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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

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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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]

Rus, A.I., Duerr, A.E., Miller, T.A., Belthoff, J.R., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Counterintuitive roles of experience and weather on migratory performance: The Auk, v. 134, no. 3, p. 485-497,[Details]

Sur, M., Suffrendini, T., Wessells, S.M., Bloom, P.H., Lanzone, M.J., Blackshire, S., Sridhar, S., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Improved supervised classification of accelerometry data to distinguish behaviors of soaring birds: PLOS ONE, v. 12, no. 4, p. e0174785,[Details]

Doyle, J.M., Katzner, T.E., Roemer, G.W., Cain III, J.W., Milsap, B.A., McIntyre, C.L., Sonsthagen, S.A., Fernandez, N.B., Wheeler, M., Bulut, Z., Bloom, P.H., DeWoody, J.A., 2016, Genetic structure and viability selection in the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), a vagile raptor with a Holarctic distribution: Conservation Genetics, v. 17, no. 6, p. 1307-1322,[Details]

Kamp, J., Koshkin, M.A., Bragina, T.M., Katzner, T.E., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Schreiber, D., Sheldon, R., Shmalenko, A., Smelansky, I., Terraube, J., Urazaliev, R., 2016, Persistent and novel threats to the biodiversity of Kazakhstan’s steppes and semi-deserts: Biodiversity and Conservation, p. online,[Details]

Katzner, T.E., Bennett, V., Miller, T.A., Duerr, A., Braham, M.E., Hale, A., 2016, Wind energy development- methods for assessing risks to birds and bats pre-construction: Human-Wildlife Interactions, v. 10, no. 1, p. 42-52. [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., 2016, Golden Eagle fatalities and the continental-scale consequences of local wind-energy generation: Conservation Biology, p. online,[Details]

Katzner, T.E., 2016, Hanging out at the airport- unusual upside-down perching behavior by Eurasian jackdaws (Corvus monedula) in a human-dominated environment: Wilson Journal of Ornithology, v. 128, no. 4, p. 926-930,[Details]

Katzner, T.E., Bragin, E.A., Bragin, A.E., McGrady, M., Miller, T.A., Bildstein, K.L., 2016, Unusual clockwise loop migration lengthens travel distances and increases potential risks for a central Asian, long distance, trans-equatorial migrant, the Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus: Bird Study, v. 63, no. 3, p. 406-412,[Details]

Mallon, J.M., Bildstein, K.L., Katzner, T.E., 2016, In-flight turbulence benefits soaring birds: Auk, v. 133, p. 79-85,[Details]


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