Cristina Eisenberg

Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute, Ecologist, and Book author

Cristina Eisenberg is the Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute, where she oversees a global citizen science research program and develops strategic initiatives to address global change. As an ecologist she studies wolves, fire and bison in Rocky Mountain ecosystems. She has a master’s degree in conservation biology from Prescott College and a PhD in Forestry and Wildlife from Oregon State University is on the faculty at Oregon State University. She is a Smithsonian Research Associate, a Boone and Crockett Club professional member, and the nonfiction editor of the literary journal Whitefish Review. She serves on the editorial board of the Ecological Society of America and is an advisory scholar at Black Earth Institute. 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, near Walden Pond.