The goal of Michael F.B. Nesbitt Family Research Fellowship is to support post-graduate education of wetland and waterfowl scientists, and thereby help train future leaders who will follow in the footsteps of Michael Nesbitt’s family.
This fellowship has been awarded to Ilsa Griebel for her PhD research at the University of Saskatchewan. Ilsa’s research seeks to improve our understanding of the annual cycle of black ducks, including addressing key knowledge gaps about breeding season productivity in the boreal forest. American black duck populations decreased between the 1950s and 1980s, and have never recovered to historic levels. Financial and logistical challenges of accessing the boreal region, where black ducks breed, has hindered our ability t

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