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Settling dynamics of breeding ducks in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region, 1987-2011


August 2012 - December 2015


This project will use the long-term 4-square-mile duck breeding pair survey to investigate local and landscape factors influencing settling of birds into this important ecoregion.

Research Products and Activities


  • OSLUND, F.T. 2016. Impacts of Wetland Characteristics on Duck Use in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) 1987-2013. M.S. Thesis. South Dakota State University. 136 pp. Website  | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186



Funding Agencies

  • Region 3 HAPET Office


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey