Byron Adams


Independent Science Panel

Brigham Young University, USA

Dr Adams is a University Professor of Biology at Brigham Young University, USA. He helped develop the SCAR Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation research program and is a United States representative to the SCAR Standing Scientific Group on Life Sciences. Byron has had continuous funding from the US National Science Foundation since 2002, including support for the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research project, and as leader of two expeditionary projects in the Transantarctic Mountains. His research programme in evolutionary ecology focuses on how organisms, communities, and ecosystems respond to climate-driven environmental disturbance.