~~Elphick Lab-UCONN Ornithology Group~~


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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

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Jason Hill
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, U-43, Storrs, CT 06269-3043
Email: jason.hill(at)


University of Connecticut: Master of Science Candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,

Expected completion May, 2008
University of Montana: Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, 2001


2006. Eastern Bird Banding Association Research Award.
2006. The E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Award from the Association of Field ornithologists.
2006. University of Connecticut, Museum of Natural History Award.
2007. Best graduate student poster at the 2007 Wilson Ornithological Society annual meeting.
2007. Office of Long Island Sound, DEP Research Award. Awarded to P.I. Chris Elphick.

Elphick, C.S., J. M. Hill, M.A. Rubega. 2007. Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows. In: Connecticut State of the Birds 2008. Connecticut Audubon Society. (Invited paper, in press)


Well...I wasn't always slogging (occasionally swimming) through salt marshes. Here's a smattering of past work on other people’s research projects to prove it. For the record, I'm sorry if I ever complained about last minute changes or apparent disorganization. After running my own research project I know now that there's only so much that can go exactly as planned!!!

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Breeding Success; Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
American Woodcock Movement & Habitat Use; University of Minnesota, David Andersen, PhD.
House Wren Life History Traits in Costa Rica; Pomona College, Rachel Levin, PhD.
Po'ouli Capture Team & Honeycreeper Research; Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Hawai’i
Vineyard Impacts on Cavity-nesting Birds; University of California, Berkeley, CA
Sea Otter Foraging Ecology; USGS, Piedras Blancas Field Station, CA, Jim Estes, PhD., Tim Tinker, PhD., & Alisha Halter-Kage.
Barn Swallow Provisioning; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Rebecca Safran, PhD.
Bluebird Nesting Ecology; University of Montana, Missoula, MT


American Ornithologists’ Union 
Association of Field Ornithologists
Society for Conservation Biology