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Movements, productivity, and band recovery analysis of resident Canada geese in Arkansas


August 2012 - May 2014


We plan to describe the population movements, productivity and conduct a band recovery analaysis of resident Canada Geese that were established in Arkansas. These analyses will be used to help the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission better manage this population into the future.

Research Products and Activities


  • Ronke, M. E. 2014. Survival, abundance, and geographic distribution of temperate-nesting Canada geese (Branta canadensis) in Arkansas. M.S. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.Download  | 


  • Ronke, M.E., D. G. Krementz, and L. W. Naylor. 2013. Survival and Recovery of Temperate-nesting Canada Geese Banded in Arkansas. Arkansas State Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting, Russellville, AR.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 30

Presentations: 58



Funding Agencies

  • University of Arkansas


Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arkansas
  5. Wildlife Management Institute