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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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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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SHARP presentations in Japan

At the end of August, several SHARP members attended the International Ornithological Congress at Rikkyo University in Tokyo.  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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New web site page provides list of all SHARP presentations

This web site now has a page with a complete list of presentations relating to the work done by SHARP.  As of today, there have been 63 presentations, with quite a few more planned before the end of the year.

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SHARP grad student receives Fuertes Grant from WOS

Rounding off this weekend’s joint AFO/WOS meeting, Alyssa Borowske learned that she is one of two winners of the Wilson Ornithological Society’s 2014 Louis Agassiz Fuertes grants for her project “Effects of life history strategies on migration timing and distance … Continue reading

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