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Travis Booms
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Travis Booms

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1999 - B.S. Wildlife Man., Univ. Wis. Stevens Point
1999 - B.S. Biology, Univ. Wis. Stevens Point
2002 - M.S. Raptor Biology, Boise State Univ.
2010 - PhD Zoology, Univ. Alaska Fairbanks.
Currently employed as the Regional Wildlife Biologist with the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Wildlife Diversity Program, based in Fairbanks, AK.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Nongame Program
1300 College Rd.  
Fairbanks,  AK  99701  United States
Phone: 907-459-7378
Email: travis.booms@alaska.gov


   Research Interests

Arctic Avian Ecology
Avian Life History
Avian Survey and Monitoring

Species of Interest: 
  • Boreal Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Gyrfalcon


   Publications

Boom, T.L. 2012. Banded Alaskan Gyrfalcon discovered in Arabian falconry, Journal of Raptor Research 46:226-227.

Booms, T.L., L.S. Parrett, and M.A. Keech. 2012. Use of a nest gun to safely capture Short-eared Owls in mid-flight from a helicopter. Journal of Raptor Research 46:208-211.

Booms, T., M. Lindgren, and F. Huettmann. 2011. Linking Alaska's predicted climate, Gyrfalcon, and ptarmigan distributions in space and time: a unique 200-year perspective. Pp. 177-190 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.       pdf

Booms, T. 2011. (Abstract) Detection probability of Gyrfalcons and other cliff-nesting raptors during aeral surveys in Alaska. P. 259-262 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.        pdf

Booms, T. 2011. (Abstract) Gyrfalcon nest site fidelity, breeding dispersal, and natal dispersal in Alaska using non-invasive genetic sampling. Pp. 292-294 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.       pdf

Fuller, M.R., P.F. Schempf, and T.L. Booms. 2011. Developing Gyrfalcon surveys and monitoring for Alaska. Pp. 275-282 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.        pdf

Matz, A., T. Swem, P. Johnson, T. Booms, and C. White. 2011. Potential for climate change to increase contaminants exposure and effects in Gyrfalcons. Pp. 161-175 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.       pdf

McCaffery, B.J., T.L. Booms, T.C.J. Doolittle, F. Broerman, J.R. Morgart, and K.M. Sowl. 2011. The ecology of Gyrfalcons Falco rusticolus on the Yukon-Kuskokwin Delta, Alaska. Pp. 191-220 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.       pdf

Booms, T.L., P.F. Schempf, and M.R. Fuller. 2011. Preening behavior of adult Gyrfalcons tagged with backpack transmitters. Journal of Raptor Research 45:264-267.        pdf

Rosenfield, R.N., T.L. Booms, K.K. Burnham, B. McCaffery, and R.J. Goodwin. 2011. The potential for long-term monitoring and research of Gyrfalcon and Peregrine Falcon breeding populations using undergraduate students: an apparent inexhaustible source of funding. Pp. 373-374 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.       pdf

Booms, T.L. 2010. Gyrfalcon breeding biology in Alaska. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.       pdf

Booms, T.L., P.F. Schempf, B.J. McCaffery, M.S. Lindberg, and M.R. Fuller. 2010. Detection probability of cliff-nesting raptors during helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft surveys in western Alaska. Journal of Raptor Research 44:175-187.        pdf

Booms, T.L., F. Huettmann, and P.F. Schempf. 2009. Gyrfalcon nest distribution in Alaska based on a predictive GIS model. Polar Biology 33:347-358.

Rosenfield, R.N., J. Bielefeldt, L.J. Rosenfield T.L. Booms, and M.A. Bozek. 2009. Survival rates and lifetime reproduction of breeding male Cooper's Hawks in Wisconsin, 19802005. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:610-617.       pdf

Booms, T.L., and M.R. Fuller. 2003. Time-lapse video system used to study nesting Gyrfalcons. Journal of Field Ornithology 74:416-422.

Booms, T.L., and M.R. Fuller. 2003. Gyrfalcon feeding behavior during the nestling period in central west Greenland. Arctic 56:341-348.       pdf

Booms, T.L., and M.R. Fuller. 2003. Gyrfalcon diet in central west Greenland during the nesting period. Condor 105:528-537.

Booms, T.L. 2002. Gyrfalcon food habits in central west Greenland during the nestling period. M.Sc. thesis, Boise State University, Boise, ID.

Rosenfield, R.N., J. Bielefeldt, S.A. Sonsthagen, and T.L. Booms. 2000. Comparable reproductive success at conifer plantation and non-plantation nest sites for Cooper's Hawks in Wisconsin. Wilson Bulletin 112:417-421.



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