Thomas "Tom" Edwards, Ph.D.

Thomas currently is a Research Scientist with the USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University.


Only Thomas' five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Thomas, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.
Thomas also can be reached at his Utah State University email


  • Ph D University of Florida 1987
  • MS University of New Mexico 1983
  • BS Humboldt State University 1980

Research Interests

Thomas' current research interests include bioregional conservation planning, and the development of methods for assessing and monitoring biological diversity at large landscape scales. These efforts include

  1. a European-based effort of the joint effects of climate and land change on biodieveristy in western Europe,
  2. climate change effects on conifers of western North America, and
  3. impacts of urban disturbance fronts in regions of high urban growth and development.

Teaching Interests

Thomas teaches graduate level classes in The Design and Analysis of Ecological Research, and Topics in Spatial Ecology. He also teaches two NCTC courses, Species Distribution Models Using R (#CSP4220), and Ensemble Modelling Approaches: Extending Species Distribution Models to Forecast Environments (#CSP4240).