David Winton Bell Gallery

Event Details

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Canaries in the salt marsh: averting extinction in an era of sea-level rise | Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson: The Only Show in Town

List Art Auditorium


A lecture by Chris Elphick
Principal Investigator, SHARP (Saltmarsh Habitation and Avian and Research Program)
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut 

With rising sea levels, tidal marshes and species such as the saltmarsh sparrow that depend on them, face many threats.  This talk will describe the status of tidal marsh birds in the northeast, the ways that marshes are changing, and the role that humans play in protecting coastal ecosystems.