Alexander Lautensach grew up in Munich, Germany and is a citizen of Canada and New Zealand. He holds a DiplBiol in genetics, zoology, and biochemistry from the University of Munich, Germany. After he immigrated to Canada in 1980 he obtained an MSc in molecular biology from the University of Guelph. Turning towards education, he got his BEd from the University of Toronto in secondary education and an MScT (Master in Science Teaching) from McMaster University. Finally, he received his PhD on education in environmental ethics from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Since 2007 Alex has worked in teacher education at UNBC’s Northwest campus in Terrace, BC. Besides his position in UNBC’s Education Program, he is associate director of the Human Security Institute and associate editor of the Journal of Human Security.
Research and Expertise
- Animal Welfare
- Biodiversity / Ecology
- Climate Change
- Earth Science
- Human Rights
Molecular biology and biochemistry, human ecology, bioethics, science education, ethics education, environmental science, curriculum design, assessment of learning, online instruction, cultural safety
Supervises in Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Doctoral theses in education, natural science, social sciences, philosophy
Lautensach, A.K. & S.W. Lautensach (eds.). 2020. Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities, 2nd edition. Prince George, Canada: UNBC; Victoria, Canada: BCcampus. Projected publication August 2020.
Lautensach, A.K. & S.W. Lautensach (eds.). 2013. Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities. Vienna, Austria: Caesarpress, 1st ed. ISBN 978-3-902890-00-9
Lautensach, A.K. 2010. Environmental Ethics for the Future: Rethinking Education to Achieve Sustainability. Saarbruecken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8383-6124-6.
Lautensach, A.K. 2018. Learning for Biosphere Security in a Crowded, Warming World. The Ecological Citizen 1(2): 171-178. http://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/pdfs/v01n2-10.pdf
Lautensach, A.K. & S.W. Lautensach. 2015. Prepare to be Offended Everywhere: How Cultural Safety In Public Places Can Prevent Violent Attacks. International Journal of Sustainable Future for Human Security (J-SustaiN) 3 (1): 56-62. http://www.j-sustain.com/files/pub/file/Vol%202015/Vol%203%20No%201/J-SustaiN_Vol3_No1_56-62_SS-019-01152.pdf