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

Missouri Project

Movements and habitat selection of mid-continent mallards

July 2012 - December 2013


Participating Agencies

  • Missouri Department of Conservation

We are analyzing data from 40 mallards marked with satellite transmitters to quantify migration movements and timing, evalaute habitat selection, and assess use of public and private lands.

Research Publications Publication Date
Beatty, W.S., E.B. Webb, D.C. Kesler, A.H. Raedeke, L.W. Naylor, and D.D. Humburg. 2014. Landscape effects on mallard habitat selection at multiple scales during the non-breeding season. Landscape Ecology 29:989-1000. April 2014
Beatty, W.S., D.C. Kesler, E.B. Webb, A.H. Raedeke, L.W. Naylor, and D.D. Humburg. 2013. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to identifying migration chronology in a continental migrant. PLoS ONE 8(10):e75673. October 2013
Kesler, D.C., A.H Raedeke, J.R. Foggia, W.S. Beatty, E.B. Webb, D.D. Humburg, and LW. Naylor. 2014. Effects of satellite transmitters on captive and free-ranging mallards. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:557-565. September 2014
Presentations Presentation Date
Beatty, B., E. Webb, D. Kesler, D. Humburg, L. Naylor, A. Raedeke, and S. Schaeffer. Mid-continent Mallard Habitat Use and Selection of Wetland Reserve Program Easements During Migration and Winter. North American Duck Symposium, Memphis, Tennessee. January 2013
Beatty, B. E. Webb, D. Kesler, D. Humburg, L. Naylor, A. Raedeke, and S. Schaeffer. Mallard Selection of Private Lands Enrolled in Conservation Easement Programs. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Wichita, Kansas. December 2012
William S. Beatty, Dylan C. Kesler, Elisabeth B. Webb, Andrew H. Raedeke, Luke W. Naylor, Dale D. Humburg. Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Identifying Migration Chronology in a Continental Migrant. Presented at the American Ornothologist's Union meeting, Chicago, IL 2013 August 2013