Publications

2022
Davis, J. B., M. R. Boudreau, T. G. Peterson, R. M. Kaminski, and M. E. Colvin.  2022.  Wintering waterfowl use of forested wetlands in Delta National Forest, Mississippi.  Journal Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Agencies.  in review

2022
Croft, G. D., R. M. Kaminski, E. P. Wiggers, P. D. Gerard, and G. K. Yarrow.  2022. Reproduction and management of box-nesting wood ducks and black-bellied whistling ducks in coastal South Carolina.  Journal of Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Agencies, in review.

2021
Hernandez-Rubio, L., R. M. Kaminski, and C. K. Williams.  2021.  Professionals’ and students’ perceptions of waterfowl graduate student publication performance.  Wildfowl, in preparation.

2021
Straub, J. N., R. M. Kaminski, A. G. Leach, A. W. Ezell, T. Leininger, and J. Foth. 2021.  Red-oak acorn abundance across the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  Journal of Wildlife Management, in preparation.

2021
Foth, J. R., R. M. Kaminski, and F. J. Villela.  2021.  Drought and hurricane influences on migrating shore- and other waterbirds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast Conservation Region.  Waterbirds, in preparation.

2021
Monroe, K. C., J. B. Davis, A. P. Monroe, R. M. Kaminski, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Evans.  2021.  Winter habitat selection by a declining American black duck population.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 45:16-26.

2021
Meehan, T. D., R. M. Kaminski, et al.  2021.  Half-century winter duck abundance and temperature trends in the Mississippi and Atlantic flyways.  Journal of Wildlife Management 85:713-722.

2021
Bauer, B. A., R. M. Kaminski, D. Lanham, P. D. Gerard, and E. P. Wiggers. 2021. Drawdown management influences aquatic invertebrate biomass in coastal South Carolina impoundments.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in review.

2021
Lavretsky, P., E. Duenez, M. Kneece, and R. M. Kaminski.  2021.  Conservation genetics of a translocated population of mottled ducks and allies in South Carolina.  Journal of Wildlife Management, in press:  DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.22124

2021
Masto, N. M., R. M. Kaminski, P. D. Gerard, B. E. Ross, and M. R. Kneece, and G. L. Wilkerson.  2021.  Aerial strip-transect surveys:  Indexing autumn-winter waterbird abundance and distribution in South Carolina.  Journal of Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Agencies 8:89-100.

2021
Kaminski, R. M. 2021.  Rescue a retired retriever.  Ducks Unlimited Magazine, May/June 2021, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee.

2021
Hernandez-Rubio, L. A. 2021. Advancing waterfowl ecology and management: Assessments of an online course, professional credentials, and graduate student publication performance.  Dissertation,, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

2021
Masto, N. M., R. M. Kaminski, and H. H. Prince.  2021.  Hemi-marsh concept prevails? Kaminski and Prince (1981) revisited.  Journal of Wildlife Management, in review.

2021
Davis, J. B., M. R. Boudreau, Kira C. Monroe, and Richard M. Kaminski. 2021.  Resource partitioning or overlap by sympatric American black ducks and mallards wintering in Tennessee?  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, in press.

2021
Boudreau, M. R., J. D. Lancaster, J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, et al. 2021. Do mallard winter home ranges in Mississippi contain sufficient duck energy days?  Journal of Wildlife Management, in review.

2021
Lancaster, J. D., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, M. R. Boudreau, G. M. Street, A. E. Minni, and K. D. Nelms.  2021.  Mallard use of conservation program wetlands in Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin, in preparation.

2021
Shurba, J. A., R. A. Cole, M. S. Broadway, C. L. Roderick, J. D. Riddle, S. A. Dubay, and S. Hull. 2021. Gapeworm (Syngamus spp.) prevalence in Wisconsin greater prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus). Journal of Parasitology 107: 600-605.

2020
Marty, J. R., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, M. G. Brasher, and S. A. Rush.  2020. Gulf coast riceland seed biomass estimates for waterfowl conservation.  Journal of Wildlife Management 84:1315-1325.

2020
Bauer, B. A., R. M. Kaminski, D. Lanham, P. D. Gerard, and E. P. Wiggers.  2020.  Hydrological management for submersed aquatic vegetation in South Carolina coastal impoundments.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:579-584.

2020
Croft, G. D., R. M. Kaminski, E. P. Wiggers, P. D. Gerard, and G. K. Yarrow.  2020.  Nest-box use by wood ducks and black-bellied whistling ducks in coastal South Carolina.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:662-669.

2020
Bauer, B., D. Bakner, T. Gibson, T. Mezebish, E. Miller, J. Shurba, and N. Simmons. 2020. Regional examination of the contribution of nest boxes to wood duck recruitment in the southeast and mid-Atlantic United States: 2020 annual report. Available from Nemours Wildlife Foundation, Yemassee, South Carolina 29945, and Clemson University’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center, Georgetown, South Carolina, USA.

2020
Bauer, B., and J. Malpass. 2020. Notes from the field: wood duck recruitment. http://www.usgs.gov/center-news/notes-field-wood-duck-recruitment.

2020
Marty, J. R., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, M. G. Brasher, and S. A. Rush.  2020.  Gulf Coast Riceland seed biomass estimates for waterfowl habitat conservation.  Journal of Wildlife Management, in press:  https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21924

2020
Bauer, B. A., R. M. Kaminski, J. D. Lanham, P. D. Gerard, and E. P. Wiggers.  2020.  Hydrological management for submersed aquatic vegetation in South Carolina coastal  impoundments.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in press.

2020
Croft, G. D., R. M. Kaminski, E. P. Wiggers, P. D. Gerard, and G. R. Yarrow. 2020.  Nest-box use by wood ducks and black-bellied whistling ducks in coastal South Carolina.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in press.

2020
Masto, N. M., B. A. Bauer, R. M. Kaminski, C. Sharpe, R. C. Leland, E. P. Wiggers, and P. D. Gerard.  2020.  Rake sampling to estimate biomass of submersed aquatic vegetation in coastal wetlands. Wetlands, in press; https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-020-01296-3.

2020
Masto, N. M., R. M. Kaminski, P. D. Gerard, B. E. Ross, M. R. Kneece, K. Barrett, and G. Wilkerson.  2020.  Aerial strip-transect surveys to monitor autumn–winter waterbird abundance and distribution in South Carolina. Journal of Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Agencies, in review.

2020
Monroe, K. C., J. B. Davis, A. P. Monroe, R. M. Kaminski, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Evans.  2020.  Winter habitat selection by a declining American black duck population.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in press.

2020
Lavretsky, P., E. Duenez, M. Kneece, and R. M. Kaminski.  2020.  Genetics of mottled ducks translocated to South Carolina and mallard-like congeners.  Condor, in review.

2020
Bradley, S. 2020.  Clemson researchers collaborating on ground breaking duck study.  Clemson University:  https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-researchers-collaborating-on-groundbreaking-duck-study/

2020
Sokoloski, C. 2020.  Do wood ducks come home to roost?  Study will find out.  Coastal Observer 13 February 2020, page 1 and 3.

2020
Kaminski, R.M. 2020.  Duck boxes protect Carolina wood ducks from ground predators.  Debordieu Blue Heron Newsletter.

2020
Vilella, F. J., J.A. Cruz-Burgos, R.M. Kaminski, H.R. Murkin, J.B. Davis, S.L. Weitzel, and F. Vizcarra. 2020.  Avian community responses to management of vegetation and water levels in restored wetlands at the Humacao Nature Reserve, Puerto Rico.  Caribbean Naturalist 72:1-21.

2019
Schmidt, N., R. Leland, N. Masto, and R. Kaminski.  2019.  Clemson Tigers’ Waterfowl and Wetlands Spring Migration. Spring Newsletter, Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society.

2019
Croft, G. D., R. M. Kaminski, E. P. Wiggers, P. D. Gerard, and G. K. Yarrow.  2019.  Nest box use by wood ducks and black-bellied whistling ducks in coastal South Carolina.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in review.

2019
Bauer, B. A., R. M. Kaminski, J. D. Lanham, P. D. Gerard, and E. P. Wiggers.  2019.  Hydrological management and submersed aquatic vegetation biomass in South Carolina coastal impoundments.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in review.

2019
Kaminski, R.M. et al.  2019. 21st Century Waterfowl, Waterbird, and Wetland Science and Conservation in Southeastern United States, accepted abstract, 2019 SEAFWA Special Session, Hilton Head, SC, October 2019.

2019
Hepp, G. et al.  2019. Ecology and conservation of northern hemispheric cavity nesting ducks.  Abstract for special session at 8th North American Duck Symposium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, August 2019.

2019
Sharpe, C., T. Tristan, C. Leland, S. Braswell, J. Eidson, C. Farah, C. Watson, J. Tolson, N. Masto, B. Bauer, and R. Kaminski. 2019. Evaluation of a rake-collection method to estimate biomass of submersed aquatic vegetation as waterfowl forage in managed coastal South Carolina wetlands. Poster, 14th Annual Focus on Creative Inquiry Forum, Clemson, SC. 2 April 2019.

2019
Lancaster, J.D., S.E. McClain, M.C. Gross, C.N. Jaques, N.M. Masto, R.M. Kaminski, and H.M. Hagy.  2019.  Assessment of Excreta Collection Methods to Estimate True Metabolizable Energy of Waterfowl Foods in Wild Ducks.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, in press.

2019
Straub, J. N., A. G. Leach, R. M. Kaminski, A. W. Ezell, and T. D. Leininger.  2019.  Red oak acorn yields in green-tree reservoirs and non-impounded forests in Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin, in press.

2019
Monroe, K., A. Monroe, J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, M. J. Gray, and D. Evans. 2019. Habitat selection and management of wintering American black ducks in Tennessee. Wildlife Society Bulletin, in review.

2018
Bauer, B. A.  2018.  Effects of hydrological management for submersed aquatic vegetation biomass and invertebrate biomass and diversity in South Carolina coastal impoundments.  Thesis, Clemson University, December 2018

2018
Croft, G. D. 2018.  Reproduction and nest-box selection by wood ducks and black-bellied whistling ducks in coastal South Carolina.  Thesis, Clemson University, December 2018.

2018
Masto, N. M. and G. D. Croft. 2018. Follow that duck! Clemson students migrate to deepen their waterfowl knowledge. The Wildlife Professional Winter (Nov-Dec) 2018:39-43.

2018
Masto, N. M. et al. 2018.  Aerial-strip transect surveys to estimate fall-winter abundance and distribution of waterfowl and other waterbirds in South Carolina.  Annual Report, James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center, Clemson University.  (pdf copies available from senior author at nmasto@g.clemson.edu).

2018
Post, C. J., M. P. Cope, P. D. Gerard, N. M. Masto, J. Vine, R. Y. Stiglitz, E. A. Mikhailova. 2018. Monitoring spatial and temporal variation of dissolved oxygen and water temperature in the Savannah River using a sensor network. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190:272.

2018
Kaminski, R.M., et al. 2017. Who will mind the marsh? Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Bismarck, North Dakota.

2017
Foth, J.R., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis, J.N. Straub, and T.D. Leininger. 2017. Aquatic invertebrate community composition, diversity, and biomass from sweep-net samples in non-impounded bottomland hardwood forests and greentree reservoirs. Journal of the Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Association. In press.

2017
Kneece, M.R., J.C. Shipes, J.B. Davis, E.P. Wiggers, R.M. Kaminski, and M.E. Colvin. 2017. Nesting ecology of mottled ducks in Coastal South Carolina. 2016 Annual Report, James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/kennedychair/

2017
Marty, J.R., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, M.G. Brasher, E. Brinkman. 2017. Index of spent shot in Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast ricelands. 2016 Annual Report, James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/kennedychair/

2017
Marty, J.R., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, M.G. Brasher, and S. Rush. 2017. Waste rice and natural seed abundances in ricelands in the Gulf Coast prairies of Louisiana and Texas. 2016 Annual Report, James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/kennedychair/

2017
Foth, J., F. Vilella, and R.M. Kaminski. 2017. Waterbird use of wetlands in the Gulf Coast Region and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. 2016 Annual Report, James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/kennedychair/

2017
Feaga, J., F. Vilella,R.M. Kaminski, and J.B. Davis. 2017. Waterbird use of catfish ponds and Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative wetlands in Mississippi. 2016 Annual Report, James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/kennedychair/

2017
Monroe, K.C., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, M.J. Gray, A.P. Monroe, and D.L. Evans. 2017. Winter, diel habitat selection by female American black ducks in Tennessee. Journal of Wildlife Management. Submitted.

2017
Tapp, J.L,, M.W. Weegman, E.B. Webb, R.M. Kaminski, and J.B. Davis. 2017. Waterbird communities and seed biomass in managed and reference restored wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Restoration Ecology. In press.

2017
Foth, J.R., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis, J.N. Straub, and T.D. Leininger. 2017. Aquatic invertebrate community composition, diversity, and biomass from sweep-net samples in non-impounded bottomland hardwood forests and greentree reservoirs. Journal of the Southeastern Fish and Wildlife Association. Submitted.

2017
Marty, J.R., J.B. Davis, M.G. Brasher, R.M. Kaminski, and E.L. Brinkman. 2017. Density of lead and nontoxic shotshell pellets in Gulf Coast prairie ricelands. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8:1-8.

2017
Davis, J.B., F. J. Vilella, J. D. Lancaster, M. Lopez-Flores, R. M. Kaminski, and J.A. Cruz-Burgos. 2017. White-cheeked pintail duckling and brood survival across wetland types at Humacao Nature Reserve, Puerto Rico. The Condor 119:308-320.

2017
Barron, D., R. Kaminski, M. Kneece, and G. Croft. 2017. Kennedy Center researchers conduct duck nest box survey. The Blue Heron, DeBordieu Colony Special Issue, February 2017.

2016
Kneece, M. R., and R. M. Kaminski. 2016. "Waterfowl Surveys Begin in South Carolina." Ducks Unlimited Magazine. November/December 2016, pp. 24b.

2016
Kneece, M. R., and R. M. Kaminski. 2016. Inlet covered in waterfowl counts. SouthStrandNews.Com, 11 August 2016. Page 6A.

2016
Veit, J, M. R. Kneece, and R. M. Kaminski. 2016. Clemson researchers being aerial counts of waterfowl and waterbirds. http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-researchers-begin-aerial-counts-of-waterfowl-and-waterbirds/?utm_source=feed

2016
Kaminski, R. M., M. R. Kneece, and J. Veit. 2016. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center convenes advisory board meeting. http://newsstand.clemson.edu/kennedy-waterfowl-and-wetlands-center-convenes-advisory-board-meeting/

2016
Kira C. Newcomb, K. C., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, and M. J. Gray. 2016. Winter survival of female American Black Ducks in Tennessee, USA. The Condor 118:33-45.

2016
Kaminski, R. M. 2016. Spring has sprung. The Blue Heron, Publication of the DeBordieu Colony Community Association. Spring 2016 issue.

2016
Alford, A.B., W. Schilling, and R.M. Kaminski. 2016. Consumer acceptability of crayfish Procambarus clarkii harvested from commercial production fields and moist-soil wetlands. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. In Press.  DOI: 10.1080/10498850.2014.961667

2016
Alford, A.B., R.M. Kaminski, S.C. Grado, L.R. D’Abramo, and J.L. Avery. 2016. Harvest of crayfish as an ecosystem service of wetlands compared to production system with planted forage. Journal of Aquaculture Economics and Management. In press.

2016
Straub, J.N., R.M. Kaminski, A.G. Leach, A.E. Ezell and T.D Leininger. Acorn yield and masting traits of red oak in the Lower Mississippi River alluvial valley. Forest Science (61):18-27.

2015
Feaga, J. S., F. J. Vilella, R. M. Kaminski, and J. B. Davis. 2015. Waterbird use of catfish ponds and Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative wetlands in Mississippi. Waterbirds 38:269-281.

2015
Davis, J.B., J.N. Straub, G. Wang, R.M. Kaminski, and B.D. Leopold. 2015. Simulations of wood duck recruitment from nest boxes in Mississippi and Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:907-916. Download

2015
Fleming, K.S., R.M. Kaminski, M.L. Schummer, K.D. Nelms, G.N Ervin, and T. Tietjen. 2015. Species richness and density of wintering ducks on Wetlands Reserve Program easements in Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(2):310-318. Download

2015
Hagy, H., and R.M. Kaminski. 2015. Determination of foraging threshholds and effects of application on energetic carrying capacity for waterfowl. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118349. Download

2015
Lancaster, J.D., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, A.D. Afton, E.J. Penny. 2015. Mallard use of a managed public hunting area in Mississippi. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:281-287.

2015
Marty, J.R., J.B. Davis, R.M. Kaminski, M.G. Brasher, G. Wang. 2015. Waste rice and natural seed abundances in rice fields in the Louisiana and Texas Coastal Prairies. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:121-126.

2015
Shipes, J.C., J.B. Davis, E.P. Wiggers, W.E. Mills, R.M. Kaminski, M.R. Kneece. 2015. Annual habitat selection by mottled ducks in Coastal South Carolina. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:268-273.

2015
St. James, E.A., M.L. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, E.J. Penny, L.W. Burger. 2015. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on rate of ducks harvested. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6(1):247-254. Download