Adam is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His research is focused on understanding physical and ecological processes in a polar desert (very dry and cold place). Adam has been working with a the McMurdo Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM-LTER) group for 2 years. With this group of interdisciplinary scientists, Adam helps to collect data and create mathematical models of physical and biological processes occurring within the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
Adam will be departing for Antarctica in early November and will be working in the field making measurements until early December. He will spend most of his time measuring soil moisture, soil temperature, stream water chemistry, glacier surface temperatures, accumulation & ablation of glacier surfaces, and many other things!
Adam’s favorite food is pizza, favorite drink is coffee, and favorite sport is football. When not making measurements and creating mathematical models, Adam is likely fishing on the Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins, Colorado.