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Cris Hein is a senior project leader for the environmental portfolio. Hein has studied bat behavior and ecology for more than two decades and wind energy and wind energy issues for more than one decade. His research focuses on developing strategies to monitor and minimize wildlife interactions with wind turbines. He is the program coordinator for the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative and the operating agent for the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaborative Program's Task 34-Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy. Prior to NREL, he was the bats and wind energy program director for Bat Conservation International. 

Research Interests

Wind energy and wildlife interactions

Bat ecology and behavior

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Geology, Texas A&M University

Master, Biology, Texas State University

PhD, Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia


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