Ducks Unlimited Canada
Institute for Wetland & Waterfowl Research
PO Box 1160
Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
In addition to fellowships, IWWR continues to recognize achievements of previously-supported students with the following awards:
Echo Travel Award: This travel award is intended to help students attend a conference, and thereby advance their careers.
IWWR Publication Award: This award is given to students who have made outstanding contributions to wetland or waterfowl conservation through publications of supported research.
This annual award of $1000 (USD) is given to support travel to a scientific conference relevant to the winner’s career objectives and to DUC. Applicants must be or have been supported by IWWR. The award commemorates outstanding contributions of the Echo Lake crew to science-based conservation and their desire to help advance careers of promising professionals as they are about to or that have recently graduated. This is a time period when they may have limited access to funds and when their careers could benefit from exposure and networking opportunities at meetings. However, the award is also open to current IWWR students earlier in their graduate programs.
You can apply before being accepted to a conference. However, release of funds will be contingent upon proof of acceptance and submission of final abstract.
Matt Dyson, PhD. Waterfowl nest success in the Western Boreal Forest: Does industrial development alter predation rates?, University of Waterloo.
Kelsey Navarre, MSc. Temporal covariation of demographic rates in Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) and management implications, Colorado State University.
Kyle Kuechle, MSc. Quantifying neonicotinoid concentrations in Missouri public wetlands and the corresponding threat to aquatic food webs, University of Missouri
Established in 2010, this award recognizes IWWR supported students who have successfully published research that makes a significant contribution to waterfowl and wetland conservation science.
Each year, the Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) awards up to two researchers with the IWWR Student Publication Award. In addition to recognition, recipients receive $500.
Janke, A.K., M.J. Anteau, and J.D. Stafford. 2019. Prairie wetlands confer consistent migrant refueling conditions across a gradient of agricultural land use intensities. Biological Conservation 229: 99-112.
Kuechle, K.J., E.B. Webb, D. Mengel, and A.R. Main. 2019. Factors influencing neonicotinoid concentrations in floodplain wetland sediments across Missouri. Environmental Science & Technology 53:10591-10600.
Iles, D.T., R.F. Rockwell, and D.N. Koons. 2018. Reproductive success of a keystone herbivore is more variable and responsive to climate in habitats with lower resource density. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 1182-1191.
Johns, D.W., T.A. Marchant, G.D. Fairhurst, J.R. Speakman, and R.G. Clark. 2018. Biomarker of burden: Feather corticosterone reflects energetic expenditure and allostatic overload in captive waterfowl. Functional Ecology 32: 345-357.
Ross, M.V., R.T. Alisauskas, D.C. Douglas, and D.K. Kellett. 2017. Decadal declines in avian herbivore reproduction: density-dependent nutrition and phenological mismatch in the Arctic. Ecology 98: 1869-1883.
Finger, T.A., A.D. Afton, M.L. Schummer, S.A. Petrie, S.S. Badzinski, M.A. Johnson, M.L. Szymanski, K.J. Jacobs, G.H. Olsen, and M.A. Mitchell. 2016. Environmental factors influence lesser scaup migration chronology and population monitoring. Journal of Wildlife Management 80: 1437-1449. Read story.
Provencher, J.F., M.R. Forbes, H.L. Hennin, O.P. Love, B.M. Braune, M.L. Mallory, and H.G Gilchrist. 2016. Implications of mercury and lead concentrations on breeding physiology and penology in an Arctic bird. Environmental Pollution 218: 1014-1022. Read story.
Harms, N.J., P. Legagneux, H.G. Gilchrist, J. Bêty, O.P. Love, M.R. Forbes, G.R. Bortolotti, and C. Soos. 2015. Feather corticosterone reveals effect of moulting in the autumn on subsequent reproductive output and survival in an Arctic migratory bird. Proceeding of the Royal Society B 282: 20142085. Read story.
Lavretsky, P., J.M. Dacosta, B.H. Hernández-Baños, A. Engilis Jr., M.D. Sorenson, and J.L. Peters. 2015. Speciation genomics and a role for the Z chromosome in the early stages of divergence between Mexican ducks and mallards. Molecular Ecology 24: 5364-5378. Read story.
Barker, N.K.S., S.G. Cumming, and M. Darveau. 2014. Models to predict the distribution and abundance of breeding ducks in Canada. Avian Conservation & Ecology 9: 7.
No award given.
Nicolai, C.A., J.S. Sedinger, D.H. Ward, and W.S. Boyd. 2012. Mate loss affects survival but not breeding in black brant geese. Behavioral Ecology 23: 643-648.
Coulton, D.W., R.G. Clark, D.W. Howerter, M.G. Anderson, and L.I. Wassenaar. 2011. Costs and benefits of natal dispersal in yearling mallards Anas platyrhynchos. Journal of Avian Biology 42: 123-133.
Schummer, M.L., S.S. Badzinski, S.A. Petrie, Y.-W. Chen, and N. Belzile. 2010. Selenium accumulation in sea ducks wintering at Lake Ontario. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58:854-862.
Card, S.M. and S.A. Quideau. 2010. Microbial community structure in restored riparian soils of the Canadian prairie pothole region. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 1463-1471.