symposium on Environmental Research
2003: A critique of reductionist science, McGill School of Environment
2003: Biological diversity, ecological stability, and downward causation; Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
2003: Downward causation and mechanistic explanation; International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
2002: Comparative philosophy of ecology, Philosophy of Science Association
2002: Covering laws, contingency, and classification; Department of Philosophy; Trent University
2001: History vs. environment; International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
2001: Philosophy of ecology – History and current status, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas
2001: Predictive success and levels of organization, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas
2000: Letting nature speak, Department of Philosophy, Montana State University
1999: Biodiversity and expert opinion, International Seminar on Philosophy and Biodiversity
1999: Situating ecology, Center for the Study of Science and Technology, Rice University
1998: Backtracking counterfactuals and controlled experiments, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science
1997: Equilibrium, stability, and the assembly principle; International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
1996: Counterfactuals and ceteris paribus assumptions in island biogeography, Philosophy of Science Association
1996: Diversity-stability studies – Problems with definitions, assumptions, and experimental design; Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph
1996: Taming the weasel, Workshop in the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Chicago
1995: Counterfactuals and ceteris paribus assumptions in food-web theory; International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
1994: Confirmation, refutation, and statistical hypothesis tests; MEPHISTOS
1993: Food webs, secondary extinctions, and the relative importance of competition vs. predation; Land Institute
1993: The next agricultural revolution? Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago (with W. C. Wimsatt and J. C. Schank)
1991: Nested subsets and the design of nature reserves (with B. D. Patterson), Society for Conservation Biology