As Climate Change Adaptation Scientist, Chris studies how to adapt natural resource management practices to climate change. His research ensures the money we invest in natural resource management today will continue to provide benefits under uncertain future climates. Chris’s work spans diverse ecosystems, ranging from restoring seagrass beds on the bottom of the ocean to sustaining plants on the top of mountain summits. He loves that the many ecosystems surrounding the Schoodic Institute offer opportunities to continue this diverse work.
Prior to joining Schoodic Institute, Chris spent 20 years using science to support natural resource decision making. He spent 10 years as a Wildlife Biologist at the University of Arizona, before completing graduate degrees at Cornell University and the University of Connecticut. When he isn’t working, Chris is out in nature, biking, hiking, running, fishing, or bird watching.