Carnivores, Climate Change – a Process of Survival or Extinction

On Sunday, November 8th at 4pm, the Montana House is pleased to again present science writer and wildlife ecologist Dr. Cristina Eisenberg and her update on recent research on climate change in the Arctic. Her talk will focus on large carnivores, their survival and adaptation to the changes in climate and what their future may hold and that “Their well being is a critical factor in sustaining healthy landscapes and it is possible for humans and large carnivores to coexist peacefully and even thrive”.

Cristina just returned from the High Arctic and is working on her next book about Climate Change. Taking the Heat: Wildlife, Food Webs and Extinction in a Warming World.

Her presentation will include recent updates on federal policy on these species and the Endangered Species Act. Cristina’s journey this past year included going before Congress to share her scientific research and knowledge.

Eisenberg holds a doctorate in Forestry and Wildlife from Oregon State University and her long term research on wolves, elk, and aspen in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem is now entering its tenth year. She is the lead scientist at Earthwatch Institute and a Smithsonian Research Associate. Her previous books include: The Wolf’s Tooth: Trophic Cascades and Biodiversity was published by Island Press in 2010. The Carnivore Way: Conserving and Coexisting with America’s Carnivores that was published in 2014.

She also serves as the nonfiction editor for the Whitefish Review and is on the editorial board of the Ecological Society of America.

The presentation at the Montana House will be at 4 p.m. with time for questions and a reception will follow. The event is open to the public without charge, but seating is limited, so reservations are needed. Please call 406-888-5393 for additional information and to reserve your seat.

Hans and Toni Jungster established the Montana House Regional Craft Shop in 1960 in Apgar Village, just inside Glacier National Park. Their daughter, Monica and staff continue to carry on their mission: to “celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana and Native American artists and craftsmen for our mutual benefit.” The Montana House has been a long time avid supporter of Glacier National Park and celebrated its own 50th anniversary on June 29, 2010.

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