Starrlight Augustine is an expert in bio-energetic modeling and biological data analysis, and a student of the Dr. Elaine Ingham Soil Food Web school. She works as a senior researcher at Akvaplan-niva, Tromso, Norway, working on projects related to improving the scientific basis of environmental risk assessment. Starrlight also manages the 0.5 acre market gardens and 4.5 acre orchard at Synergia ranch, and is developing ways to increase and restore soil structure and fertility therein, with a vision towards long-term sustainable land management and stewardship.

She is a co-founder and curator of the AmP collection (https://www.bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/index.html) , a freely accessible online database of animal data and bio-energetic parameters.

She currently lives on Synergia Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico.