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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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New Study Underway to Estimate the Impact of Lesser Scaup on Arkansas' Baitfish Industry

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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Duck banding at Trim Cane

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Brian Davis and waterfowl students capturing wood ducks for banding at Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area.

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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MSU alums featured on cover of The Wildlife Professional

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In this picture, Mississippi State University researchers and Ducks Unlimited biologists are testing a core sampling device to estimate...

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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MSU wildlife biologist receives regional award

Richard M. Kaminski, a longtime Mississippi State University professor, is being recognized for his contributions and service to wildlife science and conservation.

Kaminski, a professor in ...

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Kennedy gift to benefit MSU wetland theater, grow endowed chair

A gift of real estate in Carroll County serves as a lead contribution for Mississippi State University's Carsie Clark and Diane Worthington Young Wetland Education Theater and increases a previously e...

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Team Duck at the 6th North American Duck Symposium

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WOODS: MSU's waterfowl research revealing

Waterfowl research being conducted by Mississippi State University professors and graduate students could have important impacts on habitat conservation and duck hunting in the Delta region of Mississ...

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MSU waterfowl program receives national award

Mississippi State University’s waterfowl and wetlands science program was recently honored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The North American Waterfowl Management Plan, a pro...

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MSU scientists study ducks in the Delta

Results from a Mississippi State University study of mallard ducks in the state's south Delta revealed information that could help shape conservation and habitat management programs.

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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A European conservation challenge—The case of the Greenland White-fronted Goose

After a period of increase, the global Greenland White-fronted Goose population has declined markedly since the late 1990s due to low reproductive success in recent years. In 2006, hunting of white...

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James C. Kennedy named Conservation/Private Citizen award winner at 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

Ducks Unlimited announced today the winners of the 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 77th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, held at the Hilton Atlanta....

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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Ecology and Conservation of North American Waterfowl

A Symposium and Joint Meeting of The North American Duck Symposium and Workshop, The North American Arctic Goose Conference, and The International Sea Duck Conference. Local Organizer/Host: Missis...

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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Duck Migration Forecast: November 2010–January 2011

Not too long ago, waterfowl hunters and other enthusiasts only had weather forecasts from the newspaper, radio, or TV to help them plan for arrival of birds from the north. Nowadays, with the inte...

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MSU Graduate Students Present at International Symposium on Biodiversity

Wildlife graduate students, Justyn Foth and Jake Straub, recently presented their research at the International Symposium on "Ecology and Biodiversity in Large Rivers of Northeast Asia and Nor...

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MSU Kennedy Chair produces annual report

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MSU researchers announce Web-based duck migration forecast

As global warming and climate change debates continue to "heat up" worldwide, researchers at Mississippi State are examining how weather influences duck migration patterns.

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Future Waterfowl Professionals Visit DU NHQ

Drs. Richard Kaminski, Brian Davis and a dozen Mississippi State University students engaged in a morning's discussion about the challenges facing waterfowl managers in North America.

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Climate change or not, ducks aren't here

The possible effect of climate warming on duck migration is a controversial topic among waterfowl managers and duck hunters alike.

But you can bet Minnesota duck hunters, realizing the se...

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MSU professor again honored for practical waterfowl research

A nationally recognized Mississippi State wildlife biologist and university administrator is receiving another major honor from The Wildlife Society.

Richard M. Kaminski, associate dean o...

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MSU students and alumni, winners at 5th North American Duck Symposium

Mississippi State University was well represented at the 5th North American Duck Symposium in Canada, with 49 presentations made by current students, faculty, and alumni.

Winners in the annua...

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Ducks Unlimited Honors Mississippi Heroes Of Conservation

Ducks Unlimited will recognize eight Mississippians for their individual conservation commitments in Jackson, Miss., August 1.

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MSU professor and alumni attend Wetlands Conference

The Society of Wetland Scientists 30th International Meeting convened in Madison, Wisc. in late June. The theme of this year’s meeting was Wetlands Connections, with the goal of exchanging ...

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Wonder Weeds for Waterfowl

Webster’s dictionary defines ‘weed’ as, "Any undesired, uncultivated plant." However, an ecologist recently said a weed was, "A plant without a home." The la...

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Using your time wisely, at least, if you’re a duck…

Each year, millions of waterfowl (i.e., ducks, geese, and swans), travel thousands of miles and undergo critical physiological events which help them fulfill their annual life cycle. This cycle ca...

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Grassy corn for wintering ducks

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States north of Mississippi like Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska produce mega-tons of corn annually for human and domestic animal consumption. Mississippi too is increasing its ...

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‘I love ducks’: Students follow migration on cross-country field trip

At the very least, a group of students from Mississippi State University traveling north through the United States will gain an appreciation for the grueling twice-a-year migration undertaken by bi...

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Managing WRP for Waterfowl

What do you envision when you hear or read the words "moist-soil wetland"? Do you think mud, shallow water, and weeds? Indeed these are all components of moist-soil wetlands. Researchers ...

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Senior MSU forest resources faculty member honored, promoted

Richard M. Kaminski is being named holder of the James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources.

Kaminski, a...

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Position Announcement
Assistant Professor of Waterfowl and Wetlands Ecology and Management

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Assistant Professor of Waterfowl and Wetlands Ecology and Management

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The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University (MSU), is seek...

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MSU announces first waterfowl, wetlands endowed chair

Waterfowl- and wetlands-related teaching, research and service are being greatly enhanced at Mississippi State through a significant gift from the chairman and chief executive officer of Cox Enterp...

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