Dr. Henry D. Adams, Assistant Professor
Mailing Address: Oklahoma State University
Dept. of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
301 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-3013, USA
Telephone: +1 (405) 744 4742
henry.adams@okstate.edu
Environmental Ecology Lab


Research
I am a plant ecologist broadly interested in how organisms interact with their environment. Much of my research is in global change ecology, specifically on plant responses to climate-related disturbances. My research has focused on drought-induced tree mortality - including the physiological process of death from drought and its sensitivity to temperature, tree growth and phenological response to drought, and the ecosystem and earth system consequences of forest disturbance. My research approaches span subdisciplines, including plant physiological ecology, dendroecology, ecosystem ecology, and ecohydrology. I seek to increase understanding of the sensitivities and mechanisms of climate-related ecological responses with an application toward improved prediction of climate change and its effects on the biosphere and earth system.
Teaching
BIOL 3034 General Ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL 1114, BOT 1404 or BIOL 1604, and MATH 1513 or MATH 1715. An overview of the study of organisms interacting with each other and their environment at individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels of organization. Includes human interaction with ecological systems. Lecture and laboratory Component.


Recent Publications
For a most recent publication list, see Google Scholar or ResearchGate.
Adams HD, Collins AD, Briggs SP, Vennetier M, Dickman LT, Sevanto SA, Garcia-Forner N, Powers HH, McDowell NG. 2015. Experimental drought and heat can delay development and reduce foliar and shoot growth in semiarid trees. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.13030.
Garcia-Forner N, Adams HD, Sevanto S, Collins AD, Dickman LT, Hudson P, Zeppel MJB, Martínez-Vilalta J, McDowell NG. 2015. Responses of two semiarid conifer tree species to reduced precipitation and warming reveal new perspectives for stomatal regulation. Plant, Cell, and Environment. doi:10.1111/pce.12588
Villegas JC, Dominguez F, Barron-Gafford GA, Adams HD, Guardiola-Claramonte M, Sommer E, Wiede AL, Rivera IC, Espeleta JF, Zou CB, Breshears DD, Huxman TE. 2015. Sensitivity of regional evapotranspiration partitioning to variation in woody plant cover. Global Ecology and Biogeography.doi:10.1111/geb.12349
Zeppel MJB, Harrison SP, Adams HD, Li G, Kelley DI, West A, Dawson T, Fensham R. Medlyn BR, Palmer A, Tissue DT, McDowell NG. 2015. Drought and resprouting plants. New Phytologist 206:583-589.
Hartmann H, Adams HD, Anderegg WRL, Jansen S, Zeppel MJB. 2015. Research frontiers in drought-induced tree mortality: crossing scales and disciplines. New Phytologist 205:965-969.
Adams HD, Williams AP, Xu C, Rauscher SA, Jiang X, McDowell NG. 2013. Empirical and process-based approaches to climate-induced forest mortality models. Frontiers in Plant Science 4: Article 438.
Breshears DD, Adams HD, Eamus D, McDowell NG, Law DJ, Will RE, Williams AP, Zou CB. 2013. The critical amplifying role of increasing atmospheric moisture demand on tree mortality and associated regional die-off. Frontiers in Plant Science 4: Article 266.
Franz TE, Zreda M, Rosolem R, Hornbuckle BK, Irvin SL, Adams HD, Kolb TE, Zweck C, Shuttleworth WJ. 2013. Ecosystem-scale measurements of biomass water using cosmic ray neutrons. Geophysical Research Letters 40:3929-3933.
Adams HD, Germino MJ, Breshears DD, Barron-Gafford GA, Guardiola-Claramonte M, Zou CB, Huxman TE. 2013. Nonstructural leaf carbohydrate dynamics of Pinus edulis during drought-induced tree mortality reveal role for carbon metabolism in mortality mechanism. New Phytologist197:1142-1151.
Zeppel MJB, Anderegg WRL Adams HD 2013. Forest mortality due to drought: latest insights, evidence and unresolved questions on physiological pathways and consequences of tree death. New Phytologist 197:372-374.