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									JOSHUA D. STAFFORD
Curriculum Vitae (revised 7 September 2010)
Associate Research Professor and Field Station Director
Office                                                      Home
 Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center                          19860 Baldwin Beach Road
 Forbes Biological Station                                   Havana, IL 62644
 P.O. Box 590                                                309-543-3575
 Havana, IL 62644                                            E-mail: jdstaff@illinois.edu
 309-543-5950

Education
Graduate
  Mississippi State University               Ph.D., Forest Resources (Wildlife), August 2004
  July 2000–July 2004                        Dissertation Research:
                                               Evaluation and management of rice fields as foraging
                                               habitat for waterfowl in the lower Mississippi Alluvial
                                               Valley.
                                             GPA: 3.74

   South Dakota State University             M.S., Wildlife Science, May 2000
   January 1998–May 2000                     Thesis Research:
                                              Survival, movements, and habitat use of mallard
                                              broods produced on overwater nesting structures in
                                              eastern South Dakota.
                                             GPA: 4.00

Undergraduate
  Oregon State University                    B.S., Wildlife Science, March 1997
  September 1994–March 1997                  GPA: 3.40

   Portland Community College                A.A., Oregon Transfer, June 1994
   September 1992–June 1994                  GPA: 3.38

Professional Experience

Adjunct Assistant Professor
   University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
   Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
   June 2010–present

Associate Research Professor
   University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
   Illinois Natural History Survey
   May 2010–present

Adjunct Assistant Professor
   Southern Illinois University Carbondale
   Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory
   January 2008–present
Director – Forbes Biological Station         Coordinate and maintain research activities
   Havana, IL 62644                          at INHS field station.
   October 2005–present

Academic Professional                        Coordinate waterfowl and wetlands research
  Illinois Natural History Survey             Solicit external funding
  Havana, Illinois 62644                      Plan, direct, and publish research findings
  August 2004–May 2010                        Mentor graduate students and conduct outreach

Graduate Research Assistant                  Ph.D. student, researching availability of waste rice
  Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries              in the MAV
  Mississippi State University                 Designing estimation and field experiments
  Mississippi State, MS 39792                  Annual reports and manuscripts
  July 2000–July 2004                          Coursework and teaching experience

Graduate Research Assistant                  Conducted a 2-year study on mallard brood
  Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences     ecology in eastern South Dakota
  South Dakota State University                Radio-telemetry            Survival analysis
  Brookings, SD 57007                          Teaching Experience        Supervised technicians
  January 1997–May 2000                        Report and manuscript writing

Awards and Honors

Outstanding New Staff Member Award, Illinois Natural History Survey, 2007
David H. Nabi Memorial Award, Mississippi State University, 2004
Best student presentation, MSU Graduate Research Symposium, 2003
Best student presentation, SD TWS annual meeting, 2000
Best student poster, 2nd North American Duck Symposium, 2000
Susan “Gay” Simpson Memorial Award, outstanding Student in Waterfowl Ecology, 2000

Scientific Accomplishments

Peer Reviewed Publications

O‟Neal, B. J., J. D. Stafford, and R. L. Larkin. In Review. Stopover duration of fall-migrating
      dabbling ducks. Journal of Wildlife Management. Submitted 24 February 2010.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, and K. J. Reinecke. In Press. Avian foods, foraging, and habitat
       conservation in world rice fields. Waterbirds.

Stafford, J. D., A. T. Pearse, C. S. Hine, M. M. Horath, and A. P. Yetter. 2010. Factors associated
       with hunter success for ducks on state-owned lands in Illinois. Wildlife Biology 16:113–122.

Stafford, J. D., M. M. Horath, A. P. Yetter, R. V. Smith, and C. S. Hine. 2010. Change in
       characteristics and factors associated with waterfowl use of Illinois River valley wetlands.
       Wetlands 30:565–576.
O‟Neal, B. J., J. D. Stafford, and R. P. Larkin. 2010. Waterfowl on weather radar: applying
      ground-truth to classify and quantify bird movements. Journal of Field Ornithology 81:71–
      82.

Yetter, A. P., J. D. Stafford, C. S. Hine, M. W. Bowyer, M. M. Horath, and S. P. Havera. 2009.
        Nesting biology of mallards in west-central Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin
        39(1). 37 pp.

O‟Neal, B. J., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Stafford. 2008. Monitoring and modeling waterbird response to
      wetlands restored through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Journal of
      Wildlife Management 72:654–664.

Irons, K. S., G. G. Sass, M. A. McClelland, and J. D. Stafford. 2007. Reduced condition factor of
        two native fish species coincident with invasion of non-native Asian carps in the Illinois
        River, USA: Is this evidence for competition and reduced fitness? Journal of Fish Biology
        (Supplement D) 71:258–273.

Stafford, J. D., M. M. Horath, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and S. P. Havera. 2007. Wetland use by
       mallards during spring and fall in the Illinois and Central Mississippi River Valleys.
       Waterbirds 30:394–402.

Stafford, J. D. and A. T. Pearse. 2007. Survival of radio-marked ducklings in eastern South
       Dakota. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:585–591.

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

Stafford, J. D., K. J. Reinecke, R. M. Kaminski, and P. D. Gerard. 2006. Multi-stage sampling for
       large scale natural resource surveys: a case study of rice and waterfowl. Journal of
       Environmental Management 78:353–361.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley. 2005. Post-
       harvest field manipulations to conserve waste rice for waterfowl. 59th SEAFWA
       Proceedings 59:155–163.

Bowyer, M. W., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, M. M. Horath, and S. P. Havera. 2005.
      Moist-soil plant seed production for waterfowl at Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge,
      Illinois. The American Midland Naturalist 153:331–341.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. 2004. Overland movements and habitat use of
       mallard broods departing overwater nesting structures. The Prairie Naturalist 36:143–159.

Stafford, J. D. and B. K. Strickland. 2003. Potential inconsistencies when computing Akaike‟s
       Information Criterion. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 84:68–69.

Stafford, J. D., K. J. Reinecke, and R. M. Kaminski. 2003. SAS procedures for designing and
       analyzing sample surveys. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 84:111–114.
Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. 2002. Survival of mallard broods and
       ducklings departing overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota. Wildlife Society
       Bulletin 30: 327–336.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. 2001. Evidence for double-brooding by a
       mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, in Eastern South Dakota. Canadian Field-Naturalist 115:502–
       504.

Publications In Preparation

Dassow, J., M. W. Eichholz, J. D. Stafford, and P. J. Weatherhead. In Prep. Risk-taking by upland-
      nesting ducks relative to the probability of nest predation. Animal Behaviour.

Straub, J. N., R. J. Gates, T. Yerkes, R. D. Schultheis, and J. D. Stafford. In Prep. Energetic carrying
        capacity of habitats used by spring-migrating waterfowl in the upper Mississippi River and
        Great Lakes region. Journal of Wildlife Management.

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, R. V. Smith, and M. M. Horath. In Prep. Moist-soil plant
       seed production on public-managed lands in Illinois. Journal of Fish and Wildlife
       Management.

Mammenga, P. D., J. D. Stafford, and M. Grovijahn. In Prep. Waterfowl Nesting Structures in K.
    Higgins and K. Jensen, editors. The Ducks Geese and Swans of South Dakota.

Bellrose, F. C. and J. D. Stafford. Status Uncertain. Migration in D. Moorehouse and A.
       Moorehouse, editors. Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America. Johns Hopkins University
       Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Published Abstracts

Stafford, J. D., M. J. Anteau, M. W. Eichholz, R. J. Gates, M. Sherfy, and T. Yerkes. 2009.
       Abundance, dynamics, and conservation of duck foods and foraging habitats in North
       America: Spring. Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck Symposium.
       http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/stafford_oral.pdf

Schummer, M., M. Gray, J. D. Stafford, R. M. Kaminski, and K. J. Reinecke. 2009. Abundance,
     dynamics, and conservation of duck foods and foraging habitats in North America: Fall-
     Winter. Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck Symposium.
     http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/schummer3_oral.pdf

O‟Neal, B. J., J. D. Stafford, and R. P. Larkin. 2009. Waterfowl on weather radar: A new view of
      dabbling duck migration. Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck Symposium.
      http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/oneal_oral.pdf

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter, R. V. Smith, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2009. Moist-soil plant
       seed abundance for waterfowl on lands managed by the Illinois Department of Natural
       Resources. Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck Symposium.
       http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/stafford_poster.pdf
Stafford, J. D., R. V. Smith, A. P. Yetter, M. M. Horath, and C. S. Hine. 2009. Historical and
       contemporary wetland characteristics and factors associated with mallard use in the Illinois
       River valley. Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck Symposium.
       http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/stafford1_poster.pdf

Dassow, J. A., M. W. Eichholz, P. J. Weatherhead, and J. D. Stafford. 2009. Risk-taking by
      prairie ducks: can hens detect reduced predator abundance and adaptively modify parental
      investment? Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck Symposium.
      http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/dassow1_oral.pdf

Phillips, A. C., M. W. Eichholz, and J. D. Stafford. 2009. Quantifying mute swan aggression and
        impacts to native waterfowl in Illinois. Proceedings of the 5th North American Duck
        Symposium. http://www.northamericanducksymposium.com/docs/phillips_poster.pdf

Stafford, J. D., C. S. Hine, M. M. Horath, and A. P. Yetter. 2006. Why are some seasons better
       than others?: Factors influencing duck hunter success on public lands in Illinois.
       Proceedings of the 4th North American Duck Symposium and Workshop: 92–93.

Research Support ($1,891,310 total; $1,806,310 INHS)

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Ecology of non-
       breeding waterfowl in the Wabash River region. 2011-2012. ($99,714). With A. P. Yetter
       and M. W. Eichholz. A. T. Pearse, collaborator.

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Duck distribution
       and habitat selection during spring migration in the Wabash River flood plain of Illinois.
       2011-2012. ($99,999). With M. W. Eichholz.

The Nature Conservancy. Monitoring of key attributes and indicators of waterfowl at The Nature
      Conservancy‟s Emiquon Preserve. 2011–2013. ($90,715). With A. P. Yetter and R. V.
      Smith.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Foraging
       thresholds of spring-migrating dabbling ducks in central Illinois. 2009–2011. ($59,003).
       With C. J. Whelan, R. V. Smith and A. P. Yetter.

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Illinois waterfowl
       surveys and investigations. 2008–2011. ($619,810). With A. P. Yetter and M. M. Horath.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Waterfowl monitoring on Pools 12, 13, and 14 of the Upper
       Mississippi River. 2008-2011. ($26,600). With A.P. Yetter.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Waterfowl monitoring on Pools 12, 13, and 14 of the Upper
       Mississippi River. 2007. ($8,000). With A. P. Yetter.

The Nature Conservancy. Monitoring of key attributes and indicators of waterfowl at The Nature
      Conservancy‟s Emiquon Preserve. 2007–2010. ($42,080). With A. P. Yetter and R. V.
      Smith.
Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Foraging ecology of fall-migrating shorebirds in
      the Illinois River valley. 2007–2009. ($66,442). With A. P. Yetter.

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Ecological effects
       of mute swans (Cygnus olor) foraging and nesting behavior. 2008–2010. ($50,000). With
       M. Eichholz.

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Modeling
       waterfowl migration using NEXRAD radar. 2006–2009. ($95,000). With B. J. O‟Neal, R.
       Larkin and D. Warner.

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Illinois waterfowl
       surveys and investigations. 2005–2008. ($478,362). With A. P. Yetter and M. M. Horath.

The Wetlands Initiative. Analyses of aerial inventory and historical wetland data for Goose Pond,
      Illinois. 2005. ($15,111). With A. P. Yetter, and M. M. Horath.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Covermapping of moist-soil plant and willow communities on
       Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge. 2005. ($5,000). With A. P. Yetter.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Historical and
       contemporary characteristics of Illinois River valley wetlands: a geospatial database for
       conservation planning and evaluation. 2005–2007. ($50,474). With A. P. Yetter.

Wildlife and Fisheries Economic Enterprises. Best management practices to conserve waste grain
       for wintering waterfowl in harvested rice fields. 2002–2004. ($65,000). With R. M.
       Kaminski, M. E. Kurtz, K. J. Reinecke, B. C. West, and S. C. Grado.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. through the Great Plains Regional Office. Survival of mallard broods and
      ducklings exiting overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota. 1998–2000.
      ($15,000). With L. D. Flake.

Delta Waterfowl Foundation through the Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Station.
       Survival of mallard broods and ducklings exiting overwater nesting structures in eastern
       South Dakota. 1998–1999. ($5,000). With L. D. Flake.

Proposals as collaborator

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Harvest
       and Human Dimensions Research. 2010. ($46,843). Collaborator with S. Lischka (P.I.).

National Sea Grant College Program Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Outreach. Ecosystem
       scale evaluations of the effectiveness of sound-bubble barriers to prevent the spread of
       bighead and silver carp. 2008-2010. ($299,519). Collaborator with G. Sass and J. Chick
       (PIs).
Proposals not funded

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Evaluation of an
       aerial survey to estimate waterfowl abundance during the nonbreeding season: a case study
       of the Wabash River. 2010-2012. ($153,830). With A. P. Yetter and M. W. Eichholz.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Developing a
       model to estimate habitat quality for non-breeding dabbling ducks at the Joint Venture scale.
       2010-2013. ($121,401). With M. W. Eichholz.

State Wildlife Grants, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Improving conservation decisions –
       identifying lesser scaup and canvasback habitat needs in Illinois. 2009-2011. ($232,590).
       J.D. Stafford, and A.P. Yetter, Co-investigators.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Stopover
       duration of fall-migrating dabbling ducks. 2008-2010. ($20,436). With B. J. O‟Neal.

State Wildlife Grants, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Ecology of fall-migrating female
       mallards in the Illinois River valley. 2008-2010. ($419,739).

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Abundance and
       concentrations of mycotoxins in corn grown for waterfowl. 2006–2008. ($50,000). With
       J.M. Levengood and A.P. Yetter.

State Wildlife Grants, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Abundance, distribution, and
       habitat associations of marsh birds breeding in central Illinois. 2007-2009. ($277,745).

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Joint Venture. Stopover
       ecology of fall migrating pectoral sandpipers in the Illinois River valley. 2005-2007.
       ($84,006). With A. P. Yetter.

Illinois Water Resources Center. Characteristics of Illinois River valley wetlands 1938-1959: a
         geospatial database for conservation planning and evaluation. 2005-2007. ($45,000). With
         M. M. Horath.

State Wildlife Grants, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Abundance, distribution, and
       habitat associations of marsh birds breeding in central Illinois. 2006-2008. ($255,000).

Invited Seminars and Presentations

Stafford, J. D., B. J. O‟Neal, and R. P. Larkin. Waterfowl on weather radar: tracking clouds of
       ducks. Western Illinois University, Spring Seminar Series, Macomb, Illinois. 18 February
       2010.

Stafford, J. D., M. J. Anteau, M. W. Eichholz, R. J. Gates, M. Sherfy, and T. Yerkes. Abundance,
       Dynamics and Conservation of Duck Foods and Foraging Habitats in North America:
       Spring. Plenary Presentation. 5th North American Duck Symposium, Toronto, Canada. 19
       August 2009.
Schummer, M. L., M. Gray, J. D. Stafford, R. M. Kaminski, and K. J. Reinecke. Abundance,
     Dynamics and Conservation of Duck Foods and Foraging Habitats in North America: Fall
     and Winter. Plenary Presentation. 5th North American Duck Symposium, Toronto,
     Canada. 19 August 2009.

Stafford, J. D. Direct and indirect impacts of agriculture on waterfowl and wetlands in intensively
       farmed landscapes. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Madison, WI. 24
       June 2009.

O‟Neal, B. J. and J. D. Stafford. Waterfowl on weather radar: Tracking clouds of ducks.
      Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section Meeting, Davenport, IA. 24 February 2009.

Stafford, J. D., B. J. O‟Neal, and R. Larkin. Waterfowl migration on weather service radar.
       Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA. 27 February
       2008.

O‟Neal, B. J. and J. D. Stafford. Estimating stopover duration with weather surveillance radar.
      Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Meeting, Madison, WI. 12
      December 2007.

Stafford, J. D. Waterfowl of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers: a historical perspective. Annual
       Meeting of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission, Quincy, IL. 21 September 2007.

Stafford, J. D. The Annual Cycle of Waterfowl. Presentation to Environmental Science class,
       Lewis University, Romeoville, IL. 24 April 2007.

Kaminski, R. M., A. T. Pearse, K. J. Reinecke, and J. D. Stafford. Are wintering duck populations
      and climate changing?: Perspectives to ponder. Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Climate Change
      Workshop. Memphis, TN. 13 April 2007.

Stafford, J. D. Reflections on the life of Frank C. Bellrose. Opening session of the 4th North
       American Duck Symposium, Bismarck, ND. 24 August 2006.

Stafford, J. D. Frank C. Bellrose: reflections on a life dedicated to waterfowl. Dedication of the
       Frank. C. Bellrose Waterfowl Production Area near Bismarck, ND. 20 August 2006.

Stafford, J. D., and B. J. O‟Neal. Using NEXRAD radar to understand waterfowl migration.
       Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section Meeting, St. Louis, MO. 18 July 2006.

Stafford, J. D. The Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center: research, outreach and education since
       1939. Annual Meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Hannibal,
       MO. 14 March 2006.

Kaminski, R. M., J. D. Stafford, J. Kross, and S. W. Manley. 2005. “Duck food for thought” in the
      Lower Mississippi Flyway. Presentation to the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Reelfoot Lake
      NWR. 10 March 2005.

Stafford, J. D. The Illinois River: History, problems, research and solutions. Invited seminars (2) to
       South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. 26 October 2004.
Stafford, J. D. Estimation of wildlife food resources at large scales: an example from the Mississippi
       Alluvial Valley. Invited seminar to South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. 25
       October 2004.

Vest, J. L., R. M. Kaminski, J. D. Stafford, A. D. Afton, L. M. Pote, and F. J. Vilella. Body mass and
        gastrointestinal parasites of lesser scaup in the Mississippi flyway. Mississippi Flyway
        Technical Council Meeting, Jackson, MS. 15 February 2004.

Stafford, J. D, R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley.
       Evaluation and management of rice fields as foraging habitat for waterfowl in the lower
       Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Invited presentation to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Conservation
       Planning Committee annual meeting, Jackson, MS. 30 January 2004.

Contributed Presentations

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, M. M. Horath, C. S. Hine, and A. P. Yetter. Waterfowl are drawn to
       diverse wetland habitats at The Emiquon Preserve. Emiquon Science 2010: Restoration
       Ecology, Theory, and Policy. Lewistown, IL. 4 March 2010.

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, M. M. Horath, C. S. Hine, and A. P. Yetter. 2009. Waterfowl are
       drawn to diverse wetland habitats at The Emiquon Preserve. 70th Midwest Fish and Wildlife
       Conference. Springfield, IL. 8 December 2009.

Phillips, A. C., M. W. Eichholz, and J. D. Stafford. Mute swan aggression towards native waterbirds
        in the Illinois River valley. 70th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Springfield, IL. 8
        December 2009.

O‟Neal, B. J., J. D. Stafford, and R. P. Larkin. Waterfowl on weather radar: A new view of dabbling
      duck migration. 5th North American Duck Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 19 August 2009.
      Recipient of the Best Ph.D Presentation Award.

Dassow, J. A., M. W. Eichholz, P. J. Weatherhead, and J. D. Stafford. Risk-taking by prairie ducks:
      can hens detect reduced predator abundance and adaptively modify parental investment? 5th
      North American Duck Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 19 August 2009.

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. Wetland and waterbird
       monitoring at Emiquon Preserve during 2008. Emiquon Science 2009 – Rebirth of Emiquon.
       Lewistown, IL. 12 March 2009.

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, R. V. Smith, and M. M. Horath. Moist-soil plant seed
       production for waterfowl on lands managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
       Illinois Chapter, The Wildlife Society, 45th Annual Meeting. Sparta, IL. 25 March 2009.

O‟Neal, B. J., J. D. Stafford, and R. P. Larkin. Estimating stopover duration in fall migrating
      dabbling ducks using weather surveillance radar. Annual Conference, The Wildlife Society,
      Miami, FL. 9 November 2008.

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. Wetland and waterbird
       monitoring at Emiquon Preserve during 2007. Emiquon Science 2008 – Rebirth of Emiquon.
       Lewistown, IL. 2 April 2008.
Stafford, J. D., M. M. Horath, R. V. Smith, A. P. Yetter, and C. S. Hine. Change in characteristics
       and factors associated with waterfowl use of Illinois River valley wetlands. Illinois Chapter,
       The Wildlife Society, 44th Annual Meeting. Peoria, IL. 6 March 2008.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, and K. J. Reinecke. Food resources for birds in world rice fields.
       31st Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society. Barcelona, Spain. 31 October 2007.

Irons, K. S. (presenter), G. G. Sass, M. A. McClelland, and J. D. Stafford. Reduced condition factor
        of two native fish species coincident with invasion of non-native Asian carps in the Illinois
        River, USA: Evidence for competition and reduced fitness? Annual Meeting of The Fisheries
        Society of the British Isles, Exeter, United Kingdom. 15 July 2007.

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter (presenter), M. M. Horath, and C. S. Hine. Long-term trends in
       waterfowl abundance and habitat-related use by Mallards in the central Mississippi and
       Illinois River valleys. Illinois Chapter, The Wildlife Society, 43rd Annual Meeting. Moline,
       IL. 14 March 2007.

Stafford, J. D., C. S. Hine, M. M. Horath, and A. P. Yetter. Why are some seasons better than
       others?: Factors influencing duck hunter success on public lands in Illinois. 4th North
       American Duck Symposium, Bismarck, ND. 25 August 2006.

Stafford, J. D., M. M. Horath, A. P. Yetter, and C. S. Hine. Long-term trends in abundance and
       habitat-related use by waterfowl in the Central Mississippi and Illinois River valleys . 62nd
       Annual Meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Hannibal, MO.
       15 March 2006.

Stafford, J. D., C. H. Hine, M. M. Horath, and A. P. Yetter. Why are some duck seasons better
       than others?: Modelling hunter success at IDNR sites. 42nd Annual Conference of the
       Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Whittington, IL. 8 March 2006.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley. 2005. Post-
       harvest field manipulations to conserve waste rice for waterfowl. 59th annual meeting of the
       Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, St. Louis, MO. 18 October 2005.

Stafford, J. D., K. J. Reinecke, R. M. Kaminski, and P. D. Gerard. Multi-stage sampling for
       estimating natural resources at large spatial scales: a case study of rice and waterfowl. 12th
       Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Madison, WI. 27 September 2005.

Kross, J., R. M. Kaminski, J. D. Stafford, and K. J. Reinecke. Can we help conserve waste rice for
       wintering waterfowl? 12th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Madison, WI. 27
       September 2005.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, and S. W. Manley. Abundance and conservation of
       waste rice for waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. 41st Annual Conference of the
       Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Morton, IL. 2 March 2005.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley.
       Evaluation and management of rice fields as foraging habitat for waterfowl in the lower
       Mississippi Alluvial Valley. 11th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Calgary, AB.
       22 September 2004.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley.
       Availability and conservation of waste rice for wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial
       Valley. 3rd North American Duck Symposium, Sacramento, CA. 8 November 2003.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley.
       Evaluation and management of rice fields as foraging habitat for waterfowl in the lower
       Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Mississippi State University Graduate Research Symposium,
       Starkville, MS. 3 April 2003.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, and P. D. Gerard. Evaluation and management of
       rice fields as foraging habitat for waterfowl in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Delta
       Waterfowl Student Seminar, Delta, MB. 13 July 2002.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. Survival, movements and habitat use of
       mallard broods produced from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota. South
       Dakota TWS meeting, Chamberlain, SD. 8 March 2000.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. Survival, movements and habitat use of
       mallard broods produced from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota.
       Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Chicago, IL. 8 December 1999.

Stafford, J. D. and L. D. Flake. Survival, movements and habitat use of mallard broods produced
       from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota. Delta Waterfowl Student
       Seminar, Delta, MB. 24 July 1999.

C. N. Jacques, J. A. Jenks, J. D. Stafford, R. D. Shields, L. Schmitz, J. Gerads, P. J. Bauman, C. S.
       Deperno, S. L. Griffin, L. Rice, W. W. Morlock, R. J. Schauer, and G. L. Heismeyer.
       Presence of menengial worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) in deer populations in South
       Dakota. South Dakota TWS meeting, Sioux Falls, SD. 11 March 1999.

Contributed Posters

Phillips, A. C., M. W. Eichholz, and J. D. Stafford. Quantifying mute swan aggression towards
        waterfowl in Illinois. 5th North American Duck Symposium, Toronto, Canada. 19 August
        2009/

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter, R. V. Smith, M. M. Horath, and C. S. Hine. Moist-soil plant seed
       abundance for waterfowl on lands managed by the Illinois Department of Natural
       Resources. 5th North American Duck Symposium, Toronto, Canada. 19 August 2009.

Stafford, J. D., R. V. Smith, A. P. Yetter, M. M. Horath, and C. S. Hine. Historical and
       contemporary factors associated with mallard use in the Illinois River valley. 5th North
       American Duck Symposium, Toronto, Canada. 19 August 2009.
O‟Neal, B. J., E. J. Heske, J. D. Stafford, P. Brown, and R. E.Warner. Wetland habitat in the
      Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: monitoring and predicting use by migratory
      water birds. National CREP Forum, Lincoln, NE. 2006.

Stafford, J. D., M. W. Bowyer, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, M. M. Horath, S. P. Havera, and M. D.
       Sprenger. Moist-soil plant seed production for waterfowl at Chautauqua National Wildlife
       Refuge, Illinois. USFWS Region 3 Biological Workshop, Lacrosse, WI. 7–9 February
       2006.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. Survival of mallard broods and ducklings
       produced on overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota. 2nd North American
       Duck Symposium, Saskatoon, SK. 12 October 2000.

Technical Reports

Horath, M. M., A. P. Yetter, J. D. Stafford, C. S. Hine, and R. V. Smith. 2010. Illinois Waterfowl
       Surveys and Investigations. INHS Technical Report 2010 (35). August. 58 pp.

Hine, C. S., R. V. Smith, J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, and M. M. Horath. 2010. Waterbird and
       wetland monitoring at The Emiquon Preserve. INHS Technical Report 2010 (32). August.
       74 pp.

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2010. Foraging Ecology of
       Fall Migrating Shorebirds in the Illinois River valley. INHS Technical Report 2010 (23).
       June. 56 pp.

Yetter, A. P. and J. D. Stafford. 2010. Waterfowl monitoring on Pools 12, 13, and 14 of the
        Mississippi River during fall 2009. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. INHS Technical Report
        2010(20). June. 3 p.

Stafford, J. D., B. J. O‟Neal, Larkin, R. D., and R. E. Warner. 2010. Modeling Waterfowl
       Migration Using Radar Imagery. INHS Technical Report 2010 (16). 56 pp.

Horath, M. M., A. P. Yetter, and J. D. Stafford. 2010. 2009 Illinois and Mississippi river waterfowl
       status report. Annual Report. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. February. 3 p.

Hine, C. S., R. V. Smith, J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, and M. M. Horath. 2010. Waterbird and
       wetland monitoring at The Emiquon Preserve. Preliminary 2009 Annual Report. The Nature
       Conservancy. INHS Technical Report 2010 (01). 19 p.

Horath, M. M., A. P. Yetter, J. D. Stafford, C. S. Hine, and R. V. Smith. 2009. Illinois waterfowl
       surveys and investigations. Annual Report. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. INHS
       Technical Report 2009 (25). 55 p.

Yetter, A. P., J. D. Stafford, and R. V. Smith. 2009. Waterfowl monitoring on Pools 12, 13, and 14
        of the Mississippi River during fall 2008. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. INHS Technical
        Report 2009(8). March. 2 p.
Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2009. Foraging ecology of
       fall migrating shorebirds in the Illinois River valley. Upper Mississippi River & Great Lakes
       Region Joint Venture. INHS Technical Report 2009 (37). 13 p.

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2009. Emiquon monitoring
       summary – 2008. Annual Report. The Nature Conservancy. January. 22 p.

Yetter, A. P., M. M. Horath, and J. D. Stafford. 2009. 2008 Illinois and Mississippi river waterfowl
        status report. Annual Report. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. February. 3 p.

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter, M. M. Horath, C. S. Hine, and R. V. Smith. 2008. Aerial Inventories of
       waterfowl in Illinois and Moist-soil Plant Seed Abundance for Waterfowl on Lands Managed
       by Illinois Department of Natural Resources. INHS Technical Report 2008 (44).

Smith, R. V., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2008. Emiquon 2007 – fall
       monitoring summary. Annual Report. The Nature Conservancy. February. 7 p.

Stafford, J. D., R. V. Smith, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2008. Foraging ecology of
       fall migrating shorebirds in the Illinois River valley. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. INHS
       Technical Report 2008(43). November. 8 p.

O'Neal, B. J., Stafford, J. D., Larkin, R. D., and R. E. Warner. 2008. Modeling Waterfowl Migration
       Using Radar Imagery. INHS Technical Report 2008 (18).

Yetter, A. P., M. M. Horath, and J. D. Stafford. 2008. 2007 Illinois and Mississippi river waterfowl
        status report. Annual Report. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. February. 3 p.

Yetter, A. P., J. D. Stafford, and R. V. Smith. 2007. Waterbird abundance on Pools 12, 13, and 14
        of the Mississippi River. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. INHS Technical Report 2007 (70).
        December. 2 p.

Stafford, J. D., R. V. Smith, A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and M. M. Horath. 2007. Foraging ecology of
       fall migrating shorebirds in the Illinois River valley. Annual Report to Upper Mississippi
       River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. November. 8 p.

Stafford, J. D., M. M. Horath, A. P. Yetter, R. V. Smith, and C. S. Hine. 2007. Historical and
       contemporary characteristics of Illinois River valley wetlands: a geospatial database for
       conservation planning and evaluation. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper
       Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture. INHS Technical Report 2007 (51).
       October. 64 p.

Horath, M. M., J. D. Stafford, A. P. Yetter, R. V. Smith, and C. S. Hine. 2007. Historical and
       contemporary characteristics of Illinois River valley wetlands: a geospatial database for
       conservation planning and evaluation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi
       River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture. Interactive DVD-ROM with geospatial
       database.

Yetter, A. P., M. M. Horath, J. D. Stafford, C. S. Hine, and R. V. Smith. 2007. Aerial inventories of
        waterfowl in Illinois & estimation of moist-soil plant seed abundance for waterfowl on lands
       managed by Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Annual Report. Illinois Waterfowl
       Surveys and Investigations, Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration. W-43-R-54. INHS
       Technical Report 2007 (44). August. 59 p.

Yetter, A.P., M.M. Horath, and J. D. Stafford. 2007. 2006 Illinois and Mississippi river waterfowl
        status report. Annual Report. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. February. 4 p.

Horath, M.M., A.P. Yetter, J. D. Stafford, and C.S. Hine. 2006. Illinois waterfowl surveys and
       investigations. Annual Report. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, Illinois. W-43-R-53.
       August. 58 p.

Yetter, A.P., M.M. Horath, J. D. Stafford, C.S. Hine, R.V. Smith. 2006. Historical and
        contemporary characteristics of Illinois River valley wetlands: a geospatial database for
        planning and evaluation. Annual Report. Upper Mississippi River & Great Lakes Region
        Joint Venture. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. October. 21 p.

Stafford, J. D., M. M. Horath, and A. P. Yetter. 2005. Analyses of aerial inventory and historical
       wetland data for Goose Pond, Illinois. Prepared for: The Wetlands Initiative. 50 pp.

Yetter, A. P., M. W. Bowyer, and J. D. Stafford. 2005. Spring Lake Bottoms – Water
        Management Plan. Prepared for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 25 pp.

Horath, M. M., J. D. Stafford, C. S. Hine, A. P. Yetter, S. P. Havera, and M. W. Bowyer. 2005.
       Illinois waterfowl surveys and investigations. Final Report. Federal Aid in Wildlife
       Restoration Act, Illinois. W-43-R-50-51-52. 434 pp.

Horath, M. M., J. D. Stafford, C. S. Hine, A. P. Yetter, S. P. Havera, and M. W. Bowyer. 2005.
       Illinois waterfowl surveys and investigations. Annual Report. Federal Aid in Wildlife
       Restoration Act, Illinois. W-43-R-52. 6 pp.

Bowyer, M. W., A. P. Yetter, C. S. Hine, and J. D. Stafford. 2005. Covermapping of moist-soil
      plant and willow communities on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge. Final Report.
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 18 pp.

Havera, S. P., and J. D. Stafford. DVD Video: The Frank Bellrose Legacy. Produced by Ducks
      Unlimited, Inc. with collaboration from the Illinois Natural History Survey. Presented at the
      4th North American Duck Symposium, 24 August, 2006.

Stafford, J. D., and M. M. Horath. 2005. Historical Wetland Data: Goose Pond, Putnam County,
       Illinois. Prepared for: The Wetlands Initiative. Interactive CD-ROM with integrated report
       and ArcGIS compatibility.

Professional Service
Memberships

The Wildlife Society (TWS), 1997–present
North Central Section of TWS, 2005–present
Illinois Chapter of TWS, 2005–present
Southeast Division of TWS, 2000–2004
Mississippi Chapter of TWS, 2000–2004
Association of Field Ornithologists, 1998–2004
The North Dakota Natural Science Society, 1998–2004

Participation

Illinois Chapter TWS, Secretary-Treasurer, 2007–2009
Scientific program committee – 4th (2006) and 5th (2009) North American Duck Symposiums
Student awards committee – 5th (2009) North American Duck Symposium
Member Mississippi Flyway Tech Section (2005–present); 5 committees (Chair–Research)
IDNR Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction, Committee Member 2005–present
Moderator, Research Session, SD TWS annual meeting, 2000

Editorial and Society Service

Associate Editor, Wetlands, 2007–present

Reviewed manuscripts for: Auk, Oecologia, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Field
Ornithology, Journal of Wildlife Management, American Midland Naturalist, Wildlife Society
Bulletin, Proceedings of the 2003 and 2005 Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Annual Conference, Western North American Naturalist, Proceedings of the 10th North American
Crane Workshop, Waterbirds, Wetlands, U.S. Geological Survey, The Natural Areas Journal,
Waterbirds, Biological Conservation, Biodiversity and Conservation

Reviewed abstracts for the 2006 Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society and 4th and 5th North
American Duck Symposiums (August 2006 and 2009)

Reviewed book chapter on Waterbirds and Rice Agriculture for National Audubon Society's
Waterbirds on Working Lands (WWL) project.

Reviewed draft of Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Waterfowl Habitat
Conservation Strategy.

Reviewed and commented on content of the 2005 National Duck Hunter’s Survey

Reviewed grant proposals for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2005); USGS – Patuxent Wildlife
Research Center (2006); the California Bay Delta Authority’s CALFED Ecosystem Restoration
Program (2005 and 2006); Research Committee of Miss. Flyway Tech Section (2006–2008), U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service – Great Lakes Restoration Grants (2010).

Education and Outreach
Graduate Student Advising

Ben O‟Neal; Co-Advisor and Dissertation Director, Ph.D., UIUC (2006–2010)
Adam Phillips; Co-Advisor, M.S., SIUC (2008–2010)
John Dassow, Committee member, M.S., SIUC (2007–present)
Jay Hitchcock; Committee member. M.S., SIUC (2005–2008)
Valerie Olinik-Damstra; Committee member, M.S., UIUC 2005–
Teaching

WF 4243/6243, Wildlife Techniques. Spring 2004, MSU. Taught and organized lecture and lab 15
Feb.–10 May.

WF 4394/6394, Waterfowl Ecology and Management. Fall 2003, MSU. Lab and lecture on
Adaptive Harvest Management.

WF 4353/6353, Fish and Wildlife Policy and Law Enforcement. Fall 2002 and 2003, MSU.
Lecture on Migratory Bird Laws.

WF 4394/6394, Wetlands Ecology and Management. Fall 2002, MSU. Lecture on agricultural
wetlands.

WF 4243/6243, Wildlife Techniques. Spring 2001-2003, MSU. Taught Waterfowl ID, Age, and
Sex Labs.

WF 4394/6394, Waterfowl Ecology and Management. Fall 2001 and 2003. Taught Waterfowl ID,
Age, and Sex Labs.

MSU Forestry Summer Camp. Summer 2001-2003, MSU. Lecture on Waterfowl Identification.

WL 440, Fisheries and Wildlife Biometrics. Spring 2000, SDSU. Lecture on Logistic Regression.

WL 363, Ornithology. Spring 1999, SDSU. Periodic lectures on avian morphology and waterfowl
issues.

WL 363L, Ornithology lab. Spring 1999, SDSU. Teaching Assistant.

WL 230, Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques. Spring 1999, SDSU. Taught lab on radio-telemetry
techniques.

Outreach (presentations and exhibits)

Yetter, A. P., J. D. Stafford, and R. V. Smith. Aerial inventories and current research at the F.C.
        Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center. Emiquon Corps of Discovery. Lewistown, IL. 20
        February 2010.

Yetter, A. P., J. D. Stafford, R. V. Smith, and C. S. Hine. What do ducks eat? Exhibit at the
        Thompson Lake Festival. Emiquon Preserve, Lewistown, IL. 29 August 2009.

Stafford, J. D., and B. J. O‟Neal. Waterfowl on Weather Radar: Tracking Clouds of Ducks.
       Emiquon Audubon Society. Lewiston, IL. 7 May 2009.

Yetter, A. P., and J. D. Stafford. Aerial surveys and trends of migratory waterfowl & Emiquon
        2007-2009. Havana Rotary. Havana, IL. 4 May 2009.
Yetter, A. P., J. D. Stafford, R. V. Smith, and M. M. Horath. 2009. What do mallards eat? Exhibit
        at the Clean Water Celebration sponsored by the Sun Foundation. Peoria Civic Center.
        Peoria, IL. 27 April 2009.

Yetter, A. P., and J. D. Stafford. Aerial census & moist-soil management for waterfowl. Princeton
        Gun Club. Advisory Meeting. Hennepin, IL. 25 February 2009.

Yetter, A. P., and J. D. Stafford. Aerial census & moist-soil management for waterfowl. Migratory
        Waterfowl Hunters, Inc. Quarterly meeting. Godfrey, IL. 18 February 2009.

Stafford, J. D. and A. Yetter. Moist-soil management for Waterfowl. Iowa Waterfowl Summit IV.
       Independence, IA. 2 August 2008.

Stafford, J. D., A. P. Yetter, and M. M. Horath. Waterfowl use of the Mississippi and Illinois
       Rivers. Waterfowl forum sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the Illinois Natural History
       Survey, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Thomson, IL. 15 March 2008.

Yetter, A. P., and J. D. Stafford. Aerial surveys & trends of migratory waterfowl along the Illinois
        and Mississippi rivers. Migratory Waterfowl Hunters, Inc. Quarterly meeting, Godfrey, IL.
        20 February 2008.

Stafford, J. D. The annual cycle of waterfowl: Take care of us all year long. Moist-soil
       management for waterbirds: A workshop for managers, Vandalia, IL. 18 September 2007.

Stafford, J. D. Waterbird and wetland research at the Forbes Biological Station. Joliet Chapter,
       Audubon Society, Joliet, IL. 19 November 2006.

Stafford, J. D. The annual cycle of waterfowl: Take care of us all year long. Moist-soil
       management for waterbirds: A workshop for managers. Dickson Mounds Museum,
       Lewiston, IL. 20 September 2006.

Stafford, J. D. The Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center: research, outreach and education since
       1939. Presentation to Kiwanis, Lincoln, IL 30 May 2006.

Stafford, J. D, R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley.
       Evaluation and management of rice fields as foraging habitat for waterfowl in the lower
       Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Invited presentation to staff of Mississippi Department of
       Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Jackson, MS. 10 July 2003.

Stafford, J. D, R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley. 2003.
       Evaluation and management of rice fields as foraging habitat for waterfowl in the lower
       Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Invited presentation to staff of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Jackson,
       MS. 22 April 2003.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. Survival, movements and habitat use of
       mallard ducklings produced from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota.
       Invited Seminar at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. 20 April 2000.
Stafford, J. D. and L. D. Flake. Preliminary results: Survival, movements and habitat use of
       mallard broods produced from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota.
       Seminar to Ducks Unlimited, Bismarck, ND. 18 August 1999.

Stafford, J. D. and L. D. Flake. Preliminary results: Survival, movements and habitat use of
       mallard broods produced from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota.
       Seminar to: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND. 18 August 1999.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. Survival, movements and habitat use of
       mallard broods produced from overwater nesting structures in eastern South Dakota. South
       Dakota Ducks Unlimited Convention, Sioux Falls, SD. 6 February 1999.

Outreach (workshops)

Moist-soil Management for Waterbirds: A Workshop for Managers. Organized by the Bellrose
       Waterfowl Research Center. Day‟s Inn and Carlyle Lake Wildlife Management Area,
       Vandalia, IL. 18-19 September 2007.

Moist-soil Management for Waterbirds: A Workshop for Managers. Organized by the Bellrose
       Waterfowl Research Center. Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewiston, IL. 20-21 September,
       2006.

Outreach (articles and interviews)

Young, C. Issues plague ducks, hunters: Flu, food, flooding make season difficult time to bag
many birds. Prairie State Outdoors; supplement to The State Journal-Register. Springfield, IL. 16
September 2007.

Young, C. Taking a Dive. The State Journal-Register. Springfield, IL. 15 September 2007.

Young, C. Rest Stop. The State Journal-Register. Springfield, IL. 10 March 2007.

Radio Interview for Fulton County Outdoors (WBYS), Canton, IL 15 November 2006

Radio Interview on waterfowl research, WTAX, Springfield, IL 4 May 2006

Young, C. Special seeds critical for waterfowl. The Register-Mail. Galesburg, IL. 26 April, 2006.

Young, C. What‟s for dinner? The State Journal-Register. Springfield, IL. 6 March 2006.

Outreach (other)

Provide annual advice to IL DNR personnel to guide waterfowl harvest
Drafted portions of the Illinois Comprehensive Wildlife Plan, 2005
Hosted SIUC Wetland Ecology Class, 2005, 2006
Popular publications

Stafford, J. D., A. Yetter, C. Hine, R. Smith, and M. Horath. Moist-soil management for waterfowl
       on Illinois state lands. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports No. 400. Summer 2009.

O‟Neal, B. J., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Stafford. Evaluating waterbird use of wetlands restored through
      the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports
      No. 394. Winter 2008

O'Neal, B. J., Stafford, J. D., and R. D. Larkin. Waterfowl on weather radar. Outdoor Illinois.
       November 2008.

Stafford, J., A. Yetter, C. Hine, R. Smith, and M. Horath. Moist-soil management for waterfowl:
       science meets outreach. Outdoor Illinois. March 2008.

Stafford, J. D. 2007. Scaup. The Retriever Journal. October/November 2007.

Stafford, J. D. 2006. Waterfowl hunting outlook: United States. The Traveling Wingshooter. Fall
       2006.

Stafford, J. D. The Northern Pintail. The Retriever Journal. October/November 2006.

Stafford, J. D. The Green-winged Teal. The Retriever Journal. August/September 2006.

Stafford, J. D. The mechanics of Adaptive Harvest Management for Waterfowl. The Retriever
       Journal. June/July 2006.

Stafford, J. D. 2006. Avian Influenza: What does it mean to waterfowl and waterfowl hunters in
       North America? The Retriever Journal Online. http://www.retrieverjournal.com/birdflu.php.

Stafford, J. D. 2005. Waterfowl hunting outlook. The Retriever Journal. August/September 2005.

Kaminski, R. M, J. Kross, J. D. Stafford, and J. H. Havens. Saving rice for ducks and dollars for
      farmers. Mississippi Wildlife Issues. Fall/Winter 2004–05.

Stafford, J. D. Aerial Inventories of Waterfowl in Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports
       No. 385. Autumn 2005.

Kaminski, R. M., J. D. Stafford, A. T. Pearse, and K. J. Reinecke. Where have all the mallards
      gone? Delta Wildlife. Summer 2005.

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, P. D. Gerard, M. E. Kurtz, and S. W. Manley.
       2005. Waste Rice: a critical commodity for wintering waterfowl. Mississippi State
       University, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Advance Vol. 9, No. 1.

Stafford, J. D. and R. M. Kaminski. Managing rice fields for waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited.
       November/December 2004.
Stafford, J. D. and R. M. Kaminski. Delta „waste rice‟ dwindles for ducks: waterfowl missing out on
       leftovers. Arkansas Wildlife. November/December 2004.

Stafford, J. D. Midlife Crisis. Just Labs. January/February 2004.

Stafford, J. D., E. Penny, R. Kaminski, and K. Reinecke. Researchers examine waterfowl foods in
       Delta. Mississippi Wildlife Issues. Fall/Winter 2002–03.

Stafford, J. D., L. D. Flake, and P. W. Mammenga. Mallards and overwater nesting structures: a
       success story. South Dakota Conservation Digest. September/October 2000.

Stafford, J. D. Eastern South Dakota mallard study has promising first year. South Dakota Ducks
       Unlimited newsletter, Fowl Talk. Winter 1998.

Administration and Survey Service
Administrative accomplishments
Director, Forbes Biological Station and Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center
Supervise 4 full-time research biologists and seasonal technicians

Survey service
Member – INHS Professional Advancement Committee (2010–present)
Chair – INHS search committee for Urban Wildlife Ecologist, Winter 2007
Member – INHS vehicle committee (2007–2009)
INHS search committee to replace Dr. Mark Pegg
INHS search committee to replace Matthew Bowyer
INHS search committee for Human Dimensions expert

								
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