Category Archives: Paper Published

New study in PNAS shows how understanding the beliefs and attitudes of private property owners is key to long-term conservation of tidal marshes

Sea levels are rising and coastal marshes are getting wetter. In addition to affecting coastal communities, these changes have consequences for the many species that live in marshes, and recent evidence shows that several of these species are suffering rapid … Continue reading

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SHARP research clarifies the subspecies question for Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows

Postdoc Jen Walsh and SHARP collaborators (Adrienne Kovach, Chris Elphick, Gregory Shriver, and Brian Olsen) recently published a paper in Molecular Ecology investigating the genetic structure of the Saltmarsh-Nelson’s sparrow subspecies complex. This study used a reduced representation sequencing approach … 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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First SHARP Manuscript is out!

The first SHARP manuscript has been published in Volume 10 of the Journal of Conservation Planning.  The manuscript is available for public download on the journal’s website.

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Publication: Mate choice drives bill size in a tidal marsh sparrow

A recent publication by a SHARP investigator in the journal, Behavioral Ecology, describes how female mating preferences drive the evolution of larger male bills in Coastal Plain Swamp Sparrows.  This bill size pattern is found in many tidal marsh specialists, … Continue reading

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New paper on saltmarsh sparrow nestling sex ratio

Jason Hill’s paper (at UConn-UNH collaboration) on sex ratios of saltmarsh sparrow nestlings is due out in The Condor this week: Hill, J.M., J. Walsh, A.I. Kovach and C.S. Elphick. 2013. Male-skewed sex ratio in Saltmarsh Sparrow nestlings. Condor 115: … Continue reading

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