research 

I am earning a Master's of Science in Ecology, studying the effects of elk management techniques and willow condition on bird and small mammal communities in Rocky Mountain National Park.

I am interested in community ecology and the impact of human activities on species assemblages. I value youth involvement in science research and planning, and am exploring new ways to communicate conservation messages to a broader audience. I ooze with passion for bold, courageous, data-driven conservation.

My advisor is Liba Pejchar and my committee includes Drs. Cameron Aldridge and Barry Noon from Colorado State University and Dr. Ben Bobowski from Rocky Mountain National Park.

 publications 

Craig, A.D. 2013. The effects of elk management techniques on willow condition and bird species richness and occupancy in Rocky Mountain National Park. abs. In: Front Range Student Ecology Symposium. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University.

Craig, A.D. 2012. The effects of Rocky Mountain Elk on Biodiversity in riparian montane willow communities in Rocky Mountain National Park Program abs. In: Rocky Mountain National Park Biannual Research Conference. Estes Park, CO: National Park Service.

Craig, A.D. 2012. The effects of Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus elaphus) on biological diversity in riparian montane willow communities in Rocky Mountain National Park Program abs. In: Front Range Student Ecology Symposium. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University.

K. Zawrotny, A. Craig, D. Weiser, R. Klatzky, and G. Stetten, Fingertip Vibratory Transducer for Detecting Optical Edges using Regenerative Feedback, Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, IEEE Virtual Reality 2006, pp. 373-374, Arlington VA, March 2006.

 links 

I am part of Liba Pejchar's lab at Colorado State University.

In addition to my master's research, I am a biologist at Rocky Mountain National Park. Both my work and current research involve monitoring the restoration efforts of the park's Elk & Vegetation Management Plan.