- B.S. in Zoology, Michigan State University
- M.S. in Biology, Humboldt State University
Adam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Michigan State University, and an Master of Science degree in Biology from Humboldt State University. He has worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) since 2006. Currently, his work focuses primarily on monitoring and research to facilitate adaptive management of California’s statewide network of marine protected areas (MPAs). Also with CDFW, he has worked on estuarine monitoring and restoration projects, coastal watershed assessments, regional MPA design and siting processes, and California halibut and pink shrimp trawl fishery evaluations. Prior to CDFW, Adam worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to monitor juvenile salmon in the Trinity River and investigate the distribution of tidewater goby populations and genetic differences in northern California estuaries; ran a two-year field experiment funded by California Sea Grant on the effects of waterfowl herbivory on eelgrass and the associated fish and invertebrate community in southern Humboldt Bay, California; and conducted juvenile winter flounder growth and distribution studies, as well as fixed-site monitoring of juvenile finfish throughout Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.