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Cristina Eisenberg
Ecologist, Author

Cristina Eisenberg is the Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute. Her responsibilities include developing and supporting research that addresses key environmental sustainability issues and global change. As an ecologist she is the principal investigator on a long-term research project on fire, wolves, elk, and aspen in the northern Rocky Mountains, in Waterton Lakes National Park. She has a master’s degree in conservation biology from Prescott College and a PhD in Forestry and Wildlife from Oregon State University. A Smithsonian Research Associate, a Boone and Crockett Club professional member, she and serves on the editorial board of the Ecological Society of America and Oregon State University Press. She is the nonfiction editor of the literary journal Whitefish Review. Her books for Island Press include The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving America’s Predators, and The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity. She is at work on her third book, Taking the Heat: Wildlife, Food Webs and Extinction in a Warming World. For two decades she lived with her family in a remote, wild corner of northwest Montana. She currently lives in Massachusetts.

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