Spencer P. Hardy

Spencer P. Hardy
Vermont Center for Ecostudies | VCE

Bachelor of Arts

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Abstract Data sharing has become an important issue in modern biodiversity research to address large scale questions and conserve species. Despite the steadily growing scientific and conservation demand, data are not always easily accessed. Worse, it may be lost forever if it is not properly archived. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies launched an...
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Bumble bees (Bombus) play key roles as pollinators in temperate ecosystems. Some North American species have declined due to factors that include habitat loss, parasites, pesticides, and climate change. In many regions conservation is hampered by lack of quantitative data on historical abundance and distribution, making status assessments difficult...
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Other than penguins, only one bird species—the White-winged Diuca Finch (Idiopsar speculifera)—is known to nest directly on ice. Here we provide new details on this unique behavior, as well as the first description of a White-fronted Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola albifrons) nest, from the Quelccaya Ice Cap, in the Cordillera Vilcanota of Peru. Since...
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Bombus spp. (bumble bees) play key roles as pollinators in temperate ecosystems. Some North American species have declined due to factors that include habitat loss, parasites, pesticides, and climate change. In many regions, conservation is hampered by lack of quantitative data on historical abundance and distribution, making status assessments dif...
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Abstract: We conducted point counts in the alpine zone of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA, to estimate the distribution and density of the rare endemic White Mountain Fritillary (Boloria chariclea montinus). Incidence of occurrence and density of the endemic White Mountain Fritillary during surveys in 2012 and 2013...
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Lewis Creek has the highest known fish diversity of any watershed in Vermont. In 2016, I used a backpack electrofisher to sample the fish community at 28 sites throughout the watershed to determine the distribution of individual species and to understand some of the relationships between the terrestrial environment and the fish communities. I colle...
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We found evidence of birds nesting directly on glacier ice of the Quelccaya Ice Cap in the Cordillera Vilcanota, Perú at elevations up to 5,300 m. Observations during June and July over several years consisted of numerous nests not in situ having obviously fallen from the steep and dynamic, retreating glacier margin. A typical nest was a bulky stru...

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The Vermont Bumble Bee Survey, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life, aims to document the past and current relative abundance and distribution of bumblebees (Bombus) as well as the Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica) across the state. See http://val.vtecostudies.org/projects/bumble-bee-atlas/