Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Dakota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Dakota Project

An assessment of neonicotinoid exposure on USFWS high diversity grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region

March 2016 - March 2020


Participating Agencies

  • Science Support Program

Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides developed in the 1990s because of widespread pest resistance and environmental objections to organophosphorus insecticides. We intend to estimate rate of uptake, accumulation, persistence, and concentration of neonicotiniods in native prairie plants on US Fish and Wildlife Service remnant native and restored grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.