POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF CONSERVATION
This project takes a broad and critical look at:
- conservation sciences theory
- ecosystem services theory 
- cultural ecosystems services theory
- the production of environmental knowledge
- science and expertise
- the emergence of “neoliberal science” (Lave et al 2010)
- the policies and politics of conservation and control emerging as a result.
 “Ecosystem Services are the aspects of ecosystems utilized (actively or passively) to produce human well-being. (Fisher, et al. 2009).”
 “The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (Sarukhán and Whyte 2005) defined cultural ecosystem services as “the nonmaterial benefits people obtain from ecosystems through spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection, recreation, and aesthetic experiences”.
 (Lave et al 2010)