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Amanda Adams

Senior Lecturer

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202 BSBE

Joined the Department in 2015

  • B.S. Biology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • M.S. Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Western Ontario, London

Biol 112 Introductory Biology II

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(BIOL 1307 and 1107, 1407) Introductory Biology II. The second half of an introductory two-semester survey of contemporary biology that covers evolution, history of life, diveristy and form and function of organisms; includes laboratory that reinforces and provides supplemental information related to the lecture topics

Biol 214 Genes, Ecology, & Evolution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

A genetically-based introduction to the study of ecology and evolution; emphasis on the interactions of organisms with each other and with their environment.

Gearhart, C., A.M. Adams, B. Pinshow, C. Korine. 2020. Evaporative water loss in Kuhl’s pipistrelles declines along an environmental gradient, from mesic to hyperarid. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 240, 110587.

Adams, A.M., A. Patricio†, R. Manohar†, M. Smotherman. 2019 Influence of signal direction on sonar interference. Animal Behaviour, 155, 249 – 256.

Layng, A.L., A.M. Adams, D.E. Goertz, K.W. Morrison, B.A. Pond, R.D. Phoenix. 2019. Bat species distribution and habitat association in northern Ontario, Canada. Journal of Mammalogy, gyz006.

Clare, E.L., A. Fazekas, N. Ivanova, R.M. Floyd, P.D.N. Herbert, A.M. Adams, J. Nagel, R. Girton, S.G. Newmaster, M.B. Fenton. 2018. Approaches to integrating genetic data into ecological networks. Molecular Ecology, 28(2): 503 – 519.

Adams, A.M. and M.B. Fenton. 2017. Identifying peaks in bat activity: a new application of the space-time scan statistic. Wildlife Research: WR16194.

Adams, A.M., K. Davis†, M. Smotherman. 2017. Suppression of emission rates improves sonar performance by flying bats. Scientific Reports, 7: 41641, doi: 10.1038/srep41641.

Adams, A.M, E. Marais, J.S. Turner, L. Prendini, B. Pinshow. 2016. Similar burrow architecture of three arid-zone scorpion species implies similar ecological function. The Science of Nature (Naturwissenschaften), 103(7-8): 56, doi: 10.1007/s00114-016-1374-z.

Korine, C., A.M. Adams, U. Shamir, A. Gross. 2015. Effect of water quality on species richness and activity of desert-dwelling bats. Mammalian Biology, 80(3): 185-190, doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2015.03.009.

Adams, A.M., L.P. McGuire, L.A. Hooton, and M.B. Fenton. 2015. How high is high? Using percentile thresholds to identify peak bat activity. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 93(4): 307-313, doi:10.1139/cjz-2014-0230.

Clare, E.L., H.R. Goerlitz, V.A. Drapeau, M.W. Holderied, A.M. Adams, J. Nagel, E.R. Dumont, P.D.N. Hebert, M.B. Fenton. 2013. Trophic niche flexibility in Glossophaga soricina: how a nectar seeker sneaks an insect snack. Functional Ecology, 28: 632-641.

Mills, S.C., A.M. Adams, R.D. Phoenix. 2013. Bat Species Diversity in the Boreal Forest of Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Northeastern Naturalist, 20(2): 309‒324