SNEC initiated the annual Providence College SNEC Request for Research Proposals. Research projects must include experiential involvement of students. The following proposals were selected and funded.
Of mammals and mountains: Evaluating the movement and gene flow of three species across a complex landscape in southern New England. Jonathan L. Richardson, PhD
Opossum shrimp genomics, adaptive capacity, and climate change in RI. Elisabeth Arévalo, PhD
The following proposals were selected and funded. All include experiential involvement of students.
Marine Invasive Species Research, Tricellaria inopinata, with Research Assistant, Christine Ramsay, PhD
Marsh Restoration Project with Research Assistant, Christine Ramsay, PhD
Salve Regina University
Cultural and Historic Preservation
Grills Lecture Series
SNEC funded James B. Lindberg, Vice President of Research and Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation as the Richard A. Grills Keynote Speaker in Historic Preservation at the annual Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference.
A grant was awarded to purchase a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit. This new equipment provides the students with valuable experience during their CHP studies. Additionally, using the GPR prepares them to use similar equipment as graduate students or in their future occupations in the Historical Preservation field.
CHP Internship Program Funding
Five students received SNEC support this year to pursue internships at:
- Two interns at The Preservation Society of Newport County
- The Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, Newport, RI
- Szapary Archives, Fall River, MA
- Aquidneck Land Trust
Land Steward Intern and Restoration of Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat and Support for the Sweet Flag Bird Banding Station in Middletown, Jameson Chase, PhD
This partnership supported a student Land Steward Intern, working with Aquidneck Land Trust, and provided funds for the Restoration of Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat at the Sweet Flag Bird Banding Station in Middletown. This consisted of a one-time restoration of the habitat through the purchase and installation of native plants, support for habitat maintenance, and funding of the Bird Banding Station’s role as a test of new habitat efficacy. Research projects must include experiential involvement of students.