“The museum of the future, if it were to do the job that it should do, would be doing much more to get at the root of the problems, even if it steps on some toes. They’ve got to be showing the whole story, not just a piece of the story.”
David Ehrenfeld is professor II of biology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he teaches conservation and field ecology. In 2011, he was named Teacher of the Year in Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. His seven books include the pioneering textbook Biological Conservation and, most recently, Becoming Good Ancestors: How We Balance Nature, Community, and Technology (2009). A pioneer of the field of conservation biology, he was the founding editor of the international scientific journal Conservation Biology, where he remains a consulting editor. He has written for Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications.