Black Ducks and Their Chesapeake Bay Habitats: Proceedings of a Symposium

Edited by: Matthew C. Perry

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Abstract

The symposium 'Black Ducks and Their Chesapeake Bay Habitats,' held October 4, 2000, provided a forum for scientists to share research about the American black duck (Anas rubripes), an important breeding and wintering waterfowl species dependent upon the Chesapeake Bay habitats. American black ducks have declined significantly in the last 50 years and continue to be a species of management concern. The symposium, sponsored by the Wildfowl Trust of North America and the U.S. Geological Survey, highlighted papers and posters on a range of topics, from the traditional concerns of hunting, habitat, and hybridization to the more recent concerns of human disturbance and neophobia. Other presentations provided a historical perspective of black duck management. The direction that black duck conservation initiatives could and/or should take in the future was also discussed. As populations of humans in the Chesapeake Bay region continue to increase, we can expect that these subjects will receive increased discussion in the future.

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Perry, M.C., editor, 2002, Black ducks and their Chesapeake Bay habitats: proceedings of a symposium: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline Information and Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR–2002–0005, 44 p.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Black ducks and their Chesapeake Bay habitats: proceedings of a symposium
Series number 2002-0005
Subseries USGS/BRD/ITR
DOI 10.3133/5200274
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, Va.
Contributing office(s) Eastern Ecological Science Center
Description vii, 44
Public Comments Original contributing office: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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