Viewpoint The Ghosts of Endangered Species Past: Recent Lessons at the Intersection of History and Biology PETER S. ALAGONA n the April 2004 issue of BioScience, but most commentators focused either reaching ecological repercussions. More- I Scott Norris described a recent con- on rare birds prized by collectors, pop- over, a series of widespread droughts, ference held at the University of Cali- ular game animals, or “industrial” species which began in the 1840s, probably com- fornia, Santa Barbara, at which a diverse with significant economic value. Con- pounded the species’ problems long be- group of participants sought to evaluate cern about threatened species grew fore market hunters fanned out across the historical legacy of the now 30-year- during the 1930s, with the work of ecol- the Great Plains in the years following the old Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ogists like Aldo Leopold, and then again Civil War. The great bison hunts of the article contained noticeably little his- in the 1950s and 1960s with the publi- 1870s and 1880s thus represented merely tory, at least in the way that professional cation of such classic books as Peter the culmination of two centuries of historians tend to conceive it,
BioScience – Oxford University Press
Published: Nov 1, 2004
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