Affiliate Faculty Member, Department of Anthropology
Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Advising Faculty Member, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE)
Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 1996
M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 1991
B.A. in Wildlife Science, University of Oregon, Corvallis, Oregon, 1986
Animal movements and the habitats they use, ecological simulation, and pastoral ecology and simulation
Dr. Randy Boone has been with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory for more than a decade, and is a founding faculty member of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. He is also a faculty member of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. Randall is a wildlife ecologist with training from Oregon State University and the University of Maine. He received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine in 1996. After completing graduate work at the University of Maine, he joined Colorado State University. His experience is diverse, with research in spatial analyses and GIS, ecosystem modeling, landscape ecology, database management, biogeographical relationships of birds and plants, species/habitat relationships, wildlife and pastoral livestock mobility, spectroscopy, cluster analysis, and telemetry techniques.
Dr. Boone’s research focuses on three main topics: animal movements and the habitats they use, ecological simulation, and pastoral ecology and simulation. Current and recent projects include tracking and simulating wildebeest movements in Kenya, simulating pastoral livelihoods in Mali, helping understand chronic wasting disease in mule deer, studying pastoral peoples’ responses to extreme weather events and changes in land tenure, monitoring landscapes where oil and gas are extracted, and educating teachers and students in the K-12 system.