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Michael J. Adams

Adams, Michael J.

Supervisory Research Ecologist

Office: 541-750-0980
Fax: 541-758-8806
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331


1997 Ph.D., Wildlife Science, University of Washington
1992 B.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University


Research in my lab focuses on amphibian conservation issues. We are currently addressing issues such as invasive species, disease, land use change, and long-term monitoring design for amphibians in North America. We use a combination of comparative surveys and manipulative experiments to understand the factors affecting amphibian distribution and abundance.

Research Interests

Freshwater Community Ecology
Survey/Monitoring Design
Invasive Species Ecology
Complex Life Cycles
Amphibian Biology
Northwest Forests
Wildlife Ecology

Research Team

Amphibian Research - Team Page


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Adams, M.J., Pearl, C.A., McCreary, B., Galvan, S.K., 2014, Short-term Occupancy and Abundance Dynamics of the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Across its Core Range: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014 - 1230, p. 10. [Details]

Johnson, B.L., Willacker, J.J., Eagles-Smith, C., Pearl, C.A., Adams, M.J., 2014, Invasive crayfish as vectors of mercury in freshwater food webs of the Pacific Northwest. DOI- 10.1002/etc.2727: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 33, no. 11, p. 2639–2645. [Details]

Ryan, M.E., Palen, W.J., Adams, M.J., Rochefort, R.M., 2014, Amphibians in the climate vice- loss and restoration of resilience of montane wetland ecosystems of the western US. DOI-10.1890/130145: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, v. 12, no. 4, p. 232-240. [Details]

Adams, M.J., Mellison, C., Galvan, S.K., 2013, Population Estimates for the Toiyabe Population of the Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris), 2004-10: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1036, p. 30. [Details]

Adams, M.J., Miller, D.A., Muths, E., Corn, P.S., Campbell Grant, E.H., Bailey, L., Fellers, G.M., Fisher, R.N., Sadinski, W.J., Waddle, H., Walls, S.C., 2013, Trends in amphibian occupancy in the United States. DOI-10.1371/journal.pone.0064347: PLOS ONE, v. 8, no. 5, p. e64347. [Details]

Hossack, B.R., Adams, M.J., Pearl, C.A., Wilson, K., Bull, E.L., Lohr, K., Patla, D., Pilliod, D.S., Jones, J., Wheeler, K., McKay, S., Corn, P.S., 2013, Roles of patch characteristics, drought frequency, and restoration in driving long-term trends of a widespread amphibian. DOI- 10.1111/cobi.12119: Conservation Biology, v. 27, no. 6, p. 1410-1420. [Details]

Jenkins, K.J., Chelgren, N.D., Sager-Fradkin, K.A., Happe, P.J., Adams, M.J., 2013, Occupancy patterns of mammals and lentic amphibians in the Elwha River riparian zone before dam removal. DOI- 10.1002/rra.2723: River Research and Applications, p. online. [Details]

Pearl, C.A., Adams, M.J., McCreary, B., 2013, Habitat and co-occurrence of native and invasive crayfish in the Pacific Northwest, USA: Aquatic Invasions, v. 8, no. 2, p. 171-184. [Details]

Adams, M.J., Muths, E., Grant, E.C., Miller, D.A., Waddle, H., Walls, S.C., Ball, L.C., 2012, The U. S. Geological Survey Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative - 2011 Annual Update: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS 2012-3090 p. 4. [Details]

Leuthold, N., Adams, M.J., Hayes, J.P., 2012, Short-term response of (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) larvae to timber management in southwestern Oregon: Journal of Wildlife Management, v. 76, p. 28-37. [Details]


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