The primary purpose of the BDJV is to support research on black duck ecology to identify limiting factors and provide management recommendations to guide management. Since 1989 the BDJV and its partners have provided > $4.3 million to support research on black duck ecology and management. Results from BDJV supported research have been incorporated into a variety of management activities.
A primary objective of the BDJV is to identify limiting factors and recommendation for growing the black duck population. To achieve this goal the BDJV engages in conservation planning with its partners and identifies high priority information needs which it then addresses through a Competitive Grant Program. Under this program the BDJV supports scientific research by conducting a Request for Proposals (RFP) every other year. The RFP is announced is posted on Grants.gov in December with proposals due in early February. Proposed studies should address =1 of the priority research and information needs as identified by the BDJV. Studies should be well designed, comprehensive, and integrated where possible to minimize conflicts involving overlap with on-going research, maximize resources, and broaden the application of the results.
To advance the development of research projects, interested parties are encouraged to contact the BDJV Science Coordinator to confirm current research priorities, anticipated funds, and progress of on-going projects.
Black Duck Joint Venture Request for Proposals 2011
Black Duck Joint Venture Request for Proposals 2009