Publications / Presentations
McClanahan, T.R., J. Maina, C.J. Starger, P. Herron-Perez, E. Dusek.
2005. Detriments to post-bleaching recovery of corals. Coral Reefs. 24 (2): 230 - 246 .
Baker, A.C., C.J. Starger, T.R. McClanahan, P.W. Glynn. 2004. Corals'
adaptive response to climate change. Nature. 430: 741.
McClanahan, T.R., E. Sala, P.A. Stickels, B.A. Cokos, A.C. Baker,
C.J. Starger, S.H. Jones IV. 2003. Interaction
between nutrients and herbivory in controlling algal communities
and coral condition on Glover's Reef, Belize. Marine Ecology
Progress Series. 261: 135-147.
Starger, C. J. and A. C. Baker. 2001. Molecular
Surveys Reveal Unusual Symbiont Communities in Kenyan Reef-Building
Corals. The American Museum of Natural History's 2001 Spring
Symposium, Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics.
Baker, A C., C. J. Starger, T. R. McClanahan and P. W. Glynn. 2002.
Symbiont Communities in Reef Corals Following
the 1997-98 El Niño: Will Recovering Reefs Be More Resistant
To A Subsequent Bleaching Event? Oral presentation (A.C.
Baker) International Society for Reef Studies European Meeting.
September, 2002. Cambridge, England.
Starger, C.J. 2003. Coral transplantation
to fished and unfished reefs in Kenya. Oral presentation
(C.J. Starger) The Explorer's Club of New York , Student Member
McClanahan, T. R., J. Maina, C.J. Starger, P. Herron-Perez and
E. Dusek. 2003. Coral transplantation to fished
and unfished reefs in Kenya: the recovery potential of eurythermal
corals. Oral presentation (C.J. Starger). Annual Meeting
of the Society for Conservation Biology. July 1, 2003. Duluth, Minnesota,
Directed Research / Research Assistant
Wildlife Conservation Society
Dates: September - December 2000 (Volunteer), January - May 2001
(Graduate intern, Part-time employee), June 2001 - August 2002 (Full-time
Supervisor: Andrew C. Baker, Ph.D.
Description: The molecular ecology of reef-building corals.
Field techniques include collection and preservation of coral samples
from coral reefs in Belize, C.A.; Key Largo, Florida; Bermuda and
Panama. Laboratory techniques include DNA extraction, isolation
and purification, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification,
and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis.