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Kenneth J. Reinecke

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
2524 South Frontage Road, Suite C
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180-5269 

Photo of Kenneth J. Reinecke

Telephone: 601-629-6606

Fax: 601-636-9541

Email: kreinecke@usgs.gov 

Emeritus Research Wildlife Biologist

Education/Training:
A.B., Ripon College, 1966, Mathematics and Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Maine, 1978, Wildlife Ecology

Areas of Expertise/Interest: 
Areas of interest and expertise include: (1) various aspects of the feeding ecology of waterfowl, such as food use, nutrition, energetics, and more recently large scale studies of the extent of food depletion by waterfowl wintering in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley; (2) design of stratified and multi-stage population and habitat surveys at spatial scales matching the landscape perspective of current bird conservation plans and use of double sampling designs to assess biases associated with population and habitat surveys; and (3) estimating survival rates, identifying mortality sources, and exploring strategies to use adaptive experiments to learn about effects of managing winter habitat on population dynamics of mallards. 
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 

Mississippi Wildlife Federation Wildlife Conservationist of the Year (2009)
Professional Excellence Award, University of Maine Wildlife Program, 2009
Ducks Unlimited Conservation Award for Technical Achievement (1994)
Associate Editor of The Journal of Wildlife Management (1997-98)
Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Mississippi State University, 1986-present
Publication Awards, Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society, 1984 and 1988
Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society, 1983-present

Publications/Products: 

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

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, and K. J. Reinecke. 2010. Avian foods, foraging and habitat conservation in world rice fields. Pages 133-150 in C. S. Elphick, C. S. Elphick, K. C. Parsons, M. Fasola, and L. Mugica, editors. Ecology and conservation of birds in rice fields: a global review. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1) iii, 244 pp. abstract

Wiseman, A. J., R. M. Kaminski, S. K. Riffell, K. J. Reinecke, and E. J. Larson. 2010. Ratoon grain sorghum and other seeds for waterfowl in grain sorghum fields. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:106-111. abstract

Greer, D. M., B. D. Dugger, K. J. Reinecke, and M. J. Petrie. 2009. Depletion of rice as food of waterfowl wintering in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(7):1125-1133. abstract

Manley, S. W., R. M. Kaminski, P. B. Rodrigue, J. C. Dewey, S. H. Schoenholtz, P. D. Gerard, and K. J. Reinecke. 2009. Soil and nutrient retention in winter-flooded ricefields with implications for watershed management. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 64(3):173-182. abstract

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

Eadie, J. M., C. S. Elphick, K. J. Reinecke, and M. R. Miller. 2008. Wildlife values of North American ricelands. Pages 7-90 in Scott W. Manley, editor. Conservation in ricelands of North America. The Rice Foundation, Stuttgart, Arkansas. 180 pp. abstract

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

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

Pearse, A. T., S. J. Dinsmore, R. M. Kaminski, and 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. abstract

Pearse, A. T., P. D. Gerard, S. J. Dinsmore, R. M. Kaminski, and K. J. Reinecke. 2008. Estimation and correction of visibility bias in aerial surveys of wintering ducks. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3):808-813. abstract

Baxter, C. K., J. W. Nelson, K. J. Reinecke, and S. E. Stephens. 2006. Coherence between harvest and habitat management -- Joint venture perspectives. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 71:214-232.

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

Stafford, J. D., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, and S. W. Manley. 2006. Waste rice for waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(1):61-69. abstract

Anders, M. M., T. E. Windham, R. W. McNew, and K. J. Reinecke. 2005. Fall rice straw management and winter flooding treatment effects on a subsequent soybean crop. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 26(1):83-96.

Manley, S. W., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, and P. D. Gerard. 2005 . Agronomic implications of waterfowl management in Mississippi ricefields. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33(3):981-992. abstract

Reinecke, K. J. and K. M. Hartke. 2005. Estimating moist-soil seeds available to waterfowl with double sampling for stratification. Journal of Wildlife Management 69(2):794-799. abstract

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. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:155-163. abstract

Stafford, J. D., K. J. Reinecke, R. M. Kaminski, and P. D. Gerard. 2005. Multi-stage sampling for large scale natural resources surveys: A case study of rice and waterfowl. Journal of Environmental Management 78(4):353-361. abstract

Manley, S. W., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, and P. D. Gerard. 2004. Waterbird foods in winter-managed ricefields in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 68(1):74-83. abstract

Kaminski, R. M., J. B. Davis, H. W. Essig, P. D. Gerard, and K. J. Reinecke. 2003. True metabolizable energy for wood ducks from acorns compared to other waterfowl foods. Journal of Wildlife Management 67(3):542-550. abstract

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(3):111-114. abstract

Reinecke, K. J. and C. K. Baxter. 1996. Waterfowl habitat management in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. International Waterfowl Symposium 7:159-167.

Reinecke, K. J. and C. R. Loesch. 1996. Integrating research and management to conserve wildfowl (Anatidae) and wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, U.S.A. Pages 927-940 in Marcel Birkan, editor. Anatidae 2000 : an international conference on the conservation, habitat management and wise use of ducks, geese and swans = une conférence internationale sur la conservation, la gestion des habitats et l'utilisation rationnelle des canards, des oies et des cygnes : Strasbourg, France, December 5-9, 1994. Gibier Faune Sauvage, Game and Wildlife 13(3).

Krapu, G. L., K. J. Reinecke, D. G. Jorde, and S. G. Simpson. 1995. Spring-staging ecology of midcontinent greater white-fronted geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 59(4):736-746. abstract

Loesch, D. R., D. J. Twedt, and K. J. Reinecke. 1995. Conservation partnerships in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wildlife Society Bulletin 23(4):791-795. abstract

Smith, D. R., K. J. Reinecke, M. J. Conroy, M. W. Brown, and J. R. Nassar. 1995. Factors affecting visibility rate of aerial waterfowl surveys in the Mississippi alluvial valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 59(3):515-527. abstract

Dugger, B. D., K. J. Reinecke, and L. H. Fredrickson. 1994. Late winter survival of female mallards in Arkansas. Journal of Wildlife Management 58(1):94-99. abstract

Reinecke, K. J. 1994. Regional waterfowl habitat trends and implications for neotropical birds. Pages 20-24 in Winston P. Smith and David N. Pashley, editors. A workshop to resolve conflicts in the conservation of migratory landbirds in bottomland hardwood forests. General Technical Report SO-114. U.S. Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La. 37 pp. PDF

Reinecke, K. J. 1993. [Book review] 1988 North American Wood Duck Symposium. Selected Papers from the Symposium Held in St. Louis, Missouri, 20-22 February 1988, Leigh H. Fredrickson, et al., editors. Journal of Wildlife Management 57(3):665. abstract

Krapu, G. L. and K. J. Reinecke. 1992. Foraging ecology and nutrition. Pages 1-29 in B. D. J. Batt, A. D. Afton, M. G. Anderson, C. D. Ankney, D. H. Johnson, J. A. Kadlec, and G. L. Krapu, editors. Ecology and Management of Breeding Waterfowl. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. xxi, 635 pp.

Reinecke, K. J., M. W. Brown, and J. R. Nassar. 1992. Evaluation of aerial transects for counting winter mallards. Journal of Wildlife Management 56(3):515-525. abstract

Reinecke, K. J. and D. Delnicki. 1992. DUCKDATA: A Bibliographic Data Base for North American Waterfowl (Anatidae) and their Wetland Habitats. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Publication No. 186. iii, 7 pp. search DUCKDATA

Reinecke, K. J., C. W. Shaiffer, and D. Delnicki. 1992. Band reporting rates of mallards in the Mississippi alluvial valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 56(3):526-531. abstract

Moorhead, D. J., J. D. Hodges, and K. J. Reinecke. 1991. Silvicultural options for waterfowl management in bottomland hardwood stands and greentree reservoirs. Pages 710-721 in S. S. Coleman and D. G. Neary, editors. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Volume 2. General Technical Report SE-70. U.S. Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, NC. xii, 868 pp. abstract

Reinecke, K. J., R. M. Kaminski, D. J. Moorhead, J. D. Hodges, and J. R. Nasser. 1989. Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Pages 203-247 in L. M. Smith, R. L. Pederson, and R. M. Kaminski, editors. Habitat Management for Migrating and Wintering Waterfowl in North America. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock. xii, 560 pp.

Reinecke, K. J., C. D. Ankney, G. L. Krapu, R. B. Owen, Jr., H. H. Prince, and D. G. Raveling. 1988. Workshop summary: Nutrition, condition, and ecophysiology. Pages 299-303 in M. W. Weller, editor. Waterfowl in Winter. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. xx, 624 pp.

Reinecke, K. J., R. C. Barkley, and C. K. Baxter. 1988. Potential effects of changing water conditions on mallards wintering in the Mississippi alluvial valley. Pages 325-337 in M. W. Weller, editor. Waterfowl in Winter. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. xx, 624 pp.

Reinecke, K. J. and C. W. Shaiffer. 1988. A field test for differences in condition among trapped and shot mallards. Journal of Wildlife Management 52(2):227-232. abstract

Reinecke, K. J., C. W. Shaiffer, and D. Delnicki. 1987. Winter survival of female mallards in the lower Mississippi valley. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 52:258-263.

Delnicki, D. and K. J. Reinecke. 1986. Mid-winter food use and body weights of mallards and wood ducks in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 50(1):43-51. abstract

Reinecke, K. J., and G. L. Krapu. 1986. Feeding ecology of sandhill cranes during spring migration in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Management 50(1):71-79. abstract

Johnson, D. H., G. L. Krapu, K. J. Reinecke, and D. G. Jorde. 1985. An evaluation of condition indices for birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 49(3):569-575. abstract

Krapu, G. L., G. C. Iverson, K. J. Reinecke, and C. M. Boise. 1985. Fat deposition and usage by arctic-nesting sandhill cranes during spring. Auk 102(2):362-368. PDF

Frederick, R. B., E. E. Klaas, G. A. Baldassarre , and K. J. Reinecke. 1984. A method for sampling waste corn. Journal of Wildlife Management 48(1):298-303. abstract

Miller, M. R. and K. J. Reinecke. 1984. Proper expression of metabolizable energy in avian energetics. Condor 86(4):396-400. PDF

Nichols, J. D., K. J. Reinecke, and J. E. Hines. 1983. Factors affecting the distribution of mallards wintering in the Mississippi alluvial valley. Auk 100(4):932-946. PDF

Krapu, G. L., K. J. Reinecke, and C. R. Frith. 1982. Sandhill cranes and the Platte River. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 47:542-552.

Reinecke, K. J., T. L. Stone, and R. B. Owen. 1982. Seasonal carcass composition and energy balance of female black ducks in Maine. Condor 84(4):420-426. PDF

Reinecke, K. J. 1981. Winter waterfowl research needs and efforts in the Mississippi delta. International Waterfowl Symposium 4:231-236.

Reinecke, K. J. and R. B. Owen, Jr. 1980. Food use and nutrition of black ducks nesting in Maine. Journal of Wildlife Management 44(3):549-558. abstract

Reinecke, K. J. 1979. Feeding ecology and development of juvenile black ducks in Maine. Auk 96(4):737-745. PDF

Reinecke, K. J. 1977. The importance of freshwater invertebrates and female energy reserves for black ducks breeding in Maine. University of Maine, Ph.D. dissertation, Orono. 3, 113, 44 pp.

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