Author Archives: Elphick

SHARP represented at AOU/COS meeting in Oklahoma

Graduate student Alyssa Borowske presented a paper at the joint AOU/COS meeting at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  Her paper was titled: “Body  condition  and  survival throughout  the  annual  cycle  in  tidal  marsh  sparrows”.

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Saltmarsh sparrows make cover to Restoration Ecology

Our recent paper on the effects of tidal flow restoration on saltmarsh sparrows is the cover article in the latest issue of Restoration Ecology. To read to the paper go here.

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SHARP at Society for Wetland Scientists’ annual meeting

At this week’s annual meeting of the international Society of Wetland Scientists, SHARP presented invited symposium two talks and our work was mentioned in one of the plenaries. Chris Field gave a talk titled “Is marsh transgression necessary to secure … Continue reading

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Saltmarsh and seaside sparrows featured on Nature (PBS)

The new PBS Nature series Animal Homes features two of SHARP’s focal study species – saltmarsh and seaside sparrows – in Episode 2 (Location, Location, Location).  The footage was filmed at our Connecticut study sites by the very talented Michael … Continue reading

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Three SHARP grad students finish PhDs

This semester the first three SHARP graduate students – Whitney Wiest (U Delaware), Becky Kern (U Delaware), and Alyssa Borowske (UConn) – successfully defended their dissertations.  Once all final revisions to their dissertations are complete, we will post them here.

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SHARP research featured on AquaKids

This summer, the children’s TV show AquaKids visited one of our primary SHARP study sites, Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in CT to learn about our work on marsh changes and how they affect birds.  The show will air next … Continue reading

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SHARP grad student in the news

SHARP graduate student Chris Field was recently featured in an article in the New London Day that describes a talk he gave about SHARP work on saltmarsh sparrows and marsh migration.

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SHARP at the Joint NE/SE Partners in Flight meeting

SHARP members were involved in several activities at the Partners in Flight meeting in Virginia Beach, 6-9 October 2014.  Activities included: (1) A symposium summarizing the work that SHARP has completed to date and saltmarsh bird related activities taking place … Continue reading

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Three postdoc positions available through SHARP

SHARP will be hiring for three postdoc positions – two at the University of Connecticut (demographic modelling; quantitative conservation planning) and one at the University of Delaware (saltmarsh community integrity) – to start in early 2015.  Details are here.

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Short paper on tracking marsh migration

A short paper describing our protocol for studying marsh migration is now available here (account and log in required, but no pay wall): Elphick, C.S., and C.R. Field. 2014.  Monitoring indicators of climate change along long Island Sound: A simple … Continue reading

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