Craig Starger, PhD.

Research Administrator

CSU Salazar Center

Fields of Expertise

Ecology, Fish and Wildlife, Policy, Science Communication

Areas of Interest

Ocean sustainability, Wildlife conservation, International development


Craig brings over 20 years of experience in environmental conservation and sustainability as a researcher, policymaker, international development professional, and program manager. As a graduate student and postdoc, he spent over a decade studying the ecology and conservation of coral reefs with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. Craig was then awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for which he spent four years working for the Federal government on foreign policy and international development projects related to marine biodiversity conservation and climate change. Craig most recently spent five years at CSU developing Future Earth, a global network for sustainability science. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife and kids.