Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion, Nature, and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida. He is also a Carson Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center (at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munchen), and an Affiliated Scholar with the Center for Environment and Development at Oslo University. He is one of the world’s leading scholars of religion and nature, and is the author of several important publications on the topic:  Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future (2009), the two volume Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature (2005), and most recently the edited collection Avatar and Nature Spirituality (2013).  He also founded the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, & Culture, which publishes a quarterly journal and invites anybody interested in these issues to join the conversation.