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Professor of Environmental Ethics and Conservation, Arizona State University

Ben A. Minteer is professor of environmental ethics and conservation in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. He writes about wilderness, conservation, zoos, and the history of American environmental thought. Minteer is author, editor, or co-editor of more than a dozen books, including The Fall of the Wild: Extinction, De-Extinction, and the Ethics of Conservation (Columbia University Press), The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation (University of Chicago Press), After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans (University of Chicago Press), and The Landscape of Reform: Civic Pragmatism and Environmental Thought in America (MIT Press). His new book (co-authored with Mark Klett and Steve Pyne) is Wild Visions: Wilderness as Image and Idea (Yale University Press).


  • –present
    Arizona Zoological Society Endowed Chair, Arizona State University