Contact Info

Institution: Boise State University

Phone: (208) 426-3208

Address: 1910 University Dr, Boise, Idaho 83725, US


Research Disciplines

  • Avian Ecology

  • Conservation Biology

  • Raptor Biology

  • Climate Change

  • Animal Behavior

Research Interests

Studying how birds and other animals respond to large-scale patterns of environmental change


  • Effects of recreation on Golden Eagles.
  • Golden Eagle dietary shifts in response to wildfire and landscape change.


Dr. Julie Heath is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University.  Dr. Heath received her Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of California at Davis.  Her research spans a broad interdisciplinary framework in life sciences with a focus on avian behavior, stress physiology, ecology, and conservation.


  • Ph.D. University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • M.S. Boise State University, Raptor Biology
  • B.S. University of California at Davis, Zoology