Eric EdwardsEric Edwards

New Zealand Department of Conservation

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Eric Edwards is a Science Advisor and Entomologist with the New Zealand Department of Conservation. He has worked in conservation often involving islands and biosecurity since 1996. With a current role advising terrestrial landings and biosecurity for the NZ Subantarctic he has also travelled among Pacific small island nations surveying and reporting the value of Lepidoptera and other insect assemblages and threats to them.


Key publications

Stringer IAN, Hitchmough RA, Dugdale JS, Edwards ED, Hoare RJB, and Patrick BH (2012) The conservation status of New Zealand Lepidoptera. New Zealand Entomologist, 35: 120-127. DOI: 10.1080/00779962.2012.686316

Lester PJ, Brown SDJ, Edwards ED, Holwell GI, Pawson SM, Ward DF, and Watts CH (2014) Critical issues facing New Zealand entomology. New Zealand Entomologist, 37: 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/00779962.2014.861789

Ellenberg U, Edwards ED, Mattern T, Hiscock JA, Wilson R, and Edmonds H (2015) Assessing the impact of nest searches on breeding birds – A case study on Fiordland crested penguins (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus). New Zealand Journal of Ecology,39: 231-244.

Edwards ED (2014) Moths, butterflies, ants and dragonflies of Vava’u. Chapter 5. In: Rapid Biodiversity Assessment (BIORAP) of the Vava’u Archipelago, Kingdom of Tonga. J.N. Atherton, S.A. McKenna and A. Wheatley (Editors). Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Apia, Samoa.