Author Archives: Elphick

News coverage of SHARP research on the attitudes of coastal land owners towards conservation strategies

Our paper on the human dimensions of coastal marsh conservation was recently featured in several news outlets, including E&E News, the New London Day, the New Haven Register, and the Augusta Free Press.

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SHARP PI on Bird Calls Radio

On August 3rd, Chris Elphick talked about the conservation of saltmarsh sparrows and other tidal marsh birds on Bird Calls Radio.  The interview can be accessed here.

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New study in PNAS shows how understanding the beliefs and attitudes of private property owners is key to long-term conservation of tidal marshes

Sea levels are rising and coastal marshes are getting wetter. In addition to affecting coastal communities, these changes have consequences for the many species that live in marshes, and recent evidence shows that several of these species are suffering rapid … Continue reading

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Sam Apgar gets GCA grant

Samantha Apgar, the newest SHARP grad student, recently received a Garden Club of America Award in Coastal Wetland Studies for her doctoral work on extinction risk in specialist marsh birds.

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SHARP gives webinar on tidal marsh bird conservation for the ACJV

Chris Elphick and Chris Field recently gave a talk for the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture(ACJV), over-viewing a lot of SHARP’s work.  The presentation was broadcast as a webinar in the ACJVs Climate of Conservation webinar series and can be viewed … Continue reading

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Eighth SHARP graduate student defends

Chris Field recently defended his PhD dissertation “A threatened ecosystem in a human-dominated landscape: tidal marsh conservation in the face of sea-level rise” at the University of Connecticut.  Once final revisions have been made it will be posted with other … Continue reading

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SHARP research in Providence Journal

SHARP research on saltmarsh sparrows was featured in a recent article in the Providence Journal newspaper.  A companion article described work being done to manage a section of marsh at Sachuest Point NWR, where SHARP has been studying tidal marsh … Continue reading

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SHARP graduate student wins presentation award at Waterbird meeting

In addition to organization a symposium at the Waterbird Society annual meeting in Bar Harbor, Maine, Kate Ruskin won a student presentation award.

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SHARP graduate students organize symposium at Waterbirds meeting

Earlier this month, Kate Ruskin and Alison Kocek – two SHARP graduate students – organized a symposium on wetland passerines at the annual meeting of the Waterbird Society in Bar Harbor, Maine.  The symposium was titled Aquatic passerines: the youngest … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy results presented at ICCB meeting in France

On August 2nd, SHARP PI Chris Elphick presented the results from our analysis of the effects of Hurricane Sandy on tidal marsh birds at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France.  The abstract can be found here (page … Continue reading

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