Craig Idso, Ph.D. is the founder and former president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change and currently serves as chairman of its board of directors.
He has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban carbon dioxide concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University.
He has lectured in meteorology at Arizona State University and in physical geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
He earned a B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University.