In 2004, Adam received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying the raptor migration of Northern Goshawks in western North America.
From 2005 to 2007, he was a Wildlife Technician II/III for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Currently, Adam is finishing his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences in the Department of Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island. His doctoral research has explored several aspects of songbird stopover ecology, including plant-frugivore interactions and the effects of body condition of stopover dynamics, as well as the dynamics of songbird and bat migration in southern New England.
Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:
Bolser, J.A., R.R. Alan, A.D. Smith, L. Li, N. Seeram, and S.R. McWilliams. In press. Birds select fruits with more anthocyanins and phenolic compounds during autumn migration. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124.
McCue, M.D., A.D. Smith, R. McKinney, B. Rewald, B. Pinshow, and S.R. McWilliams. 2011. A mass balance approach to identify and compare differential routing of 13C-labeled carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins in vivo. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 84:506-513.