Latest from historical ecology
July 13, 2012 by Robin Grossinger
There’s a lot more to the Napa Valley than wineries and fancy food. Look closely and the landscape reveals clues to a past full of greater ecological complexity, from beaver ponds to vast freshwater marshes. New research into that history may point the way to a more biodiverse future.
June 06, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn
Robin Grossinger directs San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Historical Ecology Program. Grossinger’s team uses hundreds of historical texts, photographs, and survey maps to depict what the Bay Area used to look like to help inform present and future stewardship, including several extensive restoration projects around the region.
October 01, 2010 by Sue Rosenthal
This book is an unmatched picture–in paintings and words– of what California might have been like before the arrival of Europeans.