Dr. Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

Eric W. Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (Abrams, 2009). He is a globally recognized expert in species and landscape conservation planning and historical ecological reconstruction. He is currently working on a book about the prospect for an American landscape beyond oil, cars and suburbs, to be published in 2012, while pursuing the Welikia Project, on the Historical and Contemporary Ecology of Greater New York (including the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the New York Seascape). Sanderson holds a Ph.D. in ecology, with emphasis in ecosystem and landscape ecology, from the University of California, Davis.

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