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The Impact of Future Climate on Wetland Habitat in a Critical Migratory Waterfowl Corridor of the Prairie Pothole Region

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Owen McKenna


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The Prairie Pothole Region is recognized as one of the most productive areas for waterfowl in North America and supports an estimated 50–80 % of the continent’s duck population. This important habitat is threatened by climate change and continued land-use change. The goal of this research is to establish a framework for assessing future impacts of climate and land-use change on Prairie Pothole wetland ecosystems in Minnesota and Iowa to better assist wetland managers in planning conservation actions. Historically, the southeast portion of the US Prairie Pothole Region in Minnesota and Iowa has faced some of the greatest challenges in wetland conservation. While advances have been made to restore these habitats, changes to water [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Owen McKenna
Co-Investigator :
Sara Vacek, David Mushet, Josh Eash
Cooperator/Partner :
Mike Estey, Ed Meendering, Jennie R Skancke
Funding Agency :
Midwest CASC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma taken by Toni Klemm
Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma taken by Toni Klemm


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  • Midwest CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers



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