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Looking beyond marshes, Brian Olsen, steps into Maine’s great chickadee debate, exhibting all the qualities his SHARP colleagues have come to know and love. As the Mount Desert Island puts it: ” Brian Olsen is just the sort of cheerful, … Continue reading
We have released a GIS raster layer describing salt marsh communities in the Northeast Atlantic coast of the United States, from northern Maine to Virginia in 3 X 3 m pixels. It identifies eight cover/community types: High marsh, Low marsh, Salt pools/pannes, Terrestrial border, Phragmites australis, Mudflat, Open water, … Continue reading
On March 10th, 2017, Brian Olsen presented a series of seminars at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida on the on-going work by the SHARP team. He described how tidal marsh birds are being challenged by sea-level rise … Continue reading
An article by AP reporter Patrick Whittle, detailing the recent declines of saltmarsh sparrows across their range, was highlighted by numerous press outlets this weekend. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/east-coasts-saltmarsh-sparrow-disappearing-scientists-39276938 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/east-coasts-saltmarsh-sparrow-disappearing-scientists-say/2016/05/21/d89189b2-1f66-11e6-82c2-a7dcb313287d_story.html
The Bangor Daily News, Maine’s second largest newspaper, released an article on the declines in the Saltmarsh Sparrow, highlighting the results of SHARP alum, Mo Correll. The entire story can be found here: https://bangordailynews.com/community/saltmarsh-sparrow-population-plummets-umaine-scientists-say/
On July 29th Brian Olsen gave a public seminar on the current state of our knowledge of tidal marsh bird conservation at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve entitled “Using Birds to Predict the Future of Tidal Marshes” as part of … Continue reading
On September 22nd, Brian Olsen presented the current state of our knowledge of tidal marsh bird conservation to a public seminar co-sponsored by Wild Bird Supply, the University of New England, and Rising Tide Brewery in Portland, Maine.
On August 22nd, Adrienne Kovach presented the current state of our knowledge of tidal marsh bird conservation to the Biddeford Pool Land Trust in southern Maine.
Kate Ruskin and other SHARP colleagues recently had a paper published in Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology on the evolution and divergence of nesting behavior in saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows. See the paper here.
SHARP students and PIs presented 5 scientific papers during the joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists / Société des ornithologistes du Canada, and the Wilson Ornithological Society at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from 15 … Continue reading