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Recently published SHARP manuscript highlighted

A recent publication on hybridization between saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows written by Jen Walsh, Adrienne Kovach, and other SHARP collaborators was highlighted by the journal The Auk in a press release on June 17th.  See the full release here: http://aoucospubsblog.org/2015/06/17/species-lines-blur-between-two-sparrows-in-new-englands-tidal-marshes/

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“The Working Waterfront” carries story on SHARP work

On December 4th, the Working Waterfront, a magazine dedicated to life in coastal Maine carried a story on SHARP’s work with Hurricane Sandy restoration. The story was tweeted by the USFWS.

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Newburyport News features saltmarsh poetry

David Samuel Johnson wrote the following article on Saltmarsh Sparrows for the Newburyport News: Great Marsh sparrows a harbinger for things to come 

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SHARP featured on USFWS Website

Recently biologists and staffers from the Northeast Region Headquarters of the US Fish & Wildlife Service and the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative visited one of our demographic study sites in Connecticut.  They posted a story about how the Fish & Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Fledged chicks!

by Laura Garey @ UMaine Finally, we have fledged chicks!  In the beginning of the season, the birds had a slow start and unfortunately, the full moon high tide came before any chicks could fledge.  Most nests were not even hatched! Now … Continue reading

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Updates from New England

by Bri Benvenuti @ UNH As we near the end of the second cycle, here in New Hampshire, we’re optimistic that it will be a successful one. To date, we have found 79 nests, with 48 currently active (46 saltmarsh … Continue reading

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Updates from New Jersey

by Sam Roberts @ UD Over half way through the field season, the New Jersey demographic crew is doing quite well.  Through systematic and target netting we have captured approximately 350 sparrows (a combination of Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows).  We … Continue reading

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Greetings from CT!

by Emma Shelly @ UConn We have had an incredibly busy, sometimes hectic, but very rewarding field season so far and as we head into July we’d love to share some numbers with our readers. In the month of June … Continue reading

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Two SHARP Students Receive Awards

Kate Ruskin was recently awarded first prize for presenting SHARP results on the latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow fecundity at the Borns’ Research Symposium of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute.  Mo Correll was awarded third prize for her presentation of a … Continue reading

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UMaine to hire 2 SHARP graduate students for 2014

The University of Maine will hire two new SHARP graduate students to begin in March/April 2014.  An M.S. student in community ecology and a Ph.D. student in evolutionary ecology will be co-advised by Dr. Brian Olsen (UMaine) and Tom Hodgman (Maine Dept. … Continue reading

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