James Christopher Haney

James Christopher Haney

Science Advisor, Offshore Wind Energy & Wildlife

Dr. James Christopher Haney is a conservation biologist, wildlife researcher, and author of more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, and science summaries. He has delivered 150 research and public speaking engagements to national and international audiences. Haney was a coauthor of the "Top 40 Priorities for Science to Inform U.S. Conservation and Management Policy." For expertise in advising the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, a cross-governmental coalition charged with restoring marine environments of south-central Alaska, he received an Outstanding Contributions as a Peer Reviewer Award in 2000, and an Outstanding Service Award in 2002. In 2010, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service invited him to lead what was at the time the largest-ever vessel survey of marine birds in the Gulf of Mexico in order to help document injuries to wildlife that were caused by the Deepwater Horizon blow-out and oil spill. He currently serves as science advisor to the National Audubon Society for offshore wind energy and wildlife.

Articles by James Christopher Haney

A New Plan for Offshore Wind Research Will Help Prioritize Seabirds and Other Wildlife

January 25, 2024 — The RWSC science plan will guide offshore wind and wildlife studies along the East Coast.
A Northern Gannet flies toward camera with grass in its beak.

What Offshore Wind Energy Can Teach Us About Seabirds

March 10, 2023 — We’re learning more about seabirds from the monitoring studies required for offshore wind energy development.