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Factors influencing wetland use by Canada geese
Wetlands
  • David E. Naugle, South Dakota State University
  • Jeffrey S. Gleason, South Dakota State University
  • Jonathan A. Jenks, South Dakota State University
  • Kenneth E. Higgins, United States Geological Survey
  • Paul W. Mammenga, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
  • Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-1997
DOI
10.1007/BF03161521
Abstract

Seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands in eastern South Dakota were surveyed in 1995 and 1996 to identify habitat characteristics influencing wetland use by Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima). Position of a wetland within the landscape and its area were important landscape-scale features influencing wetland use by geese. Our delineation of potential Canada goose habitat using a wetland geographic information system indicated that distribution and area of semi-permanent wetlands likely limit Canada goose occurrence in regions outside the Prairie Coteau. Periodicity in hydrologic cycles within landscapes also may influence goose use of wetlands in eastern South Dakota.

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This article is from Wetlands 17 (1997): 552–558, doi:10.1007/BF03161521.

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Language
en
Date Available
2014-01-16
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Citation Information
David E. Naugle, Jeffrey S. Gleason, Jonathan A. Jenks, Kenneth E. Higgins, et al.. "Factors influencing wetland use by Canada geese" Wetlands Vol. 17 Iss. 4 (1997) p. 552 - 558
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_nusser/6/