Chris Haney

Chief Scientist
Chris oversees Defenders’ Conservation Science and Economics division, which provides research and analysis to guide and support Defenders’ science-based policy and advocacy agenda. Research priorities include wildlife viability and adaptation to climate change; biodiversity conservation; and natural resource economics, including conservation incentives.

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Red knot, © Gregory Breese/USFWS

Red Knot Races Tide and Time »

During their migration from the Arctic to South America, red knots stop on beaches along the U.S. east coast and feast on the annual hordes of horseshoe crab eggs. Last fall, many of those beaches were washed away by Hurricane Sandy, leaving conservation groups scrambling to restore them in time for the red knots to pass through.