Assisted Migration, Risks and Scientific Uncertainty, and Ethics: A Comment on Albrecht et al.'s Review Paper

Marko Tapio Ahteensuu, Susanna Lehvävirta

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Abstract

In response to Albrecht et al.’s (J Agric Environ Ethics 26(4):827–845, 2013) discussion on the ethics of assisted migration, we emphasize the issues of risk and scientific uncertainty as an inextricable part of a comprehensive ethical eval- uation. Insisting on a separation of risk and ethical considerations, although argu- ably common in many policy contexts, is at best misguided and at worst damaging.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
Volume27
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)741-477
Number of pages7
ISSN1187-7863
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • Assisted migration
  • Ethics
  • Risk
  • Scientific uncertainty
  • Precautionary principle
  • MANAGED RELOCATION
  • DECISION-MAKING
  • CHALLENGES
  • VALUES
  • CLIMATE-CHANGE
  • IMPACTS
  • DEBATE

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