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Amy Yackel Adams, Ph.D.

Amy Yackel Adams is a Research Ecologist at the Fort Collins Science Center. 

Amy began working for the USGS while obtaining her master and doctorate degrees in ecology starting in 1997. She is a research ecologist and principal investigator for the Invasive Reptile Program, and studies population biology with a focus on applied research of invasive organisms (snakes, lizards, small mammals). Yackel Adams’ recent research has focused on detectability of Brown Treesnakes, quantifying the impact of Brown Treesnakes on lizard populations, enhancing rapid response detection of invasive species, modeling rapid response search duration, and population estimation of small mammals in the Pacific.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD, Ecology, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 2005

  • MS, Ecology, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 1999

  • BS, Resource Conservation, Forestry, University of Montana, 1986

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