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Effects of Predator Exclosure Design on Duck Brood Movements

A new publication has recently been added to the Biological Resources section of the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center site. This resource, by Pamela J. Pietz and Gary L. Krapu, was originally published in 1994 in the Wildlife Society Bulletin (Vol 22: 26-33). Pietz and Krapu showed that installing "ground-level exits in predator exclosures with mesh fences" improved predator exclusion...
Differential Effects of Coyotes and Red Foxes on Duck Nest Success

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center posts online biological resources. Marsha Sovada and others wrote this paper, examining the hypothesis that "nest success of upland-nesting ducks is higher in areas with coyotes than in areas with red foxes." The paper was originally published in 1995 in the Journal of Wildlife Management [59(1):1-8]. All three resources may be downloaded online as...
Effects of Water Conditions on Clutch Size, Egg Volume, and Hatchling Mass of Mallards and Gadwalls in the Prairie Pothole Region

This publication has recently been placed online at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) Website. Pamela J. Pietz and colleagues examine the relationship between local water conditions and reproductive variables for North Dakota and Minnesota ducks, 1988-1994; the study was first published in 2000 in Condor [102:936-940]. The publication may be downloaded as a .zip file or browsed...