Toni is a Senior Ecologist with Idaho Power Company and has conducted ecological research over the past 45 years. His interest and experience is in ornithology, plant population dynamics, and plant-animal interactions (seed dispersal). He is a certified as a Senior Ecologist with the Ecological Society of America and a Certified Wildlife Biologist with The Wildlife Society.
In the late 1970s through early 1980s he worked on tropical and temperate animal seed dispersal ecology. During the mid-1980s, he studied the behavior and ecology of prairie falcons in the Snake River Birds of Prey Area in southwestern Idaho. During the past 25 years, his work focused on plant and animal communities along the Snake River in Idaho. These studies encompass all major taxonomic groups of terrestrial wildlife vertebrates, especially distribution, population densities, and relationships between major taxonomic terrestrial vertebrates and habitat characteristics. Currently, he is conducting vegetation and wildlife monitoring on IPC’s mitigation properties in Hells Canyon.