Andy Adams

Associate Professor



My main interests include ecology and conservation biology with a focus on reptiles and amphibians and am involved in research and monitoring projects with various non-profit organizations and government agencies. At HCC, I hope to communicate both excitement and a thorough understanding of our amazing natural world, and my preferred teaching methods usually include providing hands-on experiences in the "outdoor classroom", where biological principles and research techniques can be illustrated effectively in real-time.  I also enjoy nature photography, hiking, kayaking, brewing beer, and spending time with family.   


  • B.S. Biology and Animal Behavior, Juniata College 
  • M.A. Ecology and Environmental ScienceCentral Connecticut State University 

Research Interests

  • Wildlife ecology 
  • Herpetology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Science Communication

Scholarly/Creative Work

Adams, A., Garrison, J., McDaniel, S., Bueche, E., & Howell, H. (2020). Don’t tread on me: an examination of the anti-predatory behavior of the Eastern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix). Acta Herpetologica, 15(1), 31-37.  

Adams, A., Adams, J., Bray, J., Imbierowicz, T., Lenhart, S., Martin, B. (2020) Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases.  QB@CC Spring 2020 Incubator 5, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/3Y6Y-4C52  

Courses Taught

  • BIO 100 – Foundations of Biology 
  • BIO 107 – General Zoology 
  • BIO 121 – General Biology II 
  • ENV 111 – Introduction to Environmental Science 
  • ENV 112 – Environmental Science Lab 
  • ENV 220 – Principles of Environmental Analysis 
  • ENV 225 – Environmental Problems 


  • Biology
  • Environmental Science