Dr. Alan Afton

RESEARCH

Research Interests:

  • Mate selection, pairbonding and paternity in waterfowl
  • Social behavior, spacing systems, and incubation strategies of waterfowl
  • Importance of nutrient reserves to reproduction and survival of waterfowl
  • Nutritional ecology of waterfowl
  • Migration behavior and ecology of waterfowl
  • Evaluation of agricultural and wetland management techniques for improving waterfowl habitats

Current Projects:

  • Ecology and management of Lesser Scaup
  • Ecology and management of Lesser Snow Geese and Ross's Geese
  • History, nesting population, migration, home range and habitats used by Louisiana Bald Eagles