SNR Researchers Discover Unusual Prairie Chicken Movement – UNL
UNL graduate student Jocelyn Olney conducted a research experiment focusing on the movement of prairie chickens. Olney was part of a team of researchers from the School of Natural Resources who banded 70 prairie chickens in the Sandhills last year. This identification process offers several advantages for insight into the life history of prairie chickens including travel distance during the seasons. Understanding the behavioral patterns of this migrant species helps researchers paint a more accurate picture of this poultry population.