The objectives of the fellowship are to assist in developing talented young professionals who are dedicated to furthering the conservation of wetlands and wildlife, and to advance the scientific understanding of waterfowl and wetland biology in North America.
This fellowship has been awarded to Alec Schindler, a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, for his study of trade-offs in reproduction and survival in the Greenland white-fronted goose. The Greenland white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris) is a long-distance migrant that has experienced a 33% population decrease in the past 20 years, likely due to declining reproductive success. Reproduction is energetically demanding, and migratory species must evaluate trade-offs between reproduction and s

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