Dr. Adams is the director of the Restoration and Plant Ecology laboratory at the University of Florida. She joined the faculty of the Environmental Horticulture Department in August 2005. Her primary research interests include applied plant ecology, wetland restoration, wetland ecology, restoration horticulture, plant conservation, invasive species control, native species establishment, revegetation of disturbed lands, and effects of disturbance on plant communities and ecosystem function. For more on her published work, see Google Scholar Profile and OrcidID, and for more on her teaching, see Teaching ePortfolio.
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Water Resources Science(May 2004) Dissertation: Phalaris arundinacea Control and Implications for Wetland Restoration , Susan M. Galatowitsch, advisor.
- M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Ecology (August 1999)
Thesis: Assessing Wetland Vegetation Response to Disturbance Using Seed Banks and Cs 137 , Charles Andrew Cole and Robert P. Brooks, co-advisors.
- B.S. Pennsylvania State University, Environmental Resources Management (January 1997)
- Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida (2012 to present)
- Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida (2005 to 2012)
- Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida (2006)
- Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, Washington and Lee University (2004-2005)