Adam D. Kay portrait

Adam D. Kay

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. University of Utah
Office
OWS 256 & JRC 129/ Lab: JRC LL29
Phone
(651) 962-5291
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5291
Fax
651.962.5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Our research has two main themes. Our emerging work focuses on “Stewardship Science“, which combines environmental science research with community service. Most of this work involves urban agriculture research. We’re developing multiple projects that test hypotheses about small-scale farming, and each project is designed to make a direct contribution to our local community. Another part of our work focuses on how the nutritional composition of resource inputs influences ecological interactions in invertebrate communities. A common theme through these projects is the importance of nutrient balance and how particular nutrient scarcities or excesses affect ecological processes.

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RECENT PUBLICAITONS

  • Kaspari M, Clay NA, Lucas J*, Revsen S, Kay AD, Yanoviak SP (2016) Thermal adaptation and phosphorus shape thermal performance in an assemblage of rainforest ants. Ecology.
  • Seabloom EW  with 64 co-authors (AD Kay is a co-author) (2016) Plant Species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications. DOI 10.1038/ncomms8710

J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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BIOL 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10337 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam D. Kay These courses provide a means for obtaining credit on a tutorial basis for courses not otherwise available at UST or other institutions in the ACTC consortium, and are intended to satisfy unusual needs and circumstances. Students interested in Individual Study should discuss their plans with the faculty member most likely to be their tutor at least one semester before the course is to be taken. Individual Study proposal forms must be completed and approved by the faculty member, the department chair, and the dean of the College prior to registration. These courses may, with approval of the department chair, be used to fulfill the 400-level requirement for the major. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the department chair

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