Adams, RA (2003) Bats of the Rocky Mountain West: Natural History, Ecology and Conservation. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 302 pp. link
Adams, RA & SC Pedersen, editors (2000) Ontogeny, Functional Ecology and Evolution of Bats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA, 408 pp. link
Adams, RA, editor (2013) Into the Night. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. 232 pp. link
Adams, RA & SC Pedersen, editors (2013) Bat Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Springer Science Press, New York, 640 pp. link
Kunz, TH and RA Adams (delayed) A Guide to Bats of North America. Oxford University Press, MA.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Korine, C, RA Adams, D Russo, and D Jacobs. 2016. Bats and water: anthropogenic alterations threaten global bat populations. Pp. in Bats and the Anthropocene, Springer Press, New York. pdf
Adams, RA, FJ Bonaccorso, and JR Winkelmann. 2015. Revised distribution for Otomops martiensseni (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in southern Africa. Global Ecology and Conservation, 3: 707-714. pdf
Hayes, MA and RA Adams. 2015.Maternity roost selection by fringed myotis in Colorado. Western North American Naturalist, 75:460-473. pdf
Carter, RT and RA Adams. 2015. Postnatal ontogeny of the cochlea and flight ability in Jamaican fruit bats (Phyllostomidae) with implications for the evolution of echolocation. Journal of Anatomy, 226: 301-308, Cover Article. pdf
Adams, RA and R Lambeth. 2015. First physical record of the lappet-browed bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) in Colorado. The Southwestern Naturalist. In press.
Hayes, MA and RA Adams. 2015. Geographical and elevational distribution of fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes) in Colorado. Western North American Naturalist, 74:446-455. pdf
Adams RA and ER Snode. 2015. Differences in the male mating calls of co-occurring epauletted
Carter, RA and RA Adams. 2014. Ontogeny of the larynx and flight ability in Jamaican fruit bats
Carter, RT, J. Shaw, and RA Adams. 2014. Ontogeny of vocalization in Jamaican fruit bats with
Adams, R.A. and E. M. Snode. 2013. Unique insights into dispersion distances among calling males of Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Open Ecology Journal, 6:54-60. pdf
Adams, R. A. and J. Shaw. 2013. Time's arrow in the evolutionary development of bat flight. Pp. 21-46 in Bat Evolution, Ecology and Conservation (R. A. Adams and S. C. Pedersen, eds). Springer, New York.
Adams, R. A. 2013. Chasing nightly marvels in the Rocky Mountains. Pp. 71-87 in Into the Night (R. A. Adams, ed). University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
Adams, R. A., E. R. Snode, and J. B. Shaw (2012) Flapping tail membrane in bats produces potentially important thrust during horizontal takeoffs and very slow flight. PLoS ONE. pdf
Shaw T.I., A. Srivastava, W-C Chou, L. Liu, A. Hawkinson,T. C. Glenn, R. A. Adams, T. Schountz. (2012) Transcriptome sequencing and annotation for the Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis). PLoS ONE 7(11): e48472. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048472 pdf
Cogswell-Hawkinson, A., M.E. McGlaughlin, C. H. Calisher, R. A. Adams and T. Schountz. 2011. Molecular and phylogenetic characterization of cytokine genes from seba's short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata). The Open Immunology Journal, 4: 31-39. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2010. Bat reproduction declines when conditions mimic climate change projections for western North America. Ecology, 91: 2437-2445. pdf
Pedersen, S. C., G. G. Kwiecinski, P. A. Larsen, M. N. Morton, R. A. Adams, H. G. Genoways and V. J. Swier.. 2010. Bats of Montserrat - population fluctuations in response to hurricanes and volcanoes: 1978-2005. Pp. 302-340 in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of Island Bats (T. H. Fleming and P. Racey, eds.).University of Chicago Press, Chicago. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2009. Of Darwin and bats. Bat Research News, 50: 87-88. pdf
Hayes, M. A., K. W. Navo, L. R. Bonewell, C. J. Mosch, and R. A. Adams. 2009. Allen’s big-eared bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) documented in Colorado based on recordings of its distinctive echolocation call. The Southwestern Naturalist, 54: 499-501. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2009. The threat of climate change: bat reproduction may suffer in the American West. Bats, 27: 1-4. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2009. Techniques for the study of growth and development in bats. Pp. 265-272 in
T. H. Kunz, R. A. Adams, and W. R. Hood. 2009. Methods for Assessing Size and Birth and Postnatal Growth and Development in Bats. Pp. 273-314 in Ecological and Behavioral Methods in the Study of Bats, 2nd Edition. (T. H. Kunz and S. Parsons, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
Adams, R. A. and M. A. Hayes. 2008. Water availability and successful lactation by bats as related to climate change in western regions of North America. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77: 1115-1121. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2008. Morphogenesis in bat wings: linking development, evolution, and ecology. Cells, Tissues, and Organs, 187: 13-23. pdf
Wyant, K., and R. A. Adams. 2007. Prenatal growth and development in the Angolan free-tailed bat, Mos condylura (Chiroptera: Molossidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 88: 1248- 1251. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2007. Bats and humans. Encyclopedia of animal/human interactions. (M. Bekoff, ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group, New York.
Adams, R. A., and K. M. Thibault. 2006. Temporal partitioning by bats at water holes. Journal of Zoology, London, 270:466-472. pdf
Armstrong, D.M., Adams, R.A., and K.E. Taylor. 2006. New records of the eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus) in Colorado. Western North American Naturalist 66:268- 269. pdf
Pedersen, S. C., H. H. Genoways, M. N. Morton, V. J. Swier, P. A. Larsen, K. C. Lindsay, R. A. Adams, and J. D. Appino. 2006. Bats of Antigua, Northern Lesser Antilles Occasional Papers 249: 1-18, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock. pdf
Adams, R. A. 2004. The behaviors of bats. Pp. 85-86 in The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Vol. 1 of 3 (M. Bekoff, ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group, New York, 1,274 pp.
Adams, R.A., S.C. Pedersen, K.M. Thibault, J. Jadin, and B. Petru. 2003. Calcium as a limiting resource to insectivorous bats: can water holes provide a supplemental calcium source? Journal of Zoology, London, 260: 189-194. pdf
Adams, R. A., and J. A. Simmons. 2002. Directionality of drinking passes by bats at water holes: Is there cooperation? Acta Chiropterologica, 4: 195-199. pdf
Adams, R.A. 2000. Wing ontogeny, shifting niche dimensions, and adaptive landscapes. Pp 275-316 in Ontogeny, Functional Ecology and Evolution of Bats (Adams and Pedersen, eds.). Cambridge University Press, 398 pp.
Adams, R.A., and S.C. Pedersen. 2000. Integrating ontogeny into ecological and evolutionary investigations. Pp1-8 in Ontogeny, Functional Ecology and Evolution of Bats (Adams and Pedersen, eds.) Cambridge University Press, 398 pp.
Adams, R.A. and K.M. Thibault. 2000. Ontogeny and evolution of the bat hindlimb and the calcar: assessing phylogenetic trends. Pp 333- 361 in Ontogeny, Functional Ecology and Evolution of Bats (Adams and Pedersen, eds) Cambridge University Press, 398 pp.
Adams, R.A. and K.M. Thibault. 1999. Growth, development, and histology of the calcar in the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus. Acta Chiropterologica, 1:215-221. pdf
Adams, R.A. and K.M. Thibault. 1999. Records of the Brazilian free‑tailed bat,Tadarida brasiliensis (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in Colorado. The Southwestern Naturalist, 44:542-543. pdf
Adams, R. A. 1998. Evolutionary implications of developmental and functional integration in bat wings. Journal of Zoology, London, 246:165-174. pdf
Adams, R. A. 1997. Onset of juvenile volancy and foraging patterns of little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus. Journal of Mammalogy, 78:239-246. pdf
Adams, R. A. 1996. Size-specific resource partitioning among juvenile little brown bats (Myotis lucifugu): Is there an ontogenetic shift? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 74:1204-1210. pdf
Adams, R. A., and S. C. Pedersen. 1994. Wings on their fingers: despite 50 million years of evolution, bats don't become expert fliers overnight. Natural History, 103:48-55. pdf
Adams, R. A. 1993. Consumption of water boatmen (Hemiptera: Corixidae) by little brown bats,Myotis lucifugus. Bat Research News, 34:66-67.
Adams, R. A. 1992. Comparative growth and development of the forearm between the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Journal of Morphology, 214:251-260.
Adams, R. A. 1992. Stages of development and sequence of bone formation in the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus. Journal of Mammalogy, 73:160-167.
Adams, R. A. 1990. Biogeography of bats in Colorado: ecological implication of species tolerances. Bat Research News, 31:17-21.
Adams, R. A. 1988. Trends in the reproductive biology of some bats in Colorado. Bat Research News, 29:21-25.
Adams, R. A., B. J. Lengas, and M. Bekoff. 1987. Variations in the avoidance responses of black‑tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Journal of Mammalogy, 68:696-689.
Adams, R. A. 1982. The endothermic properties of Dinosaurs. Journal of the Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists, 8:2-13.