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Evaluation of cover crops for grassland nesting waterfowl in Eastern South Dakota

Duration

July 2017 - June 2020

Narrative

With continuing grassland losses throughout the Prairie Pothole Region, alternative methods of providing nesting cover for avifauna is warranted. Fall-seeded cover crops may provide such an alternate habitat type. This study will evaluate the efficacy of such practices as a means to benefit nesting waterfowl in Eastern South Dakota.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 676

Scientific Publications: 1886

Presentations: 4311

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
  • South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks via Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey