Andrea Adams

Andrea Adams


A 2014 Switzer Fellow, Andrea is an ecologist conducting interdisciplinary research aimed at conservation problem solving. By working at the intersection of science, management, and community, her goal is to place threatened wildlife on a trajectory for recovery. Andrea's current interdisciplinary research is focused on improving reintroduction outcomes for declining amphibians. Andrea is a Research Associate in the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and B.A. in Environmental Studies from Prescott College. Specializing in endangered species policy and management, disease ecology, amphibian biology, and natural history, Andrea has worked across government, nonprofit, academic, and private sectors. Her field work has spanned diverse ecosystems—from Mexico's Sonoran Desert to the Boreal Forests of Canada, and from California's Channel Islands to Sierra Nevada aquatic ecosystems.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD
Current Position:
Research Associate
Earth Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
Conservation Science & Biology
Natural Resource Management
Currently Working On:
Biological Conservation; Reintroduction Biology

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