Dalia Nassar
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Dalia Nassar is a senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Sydney, a key researcher at the Sydney Environment Institute, and a member of the research initiative Multispecies Justice. She is the author of The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in German Romantic Philosophy (2014), and is currently working on a project on the origins of ecology in Germany (1770-1850), investigating how the use of aesthetic tools enabled a new understanding of the natural world. Her work is at the intersection of the history of philosophy and science, environmental philosophy and aesthetics. 

Written by Dalia Nassar

Antarctic Beeches (Nothofagus moorei) in temperate rainforest, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo by Minden Pictures/National Geographic

Essay/
Nature and landscape
Rooted

What if, rather than mere props in the background of our lives, trees embody the history of all life on Earth?

Dalia Nassar & Margaret M Barbour