University of Phoenix Biocentric Ethics Analysis

Write at least a 1,050-word paper addressing the following:

  • Explain the importance of biodiversity to ecosystems and society.
  • Compare and contrast the inherent and utilitarian views of the value of biodiversity.
  • Assess the effects of GMOs on biodiversity, including:
    • Why GMOs are used
    • How GMOs are created. How is this different from naturally occurring life?
    • Evaluate the controversy regarding GMOs, especially as it relates to biodiversity
  • Assess the effects of fisheries and aquaculture on biodiversity, including:
    • How modern fishery practices affect biodiversity
    • How aquaculture practices affect biodiversity
  • Provide some possible strategies for addressing issues with GMOs and fisheries, including
    • Your reasoning for these specific strategies
    • How inherent and utilitarian views of biodiversity relate to your proposed strategies
    • The role of conservation and sustainable growth in your proposed strategies