Eric Fegraus brings deep expertise in applying novel technological solutions to our most pressing environmental and conservation challenges. Eric has many technological interests including natural resource sensors, IT frameworks and analytical databases and tools. He has a strong interest in leveraging private-sector technology partnerships to strengthen conservation programs.
Eric facilitated a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the TEAM Network, which enables land managers to monitor wildlife populations around the world. Eric leads the technology development and management for two of Conservation International’s largest data-driven programs: the TEAM Network and Vital Signs. He also is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant for which he is leading the technological development for a coastal observation program.
Prior to joining CI in 2006, Eric worked as an environmental consultant, university research center scientist and software engineer. Eric holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology and Management from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He enjoys outdoor activities, projects around the house and spending time with his family. Eric is inspired by CI’s dynamic and progressive approach to addressing conservation challenges.