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

South Dakota Project

Evaluating wetland-ecosystem health in the prairie pothole region of South Dakota using real-time nutrient dynamics of waterfowl

July 2012 - June 2016


Participating Agencies

  • South Dakota Dept of Game, Fish & Parks, Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act.

This project will use blood plasma metabolites of blue-winged teal and lesser scaup as indicators of wetland and landscape condition.

Research Publications Publication Date
Janke, A.K., M.J. Anteau, and J.D. Stafford. 2017. Long-term spatial heterogeneity in mallard distribution in their core North American breeding range. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:116–124. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.747. April 2017
Janke, A. K., M. J. Anteau, N. Markl, and J. D. Stafford. 2015. Is income breeding an appropriate construct for North American ducks? Journal of Ornithology. DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1200-y June 2015
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Janke, A.K. 2016. A physiological assessment of wetland habitats for spring-migrating ducks in the agricultural landscapes of the Southern Prairie Pothole Region. Ph.D. Dissertation, South Dakota State University, Brookings. 228 pp. April 2016