Adam Martin, Assistant Professor

Adam Martin-biopic

Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough


Cross Appointments:
Centre for Critical Development Studies
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Contact Information:

Phone: 416 287-7326
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Environmental Sciences and IDS – SW 565

Research Interests:

  • Agroecosystems –  coffee agroforestry systems throughout Central America
  • Carbon dynamics of tropical forests throughout Central America, the Caribbean, and South-east Asia
  • How differences in the morphological, chemical, and physical characteristics of plants influence the structure and function of agroecosystems

Teaching This Academic Year:

  • EESB05H3F – Principles of Soil Science
  • EESC34H3S – Sustainability in Practice
  • IDSB02H3S – Development and Environment
  • IDSC02H3F – Environmental Science and Evidence-Based Policy

Selected Publications:

  • Martin, A. R., D. L. Erickson, W. J. Kress, and S. C. Thomas. 2014. Wood nitrogen concentrations in tropical trees: phylogenetic patterns and ecological correlates. New Phytologist.
  • Martin, A. R. and S. C. Thomas. 2011. A reassessment of carbon content in tropical trees. PLos One 6:e23533.
  • Martin, A. R. and S. C. Thomas. 2013. Size-dependent changes in leaf and wood chemical traits in two Caribbean rainforest trees. Tree Physiology 33:1338-1353.
  • Thomas, S. C. and A. R. Martin. 2012. Carbon content of tree tissues: a synthesis. Forests 3:332-352.