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Author and Conservation Biologist to Speak on Wolves at NCTC

April 17, 2012
Staff Reports , Shepherdstown Chronicle

On Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the National Conservation Training Center author and conservation biologist Cristina Eisenberg will present "The Wolf's Tooth: Keystone Predators, Tropic Cascades, and Biodiversity."

In The Wolf's Tooth Eisenberg shows how wildlife such as wolves, sea otters, and sharks exert a disproportionate influence on their environment; dramatic ecological consequences can result when they are removed from-or returned to-an ecosystem. She considers how resource managers can use knowledge about trophic cascades to guide recovery efforts, including how this science can be applied to move forward the bold vision of rewilding the North American continent. In the end, the author provides her own recommendations for local and landscape-scale applications of what has been learned about interactive food webs. Dr. Eisenberg is a conservation biologist at Oregon State University, College of Forestry, and Boone and Crockett Fellow who studies how wolves affect forest ecosystems throughout the West.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of a monthly "Conservation Lecture Series" held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or or visit the lecture series web page at:



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