Dr. Rick Baydack

Professor

255 Wallace
(204) 474-6776
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Teaching Activities

ENVR 3010/3020 – Adaptive Environmental Field Investigations

ENVR 4000/GEOG 7010 – Wildlife Management

ENVR 4000/GEOG 7010 – Sustainable Water Management

ENVR 4010 and ENVR 4020 – Environmental Field Investigations

ENVR/GEOG 4050 & GEOG 7010 – Ecosystem Management

ENVR/GEOG 4060 & GEOG 7500 – Biogeography

Various individual Honours, Project, Readings and Special Topics courses with senior undergraduate and graduate students, under course numbers GEOG 4670, GEOG 7010, ENVR 3010, ENVR 3500, and ENVR 4500

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Research Interests

Dr. Richard Kenith Baydack is a Professor in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Environment and Geography.  He has been on faculty with this University since 1979.  Dr. Baydack holds Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Zoology, and Master of Natural Resources Management Degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University.

Dr. Baydack has taught courses in Environmental Field Investigations, Ecosystem Management, Biogeography, Ecological Principles of Natural Resources Management, Thesis Research Planning, Biological Resources Management, and Principles of Wildlife Management.  His recent teaching emphasis has been on integrating the principles of ecosystem management, adaptive resource management, and the conservation of biological diversity into the University curriculum.

Dr. Baydack’s research focus is on developing practical applications of ecosystem management for habitat in order to conserve biodiversity.  Recent emphasis has centered on the North American Grouse Partnership, habitat manipulation techniques to increase reproductive success of various species, and determination of the effects of human activities on species survival, especially in agricultural ecosystems.  Several of these recent initiatives have been developed outside of North America.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS 

2016

Haufler, J.B., B. Vodehnal, and R.K. Baydack. 2016. Grassland restoration in the northern Great Plains: Needs, challenges, and opportunities.  Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 15-19.

 

Kiss, B.W., R.K. Baydack, F. B. Baldwin, B.L. Joynt, and D.A. Walker. 2016.  Female Eastern wild turkey movement and habitat use in the Pembina Valley, Manitoba.  Proceedings of the 11th National Wild Turkey Symposium 11:155-164. Tucson, Arizona. 

 

Kiss, B.W., R.K. Baydack, F. B. Baldwin, B.L. Joynt, and D.A. Walker. 2016.  Survival and

reproduction of female Eastern wild turkeys in the Pembina Valley, Manitoba.  Proceedings of the 11th National Wild Turkey Symposium 11:353-362. Tucson, Arizona.

 

MacLean, C., R.K. Baydack, and J. Harrigan.  2016.  Review of wildlife legislation In Canada pertaining to the waste of game.  Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 27-28.

 

2015

Baydack. 2015.  Why do wildlife matter? – another look. The Wildlife Professional.  9 (3): 7-8.

 

Baydack, R.K. 2015.  Communication, collaboration, and networking in the wildlife profession.  The Wildlifer. February.

 

Baydack, R.K. 2015.  The rites of spring for a wildlife biologist.  The Wildlifer, April.

 

Baydack, R.K.  2015.  Why are international graduate students important to the wildlife profession.  Proceedings of the Vth International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan. July 26-30.

 

Decker, D.M., A.J. Colturi, R.K. Baydack, E. C. McCance, W.F. Siemer, T.H. Eason, and P. D. Curtis.  2015.  Urban wildlife management in the United States and Canada.  Proceedings of the Vth International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan. July 26-30.

 

McCance, E.C., R. K. Baydack, D.A. Walker, and D.E. Leask.  2015.  Spatial and temporal analysis of factors associated with urban deer-vehicle collisions.  Human-Wildlife Interactions 9 (1):119-131.

 

McCance, E.C., J.M. Campbell, and R.K. Baydack.  2015.  Identifying how human behavior influences urban white-tailed deer movement patterns in a Canadian metropolitan area.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20 (6): 471-483.

 

Petersen, S. D., and R.K. Baydack.  2015. Polar Bear Conservation in Manitoba: Integration with Assiniboine Park Zoo.  Proceedings of the Vth International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan. July 26-30.

 

2014

Baydack, R.K.  2014.  Protecting wildlife in a global world.  The Wildlife Professional 8(1): 9-11.

 

Baydack, R.K.  2014.  Why do wildlife matter.  The Wildlife Professional 8(4): 8-9.

 

Baydack, R.K.  2014.  Celebrating our wildlife conservation heritage.  Interview for The Wildlife Society, available at www.wildlife.org

 

Baydack, R.K.  2014.  The Wildlife Society and its role in educating the next generation of wildlife professionals.  Invited Presentation to the Japan Ministry of Environment Professional Development Conference, Tokyo, Japan, August 3.

 

Baydack, R.K.  2014. Ecological and social considerations for managing human-wildlife conflicts:  case studies of urban white-tailed deer and polar bears in Manitoba, Canada.  Invited Presentation to the Mammal Society of Japan Public Symposium on Human and Wildlife Conflict Resolution, Sapporo, Japan, August 8-9.

 

Baydack, R.K. 2014.  The Wildlife Society’s perspective on the importance of diversity in the wildlife profession.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25-29.

 

Baydack, R.K., and E. C. McCance.  2014.  Spatial and temporal analysis of urban white-tailed deer movement and the factors associated with urban deer-vehicle collisions.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25-29.

 

McCance, E.C., R.K. Baydack, and J.M. Campbell.  2014.  Identifying how human behavior influences urban white-tailed deer movement patterns in a Canadian metropolitan area.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25-29.