Dr. Rick Baydack

Professor

255 Wallace
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TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

ENVR/GEOG 4050 & GEOG 7010 – Ecosystem Management
ENVR/GEOG 4060 & GEOG 7500 – Biogeography
ENVR 4020/GEOG 7010 – Sustainable Water Management
ENVR 4010 and ENVR 4020 – Environmental Field Investigations

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


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.


Articles in refereed journals

Dyck, M.G., W. Soon, R.K. Baydack, D.R. Legates, S. Baliunas, T.F. Ball, and L.O. Hancock.  2008. Reply to response to Dyck et al. (2007) on polar bears and climate change in western Hudson Bay by Sirling et al. (2008).  Ecological Complexity: 5(4): 289-302.

Vodehnal, W.L., J.B. Haufler, and R.K. Baydack.  2008.  A Grassland Conservation Plan for prairie grouse in North America.  Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 73: 140-152.

Baydack, R.K.  2007.  Status of the Polar Bear.  Fair Chase 22(3): 26-30.

Dyck, M.G., W. Soon, R.K. Baydack, D.R. Legates, S. Baliunas, T.F. Ball, and L.O. Hancock.  2007.  Polar bears of western Hudson Bay and climate change:  Are warming spring air temperatures the “ultimate” survival control factor?  Ecological Complexity: 4(3): 73-84.

Dyck, M.G., and R.K. Baydack.  2006.  Human activities associated with polar bear viewing near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11:143-145. 

Campbell, J.M., D. Walker, B.D.J. Smid, and R.K. Baydack.  2005.  Recreation habitat suitability indices:  key concepts and a framework for application in landscape planning.  Environments 33(2):  71-88.

Aldridge, C.L., M.S. Boyce, and R.K. Baydack.  2004. Adaptive management of prairie grouse:  how do we get there? Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(1):  92-103.

Dyck, M.G. and R.K. Baydack.  2004.  Vigilance behaviour of polar bears in the context of wildlife-viewing activities at Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.   Biological Conservation 116: 343-350. 


Research and technical reports

Vodehnal, W.L., R.K. Baydack, D.M. Davis, J.B. Haufler, R.D. Manes, S.L. Manes, J.A. Mosher, S.P. Riley, and H.L. Whitlaw.  2008.  A Grassland Conservation Plan for Prairie Grouse.  North American Grouse Partnership, Denver, CO.  242pp.


Presentations

Baydack, R.K.  2008.  Implementing Ecosystem Management in Canadian Parks, Protected Areas, and Forests.  University of San Carlos, Asuncion, Paraguay, August 29.

Baydack, R.K.  2008.  An Ecosystem Management Approach for Sustainable Wetland Conservation.  National University of Pilar, Paraguay.  September 4.


Refereed papers delivered at conferences

Davis, T. J., D.J. Walker, D.W. Schindler, and R.K. Baydack.  2008.  Utilization of anthropogenic and natural corridors by wolves in eastern Manitoba, and the impacts on woodland caribou. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Miami, Florida.  November 8-12.

McCance, E.C., R.K. Baydack, and J.M. Campbell.  2008.  The importance of integrating human dimensions into urban wildlife management: a white-tailed deer study. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Miami, Florida.  November 8-12.

Ruch, J.E., R.K. Baydack, D.J. Walker, and M.W. Shoesmith.  2008.  The feasibility of re-establishing greater prairie chicken in southeastern Manitoba. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Miami, Florida.  November 8-12.

Schindler, D.W., D.J. Walker, T.J. Davis, and R.K. Baydack.  2008.  Determining effects of an all-weather logging road on winter woodland caribou habitat use in southeastern Manitoba. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Miami, Florida.  November 8-12.

Schutz, M.L., D.J. Walker, and R.K. Baydack.  2008.  The effects of brush encroachment on species diversity in pasturelands in western Canada. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Miami, Florida.  November 8-12.

Baydack, R.K.  2007.  The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium:  A partnership approach for studying and managing a large aquatic ecosystem in central Canada.  Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Water, Centre for Argentinean-Canadian Studies, Buenos Aries, Argentina.

Chranowski, D.J., R.K. Baydack, D.A. Walker, R.R. Riewe.  2007.  Cow elk home range, seasonal movements, and habitat selection in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba.  Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Tucson, Arizona, September 23-26.

Wiens, J. L., M.W. Shoesmith, R.K. Baydack, D.A. Walker, K.W. Stewart, and R.L. Mason.  2007.  Habitat use and abundance of the common garter snake at the northern limit of its range in Manitoba.  Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Tucson, Arizona, September 23-26.

Baydack, R.K., J.B. Haufler, B.D. Kernohan, and H. Campa III.  2006.  Performance measures for ecological sustainability.  Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Anchorage, Alaska.  September 23-27.

Miller, A.S., R.K. Baydack, K.A. DeSmet, P.M. Goosen, and R.E. Jones.  2004.  Manitoba Piping Plover Stewardship program.  Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Calgary, Alberta, September 18-22.

Schroeder, M.A., R.K. Baydack, S.A. Harmon, C.A. Hagen, D.M. Davis, S.K. Sherrod, S.P. DeMaso, R.W. Hoffman, T.Z. Riley, J.B. Haufler, and R.R. Manes.  2004.   The North American Grouse Management Plan.  North American Grouse Partnership, Williamsport, Maryland.  37 pp.

Scott, J.L., D.J. Walker, R.K. Baydack, and J.R. Duncan.  2004.  Biology and ecology of northern prairie skinks in Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba.  Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Calgary, Alberta, September 18-22.

Scott, J.L., D.J. Walker, and R.K. Baydack.  2004.  A comparison of three tracking methods for small reptiles in Canada.  Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Calgary, Alberta, September 18-22.