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Contributed Papers 5 - Behavioural Ecology

Oral Presentations - Wednesday afternoon, 19 August 2009

Session Chair - David Koons, Utah State University  
Time:   Title and Authors:
3:15 - 3:30   Nest Choice in a Homogeneous Northern Environment: A Study of Common Eiders

Peter L. F. Fast, Robert G. Clark, H. Grant Gilchrist, and Joël Bêty

3:30 - 3:45  

Risk-taking by Prairie Ducks: Can Hens Detect Reduced Predator Abundance and Adaptively Modify Parental Investment?

John A. Dassow, Michael W. Eichholz, Patrick J. Weatherhead, and Joshua D. Stafford

3:45 - 4:00  

Conspecific Nest Parasitism in Common Eiders: Do Nest Parasites Target Safe Nest Sites?

Alain P. Lusignan, Katherine R. Mehl, Ian L. Jones, and Mark L. Gloutney

4:00 - 4:15  

Comparisons of Investment in Parasitic vs. Non-parasitic Eggs Reveals Male Biased Parasitic Eggs

Letitia M. Reichart and Michael S. Webster


4:15 - 4:30


Does Egg Position in the Nest Bowl Influence Hatching Synchrony?

Brenna Towery and Michael Eichholz

4:30 - 4:45   

Landscape Composition and Demography of Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) in the Southern Canadian Prairies

Terry A. Kowalchuk and Robert G. Clark

4:45 - 5:00  

Waterfowl on Weather Radar: A New View of Dabbling Duck Migration

Benjamin J. O’Neal, Joshua D. Stafford, and Ronald P. Larkin


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