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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., 2016, Oregon Spotted Frog Monitoring at Jack Creek 2015,[Details]

Adams, M.J., 2016, Oregon Spotted Frog Monitoring in the Oregon Cascades 2012-2015,[Details]

Richgels, K.L., Russell, R.E., Adams, M.J., White, C., Grant, E.H., 2016, Spatial variation in risk and consequence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans introduction in the USA: Royal Society of Open Science, v. 3, p. 150616,[Details]

Grant, E.H., Muths, E., Katz, R.A., Canessa, S., Adams, M.J., Ballard, J.A., Berger, L., Briggs, C.J., Coleman, J., Gray, M.J., Harris, M.C., Harris, R.N., Hossack, B., Huyvaert, K.P., Kolby, J.E., Lips, K.R., Lovich, R.E., McCallum, H.I., Mendelson III, J.R., Nanjappa, P., Olson, D.H., Powers, J.G., Richgels, K.L., Russell, R.E., Schmidt, B.R., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Watry, M., Woodhams, D.C., White, C.L., 2015, Salamander Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) in the United States—Developing Research, Monitoring, and Management Strategies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1233, p. 16,[Details]

Hoffman, Jr., R., Woodward, A., Haggerty, P., Jenkins, K.J., Griffin, P.C., Adams, M.J., Hagar, J.C., Cummings, T., Duriscoe, D., Kopper, K., Riedel, J., Marin, L., Mauger, G.S., Bumbaco, K., Littell, J.S., 2015, North Cascades National Park Service Complex- Natural Resource Condition Assessment: National Park Service NPS/NOCA/NRR—2015/901, p. 390. [Details]

Jenkins, K.J., Chelgren, N.D., Sager-Fradkin, K.A., Happe, P.J., Adams, M.J., 2015, Occupancy patterns of mammals and lentic amphibians in the Elwha River riparian zone before dam removal: River Research and Applications, v. 31, p. 193-206,[Details]

Pearl, C.A., Adams, M.J., Haggerty, P.K., Urban, L., 2015, Using occupancy models to accommodate uncertainty in the interpretation of aerial photograph data- Status of beaver in Central Oregon, USA: Wildlife Society Bulletin, v. 39, no. 2, p. 319-325,[Details]

Snover, M.L., Adams, M.J., Ashton, D.T., Bettaso, J.B., Welsh, H.H., 2015, Evidence of counter-gradient growth in western pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) across thermal gradients: Freshwater Biology, v. 60, p. 1944-1963,[Details]

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]

Hoffman, Jr., R., Woodward, A., Haggerty, P., Jenkins, K.J., Griffin, P.C., Adams, M.J., Hagar, J.C., Cummings, T., Duriscoe, D., Kopper, K., Riedel, J., Samora, B., Marin, L., Mauger, G.S., Bumbaco, K., Littell, J.S., 2014, Mount Rainier National Park- Natural Resource Condition Assessment. Natural Resource Report: National Park Service NPS/MORA/NRR--2014/894, p. 380. [Details]


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