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  • Structures near airports increase risk of airplane-goose collisions

    From left, graduate student Ryan Askren, avian ecologist Michael Ward and their colleagues found that Canada geese are using man-made structures that bring them close to airport runways.

    From left, graduate student Ryan Askren, avian ecologist Michael Ward and their colleagues found that Canada geese are using man-made structures that bring them close to airport runways.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Michael Ward, call 217-244-4089; email mpward@illinois.edu.
    To reach Ryan Askren, email raskren2@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Tracking Canada geese near airports: Using spatial data to better inform management” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.