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Thomas Edwards

Research Unit Assistant Unit Leader
Wildlife Biology
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


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

Research Interest

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


  • Does probability of occurrence relate to population dynamics?

  • Machine learning for predicting soil classes in three semi-arid landscapes

  • Legacy effects of no-analogue disturbances alter plant community diversity and composition in semi-arid sagebrush steppe

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