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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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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 Presentation in Mexico

At the beginning of November, New York SHARP members  attended the annual Waterbird Society Meeting in La Paz, Mexico.  Alison Kocek and Jonathan Cohen presented a paper on “Factors affecting Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrow reproductive success in New York City, NY, … Continue reading

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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 presentation at The Wildlife Society Conference

SHARP grad student, Becky Kern, presented a talk on Saltmarsh and Seaside sparrow nest flooding and predation trade-offs at the Wildlife Society Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The talk, co-authored by Greg Shriver, also described the impact of covariates on nest flooding and … Continue reading

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