Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Assessment of a Mallard Model in
Minnesota's Prairie Coteau
We thank R. Greenwood and W. Mulvaney for project advice and for specifications
for various equipment. Discussions with M. Riggs regarding project design and
statistical analysis were enlightening as were his comments regarding the manuscript.
R. Meyer, P. Loegering, R. Peterson, S. Kallin, and R. Markl were helpful with
landowner contacts and field logistics. J. Olson and T. Barber generously housed
decoy hens at their farms. M. Aili, J. DiMatteo, B. Engles, D. Headbird, J. Heggeness,
K. Koski, M. Moeller, S. Missahgi, R. Schons, K. Stramer, and T. Turner conducted
much of the field work. A. Grewe lent us a radioreceiver during April 1990. Discussions
with L. Cowardin, T. Shaffer, and P. Arnold regarding data strengths and shortcomings
have been valuable. D. Hertel helped with descriptions of the habitat mapping.
A. Berner, M. Hanson, R. Kimmel, R. Lake, J. Lawrence, J. Lokemoen, S. Maxson,
and T. Shaffer also provided helpful comments on the manuscript. The study was
funded in a large part by the Reinvest In Minnesota program.
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