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By Cristina Eisenberg / On August 4th, 2011

In the early 1900s, while cruising timber as a young forester, American conservationist Aldo Leopold, founder of the science of wildlife biology, encountered a female wolf with her pups. The common wisdom of that era was that the only good predator was a...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 21st, 2011

Three springs ago I visited the Leopold Memorial Reserve—the depleted Wisconsin sand county farm Aldo Leopold bought in 1930 known as the “shack.” In the 1940s he recorded in his field notes that without large predators such as wolves to regulate their...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On October 13th, 2010

Recently, I spent time with a friend in a northern part of the Rockies with thriving wolf population. My friend was skeptical about how wolves affect ecosystems—was—because an event that morning rapidly changed his mind.

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On September 10th, 2010

I recently attended the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the theme was global warming. Eminent ecologists presented models that projected climate change into a bleak future where species that require...

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By Admin / On August 4th, 2010

This post was written by Todd Baldwin, vice president and associate publisher at Island Press.

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