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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: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 107



Funding Agencies

  • Region 3 HAPET Office


South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute