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Josh Adams

Dr. Josh Adams is a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center.

He is the lead biologist in charge of the Seabird Studies program located at WERC's Santa Cruz Field Station. Dr. Adams' work focuses on understanding the distribution and abundance patterns of seabirds at sea, nesting biology, foraging ecology and conservation science. Dr. Adams' current studies are focused in the California Current and Hawaii.

Education and Certifications

  • 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

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Member Pacific Seabird Group (since 1992)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government