Papers on the ontology of environments, niches, contexts:


Barry Smith and Achille Varzi, “The Niche”, Nous, 33:2 (1999), 198–222.


Barry Smith and Achille C. Varzi, “Surrounding Space: The Ontology of Organism-Environment Relations”, Theory in Biosciences, 121 (2002), 139–162.


Barry Smith, “Toward a Realistic Science of Environments”, Ecological Psychology, 2009, 21 (2), April-June, 121-130.


Barry Smith and Berit Brogaard, “Sixteen Days”, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 28 (2003), 45–78.


Barry Smith, “Truth and the Visual Field”, in Naturalizing Phenomenology. Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, edited by J. Petitot, F. J. Varela, B. Pachoud, J.-M. Roy, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000, 317–329.


Barry Smith, “Objects and Their Environments: From Aristotle to Ecological Psychology”, in Andrew Frank, Jonathan Raper and Jean-Paul Cheylan (eds.), The Life and Motion of Socio-Economic Units (GISDATA 8), London : Taylor and Francis, 2001, 79–97.


Barry Smith and Achille C. Varzi, “The Formal Structure of Ecological Contexts,” in P. Bouquet, P. Brezillon, L. Serafini, M. Beneceretti, F. Castellani (eds.), CONTEXT ’99: Modeling and Using Context. Proceedings of the Second International and Interdisciplinary Conference (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 1688), Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1999, 339–350.


Barry Smith and Achille C. Varzi, “Environmental Metaphysics”, in U. Meixner, ed., Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age. Proceedings of the 22nd International Wittgenstein-Symposium, Vienna : öbv&hpt, 2001, 231–239.


EnvO: The Environment Ontology 

Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Norman Morrison, Barry Smith, Christopher J Mungall, Suzanna E Lewis and the ENVO Consortium, “The Environment Ontology: Contextualizing Biological and Biomedical Entities”, Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2013, 4:43.