Eric W. Sanderson

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Eric W. Sanderson is a landscape ecologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, director of the Mannahatta Project ( and the author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City.[1][2][3][4][5] In 2013 his new book Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs was published.[6][7]

Sanderson earned his B.A.S. and Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis. He is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society where he has worked since 1998.[8]


  1. ^ Manhattan: An Island Always Diverse, Edward Rothstein, New York Times, July 3, 2009 [1]
  2. ^ URBAN TACTICS; I'll Take Mannahatta, By MARGUERITE HOLLOWAY, New York Times, , May 16, 2004
  3. ^ Wildlife Conservation Society
  4. ^ Nick Paumgarten, Our Local Correspondents, "The Mannahatta Project," The New Yorker, October 1, 2007, p. 44.
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