Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Utah
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Utah Staff Member


Dr. Thomas C. Edwards

Thomas Edwards after a pleasant day telemarking in the Utah back country.

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (435) 797 - 2529
Email: t.edwards@usu.edu
Personal website

Education

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

Biography

He 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.

Teaching Interest

Dr. Edwards 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).

Research Interest

Dr. Edwards' 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 (i) a European-based effort of the joint effects of climate and land change on biodieveristy in western Europe, (ii) climate change effects on conifers of western North America, and (iii) impacts of urban disturbance fronts in regions of high urban growth and development.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zimmermann, N.E., T.C. Edwards, Jr., C.H. Graham, P.B. Pearman and J-C Svenning. 2010. New trends in species distribution modelling. Ecography 33:985-989. 2010-12-31
Zimmermann, N. E., R. A. Washington-Allen, R. D. Ramsey, M. E. Schaepman, L. Mathys, B. K�tz, M. Kneubuehler, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2007. Modern remote sensing for environmental monitoring of landscape states and trajectories. Pages 65-91 in F. Kienast, O. Wildi, and S. Ghosh, editors. A changing world: challenges for landscape research. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 2007-09-30
Zimmermann, N. E., Moisen, G. G., Edwards, T. C., Jr., Frescino, T. S., and J. A. Blackard. 2007. Testing the partial contributions of remotely-sensed and topo-climatic predictors for tree species modelling in Utah. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:1057-1067. 2007-09-30
Zimmerman, N. E., N. G. Yoccoz, T. C. Edwards, Jr., E. S. Meier, W. Thuiller, A. Guisan, D. R. Schmatz, and P. B. Pearman. 2009. Do climatic extremes explain tree species spatial patterns at a regional scale? Proceedings of tha National Academy of Sciences 106:19723-19728. 2009-11-30
Zarnetske, P. L., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and G. G. Moisen. Modeling forest bird species likelihood of occurrence in utah with FIA and LANDFIRE map prodcuts and ecologically-based pseudo-absence points. Pages 291-306 in Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, Portland, Maine, USA, R. E. McRoberts, G. A. Reams, and P. C. Van Deusen, Editors. General Technical Report WO-77, USDA Forest Service, Washington, D. C., USA. 2007-10-31
Zarnetske, P. L., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and G. G. Moisen. 2007. Habitat classification modelling with incomplete data: pushing the habitat envelope. Ecological Applications 17:1714-1726. 2007-09-30
Zarnetske, P. L., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and G. G. Moisen. 2007. Modeling forest bird species’ likelihood of occurrence in utah with forest inventory and analysis and landfire map products and ecologically based pseudo-absence points. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report WO-77:291-305. 2007-07-31
Wilson,T. L., J. B. Odei, M. B. Hooten, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2010. Hierarchical spatial models for predicting pygmy rabbit distribution and abundance. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:401-409. 2010-04-30
Wilson, T.L., A.P. Rayburn, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. 2012. Spatial ecology of refuge selection by an herbivore under risk of predation. Ecosphere 3:art6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES11-00247.1 2012-01-31
Wilson, T. L., F. P. Howe, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2011. Effects of sagebrush treatments on multi-scale resource selection by pygmy rabbits. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:393-398. 2011-02-28
Thuiller, W, T. Münkemüller, K. H. Schiffers1, S. Dullinger, V.E. Eckhart, T. C. Edwards, Jr., D Gravel, G. Kunstler, C. Merrow, K.M. O’Leary, N. E. Zimmermann, D. Zurell, and F. Schurr. 2015. Does probability of occurrence relate to population dynamics? Ecography 37:1155-1166. 2015-01-31
Stoner, D.C., J.O. Sexton, H.H. Bernales, J.R. Nagol, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. 2016. Productivity of a mountain ungulate tracks phenological variability over a latitudinal gradient. PLoS One 11(2): e0148780. 2016-05-31
Stoner, D. C., J. O. Sexton, D. M. Choatec, J. Nagolb, H. H. Bernalesd, S. A. Simsa, K. E. Ironsidee, K. M. Longshoref, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2018. Climatically driven changes in primary production propagate through trophic levels. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14364 2018-07-31
Sofaer, Helen R., C. S. Jarnevich, I. S. Pearse, R. Lyons Smyth, S. Auer, G. L. Cook, T. C. Edwards, Jr., G. F. Guala, T. G. Howard, J. T. Morisette, and H. Hamilton. 2019. The development and delivery of species distribution models to inform decision-making. BioScience 69:544–557. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz045 2019-09-30
Schultz, R. J., T. C. Edwards, Jr., G. G. Moisen, and T. S. Frescino. 2005. Development and validation of spatially explicit habitat models for cavity-nesting birds in Fishlake National Forest, Utah. Pages 241-249 in Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, New Orlean, Louisiana, USA, R. E. McRoberts, G. A. Reams, P. C. Van Deusen, W. H. McWilliams, and C. J. Cieszewski, Editor. General Technical Report NC-252, North Central Research Station, USDAForest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2005-12-31
Schultz, R. J., T. C. Edwards, Jr., G. G. Moisen, and T. S. Frescino. 2005. Development and validation of spatially explicit habitat models for cavity-nesting birds in Fishlake National Forest, Utah. Pages 241-249 in Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, New Orlean, Louisiana, USA, R. E. McRoberts, G. A. Reams, P. C. Van Deusen, W. H. McWilliams, and C. J. Cieszewski, Editor. General Technical Report NC-252, North Central Research Station, USDAForest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2005-10-31
Ripplinger, J., J. Franklin, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. 2015. Legacies of managed disturbance leave semi-arid plant communities with reduced resilience and altered composition. Journal of Vegetation Science 26:923-933. 2016-07-31
Nagol, J. R., J. O. Sexton1, A. Anand, R. Sahajpal, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2017. Extraction of end-member phenology by spectral unmixing. International Journal of Digital Earth. DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2017.1319975 2017-05-31
Moisen, G. G., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 1999. Use of generalized linear models and digital data in a forest inventory of northern Utah. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmetal Statistics 4:164-182. 1999-11-30
Moisen, G. G., D. R. Cutler, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 1999. Genralized linearmixed models for analysizing error in a satellite-based vegation map of Utah. Pages 37-44 in H. T. Mowrer and R. G. Congalton, Editors. Quantifying spatial unceratinty in natural resorces. Theory and applications for GIS and remote sensing, Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, Michigan, USA. 1999-11-30
Moisen G. G., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and P. E. Osborne. 2006. Further advances in predicting species distributions. Ecological Modelling 199:129-131 2007-09-30
Moisen G. G., E. A. Freeman, J. A. Blackard, T. S. Frescino, N. E. Zimmermann, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Moisen G. G., E. A. Freeman, J. A. Blackard, T. S. Frescino, N. E. Zimmermann, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2006. Predicting tree species presence and basal area in Utah: a comparison of stochastic gradient boosting, generalized additive models, and tree-based methods. Ecological Modelling 199:176-187. 2007-09-30
Merow, C., M J. Smith, W. Thuiller, N. E. Zimmermann, T. C. Edwards, Jr., A. Guisan, S. Normand, R. Wüest, and J. Elith. 2015. What do we gain from simplicity versus complexity in species distribution models? Ecography 37:1267-1281. 2016-01-31
Meier, E. S., T C. Edwards Jr, F. Kienast, M. Dobbertin, and N. E. Zimmermann. 2011. Co-occurrence patterns of trees along macro-climatic gradients and their potential influence on the present and future distribution of Fagus sylvatica L. Journal of Biogeography 38:371-382. 2011-02-28
Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2006. A variance-decomposition approach to investigating multi-scale habitat associations. Condor 108:47-58. 2006-06-30
Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2002. Landscape patterns as predictors of nesting habitat: a test using four species of cavity-nesting birds. Landscape Ecology 17:233-245. 2002-09-30
Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2002. Composition of cavity-nesting bird communities in montane aspen woodland fragments: the roles of landscape context and forest structure. Condor 104:890-896. 2003-01-31
Kienast Felix, Gosteli Selina, Edwards, Thomas C., Jr., Martius Gregor. Lessons learned from the first worldwide accessible e-learning in Landscape Ecology. Published, Landscape Online 83 https://doi.org/10.3097/LO.202083 2020-10-31
Ironside, K.E, D. Mattson, D. Choate, D. Stoner, T. Arundel, J. Hansen, T. Theimer, B. Holton, B. Jansen, J.O. Sexton, K. Longshore, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. 2017. Variable Terrestrial GPS Telemetry Detection Rates: Addressing the Probability of Successful Acquisitions. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:329-341. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.758 2017-05-31
Ironside, K. E., D. J. Mattson, T. Theimer, B. Jansen, B. Holton, T. Arundel, M. Peters, J. O. Sexton, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2017. Quantifying animal movement for caching foragers: The path identification index (PII) and cougars, Puma concolor. Movement Ecology 5:24. DOI 10.1186/s40462-017-0115-z 2017-11-30
Ironside, K. E,. D. J. Mattson, T. Arundel1, Tad Theimer, B. Holton, M. Peters, T. C. Edwards, Jr., and J. Hansen. 2018. Geomorphometry in Landscape Ecology: Issues of Scale, Physiography, and Application. Environment and Ecology Research 6(5): 397-412. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060501 2018-05-31
Hunter, L. M., M. de J. Gonzalez, R. E. Toth, T. C. Edwards, Jr., and R. J, Lilieholm. 2003. Population and development in the California Mojave Desert: natural habitat implications of alternative futures. Population Research and Policy Review 22:373-397. 2003-12-31
Guisan, A., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and T. Hastie. 2002. Generalized regression modeling in ecological research: setting the scene. Ecological Modelling 157:89-100. 2003-01-31
Guisan, A., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and T. Hastie, Guest Editors. 2002. Advances in GLM/GAM modelling: from species' distribution to environmental management. Ecological Modelling (Special Issue) 157:89-341. 2003-01-31
Goeking, S. A, Izlar, D. K., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. A landscape-level assessment of whitebark pine regeneration in the Rocky Mountains, USA. In revision, Forest Science. 2018-08-31
Frescino, T. S., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and G. G. Moisen. 2001. Modelling spatially explicit forest structural variables using generalized additive models. Journal of Vegetation Science 12:15-26. 2001-06-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and R. J. Schultz. 2005. The application of FIA-based data to wildlife habitat modelling: a comparative study. Pages 7-11 in Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, R. E. McRoberts, G. A. Reams, P. C. Van Deusen, W. H. McWilliams, and C. J. Cieszewski, Editor. General Technical Report NC-252, North Central Research Station, USDAForest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2005-12-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and R. J. Schultz. 2005. The application of FIA-based data to wildlife habitat modelling: a comparative study. Pages 7-11 in Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, R. E. McRoberts, G. A. Reams, P. C. Van Deusen, W. H. McWilliams, and C. J. Cieszewski, Editor. General Technical Report NC-252, North Central Research Station, USDAForest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2005-10-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and R. J. Schultz. 2004. The application of FIA-based data to wildlife habitat modelling: a comparative study. Proceedings of the 2002 FIA Science Symposium, New Orlean, Louisiana, USA. 2003-08-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and J. J. Lawler. 2004. Use of Forest Inventory and Analysis information in wildlife habitat modelling: a process for linking multiple scales. Pages 188-194 in McRoberts, R. E., G. A. Reams, P. C. Van Duesen, and J. W. Moser, Editors. Proceedings of the Third Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium, General Technical Report NC-230, North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2004-12-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and J. J. Lawler. 2002. Use of Forest Inventory and Analysis information in wildlife habitat modelling: a process for linking multiple scales. Proceedings of the 2001 FIA Science Symposium, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. 2002-09-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and J. J. Lawler. 2002. Linking multiple ecological scales for wildlife conservation modelling: the key to a successful transition from landscape theory to practice. In press, Pages 153-172 in J. A. Bissonette and I. Storch, editors. Landscape ecology and resource management: making the linkages. Island Press, Covelo, Californai, USA. 2002-09-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr., D. R. Cutler, N. E. Zimmermann, L. Geiser, and G. G. Moisen. 2006. Effects of underlying sample survey designs on the utility of classification tree models in ecology. Ecological Modelling 199:132-141. 2007-09-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr., Cutler, R., N. E. Zimmermann, L. Geiser, and J. Alegria. 2005. Model-based stratifications for enhancing the detection of rare ecological events. Ecology 86:1081-1090 (Invited paper in special topics issue: The Statistics of Rare Species) 2004-09-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr., Cutler, R., L. Geiser, J. Alegria, and D. McKenzie. 2004. Assessing rarity and seral stage association of species with low detectability: lichens in western Oregon and Washington forests. Ecological Applications 14:414-424. 2004-04-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr. 2004. A monumental leap forward in species-occurrence modelling. Book review of: Scott, J. M., P. J. Heglund, M. L. Morrison, J. B. Haufler, M. G. Raphael, W. A. Wall, and F. B. Samson, editors. 2002. Predicting species occurrence: issues of accuracy and scale. Island Press, Covello, California, USA. Conservation Biology 18:855-857. 2004-07-31
Cutler, R., T. C. Edwards, Jr., J. Alegria, and D. McKenzie. 2002. A sample design framework for Survey and Manage species under the Northwest Forest Plan. Proceedings of the Section on Statistics and Environment, 2001 Joint Statistical Meeting, American Statistical Association, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. 2003-01-31
Cutler, D. R., Edwards, T. C., Jr., Beard, K. H., Cutler, A., Hess, K. T., Gibson, J., and J. J. Lawler. Random Forests for classification in ecology. Ecology 88:2783-2792. 2007-10-31
Busch, G., R. J. Lilieholm, R. E. Toth, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2005. Alternative future growth scenarios for Utah's Wasatch Front: assessing the impacts of development on the loss of prime agricultural lands. Transactions on Ecology & the Environment 80:247-256. 2005-09-30
Brungard, C.W., J.L. Boettinger, M.C. Duniway, S.A. Wills, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. 2015. Machine learning for predicting soil classes in three semi-arid landscapes. Geoderma 239:68-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.09.019 2016-04-30
Bolliger, J., T. C. Edwards, Jr., S. Eggenberg, S. Ismail, I. Seidl, and F. Kienast. 2011. Dry grassland meadows of high conservation priority: balancing forest regeneration probabilities and maintenance costs. Conservation Biology 25:567-576. 2011-10-31
Bassett, S. D., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2003. Effect of different sampling schemes on the spatial placement of conservation reserves in Utah, USA. Biological Conservation 113:141-151. 2003-08-31
Albert, C. H., N. G. Yoccoz, T. C. Edwards, Jr., C. H. Graham, N. E. Zimmermann, and W. Thuiller. 2010. Sampling in ecology and evolution – bridging the gap between theory and practice. Ecography 33:1028-1037. 2010-12-31
Project Completion Date
Survey for Sensitive Species in Utah 2017-08-31
Habitat Modeling of Rare Plants Species on the Colorado Plateau 2014-02-28
Utah Natural Heritage Program 2016-06-30
Extension Education and Decision Support for Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative and Colorado Plateau Rapid Ecoregional Assessment 2014-12-30
Spatial Responses of Gunnison Sage-Grouse to Climate and Land-Use Change in the Colorado Plateau 2014-12-30
Integrated resource assessment, inventory and monitoring of wildlife responses to manipulation of the shrubsteppe enviroment 2011-06-30
Effects of projected climate change on distribution patterns of Western North America conifers 2012-09-30
Sustainable communities and landscape designs. 2013-06-30
Identification of landscape-level stressors in the upper Colorado River ecosystem 2009-12-31
NSF: Unifying mathematical and statistical approaches for modeling animal movement and resource selection 2020-07-30
RWO 70 - Research, Education, and Training in the Proper Application of Species Distribution and Habitat Models to the Management and Conservation of Plant and Animal Species 2020-09-30
DWR: Developing Distribution Models for Select Wildlife Species in Utah 2021-06-30
DWR: Weather & primary productivity Mediated Effects on Mule-Deer.. 2016-12-31
DWR: Flower's Beardtongue Species Distribution Model 2016-06-30
DWR: Utah Threatened and Endangered Plant Inventory 2017-06-30
RWO 67 - Habitat Modeling of Rare Plant Species in the Inter... 2021-06-19
BLM: Utah Geospatial Data Layers and Web Interface for Satellite Monitoring of Wildlife Habitat in Utah 2021-09-30
FS: Uinta-Wasatch Cache Rare Plants 2020-04-30
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Edwards, Cody Master's Active None
Moore, Elizabeth Master's Active None
Carrell, Josh Master's Active None
Hersey, Kent PhD Active None
Presentations Presentation Date
Stoner, D.C., J.O. Sexton, A. Sims, H. Bernales, J. Nagol, D.J. Mattson, K.E. Ironside, K. Longshore, D.M. Choate, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. Weather, plants, and large mammals: satellite observations of vegetation phenology inform wildlife management in the Intermountain West. Offered paper, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Moab, Utah, 3/19/15. 2015-03-19
Stoner, D., and T.C. Edwards. Predation-forage trade-offs in anthropogenic landscapes: behavioral response of an obligate carnivore to human activities. Invited paper, 4th North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Toronto, ON, Canada, 7/25/2018. 2018-07-25
Stoner, D., and T.C. Edwards, Jr. Using remotely sensed indices of primary productivity to evaluate large mammal abundance and movement in the arid Southwestern United States. Invited paper, Forty-sixth Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, 12/10/13. 2013-12-10
Stoner, D. T. C. Edwards, Jr., J. O. Sexton, J. Nagol, and H. Bernales. Ungulate reproduction and plant phenology on the Colorado Plateau. Offered paper, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society, St. George, UT, 3/20/14. 2014-03-20
Stoner, D. C., J. O. Sexton, J. Nagol, K. E. Ironside, D. M. Choate, K. M. Longshore, D. J. Mattson, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Ecosystem Responses to Plant Phenology across Scales and Trophic Levels. Invited paper, 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, 12/15/15. 2015-12-15
Stoner, D. C., J. O. Sexton, J. Nagol, K. E. Ironside, D. M. Choate, K. M. Longshore, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Coupling mammalian demography to climate through satellite time series of plant phenology. Invited paper, AGU Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, CA, 12/12/2016. 2016-12-12
Stoner, D. C., J. O. Sexton, J. Nagol, H. H. Bernales, S. A. Sims, K. E. Ironside, K. Longshore, D. M. Choate, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Ecosystem responses to plant phenology across scales and trophic levels. Offered poster, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, St. George, Utah, 3/23/2016. 2016-03-23
Stoner, D. C., J. O. Sexton, D. M. Choate, J. Nagol, S. A. Sims, H. H. Bernales, K. Hersey, J. Shannon, D. J. Mattson, K. E. Ironside, K. Longshore, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Mule deer abundance, cougar home range size, and predator-prey density across a productivity gradient. Offered paper, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, St. George, Utah, 3/23/2016. 2016-03-23
Stoner, D. C., J. O. Sexton, D. M. Choate, J. Nagol, S. A. Sims, H. H. Bernales, K. Hersey, J. Shannon, D. J. Mattson, K. E. Ironside, K. Longshore, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Mule deer abundance, cougar home range size, and predator-prey density across a productivity gradient. Offered paper, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, St. George, Utah, 3/23/2016. 2016-03-23
Stoner, D, J. O. Sexton, H. H. Bernales, J. Nagol, D. M. Choate, K. E. Ironside, K. M. Longshore, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. A statewide evaluation of mule deer abundance, cougar home range size, and predator-prey density. Presented paper, 2017 Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Bryce Canyon, Utah, 4/22/2017. 2017-04-22
Sims, S.A., D. Stoner, T.C. Edwards, Jr., J. Nagol, J.O. Sexton, K.E. Ironside, D.J. Mattson, D.M. Choate, and K. Longshore. Mountain lion (Puma concolor) home-range size and the normalized difference vegetation index: using a landscape productivity index as a surrogate for prey density. Offered paper, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society, St. George, Utah, 3/20/14. 2014-03-20
Sims, S.A., D. Stoner, H. Bernales, K. Hersey, J. Nagol, J.O. Sexton, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. Modeling the relationship between mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) population dynamics and primary productivity. Offered paper, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Moab, Utah, 3/19/15. 2015-03-19
Sims, S.A, D. Stoner, D. Koons, H. Bernales, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. Short-term forecasting of mule deer survival: an adaptive modelling process. Presented paper, 2017 Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Bryce Canyon, Utah, 4/22/2017. 2017-04-22
Sims, S.A, D. Stoner, D. Koons, H. Bernales, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. Adaptive modelling: a process for short-term forecasting of mule deer survival. Presented paper, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 12th Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop, Sun Valley, Idaho, 5/2/2017. 2017-05-02
Sims, S. A., D. Koons, D. Stoner, H. Bernales, K. Hersey, J. Nagol, J. O. Sexton, T. C. Edwards, Jr. Estimating mule deer demographic dynamics within Utah using an integrated modeling framework. Offered paper, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, St. George, Utah, 3/23/16. 2016-03-23
Sims, S. A., D. Koons, D. Stoner, H. Bernales, K. Hersey, J. Nagol, J. O. Sexton, T. C. Edwards, Jr. Estimating mule deer demographic dynamics within Utah using an integrated modeling framework. Offered paper, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, St. George, Utah, 3/23/16. 2016-03-23
Machado, N.J., T.C Edwards, Jr., J. Gibson, and M.S. Biudes. Assessing the efficiency of a protected area system in a Neotropical region using species distribution modeling. Invited paper, 9th International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress, Portland, OR, 7/7/15. 2015-07-07
Kleinhesselink, A., A. Compagnoni, J.B. Koch, L. Long, T.C. Edwards, Jr., and P.B. Adler. Who will manage sagebrush habitats in a future of rapid climate change? Invited paper, 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Sacramento, CA 31/01/2015. 2015-01-31
Ironside, K.E., D. Mattson, D. Choate, D. Stoner, T. Arundel, J. Hansen, T. Theimer, B. Holton, B. Jansen, J. Sexton, K. Longshore, T. Edwards, Jr, and M. Peters. Offered poster, GPS telemetry: probability of fix acquisition. 2015 ESRI User Conference (UC), San Diego, California, 7/22/2015. 2015-07-22
Hersey, K, R. T. Larsen, B. R. McMillan, C.D. Jones, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Cause-specific mortality in mule deer: Influence of nutritional condition and age. Offered presentation, 2020 ESA Annual Meeting (Virtual). 2020-08-04
Guttery, M.R., and T.C. Edwards, Jr. Landscape conservation planning: identification of watersheds with high conservation potential across Utah and the Colorado Plateau Ecoregion. Offered paper, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Moab, Utah, 3/19/15. 2015-03-19
Gibson, J. R., T. C. Edwards, Jr., G. G. Moisen, T. Frescino, A. Psomos, and N. E. Zimmermann. Contraction and expansion zones in western North America piñon-juniper woodlands under projected 21st century climate change. Offered paper, 8th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, Tucson, AZ, 1/10/2017. 2017-01-10
Gibson, J. R., G. G. Moisen, T.S. Frescino, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. Distribution shifts of coniferous forests in the Colorado plateau under projected 21st century climate change. Offered paper, 2014 Meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Anchorage, Alaska, 5/19/2014. 2014-05-19
Edwards, T.C., Jr., and R.D. Fitts. Rare plant community composition and distribution modelling: assessing landscape-scale risk from non-renewable energy development. Presented paper, US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 4/11/2018. 2018-04-11
Edwards, T.C., Jr., D.C. Stoner, J.O. Sexton, H.H. Bernales, and J.R. Nagol. Productivity of mule deer tracks phenological variability over a latitudinal gradient. Offered paper, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Moab, Utah, 3/19/15. 2015-03-19
Edwards, T.C., Jr., D.C. Stoner, J.O. Sexton, H.H. Bernales, and J.R. Nagol. Productivity of mule deer tracks phenological variability over a latitudinal gradient. Offered paper, 2015 Annual Meeting of the The Wildlife Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 10/19/15. 2015-10-19
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Education and training in the proper development and application of species and habitat distribution models in management and conservation: overview of prpsoed courses. 84th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources,, AFWA Science and Policy Working Group, Denver, CO, 3/6/2019 (INVITED) 2019-03-06
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Education and training in the proper development and application of species and habitat distribution models in management and conservation: accomplishments CY2019. Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2019 Annual Metting, Threatened and Endangered Species, St. Paul, MN, 9/24/2019 (INVITED) 2019-09-24
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Constructing realistic species distribution and habitat modelling map products: an education and training program for biologists. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2, San Antonio, TX 10/8/2019 (INVITED) 2019-10-08
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Bridging the gap between researchers, planners and decision-makers for improving species conservation decision-making. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology 2019 Annual Meeting, Ft. Collin, CO, 4/8/2019 (SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER: 15 speakers) 2019-04-08
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Bridging the gap between researchers, planners and decision-makers for improving species conservation decision-making across landscapes: lessons from a region biologically rich and heavy in resource extraction. International Association for Landscape Ecology 2019 World Congress, Milan, Italy, 7/2/2019 (INVITED) 2019-07-02
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Assessing decision-risk in range maps and distribution models for use in conservation and management. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, Denver, CO, 3/5/2019 (INVITED) 2019-03-05
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Assessing decision-risk in range maps and distribution models for use in conservation and management. 84th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources, AFWA Threatened and Endangered Species, Denver, CO, 3/8/2019 (INVITED) 2019-03-08
Edwards, T.C., Jr. All for Data Access, Data Access for All!: a discourse on how restricted access to data negatively affects fisheries and wildlife management, 2019 Joint AFS/TWS Meeting, Reno, NV, 9/24/2019 (SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER: 16 speakers) 2019-10-01
Edwards, T.C., Jr. <b>Constructing Realistic Species Distribution and Habitat Modelling (SDHM) Map Products: Challenges and Opportunities</b>. Invited USGS (seminar), EMA Friday USGS Findings Webinar Series, June 5, 2020. 2020-06-06
Edwards, T.C., Jr. Using plant community composition as a means of assessing biodiversity risk to climate change. Presented paper, International Biogeographical Society Meeting, Climate Change Biogeography, Evora, Portugal, 3/22/2018. 2018-03-22
Edwards, T.C., Jr, J. Gibson, G.G. Moisen, T.S. Frescino, and N.E. Zimmermann. Expansion and contraction tension zones in western US piñon-juniper woodlands under projected climate change. Offered paper, 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Biogeography Society, Miami, Florida, 1/10/2013. 2013-01-10
Edwards, T.C., Jr, J. Gibson, G.G. Moisen, T.S. Frescino, and N.E. Zimmermann. Expansion and contraction tension zones in western US piñon-juniper woodlands under projected climate change. 2013-04-09
Edwards, T.C., Jr, J. Gibson, G.G. Moisen, T.S. Frescino, and N.E. Zimmermann. Differential life stage niche modelling: can we construct species fitness landscapes from species distribution models? Offered paper, 2014 Meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Anchorage, Alaska, 5/19/2014. 2014-05-19
Edwards, T.C. Jr., R.W. Hergert, R. D. Fitts, and F. Kienast. An optimization approach to assessing landscape-scale energy development effects on rare plant species in the Colorado Plateau of western North America. Invited paper, 9th International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress, Portland, OR, 7/7/15. 2015-07-07
Edwards, T.C. Jr., J. R. Gibson, and E. Hammill. Selecting optimal watersheds for restoration efforts in the Colorado Plateau of western North America given economies of energy development. Offered paper, 2016 Annual Meeting U.S. Chapter of the Association of Landscape Ecology, Asheville, NC, 4/5/16. 2016-04-05
Edwards, T.C. Jr., J. R. Gibson, and E. Hammill. Selecting optimal watersheds for restoration efforts in the Colorado Plateau of western North America given economies of energy development. Offered paper, 2016 Annual Meeting U.S. Chapter of the Association of Landscape Ecology, Asheville, NC, 3/5/16. 2016-04-05
Edwards, T. C. Jr., R. D. Fitts, C. Keleher, C. Bailey, J. R. Gibson, and E. Hammill. Rare plants conservation and non-renewable energy development in the Colorado Plateau of western North America: can landscape–scale models actually help? Presented paper, 2017 Annual Meeting U.S. Chapter of the Association of Landscape Ecology, Baltimore, MD, 4/10/2017. 2017-04-10
Edwards, T. C. Jr., R. D. Fitts, C. Keleher, C. Bailey, J. R. Gibson, and E. Hammill. Can landscape-scale models be applied to resolving rare plants conservation and energy conflicts in the Colorado Plateau region of western North America? Invited paper, 2017 Meeting of the Association of Landscape Ecology - Europe, Gent, Belgium, 9/15/2017. 2017-09-09
Edwards, T. C. Jr., R. D. Fitts, C. Keleher, C. Bailey, J. R. Gibson, and E. Hammill. An optimization approach to assessing landscape-scale energy development effects on rare plant species in the Colorado Plateau of western North America. Invited paper, 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Spokane, WA, 3/6/2017. 2017-03-06
Edwards, Jr., T. C., Jr., J. R. Gibson, G. G. Moisen, T. Frescino, A. Psomos, and N. E. Zimmermann. Contraction and expansion zones in western North America piñon-juniper woodlands under projected 21st century climate change. Offered paper, 8th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, Tucson, AZ, 1/10/2017. 2017-01-10
D. Stoner, D., D. Dahlgren, J. Sexton, M. Kohl, R. Larson, N. Frey, T. Edwards, and T. Messmer. Using satellite-derived estimates of plant phenology to map sage grouse nesting dates across a climatological gradient. Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Vernal, UT, 3/22/2018. 2018-03-22
Technical Publications Publication Date
Toth, R.E., T. C. Edwards, Jr., A. L. Perschon, and D. C. White. 2010. Bear River Watershed: its role in maintaining the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Final Project Report No. 2010-1, U.S. Geological Survey, Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322-5290. 2010-01-31
Toth, R. E., T. C. Edwards, Jr., R. J. Lilieholm, and L. M. Hunter. 2002. The development of alternative future growth scenarios for the California Mojave Desert. Final Project Report No. 2002-1, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 843232-5290 USA. 2002-06-30
Toth, R. E., T. C. Edwards, Jr., R. J. Lilieholm, D. A. Bell, and E. R. Buteau. 2002. Alternative Futures for Utah's Wasatch Front: bioregional planning for the maintenance and conservation of open space. Final Project Report No. 2002-2, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 843232-5290 USA. 2002-08-31
Toth, R. E., Edwards, T. C., Jr., B. Crabb, J. Gibson, L. Hurst, N. Kenczka, L. Vander Wal, A. Kjar, and E. L. McGinty. 2008. Upper Colorado River Ecosystem: Alternative Futures Study Phase I. Project Report No. 2008-1, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5290 USA. 2008-06-30
MacMahon, J. A., R. E. Toth, J. L. Boettinger, G. Busch, T. C. Edwards, Jr., R. S. Krannich, A. Croft, B. Jennings, and E. Leydsman. Upper Las Vegas Wash Conservation Transfer Area: A system to develop alternatve scenarios. Final Project Report No. 2009-2, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5290 USA. 2009-06-30
Hurst, L. A., R. E. Toth, T. C. Edwards, Jr.. 2009. Alternative Futures 2030: Ogden Vallye, Utah. Final Project Report No. 2009-1, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5290 USA. 2009-06-30
Frescino, T. S., G. G. Moisen, and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2000. Development and use of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) map products. In Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for the New Millennium: Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Remote Sensing Applications Conference, CD-ROM, Mira CD-ROM Publishing, cdsupport@miracd.com. 2000-08-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., and P. L. Zarnetske. 2006. Habitat modelling of management indicator species on forest lands in the Intermountain West: a role for the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis data. Final Project Report No. 2006-5, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5290 USA. 2006-10-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., and D. R. Cutler. 2003. Abundance and association analyses of survey and manage bryophyte data from the pilot random grid surveys. Final Project Report No. 2003-2, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 843232-5290 USA. 2003-08-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., R. E. Toth, R. J. Lilieholm, D. A. Bell, and E. R. Buteau. 2004. Alternative future growth scenarios for conserving open space along Utah's Wasatch Front: a case study for the Mountainland Association of Governments. Final Project Report No. 2004-1, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 843232-5290 USA. 2004-10-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., F. P. Howe, R. E. Norvell, T. L. Wilson, J. Ripplinger, and J. Gibson. Disturbance as a management tool: effects on selected wildlife species in Rich County, Utah. Final Project Report No. 2009-3, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5290 USA. 2009-06-30
Edwards, T. C., Jr., D. R. Cutler, K. H. Beard, and J. Gibson. 2007. Predicting invasive plant species occurrences in national parks: a process for prioritizing prevention. Final Project Report No. 2007-1, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5290 USA. 2007-10-31
Edwards, T. C., Jr., Cutler, D. R., J. Alegria, L. Geiser, and D. McKenzie. 2001. Analysis techniques for survey and manage data: an illustrative example using the lichen air quality surveys. Technical Report No. 4, Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. 2001-09-30
Cutler, D. R., T. C. Edwards, Jr., J. Alegria, D. McKenzie, and A. Cangelosi. 2003. Abundance and association analyses for the GOBIG2K mollusk and amphibian survey. Final Project Report No. 2003-1, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT 843232-5290 USA. 2003-08-31