Julianne Lutz Warren

Master Teacher of Liberal Studies Program; Environmental Studies Program

Ph.D. and M.S. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology

M.A. University of Illinois-Chicago, Linguistics

B.S. Ithaca College, Biology and Music

Area of Interests: Environmental Studies; Environmental History; Conservation Ecology; Utopian Studies; Soundscape Ecology

Course(s) Taught: Environmental Studies (LS/GLS); Honors Seminar in Environmental Research (Environmental Studies, CAS); Global Topics: Utopia and Land Health: An Introductory Survey; Global Topics: Women's Bodies, Women's Voices and the Globe of Nature; Senior Capstone:Climate Change Justice: Making Paradise in Hell


    Recipient of a 2013 NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

Teaching Statement:

Bringing to the task my formal training as an ecologist, I use a narrative approach to teach a foundational course in environmental studies. My students and I work together to unfold a multi-faceted story of human relationships with the rest of nature. This story reaches back through the ages, but has had unprecedented consequences much more recently. The course incorporates scientific ways of knowing about the observable world and also cultural and personal ones. It is an open inquiry into what human thoughts, values, and actions may or may not be mutually beneficial to Earth and all its life.

My published writings include a book titled Aldo Leopold's Odyssey about one of America's best-respected 20th century conservation thinkers (1887-1948). Situated within the context of the American conservation movement, this shows the development of Leopold's idea of land health--what he hoped would become an ecologically grounded standard for right ways to think about and use nature.

My current project is titled “Generativity: A Quartet.” Through it I am exploring what it means to live with intimate responsibility within the world-of-life in four parts: Origins, Dreams, Losses, and Love.


Note: Some of my previous work was  published under the last name "Newton."


  • Newton, J. L. 2006. Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey [Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac]. Washington, D.C.: Shearwater Books/Island Press, 483pp. In paperback, February 2008.

Book Chapters:
  • Forthcoming 2013. “Measures of Time: Exploring Debt, Nature, and Imagination.” Debt. (2010 Conference Proceedings, Center for 21st Century Studies). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • 2012. "Leading Questions.” Pages 815-822 in D.R. Gallagher (ed.) Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.
  • *October, 2008. "Science, Recreation, and Leopold’s Quest for a Durable Scale." Pages 97-118 in Nelson, M. and J. B. Callicott. The Wilderness Debate Rages On. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 704 pp.
  • *Co-authored with Freyfogle, E.T. 2003. "Putting Science in Its Place." Pages 23-33 in Armstrong, S. J. Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence, Third edition. Chapter 1. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill, 624 pp. (First published in 2002 in Conservation Biology 16(4): 863-873).

Other Published Works:

  • 2011. Review of Swimme, B. and ME Tucker. Journey of the Universe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences: 2(1): 106-109.
  • 2011. "Urgent: Dreams.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. 1(3): 156-161.
  • 2011. “Weeds, Seeds, and Shovels: Three Lessons of Two Sisters Living Land Health.” The Outlook, Summer: 11-16.
  • 2011. “Running.” (a fictional short story) Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18 (2): 455-461.
  • 2010. Archive Feature: "Weaving a Wider Web for Conservation: Aldo Leopold's Water Ethic." Organization and Environment. 23(2): 220-239
  • Co-authored with S. Kieffer. "Risk Management and the Wisdom of Aldo Leopold." Risk Analysis 30 (2):165-174.
  • 2009. (Panel with Susan Flader, Bill McKibben, Curt Meine, Jed Purdy, Paul Sabin) "Leopold's Evolving, Emerging Place in American Environmental History." Celebrating 100 Years of Leopold at Yale F&ES. New Haven, CT, 3 April. Netcast: http://environment.yale.edu/leopold/pages/program/
  • 2007. "Alienation or Intimacy?: The Roles of Science in the Cultural Narratives of Gifford Pinchot and John Burroughs." American Transcendental Quarterly 21:4: 249-259
  • *Co-authored with E. T. Freyfogle and W. C. Sullivan. 2007. Viewpoint: "Land, Ecology and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century View." Politics and the Life Sciences 25(1-2): 42-56.
  • *Co-authored with E. T. Freyfogle. 2005. Conservation Forum: "Sustainability: A Dissent." Conservation Biology 19(1): 23-32.
  • *Co-authored with E. T. Freyfogle. 2005. Conservation Forum (invited response): "All About Nature." Conservation Biology 19(1): 42-44.
  • *Co-authored with E. T Freyfogle and W. C. Sullivan. 2005. "Culture, Nature, and Civil Society." Journal of Civil Society 1(3): 195-209.
  • *2004. "The Many Stories of Starlings." The Illinois Steward 13(2): 23-26.

*published under the last name "Newton."

Website: www.coyotetrail.net

Updated on 07/18/2013