Cristina Eisenberg – Ecologist, Author
I am an ecologist and author. As an Indigenous woman a primary focus of my work is to empower native people globally to use Traditional Ecological Knowledge to restore nature and create a more sustainable and resilient Earth. In my ecological research I focus on wolves, bison, and fire in Rocky Mountain ecosystems, including grasslands. I have a master’s degree in conservation biology from Prescott College, a PhD in Forestry and Wildlife from Oregon State University, where in 2019 I was given an Outstanding Alumna award. I am a Smithsonian Research Associate, a member of the Society for Ecological Restoration Board of Directors, serve on the Board of Trustees at Prescott College, on the editorial board of Oregon State University Press, and am a Boone and Crockett Club professional member, and a Black Earth Institute Scholar/Advisor. I am the former Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute. I have had two books published by Island Press, The Wolf’s Tooth (2010) and The Carnivore Way (2014). I am currently writing a book about climate change, Taking the Heat: Wildlife, Food Webs and Extinction in a Warming World, to be published by Island Press, and on a second book for Oregon State University Press, Bison Homecoming: Repatriating and Icon, Rewilding the American West. For the past 25 years I’ve lived with my family in a remote, wild corner of northwest Montana, and also have a home in Concord, Massachusetts, near Walden Pond.