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My current research interest focuses on waterfowl migration with a particular interest in the behavioral and hormonal differences in the migration strategies the blue-winged ducks and other dabbling ducks that are closely related.  These include Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, and Green-Winged Teal.  These species represent two very distinct migratory strategies in closely related species. 

I am also interested in how hunting pressure and habitat quality influence hormonal secretions and behavior that might shape habitat selection in wintering dabbling ducks.

 

 

Photo by C. M. Wilson