Chief Scientist, Earthwatch Institute and Courtesy Professor Research
Forest Ecosystems & Society
2012 - PhD in Forestry and Wildlife, Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Department of Forest Resources
2006 - MA in Conservation Biology and Environmental Writing, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona
1989 - BFA in painting, California State University, Long Beach
- Landscape Ecology
- Wildlife Ecology
Elk, Fire, and Wolf Ecology in Aspen and Grassland Communities in Waterton Lakes National Park: A Multi-Trophic Level Landscape-Scale Study; Trophic Cascades Involving Humans, Keystone Predators, Elk, and Aspen in North-Central Colorado; Trophic Cascades Involving Humans, Wolves, Elk and Aspen in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem; Southwest Alberta Montane Research Program
- Eisenberg, C. 2016. “Conserving Biological Diversity,” in J. F. Franklin, K. N. Johnson, and D. Johnson, eds., Ecological Forest Management. Chicago: Waveland Press.
- Eisenberg, C. [in preparation] Taking the Heat: Wildlife, Food Webs, and Extinction in a Warming World (Washington, DC: Island Press).
- Eisenberg, C., D. E. Hibbs, P. Doescher, and W. J. Ripple. [in preparation] Aspen response to top-down (wolf) and bottom-up (fire) effects. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
- Eisenberg, C., C. Edson, and D. Honnold [in preparation] Transboundary Conservation of Large Carnivores in Western North America: Science and Public Policy. Conservation Biology.
- Chandler, M., S. Rullman, J. Cousins, N. Esmail, E. Begin, G. Venicx, C. Eisenberg, and M. Studer. [in review]. 2016. Ecological and social outcomes from 7 years of citizen science evaluation: An Earthwatch case study. Biological Conservation.
- Kirkland, Maire, C. Eisenberg, J. Axmacher, and R. Bodmer [in preparation]. Sustainable wildlife extraction by the Kukama-Kukamilla people of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Peru. Biological Conservation.
- Boukili, V. K. S., D. P. Bebber, T. Mortimer, G. Venicx, D. Lefcourt, M. Chandler, and C. Eisenberg [in preparation]. Testing the assumptions of an urban forest ecosystem services model with direct measurements of tree growth.
- Eisenberg, C. [in preparation] Conserving biological diversity. In K. N. Johnson, J. F. Franklin, and D. Johnson, eds. Forest Management: an Ecological Forestry Approach (Chicago: Waveland Press).Magazine Articles:Eisenberg, C. July 2014. Corridor Ecology: Carnivore Migration Patterns. Utne Reader.
- Eisenberg, C., D. E. Hibbs, and W. J. Ripple. 2015. Effects of predation risk on elk landscape use in a wolf-dominated system. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:99-111.
- Beschta, R. L., C. Eisenberg, J. Laundre, W. J. Ripple, and T. J. Rooney. 2014. Predation risk, elk, and aspen: tests of a behaviorally mediated trophic cascade in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Comment. Ecology 95(5):2669-2679.
- Eisenberg, C., D. E. Hibbs, W. J. Ripple, and H. Salwasser. 2014. Context dependence of elk vigilance and wolf predation risk. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:727-736.
- Eisenberg, C., The Carnivore Way, Coexisting with and Conserving America’s Predators. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2014.
- Eisenberg, C., S. T. Seager, and D. E. Hibbs. 2013. Wolf, elk, and aspen food web relationships: Context and complexity. Forest Ecology and Management 299:70-80.
- Eisenberg, C., "Quantifying Wildness." in P. Hasbach, and P. Hahn, Eds., Rediscovery of the Wild. Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2013.
- Seager, S. T., C. Eisenberg, and S. B. St. Clair. 2013. Patterns and consequences of ungulate herbivory on aspen in western North America. Forest Ecology and Management 299:81-90.
- Rogers, P., C. Eisenberg, and S. B. St. Clair. 2013. Resilience in quaking aspen: Recent advances and future needs. Forest Ecology and Management 299:1-5.
- Eisenberg, C. 2012. Complexity of Food Web Interactions in a Large Mammal System (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University), 238 pp.
- Eisenberg, C., "Lessons from 763," in T. Fleischner, ed., The Way of Natural History. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2011.
- Eisenberg, C., The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity. April 2010. Washington, DC: Island Press, 248 p. more info