USDA-ARS-Jornada Experimental Range
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Research Assistant Professor
Primary Research Interests:
- Aeolian Processes
- Ecosystem response to modifications
- Coastal and wetland hydrology
- Remote sensing of coastal and wetland systems
- 2017-present – USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range, Research Assistant Professor
- 2015-2017 – US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Lab, Coastal Geomorphologist (Under contract through Louisiana State University Agricultural Center)
- 2014-2017 – Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Postdoctoral Research Associate
- 2011-2014 – Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Research Associate
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6OHSLSkAAAAJ&hl=en
Allen, S.T., M.L. Reba, B.L. Edwards, and R.F. Keim. 2017. Evaporation and the sub-canopy energy environment in a flooded forest. Hydrological Processes 31: 2860-2871.
Edwards, B.L., R.F. Keim, E.J. Johnson, C.R. Hupp, S. Marre, and S.L. King. 2016. Geomorphic adjustment to hydrologic modifications along a meandering river: implications for surface flooding on a floodplain. Geomorphology 269: 149-159.
Konsoer, K.M., D. Richards, and B.L. Edwards. 2016. Planform evolution of neck cutoffs on elongate meander loops, White River, Arkansas, USA. In: Constantinescu, G., M. Garcia, and D. Hanes (Eds.), River Flow 2016. Taylor and Francis Group, London, pp. 1730-1735.
Allen, S.T., B.L. Edwards, M.L. Reba, and R.F. Keim. 2016. Sub-canopy evapotranspiration from floating vegetation and open water in a swamp forest. Wetlands 36: 681-688.
King, S.L., R.F. Keim, C.R. Hupp, B.L. Edwards, W.A. Kroschel, E.L. Johnson, and J.W. Cochran. 2016. Altered Hydrologic and Geomorphic Processes and Bottomland Hardwood Plant Communities of the Lower White River Basin. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1113, 32 p.
Lemon, M.G.T., S.T. Allen, B.L. Edwards, S.L. King, and R.F. King. 2016. Satellite Derived Temperature for Monitoring Water Status in a Floodplain Forest of the Upper Sabine River, Texas. Southeastern Naturalist 15: 90-102
Edwards, B.L., and S.L. Namikas. 2015. Characterizing the sediment bed in terms of resistance to motion: toward an improved model of saltation thresholds for aeolian transport. Aeolian Research 19: 123-128. (Invited)
Kaller, M.D., R.F. Keim, B.L. Edwards, A.R. Harlan, T. Pascoe, W.E. Kelso, and D.A. Rutherford. 2015. Aquatic vegetation mediates the relationship between hydrologic connectivity and water quality in a managed floodplain, Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, USA. Hydrobiologia 760: 29-41.
Jones, C.N., D.T. Scott, B.L. Edwards, and R.F. Keim. 2014. Perirheic mixing and biogeochemical processing in flow-through and backwater floodplain wetlands. Water Resources Research 50: 7394-7405.
Scott, D.T., R.F. Keim, B.L. Edwards, C.N. Jones, and D.E. Kroes. 2014. Floodplain biogeochemical processing of floodwaters in the Atchafalaya River Basin during the Mississippi River flood of 2011. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119: 537-546.
Allen, S.T., B.L. Edwards, R.F. Keim, and M.L. Reba. 2014. Measurement of sub-canopy evaporation in a flooded forest. Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale and Beyond Conference Proceedings. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. 9 p.
Edwards, B.L., S.L. Namikas, and E.J. D’Sa. 2013. A Simple infrared technique for measuring beach surface moisture. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38: 192-197.
Edwards, B.L., S.L. Namikas, and P.P. Schmutz. 2013. Comparison of surface moisture measurements to depth-integrated moisture measurements on a fine-grained beach. Journal of Coastal Research 29: 1284-1291.
Keim, R.F., J.A. Zoller, D.H. Braud, and B.L. Edwards. 2013. Classification of forested wetlands using ordination of multitemporal reflectance. Wetlands 33: 1103-1115.
Edwards, B.L. and S.L. Namikas. 2011. Changes in shoreline change trends in response to a detached breakwater field at Grand Isle, Louisiana. Journal of Coastal Research 27: 698-705.
Namikas, S.L., B.L. Edwards, M.C. Bitton, J. Booth, and Y. Zhu. 2010. Temporal and spatial variability in the surface moisture content of a fine-grained beach. Geomorphology 114: 303-310.
Edwards, B.L., and S.L. Namikas. 2009. Small-scale variability in surface moisture on a fine-grained beach: implications for modeling Aeolian transport. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34: 1333-1338.
Namikas, S.L., B.O. Bauer, B.L. Edwards, P.A. Hesp, and Y. Zhu. 2009. Measurements of Aeolian Mass Flux Distributions on a Fine-Grained Beach: Implications for Grain-Bed Collision Mechanics. Journal of Coastal Research Sp. Iss. 56: 337-341.
Namikas, S.L., B.L. Edwards, M. Bitton, W. McKenna, J. Booth, C. J. Pennington, and Y. Zhu. 2007. Discussion of: Delgado, I., and Lloyd, G., 2004. A simple low cost method for one-person beach profiling. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(4), 1246-1252. Journal of Coastal Research 23: 1337-1340.
2013 PhD, Geography, Louisiana State University
2006 MS, Geography, Louisiana State University
2003 BS, Geography, Louisiana State University
- Scientific advisor, Thriving Earth Exchange (with ISeeChange.org NOLA flooding project)
- Member, American Geophysical Union
- Member, Association of American Geographers