David Edds

David Edds

Dr. David Edds is an aquatic ecologist and ichthyologist. At ESU, Dr. Edds is Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor, and Professor of Biological Sciences. He teaches Aquatic Biology, Ichthyology, Stream Ecology, Fisheries Management, Zoology, Marine Biology, and Scientific Writing.

Dr. Edds’ main research interests and expertise include the community structure of aquatic environments, fish ecology, anthropogenic impacts on rivers and streams, and fishes of Nepal, but he has also studied the ecology of freshwater mussels, aquatic turtles, and invasive zebra mussels.

Dr. Edds' principal research addresses the distribution and ecology of fishes of Nepal. He was a Peace Corps fisheries volunteer in Nepal in 1977-79, and a student Fulbright scholar in Nepal in 1984-85. With financial support from National Geographic, a faculty Fulbright grant, and World Wildlife Fund, Dr. Edds returned to Nepal in 1996 and 2015 to continue long-term research on fish ecology in the Himalayas. Results of these studies have been published in Copeia, Journal of Freshwater Ecology, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, and Zootaxa. His collections of Nepal fishes are held in the Tribhuvan University Natural History Museum, Kathmandu, and in the Fisheries Development Division, Balaju, as well as in the Collection of Vertebrates at Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, Lawrence.

Dr. Edds can be reached by phone at (620) 341-5622, fax at (620) 341-5607, or e-mail at dedds@emporia.edu.

Dr. Edds’ CV (pdf file).