Category Archives: Graduate Student

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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Paper published on sparrow nest preferences

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.

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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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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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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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Mo Correll’s work on Hurricane Sandy highlighted on UMaine webpage

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4 SHARP presentations at the American Ornithologists’ Union Conference in Chicago

Mo Correll, Alison Kocek, Kate Ruskin, and Jen Walsh presented papers on various SHARP preliminary results at the 131st Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union in Chicago last week.

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Whitney Wiest presents at SWS Annual Meeting

Whitney Wiest presented about her dissertation research and the SHARP project at the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) annual meeting in Duluth, Minnesota. http://www.swsannualmeeting.org/

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Mo Correll publishes video on her work with SHARP and an NSF IGERT project at UMaine

As part of her work with the Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change (A2C2) IGERT at UMaine, Mo Correll wrote and produced (and starred in!) a short video about SHARP’s upcoming work to quantify the effects of Hurricane Sandy on tidal … Continue reading

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Alison Kocek presents poster at Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference

Alison Kocek presented research from her MS project at the 69th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference in Saratoga Springs.  Her poster can be downloaded here.

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