Relevant Literature

SHARP Primer Bibliography

Survey Methods

  • Benoit, L.K., and R.A. Askins. 2002.  Relationship Between Habitat Area and the Distribution of Tidal Marsh Birds.  The Wilson Bulletin 114 (3): 314–323.  [pdf]
  • Johnson, D.H., J.P. Gibbs, M. Herzog, S. Lor, N.D. Niemuth, C.A. Ribic, M. Seamans, T.L. Shaffer, W.G. Shriver, and S.V. Stehman. 2009.  A Sampling Design Framework for Monitoring Secretive Marshbirds.  Waterbirds 32 (2): 203–215.  [pdf]
  • Stevens, D. and A. Olsen.  2004.  Spatially Balanced Sampling of Natural Resources.  Journal of the American Statistical Association 99 (465): 262-278.  [pdf]

Demographic Methods

  • Etterson, M. A., R. S. Bennett, E. L. Kershner, and J. W. Walk. 2009.  Markov chain estimation of avian seasonal fecundity.  Ecological Applications 19:622-630. [pdf]
  • Etterson, M.A., S.N. Ellis-Felege, D. Evers, G Gauthier, J.A. Grzybowski, B.J. Mattsson, L.R. Nagy, B.J. Olsen, C.M. Pease, and M.P. van der Burg. 2011. Modeling Fecundity in Birds: Conceptual Overview, Current Models, and Considerations for Future Developments.  Ecological Modelling 222 (14): 2178–2190.  [pdf]

Tidal Marsh Birds

  • Greenberg, R., J.E. Maldonado, S. Droege, and M.V. McDonald (eds.) 2006. Terrestrial Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Studies in Avian Biology (No. 32). Cooper Ornithological Society.  [pdf]
  • Shriver, G. W., T.P. Hodgman, J.P. Gibbs, and P.D. Vickery. 2004.  Landscape Context Influences Salt Marsh Bird Diversity and Area Requirements in New England.  Biological Conservation 119 (4): 545–553.  [pdf]
  • Greenberg, R., J. E. Maldonado, S. Droege, and M. V. McDonald. 2006.  Tidal marshes: A global perspective on the evolution and conservation of their terrestrial vertebrates.  Bioscience 56:675-685. [pdf]
  • For individual species information for the six SHARP focal species see:
    The Birds of North America Online: (subscription required).
    –       American Black Duck
    –       Clapper Rail
    –       Willet
    –       Nelson’s Sparrow
    –       Saltmarsh Sparrow
    –       Seaside Sparrow

General Saltmarsh Ecology

  • Bertness, M. D. and Ellison A. M.  1987. Determinants of pattern in a New England salt marsh plant community. Ecological  Monographs 57:129-147 [pdf]
  • Bertness, M.D. 1991. Zonation of Spartina Patens and Spartina Alterniflora in New England Salt Marsh. Ecology 72 (1): 138–148. [pdf]

Climate Change

  • Kirwan, Matthew L, Glenn R Guntenspergen, Andrea D’alpaos, James T Morris, Simon M Mudd, and Stijn Temmerman. 2010.  Limits on the Adaptability of Coastal Marshes to Rising Sea Level.  Geophysical Research Letters 37 (23).  [pdf]
  • Van De Pol, M, B.J. Ens, D Heg, L Brouwer, J Krol, M Maier, K.M. Exo, K Oosterbeek, T Lok, and C.M. Eising. 2010.  Do Changes in the Frequency, Magnitude and Timing of Extreme Climatic Events Threaten the Population Viability of Coastal Birds?  Journal of Applied Ecology 47 (4): 720–730.  [pdf]
  • Bayard, T.S., and C.S. Elphick. 2011. Planning for Sea-Level Rise: Quantifying Patterns of Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) Nest Flooding Under Current Sea-Level Conditions. The Auk 128 (2): 393–403. [pdf]
  • Shriver, W. G. and J. P. Gibbs. 2004. Projected effects of sea-level rise on the population viability of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) In H. R. Akcakaya et al. (eds.) Species Conservation and Management: Case Studies. Oxford University Press, 608 pp.