Adam Wolf @ Princeton

Ecology, Earth System Science & Global Change Biology

Grand Challenges: Drought and the Global Carbon Cycle

How are trees like stock market players? In this effort supported by Princeton’s Grand Challenges program, we investigate the disparity between leaf-level models of water usage and community-level models, where trees compete for a common pool.


UFOs: Ubiquitous Forest Observations

In collaboration with Kelly Caylor we are developing radically-affordable environmental sensing pods that are connected by the cellular network to the global internet.


ESA Symposium: Cumulative Impacts on Species Range Shifts

Malin Pinsky, Morgan Tingley, and I are organizing the ESA Symposium “Climate and Beyond: Cumulative Impacts on Species Range Shifts”, to be held in Sacramento August 11-15

January 30, 2014

NSF Macrosystems: Extreme events and ecological acclimation: Scaling from cells to ecosystems

The National Science Foundation has funded a collaborative research project to consider the consequences of drought on individual tissues, on whole trees, in populations, and ecosystem fluxes.

January 21, 2014

JPL: Rapid forest triage using quadcopter drones

In collaboration with Roland Brockers at JPL and Kelly Caylor of Princeton CEE, we were funded to develop capabilities to use a small quadrotor UAV that … Continue reading

January 21, 2014

Oxford Megafauna Conference

Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene Conference at the University of Oxford, 18 – 20 March 2014   Oxford University’s Ecosystems Research … Continue reading

January 21, 2014

AGU 2013 Fall Meeting

Good turnout for the special session “Drought Postmortem 2012″, and happy to present a poster on our drought modeling work “Implementation of diverse tree hydraulics in a land surface model”

December 15, 2013

Makerbot Interview

An interview with Makerbot Stories, discussing 3D printing our PULSE – pods

December 5, 2013

Animal extinctions and the dawn of civilization

Congrats to Chris Doughty who adapted our herbivore-mediated nutrient diffusion model to consider the effects of herbivore extinction on the development of early civilization!

November 5, 2013

STRATA: Big Data

On October 29, 2013 Adam and Kelly Caylor gave a talk at the Strata NYC conference, “Drought Prediction and Ecological Monitoring with the Internet of Things.” … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Jackie’s interview with Princeton News

Jackie Jones was a summer research intern, taking the lead in gas exchange measurements of tree species at Silas Little.

August 26, 2013

Herbivore diffusion

A pair of papers by myself, Chris Doughty and Yadvinder Malhi on the capacity for herbivores to spread nutrients over large spatial and temporal timescales.

August 9, 2013