Presentations

This page lists symposia we have organized and all presentations that have been given about the work being done by SHARP (* indicates a student author).

Symposia organized (n = 6)

Elphick, CS, and BJ Olsen. 2019. Saltmarsh sparrow conservation and management. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annual meeting, Groton, CT, USA.

Hartley, M, CS Elphick, WG Shriver, BJ Olsen, et al. 2016. Saltmarsh Bird Conservation Business Plan Workshop (sponsored by USFWS). Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MD Correll*, and AR Kocek*. 2015. Aquatic passerines: the youngest waterbirds. Annual Meeting, Waterbird Society, Bar Harbor, ME, USA.

Elphick, CS, TP Hodgman, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver (convenors). 2014. The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP): progress to date and future expansion south. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

Elphick, CS, TP Hodgman, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver (convenors). 2012. The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

Elphick, CS, TP Hodgman, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver (convenors). 2010. The conservation of tidal marsh birds. Power of Partnerships: Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

2021 (n = 3)

Elizondo, EC*,  JD Clark, SB. McRae, AI Kovach, and WG Shriver.  2021.  Population genomics and hybrid detections between King and Clapper Rail populations in the eastern United States.  American Ornithological Society 139th meeting [virtual].

Elphick, C. 2021. Canaries in the salt marsh. Branford Land Trust Annual Meeting [virtual].

Elphick, C. 2021. Canaries in the salt marsh. Alabama Ornithological Society Winter Meeting [virtual].

2020 (n = 9)
Apgar, SE*, and CS Elphick. 2020. Behavioral flexibility of tidal marsh birds in response to nest flooding. North American Ornithological Conference [virtual poster].

Apgar, SE*. 2020. Tidal marsh bird conservation. Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society, Brattleboro, VT, USA.

Elizondo, EC*.  2020. Northern Clapper Rail ecology.  Delaware Ornithological Society Annual Meeting.

Elphick, CS, CR Field, J Cohen, B Klingbeil, A Kovach, K Ruskin, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver. 2020. Endangered species and chronic climate change: can we prevent the extinction of tidal marsh birds. The National Coastal and Estuarine Virtual Summit.

Field, CR, and CS Elphick. 2020. Modeling and visualizing management scenarios for saltmarsh sparrows (Ammospiza caudacutus). The National Coastal and Estuarine Virtual Summit.

Kocek, AR*, JB Cohen, AM Cook*, CS Elphick, and CR Field. 2020. Use of passive integrated transponders increase detection rates of individual birds attending nests. North American Ornithological Conference [virtual].

Sayers*, CS, MR Roeder*, L Forrette, D Roche, GL Dupont, S Apgar*, AR Kocek*, AM Cook*, G Shriver, CS Elphick, B Olsen, and DN Bonta. 2020. Geographic variation of mercury in breeding tidal marsh sparrows of the Northeastern United States. North American Ornithological Conference [virtual].

Shriver, WG, EL Tymkiw, CS Elphick, BJ Olsen, A Kovach, J Cohen, K Ruskin, M Roeder*. 2020. Assessing the effects of salt marsh restoration on breeding birds in the Northeast, USA.  The National Coastal and Estuarine Virtual Summit.

Shriver, WG, EL Tymkiw, CS Elphick, BJ Olsen, A Kovach, J Cohen, K Ruskin, M Roeder*.  2020. Assessing the effects of salt marsh restoration on breeding birds in the Northeast, USA. North American Ornithological Conference [virtual].

2019 (n = 20)

Apgar, SE*, and CS Elphick. 2019. Tidal marsh bird behavioral plasticity in response to nest flooding events. Joint meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Cape May, NJ, USA.

Apgar, SE*, and CS Elphick. 2019. Tidal marsh bird behavioral plasticity in response to nest flooding events. Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT, USA.

Apgar, SE*, and CS Elphick. 2019. Saltmarsh sparrow behavioral plasticity in response to nest flooding events. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annual meeting, Groton, CT, USA.

Benvenuti, B, K O’Brien, N Pau, N Ernst, A Smith, CS Elphick, A Kovach. 2019. Use of nanotag transmitters to track migratory movements of saltmarsh sparrows. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annual meeting, Groton, CT, USA.

Conway, M*, and BJ Olsen. 2019. Is specialism an evolutionary dead-end? Estimates of transition rates between generalism and specialism in a New World clade.  American Ornithological Society, Annual meeting. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Elizondo, EC*, and WG Shriver. 2019. Not so secretive marshbirds: using technology to research a cryptic species, the Clapper Rail. American Ornithological Society Annual meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Elizondo, EC* and WG Shriver. 2019. Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans) breeding season movements in Delaware, USA.  Waterbirds Society, Annual Meeting, Princess Anne, MD, USA.

Elizondo, EC* and WG Shriver. 2019. Northern Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans) Population trends and future monitoring needs. Society of Wetland Scientists, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Elphick, CS, J Cohen, A Kovach, B Olsen, WG Shriver, C Field, K Ruskin, B Klingbeil, M Correll, S Roberts. 2019. Saltmarsh sparrows warrant listing under the US Endangered Species Act. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annual meeting, Groton, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS, C Field, K Ruskin, J Cohen, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, and WG Shriver. 2019. Using demographic simulations to understand the resilience of conservation priority species to extreme weather and other disturbance events. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kocek, A*, CS Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, K Ruskin, WG Shriver, J Cohen. 2019. Conservation of tidal marsh sparrows in an urban setting: how habitat selection and fitness compare to range wide patterns. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annual meeting, Groton, CT, USA.

Kocek, AR*, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, KJ Ruskin, WG Shriver, JB Cohen. 2019. Conservation of tidal marsh sparrows in an urban setting referencing range wide nesting occurrence. American Ornithological Society, Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Kovach, A, J Walsh, L Maxwell, J Cohen, CS Elphick, B Olsen, WG Shriver. 2019. Genetic considerations in saltmarsh sparrow management. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annual meeting, Groton, CT, USA.

Kovach, AI, BJ Olsen, K Cammen, S Frey, B King, M Kinnison, M Smith, K Thomas, A Westbrook, L Fenderson, Z Wood, K Barton*, J Clark*, A Hotopp*, E Patterson*, M Roeder*. Genomic ecology of coastal organisms (GECO): Using tidal marsh birds to study genome-phenome relationships in the wild. Joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society. Cape May, New Jersey.

Roeder* MR, A Kovach, and B Olsen. 2019. Thermoregulation strategies differ across closely related taxa in a highly saline environment. Joint meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Cape May, NJ, USA.

Ruskin, KJ, VK Watson*, and BJ Olsen. 2019. Patterns of nestling growth rates in tidal marsh sparrows mirror colonization of specialist habitat. American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Sayers, CJ*, MR Roeder*, L Forrette, D Roche, GLB Dupont, S Apgar*, AR Kocek*, AM Cook*, G Shriver, CS Elphick, DN Bonter. 2019. Geographic variation of mercury in breeding tidal marsh sparrows of the northeastern United States. Joint meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Cape May, NJ, USA.

Sayers, CJ*, MR Roeder*, L Forrette, D Roche, GLB Dupont, S Apgar*, AR Kocek*, AM Cook*, G Shriver, CS Elphick, B Olsen, DN Bonter. 2019. Geographic variation of mercury in breeding tidal marsh sparrows of the northeastern United States. International Conference for Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Kraków, Poland. (poster)

Shriver, WG, J Cohen, M Correll, CS Elphick, C Field, A Kovach, B Klingbeil, B Olsen, K Ruskin, W Wiest, and S Roberts. 2019. Conservation status of tidal marsh birds in the Northeast, USA. Annual Meeting, Society of Wetland Scientists, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Wiegardt, A*, Z Wood, K Barton*, J Clark*, J Homola, BJ Olsen, M Kinnison, AI Kovach. October 2019. The relationship between phenotypic and genomic divergence under selection. Joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society. Cape May, New Jersey.

2018 (n = 14)

Apgar, SEA*. 2018. Tidal marsh bird nesting adaptations and consequences as sea levels rise. The Soil and Water Conservation Society’s (SWCS) Southern New England Chapter (SNEC), Wakefield, RI, USA.

Clucas, GV, JL Walsh, M MacManes, AI Kovach. 2018. Divergent selection and drift shape the genomes of two avian sister species spanning a saline-freshwater ecotone. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

Conway, M*, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen. 2018. Intraspecific niche divergence within a geologically novel ecosystem. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

Conway, M*, BJ Olsen. 2018. Macroevolutionary consequences of specialization. International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (poster)

Correll, MD, CS Elphick, W Hantson, TP Hodgman, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2018. Fine-scale mapping of coastal plant communities in the northeastern USA: measuring habitat of a declining marsh passerine. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

Elphick, CS, J Cohen, MD Correll, CR Field, TP Hodgman, BT Klingbeil, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, KJ Ruskin, WG Shriver, E Tymkiw, and EL Tymkiw. 2018. Sea-level rise and growing extinctions risk for tidal marsh specialist birds in eastern North America: current status and future conservation. International Ornithological Congress (Symposium: Loss of tidal wetlands worldwide – direct anthropogenic effects and sea level rise), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Hantson, W, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, BB Cline, CS Elphick, GW Shriver, EL Tymkiw, and MD Correll. 2018. Fine-scale mapping of coastal plant communities in the northeastern USA. Delaware Wetlands Conference, Wilmington, DE, USA.

Herder, EA, K Grond, CS Elphick, and SM Hird. 2018. Characterization of ten fecal microbiomes of saltmarsh sparrows (Ammodramus caudacutus) and determination of feather bacteria abundance during breeding season. Annual Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Kocek AR, JB Cohen, B Benvenuti, A Borowske, CS Elphick, CR Field, L Garey, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, RA Kern, BJ Olsen, SG Roberts, KJ Ruskin, WG Shriver , J Walsh. 2018. Adaptations of tidal marsh sparrows to a changing environment. Annual Meeting, New York Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Kingston, NY, USA.

Kovach, AI 2018. Tidal-marsh birds as indicators of saltmarsh ecosystem health. New Hampshire Sea Grant Seminar, Durham, NH, USA.

Maxwell, LM*, J Walsh, BJ Olsen, AI Kovach. 2018. Fitness consequences of hybridization in Saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

Olsen, BJ, JL Walsh, M Conway*, MD Correll, KJ Ruskin, AI Kovach. 2018. Population differentiation of two tidal marsh sparrows and the implications for generalist-specialist cycling. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

Ruskin, KJ, TP Hodgman, AC Borowske, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, CR Field, BJ Olsen. 2018. Intraspecific niche breadth, but not position, is constant across a species range. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

Walsh, JL, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, IJ Lovette. 2018. Genomics of admixture and asymmetrical introgression between two ecologically divergent sparrow species. Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ, USA.

2017 (n = 23)

Apgar, SEA*. 2017. Mechanisms of specialist tidal marsh bird persistence or extinction as sea levels rise. The Garden Club of America Zone I Annual Meeting, Little Compton, RI, USA.

Benvenuti, BA*. 2017. Racing the tide: nesting ecology and conservation of New Hampshire’s tidal marsh birds. New Hampshire Audubon Seacoast Chapter Monthly Meeting, Rye, NH, USA.

Benvenuti, BA and KM O’Brien. 2017. Nesting ecology and conservation of Maine’s tidal marsh birds. Maine Beaches Conference, Wells, ME, USA.

Clucas, G, J Walsh, M MacManes, and A Kovach. 2017. Adaptation and demographic history of two tidal marsh birds inferred from whole genome sequencing. Evolution 2017, Portland, OR, USA.

Clucas, G, J Walsh, M MacManes, and A Kovach. 2017. Adaptation and demographic history of two tidal marsh birds inferred from whole genome sequencing. Gordon Research Conference – Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics, Biddeford, ME, USA.

Conway, M*, A Kovach, and BJ. Olsen. 2017. Spatial structure of ecological specialization: Implications for conservation in a rapidly changing environment. American Ornithological Society, East Lansing, MI, USA.

Conway, M*, A Kovach, and BJ. Olsen. 2017. Spatial structure of ecological specialization: Implications for conservation in a rapidly changing environment. HW Borns Symposium, Climate Change Institute, Orono, ME, USA.

Correll, MD, et al. 2017. Marsh vegetation spatial layer development and RTK elevation analysis. Status update presentation for LCC/USFWS (12 January 2017).

Elphick, CS. 2017. Canaries in the saltmarsh: tidal marsh conservation in the face of sea level rise. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2017. Canaries in the salt marsh: the challenge of coastal marsh conservation as sea levels rise. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Elphick, CS, et al. 2017. SHARP introduction and historyStatus update presentation for LCC/USFWS (12 January 2017).

Elphick CS, J Cohen, MD Correll, CR Field, TP Hodgman, BT Klingbeil, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, KJ Ruskin, WG Shriver, L Tymkiw, and WA Wiest. 2017. How can we manage coastal marshes for threatened species in light of sea-level rise? Society for Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting (Symposium: Integrating ecology and management to promote wetland resilience to global change), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Elphick, CS, B Cline, J Cohen, M Correll, C Field, T Hodgman, B Klingbeil, A Kovach, Z Ladin, B Olsen, K Ruskin, G Shriver, E Tymkiw, and W Wiest. 2017.  Effects of Hurricane Sandy and subsequent restoration activities on saltmarsh vegetation and bird populations. 24th Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Providence, RI, USA.

Field, C*, A Dayer, C Elphick. 2017. Large-scale surveys highlight the potential for ecological and social impediments to marsh migration. 24th Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Providence, RI, USA.

Klingbeil, BT, et al. 2017. Northeast tidal marsh conservation planning research: preliminary results. Status update presentation for LCC/USFWS (12 January 2017).

Kocek, AR, JB Cohen, B Benvenuti, A Borowske, CS Elphick, CR Field, L Garey, TP Hodgman, RA Kern, E King, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, S Roberts, KJ Ruskin, WG Shriver, J Walsh. 2017. Adaptations of tidal marsh sparrows to a changing environment. Annual meeting, The Wildlife Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Kovach, AI, et al. 2017, Overview of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. Saltmarsh Sparrow and Climate Change Assessment Workshop, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME, USA.

Kovach, AI. 2017. Integrating ecological and genetic approaches for the conservation of tidal-marsh sparrows. Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium, Durham, NH, USA.

Ruskin, KJ, CS Elphick, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, AI Kovach, JB Cohen, MD Correll, CR Field, WA Wiest, L. Tymkiw, TP Hodgman. 2017. Assessment and monitoring of tidal marsh bird populations in the face of global change. Society for Wetland Scientists Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting, Biddeford, ME, USA.

Shriver, WG, et al. 2017.  Post-Hurricane Sandy restoration monitoring research: future research plans. Status update presentation for LCC/USFWS (12 January 2017).

Tymkiw, EL, et al. 2017. Post-Hurricane Sandy restoration monitoring research: baseline data collection. Status update presentation for LCC/USFWS (12 January 2017).

Walsh, J, A Kovach, WG Shriver, B Olsen, and I Lovette. 2017. Genome-wide patterns of introgression in Ammodramus Sparrows. Gordon Research Conference — Speciation, Baraga, LU, Italy.

Walsh, J, A Kovach, WG Shriver, B Olsen, and I Lovette. 2017. Genome-wide patterns of introgression and differentiation in two tidal marsh sparrows. Evolution 2017, Portland, OR, USA.

2016 (n = 50)

Benvenuti, B*, J Walsh, KM O’Brien and  AI Kovach. 2016. Nesting plasticity in a tidal marsh sparrow. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington D. C., USA.

Benvenuti, B*, CS Elphick, N Ernst, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, A Smith, and M Soares. 2016. Using of nanotag transmitters to track migratory movements of saltmarsh sparrows. Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network Meeting, Acadia, ME, USA. 

Benvenuti, B*, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, N Ernst, CS Elphick, and M Soares. 2016. Use of nanotag transmitters to track migratory movements of Saltmarsh Sparrows. 72nd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Annapolis, MD, USA.

Benvenuti, B*, AI Kovach, DM Burdick, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, KM O’Brien, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2016. Floating to recovery: can artificial islands provide nesting habitat for Saltmarsh Sparrows?  University of New Hampshire School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Durham, NH, USA. (poster)

Benvenuti, B*, D Surrell, J Walsh, KM O’Brien, D Burdick, and  AI Kovach. 2016. Nesting behavior and management of Saltmarsh Sparrows. New England Estuarine Research Society Spring 2016 Meeting, Wells, ME, USA.

Benvenuti, B*, J Walsh, KM O’Brien, D Burdick, and  AI Kovach.  2016. Adaptive manipulation of offspring sex ratios in Saltmarsh Sparrows. University of New Hampshire Graduate Research Conference, Durham, NH, USA.

Benvenuti, B*, J Walsh, KM O’Brien, D Burck, and  AI Kovach. 2016. Adaptive manipulation of offspring sex ratios in Saltmarsh Sparrows. 72nd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Newport, RI, USA.

Benvenuti, B*, CS Elphick, N Ernst, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, A Smith, and M Soares. 2016. Using saltmarsh sparrows to determine refuge’s role in full life cycle needs of a surrogate species. 2016 Refuge Biological Workshop: tools for collaboration in a changing environment, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV, USA. 

Benvenuti B*, AI Kovach, DM Burdick, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, KM O’Brien, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2016. Floating to recovery: can artificial islands provide nesting habitat for saltmarsh sparrows? 2016 Refuge Biological Workshop: tools for collaboration in a changing environment, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV, USA. (Poster)

Borowske, A. 2016. Rising tides and specialized sparrows: the reality of tidal marsh birds and climate change. Keynote talk, 5th Annual North Branch Nature Center Bird Fest, Montpelier, Vermont,  USA.

Cline, B, C Elphick, B Olsen, S Adamowicz, M Correll, W Wiest, E Tymkiw, T Hodgman, and WG Shriver. 2016. Tidal marsh birds as indicators of human disturbance: Constructing multimetric indices (MMIs) that integrate avifaunal response with wetland vegetation and geomorphic monitoring variables to assess the ecological condition of tidal marshes and their specialist bird communities. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA. (Poster)

Conway, M*, B Olsen, A Kovach. 2016. Specialism in tidal marsh sparrows differs across niche axes: Implications for niche evolution in a changing landscape. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Correll, M*, T Hodgman, B McGill, C Elphick, WG Shriver, J Kelley, M Conway*, C Field, and B Olsen. 2016. A Pleistocene disturbance event explains patterns of diversity in tidal marsh birds. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Dayer, A, C Field*, and C Elphick. 2016. Effects of ecosystem services messages on coastal landowner attitudes and behaviors in the face of sea level rise. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, USA.

Elphick, CS, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, AI Kovach, J Cohen, MD Correll*, CR Field*, KJ Ruskin*, WA Wiest*, E Tymkiw, TP Hodgman.. 2016. Tidal marsh bird conservation in the northeastern United States. Annual Meeting, The Waterbird Society, New Bern, NC, USA.

Elphick, CS, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, AI Kovach, J Cohen, MD Correll*, CR Field*, KJ Ruskin*, WA Wiest*, and TP Hodgman. 2016. The conservation status of tidal marsh birds in the northeastern United States. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA. (Poster)

Elphick, CS. 2016. Canaries in the salt marsh:  the conservation of saltmarsh sparrows and other tidal marsh birds. New Haven Bird Club Annual Dinner, East Haven, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2016. Canaries in the estuary. Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center of the CT Audubon Society, Essex, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2016. Canaries in the salt marsh:  the conservation of saltmarsh sparrows and other tidal marsh birds. Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Elphick, CS and C Field*. 2016. Tidal marsh bird conservation. Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Climate of Conservation Webinar Series, Hadley, MA, USA. To view this talk click here.

Elphick, CS, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, MD Correll*, CR Field*, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, KJ Ruskin*, E Shelly*, WG Shriver, and WA Wiest*. 2016. The status of tidal marsh birds in Long Island Sound. Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, MD Correll*, CR Field*, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, KJ Ruskin*, E Shelly*, WG Shriver, and WA Wiest*. 2016. Tidal marsh birds are not thriving in Long Island Sound. Long Island Sound Research Conference, Bridgeport, CT, USA.

Field, C. 2016. How is new research on climate change impacts used in environmental education? New England Environmental Educator’s Alliance Conference, Litchfield CT, USA.

Field, C*, A Dayer, C Elphick. 2016. Will coastal landowners allow tidal marsh migration? Long Island Sound Research Conference, Bridgeport, CT, USA.

Field, C*, A Dayer, C Elphick. 2016. Ecological and social impediments to tidal marsh migration in Long Island Sound. Restore America’s Estuaries – The Coastal Society, Coastal Summit, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Freiday, T*, WG Shriver, Z Ladin, E Tymkiw. 2016. Use of adaptive sampling methods to improve estimates of abundance and occupancy of King Rails (Rallus elegans) in the Delmarva Peninsula. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Freiday, TR*, ST Guiteras, WG Shriver, JL Bowman, ZS Ladin, WA Wiest*, EL Tymkiw. 2016. Monitoring marsh birds and vegetation in the Delmarva Peninsula. Delaware Wetlands Conference, DNREC, Wilmington, DE, USA.

Freiday, TR*, ZS Ladin, WA Wiest, EL Tymkiw, WG Shriver. 2016. Occupancy and Abundance of King Rails (Rallus elegans) in the Delmarva Peninsula. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference, DNREC, Maryland DNR, Annapolis, MD, USA.

Garey, LK*, D Anderson, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, D O’Rouke, and BJ Olsen. 2016. Little birds, big impacts: investigating the ecological consequences of tidal-marsh bird extirpation. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Garey, LK*, TP Hodgman, and BJ Olsen. 2016. Testing for biotic feedbacks in tidal-marsh community stability in face of sea-level rise. Climate Change Institute Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium, University of Maine Orono, Orono, ME, USA.

Hantson, W, BJ Olsen, BB Cline, CS Elphick, GW Shriver, and MD Correll. 2016. Fine-scale mapping of coastal plant communities: a step towards conservation of salt-marsh obligate birds. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA. (poster)

Klingbeil, BT, JB Cohen, MD Correll, CR Field*, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, WA Wiest, and CS Elphick. 2016. Trade-offs in Tidal Marsh Bird Conservation Planning for Northeastern North America. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, USA.

Kocek, A*, C Elphick, L Garey*, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, S Roberts*, K Ruskin, WG Shriver, and J Cohen. 2016. Nest fates influence renesting characteristics in a tidal marsh sparrow. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Kovach, AI, J Walsh, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, KM O’Brien, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver. 2016. Gene flow and adaptation in a tidal marsh specialist. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Olsen, BJ, KJ Ruskin, R Kern, A Kocek, J Cohen, C Elphick, A Kovach, and WG Shriver. 2016. Matryoshka niches: Niche correlates of hypothesized time since colonization of a novel ecosystem. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Roberts, S*, R Longenecker, WG Shriver. 2016. Estimating the persistence of Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrow populations in Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Roberts, SG*, WG Shriver, RA Longenecker. 2016. Estimating the persistence of Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrow populations in Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey. Student Conference on Conservation Science, New York, New York, USA.

Roberts, SG*, WG Shriver, MA Etterson, RA Kern, KA Ruskin, CS Elphick, BJ Olsen. 2016. Vital rates of Seaside and Saltmarsh sparrows in ditched and unditched salt marshes in New Jersey. 72nd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Annapolis, MD, USA.

Eastern Connecticut State University Biology departmental seminar (oral presentation)

Ruskin, KJ. 2016. Investigating Tidal Marsh Bird Populations in the Face of Environmental Change. Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, USA.

Ruskin, KJ. 2016. Investigating Tidal Marsh Bird Populations in the Face of Environmental Change. Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket, MA, USA.

Ruskin, KJ, AC Borowske, JB Cohen, MD Correll, CR Field, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, WA Wiest, and CS Elphick. 2016. Are abundance and demographic rates correlated across a species range? North American Ornithological Council, Washington, D.C., USA.

Shriver, WG, C Elphick, BJ Olsen, W Wiest, M Correll, B Cline, W Thompson, E Tymkiw, C Field, and ZS Ladin. 2016. Comparing power analysis methods and monitoring designs to optimize tidal marsh bird monitoring in the Northeast, USA. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Shriver, G, C Elphick, and B Olsen. 2016. Optimizing tidal marsh bird monitoring in the Northeastern, USA. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA. (Poster)

Tymkiw, EL, WA Wiest, M Correll, BJ Olsen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, and WG Shriver. 2016. The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program: SHARP in New Jersey. Rutgers’ Haskins Research Lab Research Day, Bivalve, NJ, USA.

Tymkiw, EL, WG Shriver, P Castelli, BJ Olsen, CS Elphick. 2016. Pre-restoration marshbird abundance at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting, Galloway, NJ, USA.

Walsh, J., V. Winder, I. Lovette, C. Elphick, B. Olsen, W.G. Shriver, and A. Kovach. 2016. Signals of adaptive variation in fresh and salt water populations of Ammodramus sparrows: defining conservation units based on evolutionary potential. Evolution, Austin, TX, USA.

Walsh, J, B Olsen, K Ruskin, L Maxwell, WG Shriver, K O’Brien, and A Kovach. 2016. Mate compatibility and fitness in a hybrid zone between Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Wiest, WA*, MD Correll*, BJ Olsen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, DR Curson, and WG Shriver. 2016. Estimating tidal marsh bird population sizes in the Northeast, USA. Delaware Wetlands Conference, DNREC, Wilmington, DE, USA.

Wiest, WA*, MD Correll*, BJ Olsen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, DR Curson, WG Shriver, and EL Tymkiw.  2016.  Estimating tidal marsh bird population sizes in the Northeast, USA.  Virginia Coast Avian Partnership Annual Meeting, Wachapreague, VA, USA.

Wiest, WA*, MD Correll*, WG Shriver, CS Elphick, BJ Olsen, JB Cohen, and EL Tymkiw.  2016.  Population sizes and trends of tidal marsh birds in the Northeast.  University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Research Symposium, Newark, DE, USA.

2015 (n = 39)

Benvenuti, B*. 2015. Climate change and the conservation of tidal-marsh birds.  Maine Audubon: Wildlife and climate change panel, Falmouth, ME, USA.

Benvenuti B*, AI Kovach, DM Burdick, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, KM O’Brien, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2015. Floating habitat islands for salt marsh-nesting birds. 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Newport, RI, USA. (Poster)

Borowske, A*, and CS Elphick. 2015. Influence of reproductive strategies on the timing of breeding grounds arrival and departure in tidal marsh Sparrows. Annual Meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, NS, Canada.

Borowske A*, and CS Elphick. 2015. Body condition and survival throughout the annual cycle in tidal marsh sparrows. Annual Meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society. Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

Cohen, J, D Curson, C Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, B Benvenuti*, A Borowske*, M Conway*, M Correll*, C Field*, L Garey*, R Kern*, A Kocek*, K Ruskin*, S Roberts*, E Shelly*, J Walsh*, and W Wiest*. 2015. SHARP: Saltmarsh habitat & avian research program.  Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT, USA. (Poster)

Correll MD*, WA Wiest*, TP Hodgman, WG Shriver, C Field*, CS Elphick, K O’Brien, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Specialist avifaunal collapse in northeastern tidal marshes. Climate Change Institute Born’s Symposium, Orono, ME, USA.

Correll MD*, WA Wiest*, TP Hodgman, WG Shriver, C Field*, CS Elphick, K O’Brien, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Specialist avifaunal collapse in northeastern tidal marshes. Graduate Student Government Exposition, Orono, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, WA Wiest*, TP Hodgman, WG Shriver, CS Elphick, K O’Brien, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Tidal restriction drives specialist avifaunal collapse in northeastern tidal marshes. Annual Meeting, Waterbird Society, Bar Harbor, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, WA Wiest*, TP Hodgman, WG Shriver, and BJ Olsen. 2015. A sliding scale of habitat specialization in tidal marsh birds of the Northeastern United States. Annual Meeting, Waterbird Society, Bar Harbor, ME, USA.

Correll, MD* and KJ Ruskin*. 2015. Northeast Regional Framework for Tidal Marsh Bird Monitoring (the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program). On Research, Monitoring, Ecology & Conservation of Southeastern U.S. Tidal Marsh Birds Working Group, Lafayette, LA, USA.

Correll, M, B Cline, J Cohen, CS Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, and G Shriver. 2015. SHARP II: Results of marsh zonation and elevation mapping, restoration site surveys. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Elphick CS. 2015. Ecological resilience and conservation in the face of climate change in coastal Connecticut. Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation Faculty Forum, Storrs, CT, USA.

Elphick CS. 2015. Status of tidal marsh bird populations in the northeast. Audubon Connecticut Science Committee Saltmarsh Conservation Meeting, Stratford, CT, USA.

Elphick CS. 2015. Seaside sparrows in the northeast. LSU Seaside Sparrow Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Elphick CS, J Cohen, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, and G Shriver. 2015. The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program’s Hurricane Sandy research. Plum Island Ecosystems LTER All Scientists Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, USA.

Elphick, CS, J Cohen, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, M Correll*, C Field*, R Kern*, K Ruskin*, and W Wiest*. 2015. SHARP: overview of survey and demography results (254 downloads) . Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Summer Meeting, Albany, NY, USA.

Elphick, CS, J Cohen, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, M Correll*, C Field*, R Kern*, K Ruskin*, and W Wiest*. 2015. SHARP I: Tidal marsh obligate bird demographic assessments and conservation. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Elphick CS, CR Field*, WA Wiest*, MD Correll*, WG Shriver, TP Hodgman, JB Cohen, AI Kovach, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Using the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program sampling framework to study resistance, restoration, and resilience following Hurricane Sandy. Annual meeting, Society of Wetland Scientists, Providence, RI, USA.

Elphick, CS, CR Field*, WA Wiest*, MD Correll*, WG Shriver, TP Hodgman, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Resistance of coastal marsh ecosystems to large-scale perturbations: Regional effects of Hurricane Sandy on saltmarsh vegetation and bird populations in the Northeastern USA. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France.

Elphick, CS, and G Shriver. 2015. Eastern saltmarsh conservation business plan: overview and update (232 downloads) . Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Summer Meeting, Albany, NY, USA.

Field, CR *, C Gjerdrum, and CS Elphick . 2015. Is marsh transgression necessary to secure the future of tidal marsh birds in the face of sea-level rise? Annual meeting, Society of Wetland Scientists, Providence, RI, USA.

Field, C*, A Dayer, and CS Elphick. 2015. Integrating social data into conservation planning for tidal marshes. Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT, USA.

Freiday, T*. 2015. Using effort intensification and adaptive sampling techniques to improve detection rates and density estimates of King Rails (Rallus elegans). Atlantic Flyway Council Winter Technical Meeting, Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA.

Garey, LK*, TP Hodgman, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Food-web dynamics and community structure in Northeastern tidal marshes. Graduate Student Government Exposition, Orono, ME, USA.

Garey, LK*, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2015. Food-web dynamics and community structure in Northeastern tidal marshes.  Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium, University of Maine Orono, ME, USA.

Kern, RA* and WG Shriver. 2015. Improving Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) population viability in the midst of sea-level rise. Annual Meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, NS, Canada.

Kovach, AI. 2015. Ecology and Conservation of Saltmarsh Birds in New England. Biddeford Pool Land Trust, Biddeford, Maine.

Olsen, BJ, KJ Ruskin*, JL Froehly*. 2015. Character displacement trumps thermoregulation in Saltmarsh Sparrow bill morphology: an illustrative exception to Greenberg’s Rule. Joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and the Wilson Ornithological Society. Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, TP Hodgman, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, CR Field*, RA Kern*, E King, AR Kocek*, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, WG Shriver, J Walsh*, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) fecundity across its global range. Climate Change Institute Born’s Symposium, Orono, ME, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, TP Hodgman, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, CR Field*, RA Kern*, E King, AR Kocek*, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, WG Shriver, J Walsh*, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Latitudinal Trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) Nest Failure from Competing Risks. Graduate Student Government Exposition, Orono, ME, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, TP Hodgman, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, CR Field*, RA Kern*, E King, AR Kocek*, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, WG Shriver, J Walsh*, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) fecundity across its global range. Annual Meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, NS, Canada.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, TP Hodgman, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, CR Field*, RA Kern*, E King, AR Kocek*, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, WG Shriver, J Walsh*, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Latitudinal Trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) Nest Failure from Competing Risks. Annual Meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, NS, Canada. (Poster)

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, TP Hodgman, A Borowske*, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, CR Field*, RA Kern*, E King, AR Kocek*, AI Kovach, KM O’Brien, N Pau, WG Shriver, J Walsh*, and BJ Olsen. 2015. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) fecundity across its global range. Annual Meeting, Waterbird Society, Bar Harbor, ME, USA.

Walsh, J*, WG Shriver, BJ Olsen, RJ Rowe, KM O’Brien, TP Hodgman, CS Elphick, AI Kovach. 2015. Dynamics of a hybrid zone between Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows. Annual Meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, NS, Canada.

Walsh J*, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2015. Genetic analysis of a hybrid zone between Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows: Implications for Conservation. 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Newport, RI, USA.

Walsh, J. 2015. Hybrid zone dynamics between two tidal-marsh sparrows: maintenance of species boundaries with gene flow. Cornell Lab of Ornithology Seminar Series, Ithaca, NY.

Wiest, WA*. 2015. Identification of tidal marsh bird “hot spots” in USFWS Region 5 and conservation planning. Atlantic Flyway Council Winter Technical Meeting, Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA.

Wiest, WA. 2015. Seaside sparrows on the Atlantic Coast. LSU Seaside Sparrow Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Wiest, WA*, MD Correll*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS Elphick, DR Curson, and WG Shriver. 2015. Estimating tidal marsh bird population sizes and identifying priority areas for conservation in the Northeast USA. Annual Meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists, Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, NS, Canada.

2014 (n = 58)

Benvenuti, B*, AI Kovach, DM Burdick, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, KM O’Brien, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2014. Floating habitat islands for  salt marsh-nesting birds. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA. (Poster)

Borowske, A*, C Gjerdrum, and CS Elphick. 2014. Molt as an indicator of reproductive investment: a comparison of species and sexes. Annual meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Newport, RI, USA.

Borowske, A*, C Elphick, R Kern*, and G Shriver. 2014. Implications of feather wear and fault bars: a comparison of species, sexes, and ages. Annual Meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society for Canadian Ornithology. Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

Cohen, J, D Curson, C Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, B Benvenuti*, A Borowske*, M Conway*, M Correll*, C Field*, L Garey*, R Kern*, A Kocek*, K Ruskin*, S Roberts*, E Shelly*, J Walsh*, and W Wiest*. 2014. SHARP: Saltmarsh habitat & avian research program.  70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, USA. (Poster)

Correll, MD*. 2014. Tidal marsh communities of North America. Guest lecture in Wetlands Ecology course, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA.

Correll, MD* and BJ Olsen. 2014. Developing regional landscape layers in tidal marshes of the Northeast. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, WA Wiest*, and SA Sader. 2014. Predicting tidal marsh communities via remote sensing: a potential tool for adaptive coastal conservation. The Climate Change Institute’s Borns Symposium, Orono, Maine, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, WA Wiest*, and SA Sader. 2014. Predicting tidal marsh communities via remote sensing: a potential tool for adaptive coastal conservation. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, USA, Portland, Maine, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, C Field*. 2014. Noah’s Flood or Sea-Level Rise? Exploring recent gradual and abrupt climate change in Atlantic coast tidal-marsh communities. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, USA. (Poster)

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, WA Wiest*, and SA Sader. 2014. Predicting tidal marsh communities via remote sensing: a potential tool for adaptive coastal conservation. The University of Maine’s Graduate Student Exposition, Orono, ME, USA.

Correll, M*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, W Wiest*, and WG Shriver. 2014. A regional change comparison of obligate and non-obligate birds in tidal marshes of the North Atlantic. Annual Meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society for Canadian Ornithology. Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

Correll, MD*, WA Wiest, TP Hodgman, WG Shriver, C Field, CS Elphick, K O’Brien, and BJ Olsen. 2014. The biogeography of tidal marsh birds of the Northeast. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2014. Saltmarsh sentinel monitoring. Long Island Sound Study, STAC, Groton, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2014. The conservation and biology of saltmarsh sparrows. Western Connecticut Bird Club, Southbury, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2014. Conservation in an era of climate change: Can we save saltmarsh birds as the oceans rise? Lederman Lecture in Natural History and Conservation, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA.

Elphick CS. 2014. Extinction risk in tidal marsh birds as sea levels rise: changing habitat and demographic processes. University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.

Elphick CS, and C Field*. 2014. Marine transgression.  Long Island Sound Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop, Port Jefferson, NY, USA.

Elphick, C.S., and C. Field*. 2014. Wetland change after Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Elphick, C.S., J. Cohen, T. Hodgman, A. Kovach, B. Olsen, G. Shriver, A. Borowske*, M. Correll*, C. Field*, R. Kern*, A. Kocek*, K. Ruskin*, J. Walsh*, and W. Wiest*. 2014. Distribution/ abundance models, Bayes Net projections under SLR, demographic data. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Elphick CS, C Field*, M Huang, and MD Correll*. 2014. Ecological indicators of wetland change: wildlife and plants.  Long Island Sound Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop, Port Jefferson, NY, USA.

Elphick, CS, CR Field*, MD Correll*, WA Wiest*, JB Cohen, TP Hodgman, AI Kovach, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver. 2014. Using the SHARP sampling framework to quantify the effects of Hurricane Sandy on coastal marshes and the efficacy of post-Sandy restoration actions. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

Field, C*, and CS Elphick. 2014. Can tidal marsh birds persist in the face of climate change? The Effects of Sea Level Rise on Rhode Island’s Salt Marshes, Providence, RI, USA.

Field, C*, and CS Elphick. 2014. Recent trends in Connecticut’s tidal marsh vegetation. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, USA.

Field, C*. 2014. Can tidal marsh birds persist in the face of sea-level rise? A salt marsh advancement zone assessment of East Lyme, Connecticut.  East Lyme and Niantic Land Conservation Trust, East Lyme, CT, USA.

Field, C*, C Gjerdrum, and CS Elphick. 2014. Does accounting for imperfect detection during point counts have to be expensive? Annual meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Newport, RI, USA.

Hodgman, T, J Cohen, C Elphick, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, B Benvenuti*, A Borowske*, M Conway*, M Correll*, C Field*, L Garey*, R Kern*, A Kocek*, K Ruskin*, S Roberts*, E Shelly*, J Walsh*, and W Wiest*. 2014. SHARP: The Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

Kern, RA*, and WG Shriver. 2014. Cause-specific nest failure in Saltmarsh and Seaside sparrows. Annual meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Newport, RI, USA.

Kern, RA*, and WG Shriver. 2014. Factors influencing nest predation vs. nest flooding in Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows. Annual meeting, The Wildlife Society, Pittsburg, PA, USA.

Kern, RA*, WG Shriver, and W Wiest*. 2014. SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Research Symposium, Oceanville, NJ, USA.

Kocek, AR*, and JB Cohen. 2014. Factors affecting Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrow reproductive success in New York City, NY, USA: implications for tidal marsh management action plans in urban areas.  26th International Ornithological Congress, Tokyo, Japan.

Kocek, AR*, JB Cohen, and SE Elbin. 2014. Factors affecting saltmarsh sparrow nesting success in New York City.  70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference,  Portland, ME, USA.

Kovach, AI.  2014. Climate Change and the Conservation of Saltmarsh Birds. Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit, Greenland, NH, USA.

Kovach, A, P Hatcher, L Kordonowy, K Okamoto, J Ramsdell, E Solorzano, J Walsh*, and WK Thomas. 2014.  Comparative Analysis of Two Tidal Marsh Bird Genomes. Annual Meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society for Canadian Ornithology, Estes Park, CO, USA. (Poster)

Kovach, AI, J Walsh*, KM O’Brien, BJ Olsen, WG Shriver, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, OP Lane. 2014. Using genetic tools to inform conservation of saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows in BCR30. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA. (Poster)

Olsen, BJ, MD Correll, KJ Ruskin, and AI Kovach. 2014. Evolutionary succession. Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA.

Olsen, BJ, MD Correll, KJ Ruskin, and AI Kovach. 2014. Evolutionary succession. Center for Biodiversity, Unity College, Unity, ME, USA.

Olsen, BJ, KJ Ruskin*, CR Field*, Alyssa Borowske*, JB Cohen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, RA Kern*, E King, A Kocek*, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, J Walsh*. 2014. The demography of tidal marsh birds: regional patterns and the implications for conservation. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2014. Differences in Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrow oviposition preference are not adaptive: a case for neutral evolution.  GradExpo, University of Maine Orono, ME, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS Elphick, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, A Borowske*, C Field*, RA Kern*, J Walsh*, and E King. 2014. Investigating Sharp-tailed Sparrow reproductive biology in an ecological and adaptive framework.  Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife office, Bangor, ME, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS Elphick, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, A Borowske*, C Field*, RA Kern*, J Walsh*, and E King. 2014. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) nest failure from competing risks.  70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS Elphick, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, A Borowske*, C Field*, RA Kern*, J Walsh*, and E King. 2014. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) nest failure from competing risks.  Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium, University of Maine Orono, ME, USA. (Winner 1st place best student presentation.)

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS Elphick, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, A Borowske*, CR Field*, RA Kern*, J Walshand E. King. 2014. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) nest failure from competing risks. Annual meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Newport, RI, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, and MA Etterson.  2014.  Differences in Saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrow oviposition preference are not adaptive: a case for neutral evolution.  The XV Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. New York, NY, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS, Elphick, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, A Borowske*, CR Field*, RA Kern*, J Walsh*, and E King. 2014. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) nest failure from competing risks. Annual Meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society for Canadian Ornithology. Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, CS, Elphick, AI Kovach, WG Shriver, A Borowske*, CR Field*, RA Kern*, J Walsh*, and E King. 2014. Latitudinal trends in Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) nest failure from competing risks. Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA. (Poster)

Shriver, WG. 2014. The conservation of tidal marsh birds in the Northeast: adapting to sea level rise. University of Delaware, An international symposium on global issues and trends in agriculture, environment, and bioenergy, Newark, DE, USA.

Shriver, WG. 2014. The conservation of tidal marsh birds in response to sea level rise. University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA, USA.

Shriver, WG and RA Kern*. 2014. The conservation of tidal marsh birds: guiding action at the intersection of our changing land and seascapes. Delaware Wetlands Conference, Dover, DE, USA.

Shriver, WG, and WA Wiest*. 2014. Indices of tidal marsh integrity and resiliency: marsh indicies and optimizing tidal marsh conservation value. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Shriver, WG, and WA Wiest*. 2014. Summary of SHARP/FWS monitoring design for 2014. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Shriver, WG, WA Wiest* and K. Chadbourne. 2014. Metrics, protocols, and data management for assessing tidal marshes in National Wildlife Refuges and SHARP. Hurricane Sandy Marsh Resiliency Working Group Workshop, Hadley, MA, USA.

Shriver, WG, C Elphick, B Olsen, T. Hodgman. 2014. The Conservation of Tidal Marsh Birds: Guiding action at the intersection of our changing land and seascapes. Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Research Symposium, Milford, DE, USA.

Shriver, WG, WA Wiest*, MD Correll*, BJ Olsen, CS Elphick, TP Hodgman, JB Cohen, and CR Field*. 2014. The SHARP sampling framework: inventory and monitoring tidal marsh birds in the Northeast.  Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Joint meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

Walsh, J*, A Kovach, and G Shriver. 2014. Characterizing patterns of phenotypic variation across the Saltmarsh-Nelson’s hybrid zone. University of New Hampshire Graduate Research Conference, Durham, NH, USA.

Walsh, J*, A Kovach, and G Shriver. 2014. Characterizing patterns of phenotypic variation across the Saltmarsh-Nelson’s hybrid zone. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME, USA.

Walsh, J*, AI Kovach, RJ Rowe, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver. 2014. Investigating patterns of exogenous selection in an avian hybrid zone. Annual meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Newport, RI, USA.

Walsh, J*, AI Kovach, RJ Rowe, BJ Olsen, and WG Shriver. 2014. Exogenous selection in an avian hybrid zone: inferences from genotype-habitat associations and ecological niche models.  Annual Meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society for Canadian Ornithology. Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

Wiest, WA*, WG Shriver, and KD Messer. 2014. Optimizing the suboptimal: finding a pragmatic solution to tidal marsh bird conservation in the face of sea level rise. Annual meeting, Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society, Newport, RI, USA.

2013 (n = 20)

Cohen, J, D Curson, C Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, and G Shriver. 2013. SHARP: Salt marsh habitat and avian research program. Annual meeting,Waterbird Society, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Correll, MD*. 2013. Coastal communities in an abruptly changing climate. A2C2 IGERT Annual Meeting, Darling Marine Center, Damariscotta, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*. 2013. The biogeography of tidal marsh birds in the northeastern United States. Annual Meeting, Maine Association of Wetland Scientists, Hallowell, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman.  2013. Conservation from orbit: Predicting tidal marsh communities via remote sensing. Annual meeting, American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, Chicago, IL, USA. (Poster)

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2013. Abrupt climate change in tidal marsh communities. NSF IGERT Online Poster and Photo Competition 2013. Poster and video available at http://posterhall.org/igert2013/posters/346.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2013. The roles of habitat patch size, shape and connectivity in Atlantic Coast tidal marsh communities. The Climate Change Institute’s Borns Symposium, Orono, ME, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2013. SHARP: history, current status and future directions. Atlantic Flyway Council Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT, USA.
SHARP overview (July 2013) (353 downloads)

Elphick, CS. 2013. Conservation in an era of climate change: Can we save saltmarsh birds as the oceans rise? Henry L. Ferguson Museum, Fisher’s Island, NY, USA.

Elphick, CS, C Field*, BJ Olsen, TP Hodgman, and GW Shriver. 2013. The ability of tidal marshes to maintain vertebrate biodiversity is slipping: Is human mitigation possible? Northeastern Geological Society of American Section Meeting, Bretton Woods, NH, USA.

Field, C*, and CS Elphick. 2013. Coastal Connecticut Decision Support Tool. Atlantic Flyway Council Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT, USA.

Kocek, A*, and JB Cohen.  2013. Salt marsh characteristics preferred by saltmarsh sparrows in New York City: Effect of disturbance on nesting presence. Annual meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, Chicago, IL, USA.

Kocek, A*, and JB Cohen.  2013.  Response of saltmarsh sparrows to a highly urbanized environment: Factors affecting nesting presence in New York City. Waterbird Society 37th Annual Meeting/International Wader Study Group Conference,  Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2013. Modeling the seasonal fecundity of the Saltmarsh Sparrow across its global range.  University of Minnesota Duluth, Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2013. Nest site preferences of Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows, and apparent hybrids.  American Ornithological Union meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.

Ruskin, KJ* and BJ Olsen. 2013. Comparison of avian fecundity estimates for Sharp-tailed Sparrows.  Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium, University of Maine Orono, ME, USA.

Ruskin, KJ*, MA Etterson, BJ Olsen, and TP Hodgman. 2013. Comparison of avian fecundity estimates for Sharp-tailed Sparrows.  GradExpo, University of Maine Orono, ME, USA.

Shriver, WG, C Elphick, B Olsen, T. Hodgman. 2013. The Conservation of Tidal Marsh Birds: Guiding action at the intersection of our changing land and seascapes. 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Walsh, J*, and A Kovach. 2013. Developing a genetic hybrid index for Saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows. Joint meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Poster)

Wiest, WA*, WG Shriver, and KD Messer. 2013. Improving the protection of salt marshes for tidal marsh bird conservation given limited financial resources in Delaware. 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Wiest, WA*, WG Shriver, and KD Messer. 2013. Using a binary linear programming optimization model to assess unprotected salt marshes for tidal marsh bird conservation in Delaware. Society of Wetland Scientists 2013 Annual Meeting, Duluth, MN, USA.

2012 (n = 22)

Cohen, J, D Curson, C Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, A Borowske*, M Correll*, C Field*, R Kern*, A Kocek*, K Ruskin*, J Style*, J Walsh*, and W Wiest*. 2012. SHARP: Saltmarsh habitat & avian research program. 68th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Charleston, WV, USA. (Poster)

Cohen, J, D Curson, C Elphick, T Hodgman, A Kovach, B Olsen, G Shriver, A Borowske*, M Correll*, C Field*, R Kern*, A Kocek*, K Ruskin*, J Style*, J Walsh*, and W Wiest*. 2012. SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program. Delaware Environmental Institute Research Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. (Poster)

Correll, MD* 2012. Salt Marsh Integrity Project – bird survey methods. Parker River NWR, Newburyport, MA, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and T Hodgman. 2012. Predicting tidal marsh bird populations via remote sensing: A potential tool for coastal conservation. 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and T Hodgman. 2012. Predicting tidal marsh bird populations via remote sensing: A potential tool for coastal conservation.  Graduate Student Expo (Natural Sciences), The University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and T Hodgman. 2012. Predicting tidal marsh bird populations via remote sensing: A potential tool for coastal conservation. The Climate Change Institute’s Borns Symposium, Orono, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, BJ Olsen, and T Hodgman. 2012. Predicting tidal marsh bird populations via remote sensing: A potential tool for coastal conservation.

Curson, DR, WA Wiest*, and GL Brewer. 2012. The 2011 Maryland salt marsh bird survey – preliminary results. Maryland Ornithological Society Winter Conference, Ocean City, MD, USA. (Poster)

Elphick, CS. 2012. Conservation in an era of climate change: Can we save saltmarsh birds as the oceans rise? State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2012. Conservation in an era of climate change: Can we save saltmarsh birds as the oceans rise? Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2012. Conservation in an era of climate change: Can we save saltmarsh birds as the oceans rise? Coastal Perspective Lecture Series, University of Connecticut – Avery Point campus, Groton, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS. 2012. Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP). (Poster) Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT, USA.

Elphick, CS, C Field*, T Bayard*, S Meiman*, J Hill*, C Gjerdrum, and M Rubega. 2012. Projected extinction of tidal marsh sparrows following sea-level rise: Can people do anything? North America Congress for Conservation Biology, Oakland, CA, USA.

Elphick, CS, B Olsen, G Shriver, and T Hodgman. 2012. An overview of SHARP data collection, 2011-12. Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

Field, C*, and CS Elphick. 2012. A decision support tool for salt marsh conservation in Connecticut. Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT, USA.

Field, C* and CS Elphick. 2012. Trade-offs in coastal conservation: making the costs and benefits of alternative actions explicit. Plenary talk, Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

Kocek, AR*, JB Cohen, and S Elbin. Characteristics of salt marshes in New York City preferred by nesting saltmarsh sparrows (Ammodramus caudacutus). Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast Conference, Plymouth, MA. (Poster)

Ruskin, KJ* and BJ Olsen. 2012. Testing for stability in the Sharp-tailed Sparrow hybrid zone:130 years of plumage comparisons.  5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Ruskin, KJ* and BJ Olsen. 2012. Testing for stability in the Sharp-tailed Sparrow hybrid zone:130 years of plumage comparisons.  Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium, University of Maine Orono, ME, USA.

Walsh, J*, and A Kovach. 2012. Characterizing an avian hybrid zone. Maine Association of Wetland Scientists Winter Conference, Hallowell, ME, USA.

Walsh, J*, and A Kovach. 2012. Introgression of morphological traits and neutral genetic variation in an avian hybrid zone. 5th Annual North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Wiest, WA* and WG Shriver. 2012. Conservation of tidal marsh birds: 2011 update on SHARP in Virginia. Virginia Coast Avian Partnership. Melfa, VA, USA.

2011 (n = 4)

Correll, MD*. 2011. Tidal marsh birds in the northeast – The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. New England Waterbird Cooperators Meeting, Barnestable, MA, USA.

Correll, MD*. 2011. The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. Penobscot Audubon Meeting, Bangor, ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, and BJ Olsen. 2011. The biogeography of tidal marsh birds in the northeastern United States. The Climate Change Institute’s Borns Syposium, Orono ME, USA.

Correll, MD*, and TP Hodgman. 2011. The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Bangor, ME, USA.

2010 (n = 4)

Elphick, CS, and D Curson. 2010. The case for tidal-marsh bird conservation (799 downloads) . The Power of Partnerships: Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

Olsen, B, and T Hodgman. 2010. The plan for SHARP and a request for collaboration (737 downloads) . The Power of Partnerships: Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

Shriver, G 2010. A concrete design for surveying tidal-marsh communities (756 downloads) . The Power of Partnerships: Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.

Curson, D, Elphick, C, T Hodgman, B Olsen, WG Shriver. 2010. Tidal Marsh Session Summary (742 downloads) The Power of Partnerships: Bird Conservation Conference in the Northeast, Plymouth, MA, USA.