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Adam D. Griffith, as his friends can attest, is a navigationally challenged geographer and a Ph.D. student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in geography. His research interests are climate change impacts and he enjoys kayaking.

Adam was the Director of the Rivercane Restoration Project through the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) at Western Carolina University. He received a BS degree in Biology from Roanoke College in 1999 (Omicron Delta Kappa) and was subsequently accepted to Teach for America. He taught 6th grade science in the Houston Independent School District in Texas for three years before becoming a kayak instructor taking him on numerous trips to the beaches of the United States, Panama, and Europe. He received his MS degree in Biology from Western Carolina University in 2008 studying the native bamboo Arundinaria gigantea. Since 2008, he has been a research scientist at PSDS where he launched with the Santa Aguilla Foundation.

In 2011, he co-founded the Public Laboratory with 6 others by securing a $500,000 grant from the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation. As a result, his writings can be found on the PBS IdeaLab blog,, and others. He has presented his research with the Public Laboratory across the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

Check out his website at adamdgriffith dot com

Selected Publications

Tanner, B.R., Kinner, D.A., Griffith, A.D., Young, R.S. & Sorrell, L.M (2011). Presence of Arundinaria gigantea (river cane) on numerous non-wetland sites suggests improper ecological classification of the species. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 19(6): 521-532.
Coburn, A.S., Griffith, A.D. & Young, R.S. (2010). Inventory of coastal engineering projects in coastal national parks. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/GRD/NRTR???2010/373. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Griffith, A.D., Kinner, D.A., Tanner, B.R., Moore, A., Mathews, K.G. & Young, R.S. (2009). Nutrient and physical soil characteristics of rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea) stands, western North Carolina. Castanea. 74(3): 224-235.

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Dowel failure on my Tyvek Delta kite

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PBS Idea Lab Post: Field Trips

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Geologists take over Vienna

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General spectrometer thoughts

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Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor

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Updated Map: Western Carolina University

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One year after oil: Grand Isle State Park

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WCU map completed

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Barataria Bay Flyover

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2011 Barataria Bay mapping fieldnotes, maps, mapping tracks, images

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When writing an intro to the upcoming Barataria mapping publication, I came across a Google Doc l...

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Grand Isle, Louisiana

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