College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Todd W. Arnold
Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario
Fields of Interest
Population ecology and management of grassland and wetland-dependent wildlife; mark-recapture analysis; population assessment and modeling.
- FW 5051 Analysis of Populations
- ESPM 3003 Sustainable People, Sustainable Planet
My research interests focus on the ecology and conservation of wetland- and prairie-dependent wildlife, particularly waterfowl. Recent research has focused on better methods of estimating population size of wetland and grassland wildlife, estimation of population vital rates (e.g. nest success, brood survival), and development of population models to guide management activities and predict future population trajectories.
- Arnold, TW. 2011. Onset of incubation and hatching patterns in American Coots. Condor 113:107-118.
- Amundson, CL, and TW Arnold. In press. Effects of predation and brood density on Mallard duckling survival in northeastern North Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management, 27 pp. ms.
- LeDee, OE, TW Arnold, EA Roche, and FJ Cuthbert. 2010. Use of breeding and nonbreeding encounters to estimate survival and breeding-site fidelity of the Piping Plover at the Great Lakes. Condor 112:637-643.
- Amundson, CL, and TW Arnold. 2010. Effects of radio-transmitters and plasticine bands on Mallard duckling survival. Journal of Field Ornithology 81:310-317.
- Arnold, TW. 2010. Uninformative parameters and model selection using Akaike’s information criterion. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1175-1178.