Evan finished his MS in Zoology and Physiology in 2020. He is currently a fisheries biologist with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. His research examines habitat and fish community associations with the occurrence and distribution of finescale dace (Chrosomus neogaeus) in the Bell Fourche and Niobrara drainages in Eastern Wyoming. Results will be used to identify potential managed translocation sites for this state-listed threatened species. He is interested in factors that influence the organization of fish assemblages, both locally and across landscape gradients, as well as the broader fields of aquatic ecology, conservation biology, and hydrology.
He received a B.S. in Environmental Science (Water Resources) from Oklahoma State University (2012). While an undergraduate he conducted research on the effects of different fertilizer treatments on soil biota at the Goodwell Agricultural Experiment Station, Goodwell, OK, and also began working seasonally in the field of natural resource management. Prior to joining the Wyoming Coop Unit he held a position as a lead hydrologic technician for the Southwest Alaska Network of the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Program (2012 – 2017). In this job he coordinated fieldwork for a long-term aquatic monitoring project focused on the limnology of large lakes and contaminant loads in lake trout (Salvelinus naymaycush) in the Bristol Bay watershed.
Professional Preparation and Appointments
B.S., Environmental Science (Water Resources), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Past President – University of Wyoming student subunit of the American Fisheries Society
2017 Fisheries Technician, Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Laramie, WY
2012 – 2017 Hydrologic Technician, National Park Service – Southwest Alaska Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program, King Salmon, AK
2011 Fisheries Technician, National Park Service, Grand Teton National Park, WY
2010 Fisheries Technician, National Park Service, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, AK
2010 Fisheries Management Intern, Student Conservation Association, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, Kenai, AK
Booher, E.C.J., J. Nelson, and K.K. Bartz. 2016. Freshwater monitoring in Southwest Alaska Network parks: 2014 field season summary. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/SWAN/NRDS— 2016/1005. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2227244.
Shearer, J., C. Moore, K.K. Bartz, E.C.J. Booher, and J. Nelson. 2015. Monitoring freshwater systems in the Southwest Alaska Network: Standard operating procedures. Natural Resource Report NPS/SWAN/NRR—2015/925.1. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2220702.
Booher, E.C.J., C. Greenwood, J.A. Hattey. 2011. Effects of Soil Amendments on Soil Microarthropods in Continuous Maize in Western Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. Vol. 37, No. 1. pp 23-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.3958/059.037.0103.
Booher, E. 2019, Finescale Dace (Chrosomus neogaeus) conservation in the Upper Niobrara River. Oral presentation at the Nebraska Chapter AFS Rivers and Streams Technical Committee Meeting, Aurora, NE
Booher, E. and Walters, A. 2019. Islanders of the High Plains: finescale dace conservation and management in Wyoming. Oral presentation at the joint meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV.
Booher, E. and Walters, A. 2019. Islanders of the High Plains: finescale dace conservation and management in Wyoming. Oral presentation at the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO.
Booher, E. 2018. Evaluation of potential translocation sites for finescale dace in the Belle Fourche and Niobrara drainages. Ignite-style oral presentation at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Cooperators Meeting. Laramie, WY.
Booher, E. and Walters, A. 2018. A landscape model for distribution and habitat suitability of finescale dace in the Belle Fourche – Cheyenne and Niobrara Drainages. Poster presentation at the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Laramie, WY.
Booher, E.C.J. 2017. National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program – Southwest Alaska Network overview and freshwater monitoring in Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks. King Salmon, AK.
Bartz, K.K., D.P. Krabbenhoft, R.F. Lepak, J.M. Ogorek, D.M. Young, E.C.J. Booher, K.M. Junghans, Eagles-Smith, C.A. 2016. Quantifying drivers of mercury levels in lake trout (Salvelinus naymaycush) from two parks in the Southwest Alaska Network. Poster presentation at the National Park Service Alaska Region Centennial Science and Stewardship Symposium, Denali Park, AK.
Booher, E.C.J. 2011. Effects of soil amendments on microarthropods in continuous maize in Western Oklahoma. Poster presentation at Lew Wentz Research Symposium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
Booher, E.C.J. 2011. The development of streambank erosion monitoring on Cow Creek, OK. Senior capstone research presentation at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
Scholarships & Fellowships
2019 American Fisheries Society Ron Remmick Memorial Scholarship
2019 Department of Zoology and Physiology L Floyd Clarke Scholar Award
2019 Great Plains Fishery Workers Association Scholarship