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2017

Croft, G.D., E.P. Wiggers, R.M. Kaminski and P.D. Gerard. 2017. Waterfowl and other bird use and production from nest boxes in coastal South Carolina. Poster, The Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation, Clemson University NRGSA, Clemson, SC.

Eadie, J., R. Kaminski, D. Koons, and K. Ringelman.  2017.  Who’s minding the marsh:  Future of waterfowl conservationists and professionals.  Invited presentation to Future of Waterfowl Workshop and Symposium, National Conservation Training Center,  Shepherdstown, WV.

Masto, N. M., M. R. Kneece, R. M. Kaminski, B. E. Ross, K. Barrett, P. Gerard, A. T. Pearse.  2017.  Aerial strip-transect surveys of waterfowl and waterbirds in South Carolina:  Summary and Revisions to 2016-2017 Surveys.  Poster, 71st Annual Conference of SEAFWA, Louisville, KY.

Croft, G.D., E.P. Wiggers, R.M. Kaminski, P.D. Gerard. 2017. Lowcountry Survey of Box Nesting Ducks and Other Birds. Invited Presentation at Joint SE-TWS/SEAFWA Wetlands Wildlife Committee Meeting. 71st Annual Conference of SEAFWA, Louisville, KY.

Masto. N. M., M. R. Kneece, R. M. Kaminski,  B. E. Ross, K. Barrett, P. Gerard, A.T. Pearse.  2017.  Aerial surveys to estimate waterbird abundance and distribution in South Carolina:  Summary and Revisions to 2016-2017 surveys.  Invited Presentation at Joint Southeastern TWS/SEAFWA Wetlands Wildlife Committee Meeting.  71st Annual Conference of SEAFWA, Louisville, KY.

Croft, G.D., R.M. Kaminski, E.P. Wiggers, and P.D. Gerard. 2017. Waterfowl and other bird use and production from nest boxes in coastal South Carolina. Poster, 71st Annual Conference of SEAFWA, Louisville, KY.

Bauer, B.A., J. D. Lanham, R.M. Kaminski, P. D. Gerard, E. P. Wiggers, and C.P. Marsh. 2017. Influence of wetland management for widgeongrass (Ruppia maritima) on aquatic invertebrate communities in South Carolina coastal impoundments.  Poster, 71st Annual Conference of SEAFWA, Louisville, KY.

Kaminski, R. M.  2017.  “I have a dream” for sustaining university waterfowl and wetlands programs:  James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation CENTERS.  Invited presentation.  Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Georgetown, SC, 10 October 2017.

Masto, N.M., M.R. Kneece, R.M. Kaminski, B.E. Ross, A.T. Pearse, P. D. Gerard, and K. Barrett. 2017. Aerial strip-transect surveys of waterfowl and waterbirds in South Carolina.  2017 Annual Meeting of South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Columbia, SC.

Bauer, B. A., J. D. Lanham, R.M. Kaminski, P.D. Gerard, E. P. Wiggers, and C. P. Marsh. 2017.  Influence of wetland management for widgeon grass on aquatic invertebrate biomass in South Carolina coastal impoundments. 2017 Annual Meeting of South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Columbia, SC.

Croft, G.D., R.M. Kaminski, E.P. Wiggers, and P.D. Gerard.  2017.  Waterfowl and other birds use and production from nest boxes and satellite tracking of black-bellied whistling ducks in coastal South Carolina.  2017 Annual Meeting of South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Columbia, SC.

Bauer, B., J. D. Lanham, R. Kaminski, P. Gerard, E. Wiggers, and C. Marsh.  2017.  Influence of wetland management for widgeongrass (Ruppia maritima) on aquatic invertebrate biomass in South Carolina coastal impoundments.  Poster, 71st Annual Conference of SEAFWA, Louisville, KY.

Bauer, B.A. 2017.  Waterbirds, aquatic Invertebrates, and wetland management in coastal South Carolina.  Seminar Series in Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 22 September 2017.

Kaminski, R. M. 2017.  University-based waterfowl programs:  Past, present, and seeking a bright future.  Introduction to a Caucus to Advance University-based Waterfowl and Wetlands Programs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. 16 September 2017.

Kaminski, R. M.  2017.  5 minutes about the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.  Speaker Series in Ecology and Natural Resources, Clemson University, 31 August 2017.

Bauer, B.A. 2017. Widgeongrass management and aquatic invertebrates.  South Carolina Plantation Managers Association Annual Meeting, Beaufort, SC, 17 August 2017.

Masto, N. M., M. R. Kneece, R. M. Kaminski, B. E. Ross, A. T. Pearse, P. Gerard, and K. R. Barrett.  2017.  Aerial line-transect surveys to estimate abundances and habitat associations of waterfowl and other waterbirds in South Carolina.  Annual Meeting of Sponsors of Aerial Survey Project, Georgetown, SC, 3 August 2017.

Croft, G., R.M. Kaminski, E. Wiggers, P. Gerard, and G. Yarrow.  2017.  Waterfowl and other bird production from nest boxes in coastal South Carolina.  Annual Meeting of the Pate Foundation, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 28 July 2017.

Kaminski, R.M.  2017.  Roles of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.  Invited presentation to the Georgetown County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Georgetown, SC, 19 June 2017.

Kaminski, R. M. 2017. Roles of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.  Invited seminar to Georgetown, SC Rotary Club, 16 May 2017.

Kneece, M. R. and R. M. Kaminski. 2017.  Aerial Surveys for Waterfowl and Waterbirds Take Flight!  Invitied Seminar to Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 15 May 2017.

Clemson’s Kennedy Center Creative Inquiry Students.  2017.  Artificial nest structures and estimation of submersed aquatic vegetation forage for waterfowl in coastal South Carolina.  Poster presented at Clemson University Focus on Creative Inquiry, Clemson University campus, April 2017.

Masto, N. M.  2017.  Wetland conservation for people and waterfowl with emphasis on forested wetlands.  Invited presentation to Clemson undergraduate students in Wetland Wildlife Biology, Clemson University, 14  April  2017.

Kaminski, R. M. 2017.  100 years of waterfowl conservation:  The Migratory Bird Treaty through The North American Waterfowl Management Plan.  Invited keynote address, James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 30 March 2017.

Masto, N. 2017.  Biomass and diversity of submersed aquatic vegetation in managed South Carolina coastal wetlands.  Invited presentation at Graduate Student Arts and Science Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 24 March 2017.

Kaminski, R. M.  2017.  Wetland ecology and management:  Focus on lowland forested systems and green-tree reservoirs.  Invited presentation to Clemson graduate students in Forested Wetlands Ecology, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, 22 March 2017.

Davis, J. B., R. M. Kaminski, F. J. Vilella, P. J. Barbour, and E. Webb.  2017.  Evaluations of USDA NRCS’s Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative following the Gulf Oil Spill.  Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, LA, 5 February 2017.

2016

Perry, R., D. Harrigal, R. Kaminski, et al.  2016.  Management of South Atlantic Coastal Impoundments for Waterbirds.  Invited presentation, Symposium:  Conservation and Management of Tidal Wetlands for Fish and Wildlife in the Face of Changing Environmental Conditions, Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. 18 October 2016

Kaminski, R. M. 2016.  Teaching, research, and outreach functions of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.  Invited presentation to the Atlantic Flyway Technical Section, Jacksonville, Florida, 3 October 2016. 

Barron, D., M. Kneece, G. Croft, and R. M. Kaminski.  2016.  Wood duck and other avian use of and production in nest structures at DeBordieu Colony, Georgetown, SC.  Invited undergraduate intern poster presentation, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, 30 September 2016.

Kaminski, R. M., and M. R. Kneece.  2016.  The inaugural year of the Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center.  Clemson University and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Annual Coordinating Meeting, Clemson Univeristy, 8 September 2016.

Kneece, M. R. and R. M. Kaminski. 2016.  The inaugural year of the Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center.  South Carolina Plantation Managers Association Meeting, Baruch Institute, 18 August 2016.

Kneece, M. R. and R. M. Kaminski. 2016.  Aerial line-transect surveys for waterfowl and waterbirds in South Carolina.  South Carolina Plantation Managers Association Meeting, Baruch Institute, 18 August 2016.

Kneece, M. R. 2016.  Aerial Line-transect Surveys for Waterfowl and Waterbirds in South Carolina.  South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting, West Columbia, SC, 9 August 2016.

Kneece, M. R. and R. M. Kaminksi.  2016. Aerial Line-Transect Surveys for Estimating Abundances of Waterbirds in South Carolina.  South Carolina Bird Conservation Meeting, Columbia, SC, 4 August 2016.

Kneece, M. R.  2016.  Mottled Ducks in South Carolina:  How much do we really know?  South Carolina Bird Conservation Meeting, Columbia, SC, 4 August 2016

Croft, G., D. Harrigal, R. Kaminski, E. Wiggers, P. Gerard, and G. Yarrow.  2016.  Movements, habitat use and nest box use by black-bellied whistling and other ducks in coastal South Carolina.  Bird Conservation Coordinating Meeting, Columbia, SC, 4 August 2016.

Davis, J.B., R. M. Kaminski, F. Vilella, and L. Webb. 2016.  Aspects of an Evaluation of USDA/NRCS’s Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative, After the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.  American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 2016.

Bauer, B. A. 2016. Aquatic invertebrate communities in managed impounded wetlands in the ACE Basin.  Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 15 July 2016

Croft, G. D. 2016. Blackbellied and other duck use of artificial nest structures in the Santee Delta and ACE Basin.  Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 15 July 2016.

Kaminski, R. M. 2016.  State of the Kennedy Center: 2015-2016 in review.  Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 15 July 2016.

Kneece, M. R. 2016. Ongoing and future research and outreach: Aerial waterbird surveys and use of artificial nest structures by mottled and wood ducks.  Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 15 July 2016.

Masto, N. M. 2016. Planned research on submersed aquatic vegetation biomass and diversity in managed wetlands in the Santee Delta and ACE Basin. Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 15 July 2016.

Kneece, M. R. and R. M. Kaminski. 2016. Project Updates from the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.  South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Annual Coordination Meeting. Lone Star Mercantile, Santee, SC, 10 June 2016. 

Kaminski, R.M., G. Yarrow, and S. Van Bloem.  2016.  Seeking mutualism:  Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center and Clemson colleagues.  Inaugural Clemson All Campus Research Symposium, Clemson University, 4 May 2016.

Kaminski, R. M.  2016.  Seeking mutualism between the Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center and Clemson colleagues.  Invited presentation for Clemson University Research Symposium, 4 May 2016.

Kaminski, R. M.  2016.  What is the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center?  Invited lecture for Southwestern Virginia Community College, Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 27 April 2016.

Kaminski, R. M.  2016.  Waterfowl habitat ecology and conservation in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast:  Sharing science and management with California.  Invited seminar, University of California-Davis, 8 April 2016.

Kneece, M.R., R.M. Kaminski, E.P. Wiggers, and J.B. Davis. 2016. Evaluation of nest structure use by Mottled Ducks in the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers Basin, South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Migratory Bird Committee Meeting, Webb Wildlife Center, Garnett, SC.

Kneece, M.R, R.M. Kaminski, and A.T. Pearse. 2016. Aerial transect surveys to estimate abundances and habitat associations of waterfowl and waterbirds in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Migratory Bird Committee Meeting, Webb Wildlife Center, Garnett, SC.

Kaminski, R. M.  2016.  Mission and progress of James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.  Invited presentation, South Carolina Chapter The Wildlife Society, Georgetown, SC, 9 March 2016

Kaminski, R. M.  2016.  What’s happening 12 months after establishing the Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center?  Hobcaw Barony Research Symposium, 12 February 2016.

Kaminski, R. M.  2016.  Moderator:  Session on wintering ecology and management, 7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD, 5 February 2016.

Davis, J. B., T. W. Arnold, R. M. Kaminski, R. R. Cox, Jr., J. D. Lancaster, and B. D. Leopold.  2016.  Evidence for optimal brood size in box-nesting wood ducks.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Feaga, J. S., F. J. Vilella, R. M. Kaminski, and J. B. Davis.  2016.  Waterbird use of catfish ponds and Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative wetlands in Mississippi.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Foth, J. R., F. J. Vilella, and R. M. Kaminski.  2016.  Waterbird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial and Gulf Coast regions.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Kaminski, R.M.  2016.  University-based waterfowl programs:  Past, Present, and Foresights.  Invited Special Session, 7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Kennedy Center, Clemson University, Undergraduate Creative Inquiry Students.  2016.  “Aquatic invertebrate biomass and composition in managed South Carolina coastal wetlands.”  Poster and 2nd place undergraduate award, 7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Kneece, M. R., J. C. Shipes, J. B. Davis, E. P. Wiggers, R. M. Kaminski, and M. E. Colvin.  2016.  Nesting ecology of mottled ducks in coastal South Carolina.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Kneece, M. R., J. D. Lancaster, J. B. Davis, J. C. Shipes, and D. E. Harrigal.  2016.  Survival and recovery of mottled ducks in coastal South Carolina.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Lancaster, J. D., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, E. J. Penny, and A. D. Afton.  2016.  Linking habitat use and survival to identify suitable winter habitats for female mallards in Mississippi.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Lancaster, J. D., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, and K. D. Nelms.  2016.  Diurnal use of private, public, and incentivized conservation wetlands by female mallards in Mississippi.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Marty, J. R., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, M. G. Brasher, and G. Wang.  2016.  Waste-rice and natural seed abundance in rice fields in the Gulf Coast Prairies of Louisiana and Texas.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Marty, J. R., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, M. G. Brasher, and E. Brinkman.  2016.  Index of spent shot in Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast Prairie wetlands.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Shipes, J. C., M. R. Kneece, J. B. Davis, E. P. Wiggers, and R. M. Kaminski.  2016.  Social indices of breeding mottled ducks in coastal South Carolina.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Straub, J. N., J. B. Davis, G. Wang, R. M. Kaminski, and B. D. Leopold.  2016.  Simulations of wood duck recruitment from nest boxes in Mississippi and Alabama.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Tapp, J. L., M. W. Weegman, R. M. Kaminski, J. B. Davis, E. B Webb, and K. D. Nelms.  2016.  Evaluating the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative after the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill:  Waterbird and seed abundances.  7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

2015

Foth, J.R., F. J. Vilella, and R.M. Kaminski. 2015. Shorebird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast regions. 13th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Foth, J.R., F. J. Vilella, and R.M. Kaminski. 2015. Shorebird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast regions. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit coordinating committee meeting. Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Foth, J.R., F. J. Vilella, and R.M. Kaminski. 2015. Shorebird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast regions. The Waterbird Society, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Foth, J.R., F. J. Vilella, and R.M. Kaminski. 2015. Shorebird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast regions. Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Jackson, Mississippi.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  Annual ecology winter management of habitat for waterfowl.  Lecture, Waterfowl and Wetlands Management Workshop, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, 30 October 2015.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  History, birth, and future of James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center, Keynote address, Nemours Wildlife Foundation annual meeting, 25 October 2015.

Kaminski, R. M. 2015.  Annual ecology and winter management of habitat for waterfowl. Invited lecture, Georgetown-Horry Community College, 22 October 2015.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  Mission and activities of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Research and Forest Science.  Invited presentation to faculty and staff, 14 October 2015.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center:  2015-2016 action plans.  Invited presentation to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting, 18 August 2015.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  Teaching, research, and outreach mission of The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center.  Ducks Unlimited South Carolina 2015 Convention, Greenville, SC.  August 2015.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  Death or life by Power Point?  Presentation to student summer interns, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 23 July 2015.  

Kaminski, R. M. 2015.  Vision and mission of James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center.  Presentation to Pate Foundation, Pawleys Island, 17 July 2015.  

Kaminski, R. M. 2015.  Vision and mission of James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center.  Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 16 July 2015.  

Kneece, M., C. Shipes, B. Davis, E. Wiggers, and R. Kaminski.  2015.  Annual Ecology and Management of Mottled Ducks in the ACE Basin, South Carolina.  Presentation to Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC, 16 July 2015.

Kaminski, R. M.  2015.  The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center.  Waterfowl and Wildlife Annual Coordination Meeting, Santee, SC.  May 2015.