Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries Resources
I grew up outside of Frederick, MD and received my B.S. Degree in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University. I received both my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Clemson University. Prior to coming to WVU in 1997, I worked as a wildlife biologist for the US Forest Service and in a Research Faculty position at Clemson University. I have conducted research on a variety of species throughout my career with an overarching theme of habitat relations and selection. I also have a passion for promoting our hunting heritage and its positive benefits to society and resource conservation.
- Albers, G., J.W. Edwards, R.R. Rogers, and L.L. Mastro. 2016. Natality of yearling coyotes in West Virginia. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7: 192-197.
- Berl, J.L., J.W. Edwards, and J.S. Bolsinger. 2015. Scale-dependent and multi-metric nest habitat thresholds for red-headed woodpeckers at the northern periphery of their range. The Condor 117: 203-216.
- Ford, W.M., A. Silvis, J.B. Johnson, J.W. Edwards, and M. Karp. 2016. Northern long-eared bat day-roosting and prescribed fire in the central Appalachians, USA. Fire Ecology 12:13--27. doi: 10.4996/fireecology.1202013
- Smith, B.W., A.N. Tri, C.A. Dobony, J.W. Edwards, and P.B. Wood. 2015. Behaviour and nesting ecology of Appalachian ruffed grouse ( Bonasa umbellus). The Canadian Field-Naturalist 129: 246-253.
- Tri A.N., J.W. Edwards, M.P. Strager, J.T. Petty, C.W. Ryan, C.P. Carpenter, M.A. Ternent, and P.C. Carr. 2016. Habitat use by American black bears in the urban-wildlife interface of the mid-Atlantic, USA. Ursus 27: 45-56.