Here are Links to recent interviews and articles about The Carnivore Way, The Wolf’s Tooth, and my trophic cascades work

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Big Sky Journal by Brian Schott September 2014:

“Local Knowledge: Stories in the Landscape – A Walk on the Wild Side with Scientist and Author Cristina Eisenberg”


Nature Conservancy Interview by Matt Miller, published July 16, 2014:



KBZK (CBS) News Interview about coexisting with carnivores. This interview aired on the evening news throughout Montana week of June 25, 2014:



Nature Conservancy review of The Carnivore Way, review by Matt Miller published June 12, 2014:



Newspaper Articles

Corvallis Gazette-Times May 31, 2014

Bennett Hall



LA Times

“Rumors of wolves have some howling,” March 8, 2010



Denver Post

“Wolf pack report raises doubts, fears,” March 3, 2010



Sacramento Bee August 2, 2011

UC Davis, other authors: Top-predator-down environment damage rule, not exception
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/02/3810102/uc-davis-other-authors-top-predator.html#ixzz1Tuelqwpp


Eugene Weekly

Not So Big, Not So Bad
Wolves return to Oregon, cause a ruckus in Congress,
April 14, 2011
By Camilla Mortensen



Corvallis Gazette Times,

OSU biologist: Return of top predators key to ecology,” April 23, 2010




“Tracking Science: Biologist’s Findings Show Forest Diversity, Health, Influenced by Wolves,” October 25, 2009

Michael Jamison


Magazine Articles

Utne Reader July 2014 Cristina Eisenberg
“Corridor Ecology: Carnivore Migration Patterns”


Scientific American August 13, 2010


National Geographic

“Wolf Wars,” March 2010

Douglas Chadwick


 High Country News

“Prodigal dogs,” February 2010

Michelle Nijuis

Television Interviews


KATU, Portland, June 4, 2014

AM Northwest: Coexisting with Carnivores and OR7



CBS News

“Scientists Study Possible Signs Of Wolves In State,” May 24, 2010


Radio Interviews

KBOO Locus Focus, June 9, 2014

“The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators”

Kathleen Stevenson, host


 KSFR Radio Café, August 8, 2011


One hour interview with Mary-Charlotte on The Wolf’s Tooth

KUER, February 9, 2011

The Wolf’s Tooth http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1759149/news/2911.The.Wolf’s.Tooth


“Biologist Studies Wolves’ Possible Return to Colorado,” June 17, 2010



Jacket2, September 14, 2011

Jonathan Skinner, Cornell: Dark Ecology


 Huffington Post, December 1, 2010

Brenda Peterson, Why Wolves Matter, the Green World Theory



The Carnivore Way Reviews

 “Using personal anecdotes of encounters with North America predators, supplemented by the results of a number of studies, Eisenberg makes a case for the place of carnivores in the wild.”

Publishers Weekly


“Ecologist Cristina Eisenberg travels wildlife corridors between Alaska and northern Mexico, focusing on six species: the grizzly bear, wolf, wolverine, lynx, cougar and jaguar. Examining the science and public policy surrounding these majestic creatures, she argues that we need to give them room to roam—and we can do it in a way that allows us to peacefully coexist.”



“[A]n eminently readable primer on predator ecology.”


“In this call for a unified vision in conservation, ecologist Cristina Eisenberg argues that big carnivores such as grizzly bears underpin the corridor’s ecological health, and need it in turn for dispersal into new territory. She interweaves multiple skeins of science—on predator population resilience, the success of wildlife crossings and more—to build a putative scenario of human-carnivore coexistence.”



“Unfortunately, the topic of large predators can draw plenty of passion and emotion, but that often leaves little room for clear thinking. That’s why Cristina Eisenberg’s The Carnivore Way is so refreshing. It brings science and rational thought to the issue and shows that we can indeed coexist with large, carnivorous animals—and that most of the issue is with us, not them.”

The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science Blog


“In The Carnivore Way, ecologist Cristina Eisenberg argues for the protection of North America’s big predators and their expansive habitats. As a researcher, she illustrates the creatures’ ecological importance as linchpins of their ecosystems, affecting the populations and dynamics not only of their prey, but of trophic levels throughout the system. She also urges cooperation among the various stakeholders whose livelihoods are impacted by the presence of large carnivores. Coexistence with carnivores is her steady mantra.”

The Scientist


“Carnivores are challenging animals to think about, and we tend to get distracted by their sharp teeth and meat-eating ways. But they have much to teach us about the landscapes we live in, the ecology of our home places, and our own ability to adapt, learn, and coexist. Nobody knows this better than Cristina Eisenberg, and no one is a more insightful guide into the world of these fascinating wild neighbors.”

Kevin Van Tighem, Author of Bears Without Fear and The Homeward Wolf


“An impressive synthesis of conservation and science, The Carnivore Way is the road map for carnivore conservation and connected landscapes in North America’s Rocky Mountains. With keen insights into carnivores’ roles in ecosystems, their behaviors, and their complex relationships with humans, Cristina Eisenberg compels us to understand why carnivores are essential to the health of ecosystems and our need to coexist with them.”

Jodi A. Hilty, North American Program Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Society


“Eisenberg investigates the extensive cascading biological medicine wheel we know as the natural world, continuing to prove carnivore coexistence is fundamental to our own survival–inextricable. The Carnivore Way makes a remarkable case for immediate overhaul of human intrusion. Our brothers and sisters in other forms depend on us to get this right and their wellbeing distinguishes our own sustained presence. Genius narrative, essential knowledge, this book is beautiful lifeblood.”

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Author of Blood Run & Streaming and editor of Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas


“With characteristic insight and clarity, Cristina Eisenberg paints the large-carnivore story across a vast canvas. Few can boil down the essentials like Eisenberg in prose that both informs and inspires. She has come through again with an engaging read about iconic species that put to the test our willingness to coexist with other life forms.”

Douglas W. Smith, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Yellowstone National Park


The Wolf’s Tooth Reviews

“An enlightening work that will advance understanding of biodiversity and how to sustain it.”



“[S]trike[s] at the heart of what it means to be a biologist.”

The Scientist


“A wonderful example of the inspiration that comes from the natural history set”



“Fully referenced, meticulously researched and beautifully written, The Wolf’s Tooth is an absorbing read for anyone interested in biodiversity, ecology, conservation or wildlife management….everyone with a serious interest in ecology, conservation, ecosystem management and/or biodiversity should read Eisenberg’s book. I loved it, and developed an enhanced understanding of trophic cascades research and ecosystem change. In a world where habitats and communities are changing fast due to human action, such concepts as sequential faunal collapse and ecosystem degradation are going to become all too familiar.”

Tetrapod Zoology


“[C]olourful…The author’s writing style is readable, enjoyable and occasionally extremely lyrical…an extremely interesting and enjoyable synthesis of the science of trophic cascades.”



The Wolf’s Tooth is an engaging read which will be of wide interest to all ecologists, even those whose research is not focussed on predators.”

Austral Ecology


“A fascinating book. If you want to know more about the relationship between animals and the land they live in it’s a worthwhile read with the potential to open many people’s hearts, minds and eyes.” Wolf Print


“Eisenberg is that rare writer who blends accessible descriptions of science with a lyrical sensitivity to the spiritual qualities of nature. Here, she uses these talents to present a highly readable summary of trophic cascades, the ripples felt through marine, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems when top predators are removed or reintroduced. The result of this blending of science and aesthetics is an engaging and even uplifting read. Highly recommended.” Choice


“This engaging book explores the reasons we need big predators and explains the most revolutionary idea found in contemporary ecology: trophic cascades. For nearly a century ecologists have believed that nature is democratic, governed from the bottom up by the amount of solar energy converted to green biomass, the food of herbivores. Eisenberg makes the case for the alternative view—top-down control of ecosystems by predators and other keystone species—while diplomatically exploring a path for reconciling these disparate views.”

Michael Soulé, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz


“Cristina Eisenberg weaves her observations as a scientist and her personal experiences afield into a resonant account about the web of life that links humans to the natural world. Grounded in best science, inspired by her intimate knowledge of the wolves she studies, she offers us a luminous portrait of the ecological relationships that are essential for our well-being in a rapidly changing world. The Wolf’s Tooth calls for a conservation vision that involves rewilding the earth and honoring all our relations.”

Brenda Peterson, author of I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth


“We’ve been practicing ‘scientific’ wildlife management for decades with a shaky grasp of how natural systems actually work. As the focus shifts, at last, from favored species toward biodiversity and community ecology, exciting new concepts such as trophic cascades and the keystone roles played by long-reviled predators come to the fore. This is the next level of conservation, as complex as it is crucial. You couldn’t ask for a better guide than Cristina Eisenberg, blending tales from her own field studies with wonderfully clear explanations of the connections that keep nature vibrant and whole over time.”

Douglas H. Chadwick, wildlife biologist, conservation reporter, and author of The Wolverine Way


The Wolf’s Tooth takes a venerable but misunderstood concept in ecology and renders it fresh, clear, and vital. In elegant prose drawn from her own deep experience in the field, Cristina Eisenberg has written a genuinely important contribution to the conservation biology canon. Besides showing how trophic cascades actually work, and how top predators can help rewild North America, her book is a fine primer for both theoretical and practical ecology.”

Robert Michael Pyle, author of Wintergreen and Chasing Monarchs