Ricardo Rozzi is a Chilean ecologist (B.S. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; M.S. University of Chile; Ph.D. University of Connecticut), and philosopher (MA University of Connecticut), whose research has been focused on the integration of diverse forms in which human cultures know and relate to the natural world. He developed the interrelated concepts of biocultural homogenization, biocultural conservation, and biocultural ethics. To incorporate the practice of the biocultural ethic in research, education, and biocultural conservation, he has created the methodological approach of Field Environmental Philosophy and its application into sustainable tourism, with activities such as Ecotourism with a Hand Lens.
In Chile, Professor at the University of Magallanes and President of the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB-Chile).
In the U.S.A., Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, and Vice-President of the Center for Environmental Philosophy.
Based in these institutions, he is the director of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park (Chile) and the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (USA and Chile), which are working toward the establishment an iconic world-class facility: the Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center for biocultural research, education, and conservation, which will be inaugurated in Puerto Williams, the capital of the Chilean Antarctic Province in 2021.