Thomas Edwards is a Research Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and a Professor in the Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University. As a professor at Utah State University, he teaches courses on research design and analysis. Professionally, he serves as the Secretary-General for the International Association for Landscape Ecology. He has also been an associate editor for several different professional journals. Hisresearch involves bioregional conservation planning, and the development of analytical methods for assessing and monitoring biological diversity at large landscape scales.