Ducks Unlimited Science Reports

Explore DU’s science and research

Since our founding in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has based our conservation decisions on the best available science, obtained through partnerships with hundreds of public, private, and corporate collaborators. In recent years, our science has expanded to increase understanding of how DU’s mission of waterfowl habitat conservation also affects ecosystem services such as water quality and flood mitigation, which in turn benefits broader society. We encourage you to learn more about the many different science and research efforts in which Ducks Unlimited is involved by exploring our International Science Report and supporting documents.

The International Science Report illustrates the diversity and geographic expansiveness of the science being used by DU Inc., DU Canada, and DU de México to guide our continental conservation efforts.

The Science Spotlight report introduces you in more detail to a few ongoing projects and, most importantly, some of the students that DU is proud to support. The future of science-based waterfowl and wetland conservation rests in part with these young professionals.

Our Publication List provides a glimpse of the many ways in which DU staff and supported scientists communicate the findings and implications of their research.

2020 International Science Report

Highlights more than 100 ongoing and new research projects that were engaged or supported by DU Inc., DU Canada and DU de México in the most recent fiscal year.

Download 2020 International Science Report



Science Spotlight

A collection of select research from the 2020 Science Report, including information on the students and scientists involved, DU’s fellowship recipients and scientific insights.

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Science Publications

A recent list of articles, plans, reports, theses, dissertations and other literature relating to DU’s research and support for science.

Download Science Publications