Craig Starger, Ph. D.

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Research Scientist, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

Science Officer, Colorado Global Hub, Future Earth


Phone: 970-491-2407

Craig Starger is a marine biologist who works to advance science for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Craig has spent over fifteen years conducting primary research on coral reef conservation biology. His research focused on questions related to corals’ adaptive response to climate change, coral recovery, and coral population connectivity with a focus on Southeast Asia.

Craig recently served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow where he represented the U.S. State Department’s Office of Marine Conservation in international fisheries treaty negotiations. Just prior to joining Future Earth, Craig spent two years as a AAAS Overseas Fellow at USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) in Bangkok where he leads the design and procurement of the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership which is now the US Government’s largest investment in combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing overseas.