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Todd Katzner

Katzner, Todd

Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist

Office: 208-426-5232
970 Lusk Street
Boise, ID 83706


Ph.D. 2003, Arizona State University
M.S. 1994, University of Wyoming
B.A. 1991, Oberlin College


Ecology, Animal Movement, Conservation Biology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Population Biology, Animal Biotelemetry

Research Interests

My research interests focus on wildlife conservation ecology and the interaction between wildlife and the role of wildlife in natural systems. Much of my work is built around utilization of novel technologies and approaches to wildlife ecology. I was part of a team that developed the first non-invasive monitoring scheme for any avian species, I was involved in development of novel high-frequency GPS-GSM telemetry systems for tracking migratory birds, and I developed a network of camera traps to monitor abundance and distribution of terrestrial avian scavengers across eastern North America. Much of my recent funding is focused on evaluating the potential impacts of renewable energy development on conservation-dependent birds.


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Behmke, S., Mazik, P., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Assessing multi-tissue lead burdens in free-flying obligate scavengers in eastern North America: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v. 189, p. 139,[Details]

Bragin, E.A., Bragin, A.E., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Demographic consequences of nest box use for red-footed falcons Falco vespertinus in Central Asia: Ibis, v. 159, no. 4, p. 841-853,[Details]

Brown, J.L., Bedrosian, B., Bell, D.A., Braham, M.A., Cooper, J., Crandall, R.H., DiDonato, J., Domenech, R., Duerr, A.E., Katzner, T.E., Lanzone, M.J., LaPlante, D.W., McIntyre, C.L., Miller, T.A., Murphy, R.K., Shreading, A., Slater, S., Smith, J.P., Smith, B.W., Watson, J.W., Woodbridge, B., 2017, Patterns of spatial distribution of golden eagles across North America- how do they fit into existing landscape-scale mapping systems?: Journal of Raptor Research, v. 51, no. 3, p. 197-215,[Details]

Concepcion, C.B., Dumandan, P.T., Silvosa, M.R., Bildstein, K.L., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Species composition, timing, and weather correlates of autumn open-water crossings by raptors migrating along the East-Asian oceanic flyway: Journal of Raptor Research, v. 51, no. 1, p. 25-37,[Details]

Dennhardt, A.J., Duerr, A.E., Brandes, D., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Applying citizen-science data and mark-recapture models to estimate numbers of migrant golden eagles in an important bird area in eastern North America: The Condor, v. 119, no. 4, p. 817-831,[Details]

Fallon, J.A., Redig, P., Miller, T.A., Lanzone, M.J., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Guidelines for Evaluation and Treatment of Lead Poisoning of Wild Raptors: Journal of Raptor Research, v. 41, no. 2, p. 205-211,[Details]

Katzner, T.E., Nelson, D.M., Braham, M.E., Doyle, J.M., Fernandez, N.B., Duerr, A.E., Bloom, P.H., Fitzpatrick, M.C., Miller, T.A., Culver, R.C., Braswell, L., DeWoody, J.A., 2017, Golden eagle fatalities and the continental-scale consequences of local wind-energy generation: Conservation Biology, v. 31, p. 406–415,[Details]

Katzner, T.E., Stuber, M.J., Slabe, V.A., Anderson, J.T., Cooper, J.L., Rhea, L.L., Millsap, B.A., 2017, Origins of lead in populations of wild raptors: Animal Conservation, {Pages(s)}[Details]

Miller, T.A., Brooks, R.P., Lanzone, M.J., Cooper, J., O'Malley, K., Brandes, D., Duerr, A.E., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Summer and winter space use and home range characteristics of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in eastern North America: The Condor, v. 119, no. 4, p. 697-719,[Details]

Poessel, S.A., Brandt, J., Miller, T.A., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Meteorological and environmental variables affect flight behaviour and decision-making of an obligate soaring bird, the California Condor Gymnogyps californianus: Ibis, p. online,[Details]

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