TWO Papers published on BOREAL BIRDS

Dr. Michale Glennon of the Paul Smith's College Watershed Institute conducting boreal birds surveys at Shingle Shanty in 2019.

Dr. Michale Glennon of the Paul Smith's College Watershed Institute conducting boreal birds surveys at Shingle Shanty in 2019.

Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station Director Steve Langdon co-authored two recently published papers about changes in boreal bird populations and habitats, “Relative contribution of climate and non-climate drivers in determining dynamic rates of boreal birds at the edge of their range” and “Temporal changes in avian community composition in lowland conifer habitats at the southern edge of the boreal zone in the Adirondack Park, NY.” The research was a collaborative effort led by Dr. Michale Glennon at the Paul Smith’s College Watershed Institute, and included Madeleine Rubenstein of the United State Geological Survey in Reston, VA. and Dr. Molly Cross of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Bozeman, MT.  The work was covered in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in an article titled “Study examines reasons for decrease in boreal birds. The studies examine changes in bird community populations of lowland boreal ecosystems, as well as possible drivers of those changes and include data collected at Shingle Shanty and across the Adirondacks. This work exemplifies Shingle Shanty’s mission to facilitate the study of ecology, geology and the environment across the Adirondacks through partnerships with academic, scientific and environmental organizations.  

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A Protected Place

This remote ecological jewel in the heart of the Adirondacks has an incredible diversity of wetland and upland systems. This landscape diversity, combined with the availability of high-resolution abiotic data, detailed floral and faunal inventories, and well-documented land-use history, makes this an ideal place to undertake ecological research.
— David A. Patrick, Ph.D., Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy—New Hampshire Chapter; Former Executive Director, Center for Adirondack Biodiversity

Established in 2008, the Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station (“SSPRS”) is a biological field station, with work concentrated on the Shingle Shanty Preserve. The Shingle Shanty Preserve (the "Preserve") is a 23 square mile (60.7 kilometer square) tract of land located in the middle of the six million acre Adirondack Park. It is a truly unique resource dedicated to supporting research and education to enhance the future stability of ecosystems found in the Park and across the Northeastern United States. SSPRS’s remoteness, elevation and location creates an unparalleled opportunity to pursue biome level work with national and international implications. All of the Preserve is protected by a Forever Wild conservation easement that assures continuity of long term research and monitoring. The Preserve receives minimal human usage.

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The Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station facilitates the study and dissemination of learning about the environment, geology and ecology of the Adirondacks through its unique physical resources and collaborative approach. The Preserve promotes research applicable throughout the Adirondacks with a concentration on the rare wetlands, forests and numerous water bodies found within the Preserve. Field research and academic study are conducted through partnerships with academic, scientific and environmental organizations and made available publicly to benefit the greater understanding of the Adirondack environment.