adam-griffith 12 research notes and 24 wiki edits

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 coastalcare.org 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, publiclaboratory.org, 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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I sent the article to clippings too...

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One year after oil: Grand Isle State Park

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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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"@jdean32 - hey there, I go to school in Charlotte at UNCC and a big fan of mapknitter and other mappers. What's going on in the Industrial Distric..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
"Ok, another memory that brings a smile to my face is the following: the staff were all in unseasonably-cold New Orleans. I scored a bed in the VRB..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"A great memory shared my many of my biology students was mapping the campus of Western Carolina University in the sunny and warm Fall of 2010. The..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"hmmmm... for downward facing, overhead shots? def. less tangley... not sure that would always face down though. does it? " | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Yes, I actually joined the SFM discussion forum. It looks like I had trouble with the pba and dll installations. I was trying for a 64 bit versio..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Oh wow - that tutorial is awesome! I've had some problems with the 64-bit version on SFM and this might help. I was getting stuck at the SIFT or ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Hi Jason, That sounds like the perfect application and we look forward to anything you have to share! Good luck! Adam " | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Awesome! Thanks! " | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Hi Jessi - any idea what your cost on your DIY picavet is? " | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Hi there, jbest! Did you get usable images? Sounds like you had a good flight. Just a couple of notes: 1) I use electrical tape on the neck of ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Scott - that link is awesome! You can see barrier islands shift, migrate, dissolve, and reform. Thanks for showing it to me! " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"Mat@8:10 - "I've determined that growing and drying my own bamboo is an expert agroforestry task that I should not undertake myself." " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"Cory - this is wonderful! Thanks for posting. You've made a fantastic map. I love the way the pins (graves) cluster at the different zoom levels. " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"I've been using that reel for about 3 years now and I love it. Mathew is right - don't bring the line in under tension. I have had a reel collaps..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"From land. I hate flying from water. But at a result, I couldn't get all the land. =/ " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"I'm interested in printing some of these nice panels, but don't know how to use this code. Is the PDF posted somewhere? " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"The 217 MB folder with the GeoTIFF is here: http://shoreline.wcu.edu/Adam/KAP/Folly.zip " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"Looks like it is displaying properly to me on the old site in Chrome. " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
"Nice note, Christen. The impetus for this project was to determine how much vacant space the cemetery has. The cost of upkeep is on the rise, so ..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
"There isn't tons of vegetation in the photo though. Maybe take a picture of a healthy indoor plant, just to be sure? I am sure you're right, but ..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
"I was thinking that in order for users to identify an unknown substance, it would be necessary for differing intensities to be compared across spec..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
"I was thinking that in order for users to identify an unknown substance, it would be necessary for differing intensities to be compared across spec..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
"Hi Chris, Great write up. So the impacts of narrowing the slit would be better resolution, but less light reaching the sensor - lower sensitivity..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
"Several things are exciting here, Jeff. It's great that the Atlanta Reef Club is using our tool! I am heading down there in August for an EPA con..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago

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