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Dr. Thomas Edwards

Research Publications

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Moisen G. G., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and P. E. Osborne. 2006. Further advances in predicting species distributions. Ecological Modelling 199:129-131
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards, Jr. 2006. A variance-decomposition approach to investigating multi-scale habitat associations. Condor 108:47-58.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guisan, A., T. C. Edwards, Jr., and T. Hastie. 2002. Generalized regression modeling in ecological research: setting the scene. Ecological Modelling 157:89-100.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 34

Presentations: 109

 

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Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Logan, UT 84322-5290 Phone: (435) 797 - 7565 Fax: (435) 797 - 4025 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Phaedra Budy
Dr. Phaedra Budy

Currently Dr. Budy is the Unit Leader at the USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit where she serves as a Research Scientist. She is also a Professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.

Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute