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Adam, Z.R., Skidmore, M.L., Mogk, D.W. and Butterfield, N.J. (accepted, Geology). A Laurentian record of the earliest Eukaryotes.

Hanson-Smith, V., Boekelheide, N., Adam, Z.R., and Kacar, B. (accepted, Geobiology). Reconstruction and Dynamic Modeling of Ancestral RuBisCO Proteins.

Adam, Z.R., Zubarev, D., Cleaves, H.J., and Aono, M. (accepted, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A). Subsumed Complexity: Abiogenesis as a byproduct of complex energy transduction.

Adam, Z.R., Hongo, Y., Farhenbach, A., Cleaves, H.J., Ruiqin, Y., Yoda, I., and Aono, M. (in prep.) Radiolytic production and concentration of formamide on the prebiotic Earth.

Adam, Z.R., 2016. Temperature oscillations near natural nuclear reactor cores and the potential for prebiotic oligomer synthesis, Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, v. 46, no. 2, pp. 171-187.

Adam, Z.R., Skidmore, M.L., and Mogk, D.W, 2016. Paleoenvironmental implications of an expanded microfossil assemblage from the Chamberlain Formation, lower Belt Supergroup, Montana. GSA Special Paper no. 522- Belt Supergroup: Window to Proterozoic Earth.

Adam, Z., DeMarines, J., Illangkoon, H., Kaçar, B., Som, S. and Walker, S.I., 2012. Integrating Mentoring in a Social Network Setting with the S.A.G.A.N. Mentorship Program. Proceedings of the 2012 Mentoring Conference.

Adam, Z.R., 2010. Environmental Control and Life Support Systems for Flight Crew and Space Flight Participants in Suborbital Space Flight. Advisory Circular AC460.11-1-A, published by the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC.

Som, S.M., Adam, Z.R., and Vance, S., 2009. Use the Water: In-Situ Resource Technology for Icy- Surface Landers. Acta Astronautica, v. 64, no. 9, pp. 1006-1010.

Adam, Z.R., 2009. Evidence of Gravitons as Fused Photons in Four Dimensions. ArXiv, no. 0902.0178.

Adam, Z.R., 2007. Actinides and Life’s Origins, Astrobiology, v. 7, no. 6, pp. 852-872.


Adam, Z. R., 2009, Analysis of SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage survivability for Flight 001 during Africa overflight and Bermuda near-overflight: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 9 pages.

Adam, Z.R., 2009, Analytical development of the SpaceX Dragon reentry vehicle debris list: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 15 pages.

Adam, Z.R., 2009, Analytical solution for expected casualty resulting from a SpaceX Dragon random, uncontrolled reentry: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 4 pages.

Adam, Z.R., 2009, Probability of failure analysis for the SpaceX Dragon demonstration reentry flights: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST-200, 11 pages.


Adam, Z.R., 2012. Teacher’s Guide to Space Technology for Disaster Management, Teachers Without Borders, 105 pages.


“Stopped Clock”, in Tales from Spaceship Earth, Habitable Press, Seattle, WA,  2016.

Scientific/technical adviser and screenplay consultant, Version2014