Josh Adams

Biography

I am a research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center. I am the lead biologist in charge of the Seabird Studies program located at WERC's Santa Cruz Field Station. My work focuses on understanding the distribution and abundance patterns of seabirds at sea, nesting biology, foraging ecology and conservation science. My current studies are focused in the California Current and Hawaii.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Avian Ecology
  • Invasive Plant Ecology
  • Migratory bird biology
  • Remote sensing
  • Telemetry (radio and/or satellite)
  • Threatened and endangered species

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 2011
  • MSc, Marine Sciences, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University San Francisco 2004
  • BA, Biology (Thesis Honors), University of California Santa Cruz 1992

PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES AND SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES

  • Member Pacific Seabird Group (since 1992)