OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Cristina Eisenberg Wants Wolves in Our Backyards

Most people would sound the alarm at the sight of wolves in their backyard while breathing a sigh of relief once they’ve left. For College of Forestry post-doc Cristina Eisenberg, it was the exact opposite. She wanted them back. “Wolves touch everything in an ecosystem. They are what keep the web of life healthy and thrumming with energy,’ explains Dr. Eisenberg during an email correspondence from her home in rural Montana, just south of the Canadian-American border. “Coexisting with them is far more feasible than some people think.”