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Marianne Patinelli-DubayMarianne Patinelli-Dubay, Ph.D.

Environmental Philosophy Program Coordinator

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Northern Forest Institute at the Newcomb Campus
6312 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
(518) 582-2000 Ex: 11


Huntington Wildlife Forest

  • Environmental Ehtics and Culture: Perspectives on the ADK Park
  • Society of American Foresters seminar, Cat 1-CF 6.0
  • Adirondack Land-Use Ethics
  • Eco-Phenomenology

Cranberry Lake Biological Station

  • Environmental Philosophy and Writing

Syracuse Campus

  • EFB Honors Seminar in Environmental Philosophy

Research Interests

    My work lies at the philosophical intersections of nature, culture, science and ethics in the Adirondack Park, NY.  In addition to my more applied work in the region, I have begun a writing project that considers the ways poetic language is suited to illustrate the sway that landscapes and their rhythms hold over individuals.  Following the poet Sappho, I draw an erotic (erôs) contour between self and world.  I propose that an ecstatic join between poetry and philosophy presents an opportunity to inhabit and to hold open the valley between desire and attainment where the individual comes to know herself in a coextensive sensual and intellectual geography. 


National Editorial Review Board Member, Philosophical Practice
Chair, Northern Forest Institute's annual Land Use and Ethics Symposium
Society of American Foresters, Philosophy and History Working Group

Professional Affiliations