Area of expertise:
Soil Ecology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Earthworms, vermiculture, vermicomposting
Soil ecology and environmental research; functioning of soil ecosystems, effects of agricultural practices on soil biota, persistence and fate of pesticides in soils; breakdown of organic matter in soils, earthworm biology and ecology, vermiculture and vermicomposting, integrated control of soil inhabiting pests, sustainable agriculture, agroecology, relationships between human populations, energy, food and water.
Edwards, C.A., B.R. Stinner, and D.H. Stinner. 1988 Biological Interactions in Soils. Elsevier, Amsterdam. 380 pp.
Edwards, C.A. 1991. The assessment of populations of soil-inhabiting invertebrates. In: Modern Techniques in Soil Ecology (Eds Crossley, D.A. Jr., Coleman, D.C., Hendrix, P.F., Cheng, W., Wright, D.H., Beare, M.H., and Edwards, C.A.) Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Hague, pp. 145-177.
Edwards, C.A. and Bohlen, P.J. 1992. The effects of toxic chemicals on earthworms. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 125: 23-99.
Edwards, C.A., M.K. Wali, D.J. Horn and F. Miller. 1993. Agriculture and the Environment. Elsevier, Amsterdam. 325 pp.
Edwards, C.A., T. Abe and B.R. Striganova (Eds.) 1995. The Structure and Function of Soil Communities. Kyoto University Press, Japan.
Edwards, C.A. and Bohlen, P.J. 1996. The Biology and Ecology of Earthworms (3rd Edition). Publ. Chapman & Hall, London, 426 pp.
Edwards, C.A. (Ed.) 1997. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology. Soil Biology and Biochemistry Special Volume, 29, (3/4), 766 pp.
Edwards, C.A. (Ed.) 2004. Earthworm Ecology (2nd Edition). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl, 441 pp.
Edwards, C.A. 1999. Soil Invertebrate Controls and Microbial Interactions in Nutrient and Organic Matter Dynamics in Natural and Agroecosystems. In: Webmaster Functions in Agroecosystems: Invertebrates, Climate and Substrate Quality. Ed. D.C. Coleman and P. Hendrix, CABI Publ., Wallingford, U.K., Chapter 7, pp. 141-159.
Edwards, C.A., Pimentel, D., 2000. Global aspects of agricultural sustainability. UNESCO publication. The Future of the Universe and the Future of Civilization. Ed. V. Burdyuzha. G.Khozin, World Scientific Publ., Singapore, London, Hong Kong, 280-290.
Edwards, C.A. 2002. The Future of Human Populations: Energy, Food and Water Availability in the 21st Century. In: Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life. Ed. P. Miller. Rowman and Littlefield. 11, 119-139.