Andrew Edwards

Research Scientist

Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Publications, conferences attended etc.



I have recently started a new position as a Research Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station (part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I am an ecological modeller, and my research interests are wide, from the smallest marine plants to the largest seabirds.

The latter relates to a forthcoming Nature paper entitled Revisiting LÚvy flight search patterns of wandering albatrosses, bumblebees and deer.

I have just moved from the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, where I held the somewhat uniquely-named position of Biosphere Complexity Analyst. I was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada, where I worked with Dr. Ransom Myers on the impacts of industrial fishing and co-taught a course entitled 'An Introduction to Biological Modelling'. I also worked with Dr. Trevor Platt and Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath at the nearby Bedford Institute of Oceanography (also part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada), on modelling of the plankton ecosystem. Before that I was in Dr. Hal Caswell's lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, also working on plankton modelling. I obtained my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, supervised by Prof. John Brindley at the University of Leeds, UK.

Research Interests

Mathematical ecology and biology, dynamical systems, plankton population modelling, marine ecosystems, theoretical ecology, structure of models, food webs, biological-physical coupling in oceanography, biodiversity, MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo) methods, state-space models, animal movement.

Dr. Andrew M. Edwards
Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3190 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N7

Tel: 1 250 756 7000
Fax: 1 250 756 7053

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