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Randall B. Boone, PhD.


Research Scientist and Associate Professor Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-1806   Office: NESB B234

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Ecosystem Dynamics

Areas of Interest

 Biogeographical relationships of birds and plants, species/habitat relationshipsEcosystem modeling, landscape ecology


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. Research projects are ongoing in Colorado, the contiguous US, Kenya, Mali, and Tibet.