Adam’s research interests are broadly focused on understanding how ecosystems respond to environmental change at large spatial and temporal scales. To date, his research has mainly focused on: (1) quantifying fire-climate-vegetation relationships in boreal forest and tundra ecosystems, and (2) exploring how phenology regulates land-atmosphere fluxes of water and energy in North America.
Young AM, Higuera PE, Abatzoglou J, Duffy PA, Hu FS. In Press. Consequences of climatic thresholds to burning for projecting fire activity and ecological change. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
Young AM, Higuera PE, Duffy PA, and Hu FS (2017) Climatic thresholds shape northern high-latitude fire regimes and imply vulnerability to future climate change. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.02205
Hu FS, Higuera PE, Duffy P, Chipman ML, Rocha AV, Young AM, Kelly R, and Dietze MC (2015) Arctic tundra fires: natural variability and responses to climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/150063
Sonnentag O, Hufkens K, Teshera-Sterne C, Young AM, Friedl M, Braswell BH, Milliman T, O’Keefe J, Richardson AD (2012) Digital repeat photography for phenological research in forest ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.09.009