Dr. Henry Adams
Dept. of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
301 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-3013, USA
(405) 744 4742
BIOL 3034 General Ecology.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1114, PBIO 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.
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.
Hartmann, H., Adams, HD. 2018. Identifying differences in carbohydrate dynamics of seedlings and mature trees to improve carbon allocation in models for trees and forests. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 152, 7.
Li, W., Adams, HD.,(n.d.). The sweet side of global change–dynamic responses of non-structural carbohydrates to drought, elevated CO2 and nitrogen fertilization in tree species.
Manrique‐Alba, Adams, HD.,&. (n.d.). Stem radial growth and water storage responses to heat and drought vary between conifers with differing hydraulic strategies.Hartmann, H., Adams, HD. (2018). Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought‐induced tree and forest mortality. The New Phytologist, 218(1), 15.
Cobb, R., Adams, HD. (n.d.). 2017. Ecosystem dynamics and management after forest die‐off: A global synthesis with conceptual state‐and‐transition models. Ecoshphere.
Smith AMS, Talhelm AF, Johnson DM, Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Yedinak KM, Apostol KG, Tinkham WT, Abatzoglu JT, Lutz JA, Davis AS, Pregitzer KS, Adams HD, Kremens RL. 2017. Effects of fire radiative energy density dose on Pinus contorta and Larix occidentalis seedling physiology and mortality. International Journal of Wildland Fire 26:82-94.
Grossiord C, Sevanto S, Adams HD, Collins AD, Dickman LT, McBranch N, Michaletz S, Stockton EA, Vigil M, McDowell NG. 2017. Precipitation, not air temperature, drives functional responses of trees in semi-arid ecosystems. Journal of Ecology 105:163-175.
Grossiord C, Sevanto S, Dawson TE, Adams HD, Collins AD, Dickman LT, Newman BD, Stockton EA, McDowell NG. 2017. Warming combined with more extreme precipitation regimes modifies the water sources of trees. New Phytologist 213: 584-596.
Smith AMS, Talhelm AF, Kolden CA, Newingham BA, Adams HD, Cohen JD, Yedinak KM, Kremens RL. 2016. The ability of winter grazing to reduce wildfire size and fire-induced plant mortality was not demonstrated: A comment on Davies et al. 2015. International Journal of Wildland Fire 25: 484-488.
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.