Jeffery W. Walk

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The Nature Conservancy acquired the Emiquon Preserve along the Illinois River, Illinois, with the primary objective of restoring ecological floodplain processes and habitats that promote and sustain native species and communities. The Conservancy convened an Emiquon Science Advisory Council prior to restoration implementation that identified key ecological(More)
Scientific study of the Illinois River began before a century of anthropogenic change, thus providing a unique perspective for describing river ecology restoration. In this issue, we explain how systematic monitoring revealed patterns in the restoration of the 2723-ha Emiquon Preserve on the Illinois River. The papers describe (1) how planktonic(More)
Avian seasonal fecundity is of interest from evolutionary, ecological, and conservation perspectives. However, direct estimation of seasonal fecundity is difficult, especially with multi-brooded birds, and models representing the renesting and quitting processes are usually required. To explore the consequences of modeling decisions on inference about avian(More)
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