References for seminar on wildlife management in rice fields


This list of references was prepared for a seminar on the management of rice fields, presented at a workshop in Louisiana.The book chapter by Eadie et al. is intended to be a complete review of all that is known about wildlife in rice fields.The chapter is essentially finished and hopefully the book will come out soon.If you want more information about birds in rice fields let me know and Iíll try to help.


Bird, J. A., G. S. Pettygrove, and J. M. Eadie. 2000. The impact of waterfowl foraging on the decomposition of rice straw: Mutual benefits for rice growers and waterfowl. Journal of Applied Ecology 37:728-741.

Day, J. H., and M. A. Colwell. 1998. Waterbird communities in rice fields subjected to different post-harvest treatments. Colonial Waterbirds 21:185-197.

Eadie, J.M., C.S. Elphick, K.J. Reinecke, and M.R. Miller. In revision. Wildlife values of North American ricelands.In: Conservation in Ricelands of North America (M. Petrie, S. W. Manley, and B. Batt. eds.).

Elphick, C. S. 2000. Functional equivalency between rice fields and seminatural wetland habitats. Conservation Biology 14:181-191. [pdf]

Elphick, C. S. 2004. Assessing conservation trade-offs: Identifying the effects of flooding rice fields for waterbirds on non-target bird species.Biological Conservation 117: 105-110. [pdf]

Elphick, C. S., and L. W. Oring. 1998. Winter management of Californian rice fields for waterbirds. Journal of Applied Ecology 35:95-108. [pdf]

Elphick, C. S., and L. W. Oring. 2003. Conservation implications of flooding rice fields on winter waterbird communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 94:17-29. [pdf]

Remsen, J. V., M. M. Swan, S. W. Cardiff, and K. V. Rosenberg. 1991. The importance of the rice-growing region of south-central Louisiana to winter populations of shorebirds, raptors, waders, and other birds. Journal of Louisiana Ornithology 1:35-47.

Rettig, V. E. 1994. Use of agricultural fields by migrating and wintering shorebirds of southwest Louisiana. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Shuford, W. D., G. W. Page, and J. E. Kjelmyr. 1998. Patterns and dynamics of shorebird use of California's Central Valley. Condor 100:227-244.

van Groenigen, J. W., E. G. Burns, J. M. Eadie, W. R. Horwath, and C. van Kessel. 2003. Effects of foraging waterfowl in winter flooded rice fields on weed stress and residue decomposition. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 95: 289-296.

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