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Mikal Moore, Waterfowl Specialist


Research Focus
Canada goose population dynamics, wintering waterfowl forage availability

- M.S. Zoology, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
- B.A. Biology, Rice University

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Mikal Moore
Waterfowl Specialist

Mikal Moore joined WDFW in 2006 as a waterfowl specialist.  Based in the Columbia Basin, her efforts focus on waterfowl population status and trends, wintering waterfowl forage availability, waterfowl habitat conservation, and waterfowl ecology research, primarily in eastern Washington.  She received her B.A. in Biology from Rice University in Houston, TX in 1999.  After working on numerous game bird research projects across the south and southwest, she obtained her M.S. in Zoology at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale under the direction of Dr. Bruce Dugger.  Her project examined giant Canada goose productivity in the greater Chicago area.  Prior to joining WDFW, Mikal served as the Assistant Game Bird Biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and as a faculty research assistant at Oregon State University. 

Current Research

Selected Publications

  • Dugger, B. D., M. L. Moore, R.S. Finger, and M. J. Petrie.  2007.  True Metabolizable Energy for Seeds of Common Moist-Soil Plant Species.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71(6):1964-1967.
  • Cline, M. L.  2004.  Productivity of giant Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima) in northeastern Illinois.  M.S thesis.  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.
  • Paine, C. R., J. D. Thompson, R. A. Montgomery, M. L. Cline, and B. D. Dugger.  2003.  Status and management of Canada geese in northeastern Illinois.  Final report.  Project W-131-R1 to R3.  Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, Illinois, USA.