My research interests include understanding the effects of climate change, linking community composition and ecosystem function, as well as incorporating metacommunity theory into the field of aquatic microbial ecology. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Montana State University working with John Priscu on a project examining bacteria in lakes of the Barrow and Atqasuk regions in Northern Alaska. I earned my Ph.D. in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan working with George Kling. My dissertation research focused on aquatic microbial ecology in the Toolik Lake area of Northern Alaska and examined the interactions of temperature, nutrients, community composition, and dispersal as controls on bacterial production in arctic lakes and streams.
Previous Research Projects:
- Dioxane and temperature effects on the growth and diversity of bacteria in Little Lake, Michigan. with Professor Jeremy Semrau, collaboration with Jefferey Carey, Anderson Henderson, and Lauren Yelen, Fall 2004.
- Third Sister Lake bacterial productivity over spring ice-melt. with Kristi Judd, Winter 2003. Modified into the publication: Judd K.E., H.E. Adams, N.S. Bosch, J.M. Kostrzewski, C.E. Scott, B.M. Schultz, D.H. Wang, and G.W. Kling. 2005. A case history: Effects of mixing regime on nutrient dynamics and community structure in Third Sister Lake, Michigan during late winter and early spring 2003. Lake and Reservoir Management. 21(3): 316-329.
- A preliminary investigation of lake stability and chemical analysis of deep waters of the Kigoma sub-basin (northern basin) and the Kalemie sub-basin (southern basin) of Lake Tanganyika. Research Experience for Undergraduates with the Nyanza Project, Collaboration with Robia Charles, Summer 2000.
- Rotifer seeding of Mono Lake from nearshore ponds. with Professor John Melack, Summer 1999. Modified into the publication: Jellison, R., H.E. Adams, and J.M. Melack. 2001. Re-appearance of rotifers in hypersaline Mono Lake, California during a period of rising lake levels and decreasing salinity. Hydrobiologia. 466(1): 39-43.
- Grazing Impact of Daphnia on Chlorella in Lake Los Carneros. Effects of nutrient and light variability on Thalassiosira weissflogii. with Professors Alice Alldredge and Mark Brzezinski, and Gabrielle Johnson, Winter 1999.
- Basic limnological analysis of Zaca Lake during two time periods of fall cooling. with Professor Sally MacIntyre and Rebecca Shipe, Fall 1998
Top photos: Aufice near Galbraith Lake, Heather Adams and Mary Anne Evans (under tarp) sampling Toolik Lake.
Bottom photo: Lake I-8 inlet.