Bryan Norton is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Philosophy and Policy, in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research concentrates on sustainability theory and on problems of scale in the formulation of environmental problems.
He is looking forward to the publication of his latest book, Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change: A Guide to Environmental Decisions, by University of Chicago press this Fall. Norton has also authored Why Preserve Natural Variety? (Princeton University Press, 1987), Toward Unity Among Environmentalists (Oxford University Press, 1991), Searching for Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management (University of Chicago Press, 2005).
He has contributed to journals in several fields and has served on the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the US EPA Science Advisory Board, and two terms as a member of the Governing Board of the Society for Conservation Biology. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Defenders of Wildlife from 1994-2005 and is currently on their Scientific Advisory Board. Recently, Norton made an invited presentation on Synthetic Biology at a meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Pragmatist's View: A Conversation with Bryan Norton
From Minding Nature’s Fall 2019, Volume 12, Number 3 issue.
- Respecting Evolution
A response to “How far should we go to bring back lost species?”
- Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change: A Guide to Environmental Decision Making
Bryan Norton's book.
- Bryan Norton's Faculty Page
Read about Bryan Norton's research at Georgia Tech.