Category Archives: Student Award

Infrared video from a Saltmarsh Sparrow nest during a flooding event shows nest flooding, female returning to incubate

This field season, UConn graduate student Samantha Apgar is using infrared cameras to record the nesting behavior of tidal marsh birds DURING the monthly high tide events that often cause nest failure.  Here’s a time lapse video from a Saltmarsh … Continue reading

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Grad student Sam Roberts won first place talk award in NYC!

Last week, SHARP grad student Sam Roberts won the first place talk award for “Best use of quantitative methods in conservation research” at the Student Conference on Conservation Science held at the Center for Biodiversity Conservation at the American Museum … 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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SHARP Maine field tech Jennie Wiacek wins research award for her senior thesis on Sharp-tailed Sparrow bill morphology

SHARP Maine demographics technician 2012-2013 and recent Unity College graduate Jennie Wiacek won the undergraduate research award at a Unity student conference.  Jennie examined the shape of Saltmarsh Sparrow bill size across the global species range.  She found that individuals breeding further … Continue reading

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