Inspirational resources on rewilding, trophic cascades and associated topics

The World was once teeming with interacting beasts. We can partly restore that with change of hearts and minds! (scene from the Chauvet Cave in France by Jean-Marie Chauvet).

  • Brien O’, D. 2002. Buffalo for the broken heart. Restoring life to a Black Hills ranch. Random House, New York.
  • Callenbach, E. 1996. Bring back the buffalo! A sustainable future for America’s Great Plains. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Bonar, S.A.  2007. The conservation professional’s guide to working with people. Island Press, Washington.
  • Caro, T. 2010. Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species. Island Press, Washington.
  • Chadwick, D.H. 2010. The Wolverine way. Patagonia Books, Ventura. More info
  • Eisenberg, C. 2010. The Wolf’s tooth. Keystone predators, throphic cascades, and biodiversity. Island Press, New York. More info
  • Foreman, D. 2004. Rewilding North America. A vision for conservation in the 21st Century. Island Press, Washington. More info
  • Fraser, C. 2009. Rewilding the World. Dispatches from the conservation revolution. Picador, New York. More info
  • Hayward, M.W. & M.J. Somers (eds.) 2009. Reintroduction of top-order predators. Conservation science and Practice Series. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
  • Hannibal, M.E. 2012. The spine of the continent. Lyons PressGuilford.
  • Levy, S. 2011. Once & future giants. What Ice Age extinctions tell us about the fate of the Earth’s largest animals. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Laundré. J.W., L.Hernández & W.J. Ripple 2010. The Landscape of Fear: Ecological Implications of Being Afraid. The Open Ecology Journal 3: 1-7. Download
  • Maanen, E. van, G. Predoiu, R. Klaver, M. Soulé, M. Popa, O. Ionescu, R. Jurj, S. Negus, G. Ionescu & W. Altenburg. Safeguarding the Romanian Carpathian ecological network. Altenburg & Wymenga Ecological Consultants, Veenwouden. Download
  • Maehr, D.S., R.F. Noss & J.L. Larkin 2001. Large mammal restoration. Ecological and sociological challenges in the 21st Century. Island Press, Washington.
  • Meffe, G.K., L.A. Nielsen, R.L. Knight & D.A. Schenborn 2002. Ecosystem Management: Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation. Island Press, Washington.
  • Miller, B., et al. 2001. The Importance of Large Carnivores to Healthy Ecosystems.  Endangered Species Update Vol. 18 (5): 202-210. Download
  • Miller, B., D. Forman, M. Fink, D. Shinneman, J. Smith, M. DeMarco, M. Soulé & R. Howard 2003. Southern Rockies Wildlands Network VISION. The Colorado Mountain Club Press, Golden.
  • Monbiot, G. 2013. Feral: Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding. Allen Lane.
  • Ray, J.C., K. H. Redford, R.S. Steneck & J. Berger 2005. Large carnivores and the conservation of biodiversity. Island Press, Washington. More info
  • Soulé, M.E. & J. Terborgh (eds.) 1999. Continental conservation. Scientific foundations of regional reserve networks. Island Press, Washington. More info
  • Quammen, D.  2003. Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind. W. W. Norton, New York.
  • Stolzenburg, W. 2008. Where the wild things were. Life, death and ecological wreckage in a land of vanishing predators. Bloomsbury, New York.
  • Taylor, P. (ed.) Rewilding. A compilation of writing from the journal ECOS on wildland issues, projects and species re-introductions. BANC & Ethos, UK.
  • Terborgh, J. & J.E. Estes (eds.) 2010. Trophic cascades. Predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature. Island Press, New York. More info

Herbivores, like the elk in North America, are also vital components of trophic cascades, but need carnivores like the wolf to properly fulfill their role. By E. van Maanen.