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Benjamin Adams

Louisiana State University Ag Center

Department of Entomology

404 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA  70803  

badam24@tigers.lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: GoMRI Scholar, Graduate Student - Master's Level

Analysis of Samples Collected to Measure Effects of Stressors on Coastal Wetlands

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Effects of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Graduate Student - Master's Level

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2015

Chen, X., Adams, B., Bergeron, C., Sabo, A., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2015). Ant community structure and response to disturbances on coastal dunes of Gulf of Mexico. J Insect Conserv, 19(1), 1–13.

Conference Presentations - 8

2013

Chen, X., Adams, B., Bergeron, C., Sabo, A., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2013). Ant diversity and community structure on coastal dunes. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.
Hesson, B., Soderstrum, G., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Osisioma, O., Strecker, R., Chen, X., et al. (2013). Silent Spring Revisited: Insects and Spiders in Louisiana's Saltwater Marshes after the Macondo Blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Adams, B., Chen, X., & Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2012). Oil pollution mediated mortality and behavior modification in coastal insects. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.
Chen, X., Adams, B., Bergeron, C., & Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2012). Ant diversity and community structure on coastal dunes of the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R., Hesson, B., Soderstrum, G., Accardo, M., Aguillard, D., et al. (2012). Silent spring revisited: Insects and spiders in Louisiana's saltwater marshes after the Macondo blowout. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR, March 9, 2012.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Adams, B. J., Chen, X., Overton, E., & Turner, R. E. (2012). Silent Spring Revisited: Insects and Spiders in Louisiana's Saltwater Marshes after the Macondo Blowout. In INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Orlando, FL, June 3-9, 2012: Poster.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Osisioma, O., Chen, X., & Adams, B. (2012). Impact of BP's Macondo oil disaster on salt marsh insect diversity and abundance in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR, March 4-7, 2012.
Soderstrum, G., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Osisioma, O., Strecker, R. M., Chen, X., Adams, B., et al. (2012). Silent spring revisited: Insects and spiders in Louisiana's saltwater marshes after the Macondo blowout. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.