Max Adams

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Max Adams

Postdoctoral Scientist


Email: Max Adams

Research Interests

Insect Community Ecology 


Kempf J, Adams B, Brown B. (2021). Urban spider diversity in Los Angeles assessed using a community science approach. Urban Naturalist. 40: 1-10

Bell K, Adams B, Brown B, Ludt W, Pauly G, Schultz A,Vendetti J. (2021). Museums are critical infrastructure for studying urban biodiversity. BioScience. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biab038

Adams B, Li E, Bahlai C, Meineke E, McGlynn T, Brown B. (2020). Local and landscape scale variables shape insect diversity in an urban biodiversity hotspot. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1002/eap.2089

Chen X, Adams B, Plat W, Hooper-Bùi L. (2020). Effects of a tropical cyclone on marsh insect communities and post-cyclone reassembly processes. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.04932

Schultz A, Adams B, Bell K, Ludt W, Pauly G, Vendetti J. (2020). Natural history collections are critical resources for contemporary and future studies of urban evolution. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/eva.13045

Adams B, Gora E, van Breugel M, Estrada-Villegas S, Hall J, Schnitzer S, Yanoviak S. (2019). Do lianas shape ant communities in an early successional tropical forest? Biotropica 51: 885-893. doi: 10.1111/btp.12709

Adams B, Schnitzer S, Yanoviak S. (2019). Connectivity explains local ant community structure in a Neotropical forest canopy: a large-scale experimental approach. Ecology e02673. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2673

McGlynn T, Meineke E, Bahlai C, Li E, Hartop E, Adams B, Brown B. (2019). Temperature accounts for the biodiversity of a hyperdiverse group of insects in urban Los Angeles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286: 20191818. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019-1818

Gonzalez L, Adams B, Brown B. (2019). The Insects of BioSCAN. Natural History Museum Foundation. Los Angeles, California, USA.

Adams B, Schnitzer S, Yanoviak S. (2017). Trees as islands: canopy ant species richness increases with the size of liana-free trees in a Neotropical forest. Ecography 40: 1067- 1075. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02608

Adams B, Chen X, Hooper-Bùi L. (2017). A comparison of two insect collection techniques in oiled and non-oiled Spartina alternaflora salt marshes in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist 100: 366-371. doi: 10.1653/024.100.0236

Chen X, Adams B, Layne M, Swarzenski C, Norris D, Hooper-Bùi L. (2017). Effects of isolation on ant assemblages depend on microhabitat. Ecosphere 12: e02049. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2049

Spicer M, Stark A, Adams B, Kneale R, Yanoviak S. (2017). Thermal constraints on foraging of tropical canopy ants. Oecologia 183: 1007-1017. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3825-4

Stark A, Adams B, Fredley J, Yanoviak S. (2017). Out on a limb: thermal microenvironments in the tropical forest canopy. Journal of Thermal Biology 69: 32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.06.002

Chen X, Adams B, Sabo A, Crupi T, Hooper-Bùi L. (2016). Ant assemblages and co- occurrence patterns in Cypress-Tupelo swamp. Wetlands 36: 849-861. doi: 10.1007/s13157-016-0795-y

Chen X, Adams B, Bergeron C, Sabo A, Hooper-Bùi L. (2015). Ant community structure and response to disturbances on coastal dunes of Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s10841-014-9722-9

Adams B, Parker J, VanWeelden M. (Eds.) Abraham, C, Overall L. (2013). ESA student debates 2011: identify, clarify and speak out about the land-grant mission, organic agriculture, and host plant resistance programs. American Entomologist 59: 214-228. doi: 10.1093/ae/59.4.214

Carlton C, Adams B. (2013). The search for an alternative commercial cricket for the U.S. industry. Louisiana Agriculture 56: 26-27

Chen X, MacGown J, Adams B, Parys K, Strecker R, Hooper-Bùi L. (2012). First record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States. Psyche 2012: 850893. doi: 10.1155/2012/850893

Adams B, Hooper-Bùi L, Strecker R, O’Brien D. (2011). Raft formation by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Science 11: 1-14. doi: 10.1673/031.011.17101

Adams B, Chen X, Hooper-Bùi L. (2010). Odontomachus clarus (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reported in Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana. Midsouth Entomologist 3: 104-105

Ph.D., Biology, University of Louisville, U.S.A., 2018

M.S., Entomology, Louisiana State University, U.S.A., 2012

B.S., Biology, Louisiana State University, U.S.A., 2010