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Rachelle Adams

Rachelle Adams

Rachelle Adams

Associate Professor | Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology | College of Arts and Sciences


Areas of Expertise

  • symbioses
  • ant evolution
  • behavioral & chemical ecology


  • Postdocs (2009-2014): Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; University of Copenhagen
  • Ph.D. The University of Texas, Austin, TX (2008)
  • B.A., The University of Montana (1997)

Rachelle M. M. Adams, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. She leads an integrative research program that focuses on the symbiotic species networks of fungus-growing ants from Central and South America. Her work spans the fields of systematics to behavioral and chemical ecology.  She aims to understand the evolution of traits that are central for stability of symbioses over ecological and evolutionary time scales.

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