Ducks Unlimited Canada
Institute for Wetland & Waterfowl Research
PO Box 1160
Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
R0C 2Z0

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IWWR’s scientists are world authorities in wetland and waterfowl biology and ecology. Their research helps guide conservation programs now and in the future.

Members of our core team have expertise in wetland and spatial ecology, avian demography, statistics, GIS technology, ecosystem services, carbon cycling, knowledge transfer and boreal ecology and more. You can find them hard at work in a variety of habitats: research sites, boardrooms, laboratories, university classrooms and offices.

No matter what they do, or where they work, our flock takes to wetland and waterfowl conservation like…ducks to water.

Michael Anderson, Ph.D.

Emeritus Scientist

Co-founder of IWWR, engaged in several national and international waterfowl management working groups.

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Llwellyn Armstrong

Statistician

Designing, analyzing and sharing research results.

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Pascal Badiou, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Conducting watershed research to help create and inform sound, sustainable wetland policies that protect our water and offset the impacts of climate change.

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Lauren Bortolotti, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Using science to guide conservation investments and grow public support for conservation

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Jim Devries, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Co-ordinating research and providing key feedback to enhance conservation program delivery.

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Matt Dyson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Evaluating the behavioural and demographic responses of waterfowl to landscape change to improve conservation delivery.

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Bob Emery (Retired – 2021)

Biologist

Helped our understanding of the impact of landscape and environmental change on waterfowl; evaluated the restoration of large marsh complexes.

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Shane Gabor

Development Manager - Science

Partnering with volunteers and staff to acquire the funds necessary for conservation and IWWR’s most important research initiatives.

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Ian Glass

Research Librarian

Maintaining our vast information collection to support and inform conservation research.

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Vanessa Harriman, Ph.D.

Conservation Scientist

Answering key research questions, building partnerships, and translating knowledge into conservation delivery programs.

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David Howerter, Ph.D.

Chief Conservation Officer

Using scientific information to guide conservation investments.

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Yvonne Kaye

Finance/Admin, IWWR

Managing the financial and administrative side of IWWR to ensure efficient, effective use of resources.

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Paige Kowal

Biologist

Supporting research and assessing restoration of large prairie marshes

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Bryan Page

Research Biologist

Helping to quantify the ecosystem services that wetlands provide.

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James Paterson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Measuring and understanding how habitat change and conservation solutions affect wetland biodiversity.

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Howard (Howie) Singer

Research Biologist

Surveying waterfowl to help inform our conservation planning in the western boreal forest.

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Stuart Slattery, Ph.D.

National Manager, IWWR

Providing research needed to help ensure DUC’s actions are grounded in science and recognized as valuable to society.

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Dale Wrubleski, Ph.D. (Retired – 2021)

Research Scientist

Conducted research to help influence future wetland habitat restoration efforts.

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