Presidential Wildlife Initiative

Project

Iowa State University President Leath is funding six graduate research projects for his Presidential Wildlife Initiative.

  1. Evaluate anthropogenic (e.g. angling pressure) and environmental factors (e.g. land use, water quality, temperature) affecting largemouth bass population dynamics in Iowa Lakes.
    • Principal Investigator: Michael J. Weber
    • Graduate Student: Andrea Sylvia (PhD)
       
  2. Factors affecting survival in white-tailed deer fawns
    • Principal Investigator: Julie A. Blanchong and Stephen J. Dinsmore
    • Graduate Student: Patrick McGovern (M.S.)
       
  3. Ring-necked Pheasant production/movements in response to wind energy development
    • Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Dinsmore and Julie A. Blanchong
    • Graduate Student: James Dupuie (M.S.)
       
  4. Factors associated with the abundance and spatial distribution of high antler scoring white-tailed deer
    • Principal Investigator: Julie A. Blanchong
    • Graduate Student: To be recruited
       
  5. Immediate, short and long-term survival of advanced fingerling walleye
    • Principal Investigator: Michael J. Weber
    • Graduate Student: Emily Ball (PhD)
       
  6. Refining breeding waterfowl and habitat surveys for Iowa
    • Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Dinsmore
    • Graduate Student: Tyler M. Harms (PhD)
Duration: 
12/16/2015