Professor Yates is an aquatic ecologist whose research blends aquatic and landscape sciences to generate the knowledge and tools to help solve critical issues threatening the health and sustainability of freshwater ecosystems.
Professor Yates leads the StrEAMS Lab (Stream Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring Sciences) lab, which is home to a diverse group of post-docs, technicians as well as graduate and undergraduate students who work together with government and non-government agencies to enhance society’s ecological knowledge of river and stream ecosystems and ensure these critical ecosystems are sustainably managed.
- Spatial ecology of stream communities and processes
- Response of stream communities and processes to human activities
- Assessment and monitoring of stream ecosystems
Professor Yates leads research in the StrEAMS Lab that integrates methods and theory from the fields of landscape and aquatic ecology to study the connections between landscape patterns and processes and the ecology of stream ecosystems.
Our primary research goals are to:
- understand the limits and controls of ecological communities and processes in stream ecosystems in landscapes dominated by human activities
- apply ecological knowledge to generate tools used by government and non-government agencies to conduct effective aquatic monitoring and assessments that enable informed and effective management decisions
Please see Adam Yates' Google Scholar profile for a complete list of his peer-reviewed articles.
2008 PhD Biology (with Environment and Sustainability), The University of Western Ontario
2004 MSc Zoology, The University of Western Ontario
2002 BSc Environmental Science, University of Guelph