Science Advisory Committee Member
Chris first worked as an intern for Point Blue in 1999, nest searching in the eastern Sierra Nevada. He was Point Blue’s desert ecologist from 2002-2016, and initiated several projects in the Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran Deserts. Examples include long-term demographic research of sympatric Dusky and Willow Flycatchers at Mono Lake, long-term all-species research of the Amargosa River’s desert riparian bird community, and investigation of the effects of drought, fire, and off-road recreation on Sonoran Desert birds. He continues to advise Point Blue work in our deserts, contributing to the Desert Thrasher Working Group, the Sonoran Joint Venture, and the PIF Western Working Group. Chris now works for Atwell and lives with his wife in Tucson, Arizona.