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Alison Adams

Organization: University of Vermont

Affiliations: Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC)

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Alison joined FEMC as the Director in 2022. Alison brings a wealth of experience in interdisciplinary environmental work, spanning disciplines from remote sensing and landscape modeling to ecosystem services and stakeholder engagement. She has a Master’s degree in Natural Resources from UVM, which focused on mapping forest change in New England, and is currently completing her PhD exploring how environmental change affects people's experiences of cultural ecosystem services. Alison previously developed Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Watershed Forestry Partnership. She has also worked in environmental advocacy and community outreach in Washington, DC. Outside of work she can usually be found hiking, rock climbing, or exploring the woods looking for interesting mushrooms.

List of Projects

Project Role Start End
Aboveground and coarse roots carbon storage estimates based on varying forest type specificity for northwestern Vermont and northeastern New York forestsProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2014-11-01 2016-08-31
Northern forest projected forest cover change: 2015 - 2045Participant 2014-09-01 2017-09-01
Mapping forest species mixes across the Northeast from Landsat imageryParticipant 2014-10-01 2018-09-30
Drivers and projections of forest fragmentation in Vermont and the NortheastParticipant 2018-10-01 2020-10-30
Regional Forest Health MonitoringProject Lead/Principal Investigator 1992-06-01 Ongoing


Name Date Authors Type
FEMC Browse Impacts Report2023Jennifer Pontius, Alison Adams, Matthias Sirch, Pia Ruisi-Besares, Elissa Schuett, Soren Donisvitch, Ben Porter, Ralph GreenReport
Regional Forest Health Monitoring Program: 2022 Report2023Jennifer Pontius, Alison Adams, Matthias Sirch, Nancy Voorhis, Alexana Wolf, Elissa Schuett, Soren Donisvitch, Hanson Menzies, Ben PorterReport
Conference Proceedings of the 2022 FEMC Annual Conference2023Jennifer Pontius, Alison Adams, Elissa Schuett, Hanson MenziesAnnual Report
Recreation Impacts Working Group2023Alison Adams, Elissa SchuettOther Documents
Recreation Monitoring Working Group2023Alison Adams, Elissa SchuettOther Documents
FEMC Working Group Guidelines2023Alison Adams, Elissa SchuettOther Documents
AA bio photo2022Alison AdamsDocument