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 Terry Booth

 Dr.Terry Booth

Rangeland Scientist
Adjunct Professor,Colorado State University
and University of Wyoming. 
                High Plains Grasslands Research Station
                8408 Hildreth Road
                Cheyenne, WY 82009-8899
PHONE: 307-772-2433 ext.110 
FAX:     307-637-6124  

 Degrees       Research           Publications




M.S. University of Nevada 1974
Ph.D. University of Wyoming 1987



Dr. Booth's research has encompassed two disparate areas: basic native-plant physiology at the seed level, and more recently, rangeland monitoring / remote sensing. His native-plant investigations included seed production, harvest and handling, storage, testing, dormancy and germination, and establishment.  His remote sensing accomplishments are based on work done with Dr. Paul Tueller at the University of Nevada Reno, and resulted in methods for obtaining and using Very Large Scale Aerial (VLSA) imagery for rangeland monitoring. The resolution of VLSA imagery ranges from <1 to ~20 mm / pixel ground sample distance (GSD). Dr. Booth's current interests are in improving VLSA and associated tools and methods and in applying them to a wide range of natural resource monitoring needs. This includes faster and more accurate methods for measuring ground cover from high-resolution images, methods for using VLSA imagery with satellite imagery, the use of UAV platforms, and most importantly, the application of these tools and methods to better inform land-management decision making for the sustainable use of all our rangeland resources.


Blumenthal, D. M., A. P. Norton, S. E. Cox, E. M. Hardy, G. E. Liston, L. Kennaway, D. T. Booth, and J. D. Derner. 2011. Linaria dalmatica invades south-facing slopes and less grazed areas in grazing-tolerant mixed-grass prairie. Biological Invasions doi: 10.1007/s10530-011-0085-9.

Cagney, J., S. E. Cox, and D. T. Booth. 2011. Comparison of Point Intercept and Image Analysis for Monitoring Rangeland Transects. Rangeland Ecol Manage 64:309-315.

Booth, D.T. and S.E. Cox. 2011. Art to Science: Tools for Greater Objectivity in Resource Monitoring. SRM Rangelands,August 2011,p 27-34.

Booth D.T., Cox S.E., Teel D. 2010. Aerial assessment of leafy spurge (Euphorbiaesula L.) on Idaho's Deep Fire Burn. Native Plants Journal 11(3):327-339.

Booth, T. and J. Hildreth. 2009. A.C. Hildreth: Initiating USDA agriculture research in Cheyenne. Around Cheyenne  3:2:72-73.

Booth, D.T. and S.E. Cox. 2009. Dual-camera, high-resolution aerial assessment of pipeline revegetation.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 158:23-33.

Cox, S.E. and D.T. Booth. 2008. Shadow attenuation with high dynamic range images: Creating RGB images that allow feature classification in areas otherwise obscured by shadow or oversaturation. Environ Monit Assess DOI 10.1007/s10661-008-0577-y

Booth, D.T. , S.E. Cox, T. Meikle and H.R. Zuuring. . 2008. Ground-Cover Measurements: Assessing Correlation Among Aerial and Ground-Based Methods. Environmental Management, DOI 10.1007/s00267-008-9110-x

Sivanpillai, R. and D.T. Booth. 2008. Characterizing rangeland vegetation using Landsat and 1-mm VLSA data in central Wyoming (USA). Agroforest Syst 73:55-64

Booth, D.T., and S.E. Cox. 2008. Image-based monitoring to measure ecological change on rangelands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6, doi:10.1890/070095

Blumenthal, D., D.T. Booth, S.E. Cox, C. Ferrier.  2007.  Large-scale aerial images capture details of plant populations. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60:523-528.  

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox and G.E. Simonds. 2007. Riparian monitoring using 2-cm GSD aerial photography. Journal of Ecological Indicators 7:636-648.

Seefeldt, S.S. and D.T. Booth. 2006. Measuring plant cover in sagebrush steppe rangelands: a comparison of methods. Environmental Management 37:703-711. 

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox, and R.D. Berryman. 2006. Precision measurements from very large scale aerial digital imagery. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 112:293-307.

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox, T.W. Meikle and C. Fitzgerald. 2006. The accuracy of ground cover measurements. Rangeland Ecology and Management 59:179-188. 

Booth, D.T. and K.P. Vogel. 2006. Revegetation priorities. Rangelands 28(5):24-30. 

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox and R.D. Berryman. 2006. Point Sampling Digital Imagery with 'SamplePoint'. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 123:97-108. 

Booth, D.T. and S.E. Cox. 2006. Very-large scale aerial photography for rangeland monitoring. Geocarto International. 21: 27-34. 

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox and G.E. Simonds. 2006. Riparian monitoring using 2-cm GSD aerial photography. Journal of Ecological Indicators 7:636-648.  

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox, C. Fifield, M. Phillips and N. Williamson. 2005.  Image analysis compared with other methods for measuring ground cover. Arid Land Research and Management 19:91-100.  

Booth, D. T., S.E. Cox, and D.E. Johnson. 2005. Detection-threshold calibration and other factors influencing digital measurements of bare ground. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:598-604.  

VanAmburg, L.K., D.T. Booth, M.A. Weltz and M.J. Trlica. 2005. A laser point frame to measure cover. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58(5):557-560. 

Booth, D.T. 2005. Establishing Wyoming big sagebrush seed orchards on reclaimed mine land. Native Plant Journal 6:247-253.  

Booth, D.T., S.E. Cox., M. Louhaichi, and D.E. Johnson. 2004. Technical Note: Lightweight camera stand for close-to-earth remote sensing. J. Range Management 57:675-678.

Booth, D.T. and P.T. Tueller. 2003. Rangeland monitoring using remote sensing. Journal of Arid Land Research and Management 17:455-478. 

Booth, D.T. and T.A. Jones. 2001. Plants for ecological restoration: a foundation and a philosophy for the future. Native Plants Journal 2:12-20.

Booth, D.T. and S. Sowa.  2001. Respiration in dormant and non-dormant bitterbrush seeds. J. Arid Environments 48:35-39.

Olson, R.A., J.K. Gores, D.T. Booth, and G.E. Schuman. 2000. Suitability of shrub establishment on Wyoming mined lands reclaimed for wildlife habitat. Western North American Naturalist. 60:77-92.

Booth, D.T., J.K. Gores, G.E. Schuman, and R.A. Olson. 1999.  Shrub densities on pre-1985 reclaimed mine lands in Wyoming. Restoration Ecology 7:24-32.

Bai, Y., D.T. Booth, and J.T. Romo. 1999. Imbibition temperature affects winterfat(Eurotia lanata (Pursh) Moq.) seed hydration and cold-hardiness response. J. Range Manage. 52:271-274.

Booth, D.T., R. Agustrina, and R.H. Abernethy. 1999. Evidence of cell deterioration in winterfat seeds during refrigerated storage. J. Range Manage. 52:290-295.

Bai, Y., S.P. Hardegree, D.T. Booth, and E.E. Roos. 1999.  Pericarp removal has little effect on sagebrush seeds. J. Range Manage. 52:384-386.

Hou, J.Q., J.T. Romo, Y. Bai, and D.T. Booth. 1999. Desiccation tolerance in winterfat seeds and seedlings. J. Range Manage 52:387-393.

Booth, D.T. and Y. Bai. 1999. Imbibition temperature affects on seedling vigor: In crops and shrubs. J. Range Manage. 52:534-538.

Booth, D.T. 1999. Imbibition temperatures affect bitterbrush seed dormancy and seedling vigor. J. Arid Environments 43:91-101.

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