Ely Mermans is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the Université de Montréal, Quebec, and at Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. He is a student member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST, Montreal, Quebec) and of the Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST, Paris, France). Since 2015, they also have been actively involved in the Research Group in Environmental and Animal Ethics (GRÉEA, Quebec). His PhD research project questions the relationships between the keystone species concept, as developed in the Western ecological and conservation sciences, and Aldo Leopold-based ecocentric ethics.
Their research interests are Philosophy of Ecology and of Conservation Biology, Feminist Philosophy of Science, Environmental Ethics, and Ecofeminism. Pronouns: they/them, he/him.