Highlights of her program include Continental Conservation, edited by Michael E. Soulé and John Terborgh; The Wolf's Tooth, by Cristina Eisenberg; An Introduction to Restoration Ecology, by Evelyn Howell et al.; TrophicCascades, edited by James Estes
and John Terborgh; The Carnivore Way, by Cristina Eisenberg; Collected Papers of Michael E. Soulé on Conservation Biology.
Adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology
University of Ca, Santa Cruz
Jim, a research biologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center, is based at UCSC's Center for Ocean Health at Long Marine Laboratory.
is well-known nationally and internationally for his
research on sea otters and the key role they play in kelp-forest ecosystems.
The USGS award citation outlined the many ways in which he
has worked with the media to publicize his
findings about sea otter populations.
research and communications efforts, Jim
has made widely known the fascinating story of the precipitous decline of sea otters in Alaska, the discovery that killer whales were preying on otters, and the subsequent chain reaction that resulted in the loss of entire kelp-forest ecosystems.
first published his
findings in the journal Science
in 1998, then went on to capture the public's attention around the world by telling his
story through newspaper, magazine, radio, and television media, including the New York Times and Washington Post, the Associated Press, Reuters, ENN News, National Geographic magazine, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company
many awards, Jim
received the Shoemaker Award for Distinguished Achievement in Communication from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).