Bear Essential?: The Past, Present, and Potential Future of Grizzlies in California

Peter Alagona

University of California, Santa Barbara

Peter Alagona is an associate professor of history, geography, and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. An environmental historian by training, his work focuses on human relationships with wildlife and the habitats they share.

Zoe Welch

University of California, Santa Barbara

Zoe Welch is a doctoral student in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on human-environment interactions, with a emphasis on the effects of anthropogenic stressors on species and ecosystems.


This presentation will discuss an ambitious effort to conduct the first major study in more than sixty years on the past, present, and potential future of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in California.Prior to the Gold Rush in... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Peter Alagona (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  2. Zoe Welch (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Topic Areas

Topics: The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation , Topics: Discourses about Wildlife , Topics: Social-Ecological Systems/Coupled Human-Natural Systems


W-3B » HWC: Recovery and Reintroduction (12:30 - Wednesday, 20th September, Assembly Hall B)

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