Recent Conference Presentations:

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The GeoFunctions Project: Collaborative Research for Systems Innovation. Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering. University of Texas, Dallas, May 21, 2016.

Beyond Biofatalism: Replies to Downes, Hourdequin and Odenbaugh. Book Symposium, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. San Francisco, April 2, 2016.

Functions and Ecological Resilience: International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Montpellier, France. July 8, 2013

Resilience: Stability, Adaptation and Transformation in Ecology and Psychology: On the Future of Development: Challenges, Insights and New Concepts, Concordia University, May 31, 2013

Rediscovering the Depths?: Philosophy and the Environment after the 20th Century: Underground Ecocriticism, The University of Western Ontario, November 3, 2012

Thinking Outside the Mouse: Human Immunology, Animal Models and Organism-Environment Interaction (in collaboration with Eric Desjardins): Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. May 27, 2012

Uncertainty, Resilience and Robustness in Adaptive Ecological Management (in collaboration with Eric Desjardins and Spencer Hey): New Sciences, New Risks, University of Pittsburgh. March 31, 2012

Altruism and Biological Leverage: International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 12, 2011

The Return of the Organism: The Role and Fate of Some Romantic Themes in Contemporary Evolutionary Thought: Romanticism & Evolution, The University of Western Ontario. May 14, 2011

Naturalism in Biology: Symposium: Naturalism in Science: Necessity or Bias?, Kansas State University, April 12, 2008

How Systems Fail: Function, Malfunction, Dysfunction: International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, University of Exeter, July 26, 2007

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Recent Invited Talks:

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GeoFunctions: A New Concept for Understanding and Managing Global Change. University of South Florida, Department of Philosophy, February 12, 2016

Human Nature in Darwin’s World. Keynote Presentation, University of South Florida Darwin Day, University of South Florida, Departments of Integrative Biology and Philosophy, February 11, 2016

Geo-Functions: A New Perspective for Understanding and Managing Global Change. University of Miami, Department of Philosophy, April 13, 2015

Ecological Thinking About Climate Change: A New Paradigm? London Public Library, October 14, 2014

What is Resilience?: Lessons from Ecology: Queen’s University, Department of Philosophy, February 6, 2014

Resilience and Ecological Function: Concordia University, Department of Philosophy, October 18, 2013

Evolution, Gender and Human Possibilities: Lessons from Ecology and Development: Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Philosophy, November 19, 2010

Evolution, Ecology, and Human Possibilities: Faculty Keynote Lecture for Diotima Graduate Conference,The University of Western Ontario, Department of Philosophy, September 26, 2010

Women in Philosophy and the Sciences: Challenges and Strategies: Workshop on Women in Philosophy and the Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Philosophy, February 3, 2010

Naturalism and the Organism-Artifact Analogy in the Functions Debate: UC Irvine, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, January 2008, and the University of Western Ontario, February 2008