Matthew Zylstra, PhD is an ecologist, lecturer and facilitator focusing on human~nature connectedness. His transdisciplinary research has entwined ecology, environmental psychology, and education in support of deep learning and wellbeing. He is a keen naturalist, especially in coastal and marine ecosystems. Matthew’s PhD dissertation on meaningful nature experience, nature connectedness and its role in transformative education is freely available for download here »
Look at this photo and what do you see? A lioness? Correct. Grassy plains? Correct. Anything else? ...On August 29, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
Two decades ago the Queensland Forest Service was already creatively communicating the basic concept of ecosystem services at the ...On July 28, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
There they were, reflecting the sunlight amongst the deep orange sands. /Urugab was visibly moved as he knelt before ...On July 18, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
A recent survey of scientists’ opinions on the state of global biodiversity and its management provides insight into the ...On July 9, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
Boom. There it was. Completely unexpected. Completely unsolicited. And it was huge. You just don’t realize how big a ...On April 4, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
Something fishy to add to our weekly release of meaningful nature experience images. ...On March 21, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
How does a washed-up paper nautilus (argonaut) and a beach clean-up become meaningful? ...On February 29, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
The third image in the weekly release of profound wildlife encounters and meaningful nature experiences... ...On February 22, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
The second image from our weekly release of meaningful nature experiences and other stories of profound encounters ...On February 15, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
Our first image as part of our weekly release of meaningful nature experiences and profound wildlife encounters: "Mesmerized ...On February 8, 2012 / By Matthew Zylstra
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And yet we know…
Hatred, even of meanness
Contorts the features
Anger, even against injustice
Makes the voice hoarse. Oh, we
Who wanted to prepare the ground for friendliness
Could not ourselves be friendly.
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The PhD research underpinning certain content on eyes4earth.org was completed in early 2014.
The final dissertation is freely available for download here.
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