John Boone

Research Director

Great Basin Bird Observatory

John Boone is a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist who also works as a consultant with Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare organizations specializing in population monitoring. In this capacity, he has contributed to several dozen programs around the world, designed to improve the humane management of free-roaming dogs and cats. He was one of the founding scientists behind the D.C. Cat Count project. John is also board chair of the SPCA of Northern Nevada, board vice-chair of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, and a board member of the Petfinder Foundation. He is the research director at the Great Basin Bird Observatory in Reno, Nevada, where he and his colleagues conduct applied research, monitoring and conservation planning projects throughout much of the western United States. John received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and his doctorate in environmental, population, and organismal biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.