Accession Number : ADA322710

Title :   DUCKDATA: A Bibliographic Data Base for North American Waterfowl (Anatidae) and Their Wetland Habitats,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reinecke, Kenneth J. ; Delnicki, Don

PDF Url : ADA322710

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The data base contains >6,700 references to the ecology of waterfowl (Anatidae) and their wetland habitats. The emphasis is on North American waterfowl, but other English-language publications that concern Holarctic species or address relations of general interest are included. The bibliographic data are in computer files that can be edited, updated, and searched using a microcomputer and data base management software. Analysis of the bibliographic records indicates that the average number of waterfowl publications appearing each year increased from 2 during 1900-09 to >250 during 1980-89. Growth of the literature was exponential through the 1970's, the number of references doubling every 10-12 years. However, the rate of increase apparently slowed during the 1980's. Access to the waterfowl data base can help wildlife researchers, managers, and educators prepare proposals, manuscripts, reading lists, and management plans. Copies of the DUCKDATA data base are available from the authors on 3.5- or 5.25-inch diskettes formatted for PC-DOS or MS-DOS microcomputers in files specific to the bibliography data management program Pro-Cite (Personal Bibliographic Software, Inc., P.O. Box 4250, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106); an ASCII file in comma-delimited record and field format; and an ASCII file with citations formatted in the style of The Journal of Wildlife Management.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *COMPUTER FILES, *WETLANDS, *HABITATS, *WILDLIFE, *ECOLOGY, *WATERFOWL, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, DOCUMENTS, FORMATS, INSTRUCTORS, MICROCOMPUTERS, RECORDS, NORTH AMERICA, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE