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School of the Biological Sciences



University Professor, Department of Plant Sciences 

David Edwards studies the conservation of tropical forests and biodiversity, using intensive field study, remote sensing, global mapping, land-use modelling, and environmental economics to tackle key questions in tropical forest ecology and conservation, with a focus on issues of global policy significance. Learn more about David's research. 


Research Areas

Biodiversity conservation 
Forest ecology 
Wildlife trade 
Deforestation and degradation 


Biodiversity sampling
Carbon plots
Global mapping 
Environmental economics 
Remote sensing 

Areas for Collaboration

Pan-tropical restoration 
Global wildlife trade 


Research Theme