Born: Clinton, Illinois.
Died: Albany, New York, buried in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Occupation: Ecologist; Malacologist. Entomologist, Illinois State Labratory of Natural History 1896-98; Curator, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 1903-06; Director, Roosevelt Wildlife Forest Experiment Station 1919-26; Director N.Y. State Museum, 1926-43.
Education: B.S. Illinois Wesleyan University, 1895; M.S. Harvard, 1899; Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1908; Honorary Sc.D. Illinois Wesleyan University, 1920.
Research Interests: Freshwater mollusks.
Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Adams, C.C. 1892. Mollusks as cat-fish food. Nautilus 5(11):127-128.
Adams, C.C. 1905. The postglacial dispersal of the North American biota. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 9:53-71.
Adams, C.C. 1915. The variations and ecological distribution of the snails of the genus Io. Memoirs National Academy of Science 12(2)1-92 + 60 plates.