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Rick Kaminski

Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Ecology and Management

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Rick Kaminski

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. Download


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. Download


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. Download


2014
Davis, J.B., M. Guillemain, R.M. Kaminski, C. Arzel, J.M. Eadie, E.C. Rees. 2014. Habitat and resource use by waterfowl in the northern hemisphere in autumn and winter. Wildfowl Special Issue No. 4:17-69. Download


2014
Kaminski, R.M. and J.B. Davis. 2014Wildfowl Special Issue No. 4: Preface. Wildfowl Special Issue No. 4:5-8.Download


2014
Laborde, L., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis. 2014. Assessment of the 6th North American Duck Symposium (2013): "Ecology and Conservation of North American Waterfowl." Wildfowl: Special Issue No. 4:512-519. Download


2014
Brasher, M.G., J.B. Davis, M.R. Kaminski, R.B. Emery, R.M. Kaminski, G.A. Baldassarre. 2014. Criteria for determining breeding-pair status of male mallards captured in decoy traps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(3):599-604. Download


2014
Davis, J.B., E. Webb, R.M. Kaminski, P.J. Barbour, F.J. Vilella. 2014. Comprehensive framework for ecological assessment of the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Southeastern Naturalist 13(4):G66-G81. Download


2014
Foth, J., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis, J. Straub, T.D. Leininger. 2014. Aquatic invertebrate abundance and biomass in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri bottomland hardwood forests during winter. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management5(2):243-251. Download


2014
Kaminski, R.M., J.B. Davis. 2014. Evaluation of the migratory bird habitat initiative: Report of findings. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Bulletin WF391, Mississippi State University. 24 pp. Download


2014
Lopez-Flores, M., J.B. Davis, F.J. Vilella, R.M. Kaminski, J.A. Cruz-Burgos, J.D. Lancaster. 2014. Survival of female white-cheeked pintails during brood rearing in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Naturalist 10:1-12. Download


2013
Callicut, J.T., R.M. Kaminski, R. Shmulsky, M. Schummer, J.P. Lestrade. 2013. Acoustical comparison between decrescendo calls of female mallards and mimicry by humans using artificial duck calls. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(1):101-106. Download


2013
Kaminski, M.R., G. Baldassarre, J. Davis, E.R. Wengert, R.M. Kaminski. 2013. Mallard survival and nesting ecology in the lower Great Lakes region, New York. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:778-786. Download


2013
Kaminski, R.M. 2013. An endangered academic niche? University-based waterfowl programs in the U.S. and Canada. Wildlife Professional. Download


2013
Leach, A., R.M. Kaminski, J. Straub, A.W. Ezell, T. Hawkins, T. Leininger. 2013. Interannual consistency of gross energy in red oak acorns. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:303-306. Download


2013
St. James, E.A., M.L. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, E.J. Penny, L.W. Burger. 2013. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on duck abundances in Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4(1):144-150. Download


2012
Fleming, K.S., R.M. Kaminski, T.E. Tietjen, M. Schummer, G. Ervin, K. Nelms. 2012. Vegetative forage quality and moist-soil management on Wetlands Reserve Program lands in Mississippi. Wetlands 32(5):919-929. Download


2012
Foth, J.R., J. Straub, R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Comparison of methods for processing sweep-net samples of aquatic invertebrates from forested wetlands. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:296-302. Download


2012
Hagy, H., J.R. Foth, R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Invertebrate biomass in flooded corn and other wetlands managed for wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies 65:56-61.


2012
Hagy, H.M., R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Apparent seed use by ducks in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1053-1061. Download


2012
Hagy, H.M., R.M. Kaminski. 2012. Winter waterbird and food dynamics in autumn-managed moist-soil wetlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:512-523. Download


2012
Langley, K., R.M. Kaminski, J. Davis, R.F. Poor. 2012. Wetlands Education and Functions on a University Campus, Mississippi State University. Wetland Science and Practice 29(3):20-25.


2012
Leach A.G., J.N. Straub, R.M. Kaminski, A.W. Ezell, T.S. Hawkins, T.D. Leininger. 2012. Effect of winter flooding on mass and gross energy of bottomland hardwood acorns. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1519-1522. Download


2012
Pearse, A.T., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, S.J. Dinsmore. 2012. Local and landscape associations between wintering dabbling ducks and wetland complexes in Mississippi. Wetlands 32:859-869. Download


2011
Foster, M.A., M.J. Gray, C.A. Harper, R.M. Kaminski. 2011. Post-harvest fates of agricultural seeds in Tennessee croplands. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:81-87. Download


2011
Grado, S.C., K.M. Hunt, C.P. Hutt, X.T. Santos, R.M. Kaminski. 2011. Economic impacts of waterfowl hunting in Mississippi derived from a state-based mail survey. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 16(2):100-113. Download


2011
Hagy, H.M., J.N. Straub, R.M. Kaminski. 2011. Estimation and correction of seed recovery bias from moist-soil cores. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:959-966. Download


2011
Wiseman, A.J., R.M. Kaminski, S.K. Riffell, K.J. Reinecke, E.J. Larson. 2011. Ratoon grain sorghum and other seeds for waterfowl in sorghum croplands. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:106-111. Download


2010
Foster, M.A., M.J. Gray, R.M. Kaminski. 2010. Agricultural seed biomass for migrating and wintering waterfowl in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(3):489-495. Download


2010
Havens, J.H., R.M. Kaminski, J.B. Davis, S.K. Riffell. 2010. Winter abundance of waterfowl and waste rice managed Arkansas rice fields. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 63:41-46. Download


2010
Schummer, M.L., R.M. Kaminski, A.H. Raedeke, D.A. Graber. 2010. Weather-related indices for autumn-winter dabbling duck abundance in middle North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 94(1):94-101. Download


2010
Stafford, J.D., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2010. Avian foods, foraging and habitat conservation in world rice fields. Waterbirds 33(sp1):133-150. Download


2010
Straub, J., R.M. Kaminski. 2010. Memoirs of a migration. The Wildlife Professional 4:54-56.


2010
Weegman, M.D., R.M. Kaminski, G. Wang, M.L. Schummer, A.W. Ezell, T.D. Leininger. 2010. Sweep-net sampling acorns in forested wetlands. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8):1931-1933.


2009
Davis, J.B., B.D. Leopold, R.M. Kaminski, R.R. Cox Jr. 2009. Wood duck duckling mortality and habitat implications in floodplain systems. Wetlands 29(2):607-614. Download


2009
Kaminski, R.M., K. Brasher. 2009. Wonder weeds for waterfowl. Farming for Wildlife, Summer:52-54.


2009
Kaminski, R.M., R. Moring. 2009. Grassy corn for wintering ducks. Delta Wildlife 17:27. Download


2009
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski, P.B. Rodrigue, J.C. Dewey, S.H. Schoenholtz, P.D. Gerard, K.J. Reinecke. 2009 Soil and nutrient retention in winter-flooded ricefields with implications for watershed management. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 64:173-182. Download


2009
Pearse, A.T., K.J. Reinecke, S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski. 2009. Using simulation to improve wildlife surveys: Wintering mallards in Mississippi, USA. Wildlife Research 36(4):279-288. Download


2009
Schummer, M.L., R.M. Kaminski, C.L. Wax, M.E. Brown. 2009. Predicting duck migration with a weather-severity index. Delta Wildlife 17(4):34-35.


2009
Strickland, B.K., R.M. Kaminski, K. Nelms, A. Tullos, editors. 2009. Waterfowl habitat management handbook. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 1864. 31 pp. Download


2008
Kaminski, R.M., A.T. Pearse. 2008. Diverse wetland complexes for Delta ducks. Ducks Unlimited Magazine, Summer 2008.


2008
Kross, J., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, E.J. Penny, A.T. Pearse. 2008. Moist-soil seed abundance in managed wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3):707-714. Download


2008
Kross, J.P., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, A.T. Pearse. 2008. Conserving waste rice for wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(6):1383-1387. Download


2008
Pearse, A.T., P. Gerard, S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2008. Estimation and correction of visibility bias in aerial surveys of wintering ducks. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:808-813. Download


2008
Pearse, A.T., S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2008. Evaluation of an aerial survey to estimate abundance of wintering ducks in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(6):1413-1419. Download


2008
Strickland, B.K., R. Kaminski, A.T. Pearse, W.D. Jones. 2008. Catfish-duck ponds for the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2482. Download


2007
Davis, J.B., R. Cox, R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold. 2007. Survival of wood duck ducklings and broods in Mississippi and Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:507-517. Download


2007
Kaminski, R.M., A.T. Pearse. 2007. Habitat ingredients for wintering ducks. Wildlife Issues(Fall/Winter 2007):15.


2007
Kaminski, R.M., K. Brasher. 2007. Wonder weeds for waterfowl. Delta Wildlife 15(1):27-29. Download


2007
Pearse, A. T., B. S. Dorr, S. J. Dinsmore, R. M. Kaminski. 2007. Comparison of sampling strategies to estimate abundance of double-crested cormorants in western Mississippi. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 1:27-34. Download


2006
Brasher, M.G., T.W. Arnold, J.H. Devries, R.M. Kaminski. 2006. Breeding-season survival of male and female mallards in Canada’s Prarie Parklands. The Journal of Wildlife Management 70(3):805-811. Download


2006
Kaminski, R.M. 2006. Mississippi satellite ducks in North America space. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.


2006
Kaminski, R.M. 2006. Where have all the mallards gone? Tennessee Out-of-Doors.


2006
Kaminski, R.M., K.A. Brasher. 2006. MSU researchers advise NOT to waste ‘waste rice.' Mississippi Agricultural Market Bulletin. Download


2006
Penny, E.J., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2006. A new device to estimate abundance of moist-soil plant seeds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(1):186-190. Download


2006
Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, S. W. Manley. 2006. Waste rice for waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:61-69. Download


2006
Vest, J., R.M. Kaminski, A. Afton, F.J. Vilella. 2006. Body mass of lesser scaup during fall and winter in the Mississippi Flyway. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(6):1789-1795. Download


2005
Betema, D.L., R.M. Kaminski, P.A. Magee. 2005. Wetland invertebrate communities and management of hardwood bottomlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. In: Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems: The State of our Understanding.


2005
Davis, J.B., R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold, R.R. Cox, L.W. Burger, Jr., E.D. Dibble. 2005. Young ducks in Dixie, life beyond the shell. Mississippi Outdoors 68(1):25-28.


2005
Gray, M.J., R.M. Kaminski. 2005. Effect of continuous vs. periodic winter flooding on survival of oak seedlings in MS greentree reservoirs. In: Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems: The State of Our Understanding. University of MO.


2005
Kaminski, R. M., A.T. Pearse, J.D. Stafford, K.J. Reinecke. 2005. Where have all the mallards gone? Delta Wildlife 13:23-26.


2005
Kaminski, R. M., J. Kross, J.D. Stafford, J.H. Havens. 2005. Saving rice for ducks and dollars for farmers. Wildlife Issues, fall/winter, 2005:22.


2005
Kaminski, R.M. 2005. Dwindling waste rice may affect wintering waterfowl. Wildlife Mississippi, Winter 2005.


2005
Kaminski, R.M. 2005. Saving "waste" rice for ducks saves dollars. Wildlife Mississippi, Fall 2005.


2005
Manley, S. W., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard. 2005. Agronomic implications of waterfowl management in Mississippi rice fields. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:981-992. Download


2005
Pearse, A.T., R. M. Kaminski, S.D. Dinsmore, K.J. Reinecke. 2005. Waterfowl abundance and distribution in the Mississippi Delta. Delta Wildlife 13:14-18.


2005
Stafford, J.D., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, M.E. Kurtz, S.W. Manley. 2005. Post-harvest field manipulations to conserve waste rice for waterfowl. Proceedings, Southeastern Conference of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:155-163. Download


2005
Stafford, J.D., R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke, P.D. Gerard, M.E. Kurtz, S.W. Manley. 2005. Waste rice: A critical commodity for wintering waterfowl. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Advances 9(1):4 pp. Mississippi State University. Download


2004
Davis, B.E., R.R. Cox, Jr., R.M. Kaminski. 2004. Pinpointing pintails in the Nebraska Rainwater Basin. Ducks Unlimited 68:36A-36B.


2004
Kaminski, R.M., M. Geuder. 2004. Duck food for thought. Delta Wildlife 12:14-15.


2004
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski. 2004. Waterbird-food values of winter ricefields in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:74-83. Download


2004
Pearse, A.T., S.J. Dinsmore, R.M. Kaminski, K.J. Reinecke. 2004. Studying abundance and distribution of ducks in the Mississippi Delta. Delta Wildlife 12(1):19-20.


2004
Stafford, J.D., R.M. Kaminski. 2004. Delta ‘waste rice’ dwindles for ducks. Arkansas Wildlife 35:7.


2003
Davis, J.B., R.M. Kaminski. 2003. Wood ducks in dixie: Striving to survive early life. Outdoor Alabama 75(1):4-6.


2003
Kaminski, R.M. 2003. Waterfowl fall migration. Ducks Unlimited, September/October 2003.


2003
Kaminski, R.M., J.B. Davis, H.W. Essig, P.D. Gerard, K.J. Reinecke. 2003. True metabolizable energy for wood ducks from acorns compared to other waterfowl foods. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:542-550.


2003
Pearse, A.T., R.M. Kaminski, S.J. Dinsmore, K.J. Reinecke. 2003. Delta duck details: What you need to know. Wildlife Issues 4:7,9.


2003
Stafford, J.D., B.K. Strickland. 2003. Potential inconsistencies when computing Akaikes information criterion. Bulletin Ecological Society of America 84:68-69. Download


2003
Stafford, J.D., K.J. Reinecke, R.M. Kaminski. 2003. SAS procedures for designing and analyzing sample surveys. Bulletin Ecological Society of America 84:111-114. Download


2003
Vest, J.L., R.M. Kaminski. 2003. Lot less lesser scaup in North America. Bird Scapes, Fall/Winter. Download


2002
Brasher, M.G., R.M. Kaminski, L.W. Burger. 2002. Evaluation of indicated breeding pair criteria to estimate mallard breeding populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:985-992.


2002
Davis, J.B., R.M. Kaminski. 2002. Wood duck broods in Dixie: Striving to survive early life. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Advances 7(2):1-4. Download


2002
Kaminski, R.M. 2002. Status of waterfowl science and mangement programs in United States and Canadian Universities. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:616-622.


2002
Stafford, J.D., E.J. Penny, R.M. Kaminski, K.J.Reinecke. 2002. Researchers examine waterfowl foods in Delta. Wildlife Issues 3:9/3.


2001
Barras, S.C., R.M. Kaminski, L.A. Brennan. 2001. Effect of winter-diet restriction on prebasic molt in female wood ducks. Proceedings, Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55:506-516. Download


2001
Davis, J.B., B.D. Leopold, R.M. Kaminski. 2001. Evaluation of exodus rates of differently marked wood duck ducklings from nest boxes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:1206-1211.


2001
Davis, J.B., R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold, R.R. Cox. 2001. Survival of female wood ducks during brood rearing in Mississippi and Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Management 65: 738-744.


2001
Grado, S.C., R.M. Kaminski, I.A. Munn, T.A. Tullos. 2001. Economic impacts of waterfowl hunting on public lands and at private lodges in the Mississippi Delta. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(3):846-855.


2001
Kaminski, R.M. 2001. Duck doctors in decline. Ducks Unlimited Magazine, Nov/Dec 2001:20.


2001
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski. 2001. Winter rice fields for waterfowl. Mississippi Outdoors 64(4):26-28


2001
Schoenholtz, S.H., J.P. James, R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold, A.W. Ezell. 2001. Status and trends in afforestation of bottomland hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi Allurial Valley. Wetlands 21(4):602-613. Download


2000
Brasher, M.G., R.M. Kaminski. 2000. Sociability of male mallards: evaluating indicated breeding pair criteria to estimate mallard populations. Proc., 2nd North American Duck Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


2000
Davis, J.B., R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold, R.R. Cox, Jr. 2000. Survival and causes of mortality of wood duck hens and ducklings in Alabama and Mississippi. Proc., 2nd North American Duck Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


2000
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski. 2000. Winter-water management reduces costs for rice farmers. Waterfowl 2000 12(3):23.


2000
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski. 2000. Environmental and agricultural values of winter-flooded rice fields in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Proc., The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN.


2000
Manley, S.W., R.M. Kaminski. 2000. Values of winter-flooded ricefields in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Proc., 2nd North American Duck Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


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