Instructor: Eric W. Sanderson, Ph. D

Eric W. Sanderson, Ph. D
Eric W. Sanderson is a historian, an ecologist, and a futurist. He currently serves as the Vice President for Urban Conservation at the New York Botanical Garden. He is the best-selling author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (Abrams, 2009) and co-inventor of, a platform for ecological democracy for New York City.

Other works include the Human Footprint: Challenges for Wilderness and Biodiversity (CEMEX, 2005), Terra Nova: The New World after Oil, Cars and Suburbs (Abrams, 2013) and Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay (Island Press, 2016). His scientific work has been cited more than 14,000 times in the literature (Google Scholar).

He is currently working on an atlas and gazetteer to the natural geography of New York City's five boroughs. Sanderson holds a Ph.D. in ecosystem and landscape ecology from the University of California, Davis. He is an Eagle Scout.

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