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Peer-Reviewed Publications

*indicates mentored student


Herring, M.K., J.K. Romine, M.G. Wesley [et al, including T. Edwards] 2022. SARS-CoV-2 infection history and antibody response to three COVID-19 mRNA vaccine doses. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2022; ciac976, doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac976

Manning, J.A., T. Edwards, J. Clemons, D.J. Leavitt, C.S. Goldberg and M. Culver. 2022. Scat as a source of DNA for population monitoring. Ecology and Evolution, 12. e9415. doi: 10.1002/ece3.9415

Jergović, M., J.L. Uhrlaub, M. Watanabe [et al, including T. Edwards] 2022. Competent immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 variants in older adults following mRNA vaccination. Nature Communications 13, 2891 (2022).


Dimmitt, M. and T. Edwards. 2021. Adenium Taxonomy and Nomenclature: Progress creates more questions. Cactus and Succulent J., 93(4):252–266.

Harris, D.T., M. Badowski, B. Jernigan [et al, including T. Edwards] 2021. SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Individuals on the University of Arizona Campus. Biomedicines 2021, 9(5):539. 539;

Rhie, A., S,A. McCarthy, O. Fedrigo [et al, including T. Edwards] 2021. Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species. Nature 592, 737–746 (2021).


Ripperger, T.J., J.L Uhrlaub, M. Watanabe, [et al, including T. Edwards] 2020. Orthogonal SARS-CoV-2 Serological Assays Enable Surveillance of Low-Prevalence Communities and Reveal Durable Humoral Immunity. Immunity. 2020 Nov 17; 53(5): 925–933.e4.

Lovich, J.E., T. Edwards, K.H. Berry, S.R. Puffer, K.L. Cummings, J.R. Ennen, M. Agha, R. Woodard, K.D. Brundige, and R.W. Murphy. 2020. Refining genetic boundaries for Agassiz’s desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the western Sonoran Desert: the influence of the Coachella Valley on gene flow among populations in southern California. Frontiers of Biogeography 2020, 12.3, e46888.

Stanford, C.B. J.B. Iverson, A.G.J. Rhodin, [et al, including T. Edwards] 2020. Turtles and Tortoises Are in Trouble. Current Biology 30, R721–R735.

Clark, S., E. Magrane, T. Baumgartner, S.E. K. Bennett, M. Bogan, T. Edwards, M.A. Dimmitt, H. Green, C. Hedgcock, B.M. Johnson, M.R. Johnson, K. Velo and B.T. Wilder. 2020. 6&6: A transdisciplinary approach to art-science collaboration. BioScience 70:821–829.


Inman, R., A.S. Fotheringham, J. Franklin, T. Esque, T. Edwards and K. Nussear. 2019. Local niche differences predict genotype associations in sister taxa of desert tortoise. Diversity and Distributions 2019: 25:1194–1209. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12927


Sánchez-Ramírez, S., Y. Rico, K.H. Berry, T. Edwards, A.E. Karl, B.T. Henen and R.W. Murphy. 2018. Landscape limits gene flow and drives population structure in Agassiz’s desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Scientific Reports, 8: 11231


Tollis M., D.F. DeNardo, J.A. Cornelius, G.A. Dolby, T. Edwards,  B.T. Henen, A.E. Karl, R.W. Murphy and K. Kusumi. 2017. The Agassiz’s desert tortoise genome provides a resource for the conservation of a threatened species. PLoS ONE, 12: e0177708


Edwards, T., A.E. Karl, M. Vaughn, P.C. Rosen, C. Meléndez-Torres and R.W. Murphy. 2016. The desert tortoise trichotomy: Mexico hosts a third, new sister-species of tortoise in the Gopherus morafkai–G. agassizii group. ZooKeys, 562:131–158. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.562.6124

Edwards, T., M. Tollis, P.H. Hsieh, R.N. Gutenkunst, Z. Liu, K. Kusumi, M. Culver and R.W. Murphy. 2016. Assessing models of speciation under different biogeographic scenarios; an empirical study using multi-locus and RNA-seq analyses. Ecology and Evolution, 6:379–396. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1865

Edwards, T., M. Vaughn, P.C. Rosen, C. Meléndez-Torres, A.E. Karl, M. Culver, and R.W. Murphy.  2016. Shaping species with ephemeral boundaries; the distribution and genetic structure of the desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) in the Sonoran Desert.  Journal of Biogeography, 43:484–497. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12664.


Edwards, T., K.H. Berry, R.D. Inman, T.C. Esque, K.E. Nussear, C.A. Jones, and M. Culver.  2015.  Testing taxon tenacity of tortoises: evidence for a geographical-selection gradient at a secondary contact zone.  Ecology and Evolution, 5:2095–2114. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1500


Edwards, T., *E.C. Cox, *V. Buzzard, C. Wiese, L.S. Hillard and R.W. Murphy. 2014. Genetic assessments and parentage analysis of captive Bolson tortoises (Gopherus flavomarginatus) inform their “rewilding” in New Mexico. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102787. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102787


Edwards, T., and K.H. Berry. 2013. Are captive tortoises a reservoir for conservation? An assessment of genealogical affiliation of captive Gopherus agassizii to local, wild populations. Conservation Genetics 14:649–659 doi: 10.1007/s10592-013-0458-y


Davy, C.M., T. Edwards, A. Lathrop, M. Bratton, M. Hagan, B. Henen, K.A. Nagy, J. Stone, L.S. Hillard and R.W. Murphy. 2011. Polyandry and multiple paternities in the threatened desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii. Conservation Genetics 12:1313–1322.

Murphy, R.W., K. H. Berry, T. Edwards, A. Leviton, A. Lathrop and J. D. Riedle. 2011. The dazed and confused identity of Agassiz’s land tortoise, Gopherus agassizii (Testudines: Testudinidae) with the description of a new species and its consequences for conservation. Zookeys 113: 39–71.


Edwards, T., *C.J. Jarchow, K.E. Bonine and C.A. Jones. 2010. Tracing Genetic Lineages of Captive Desert Tortoises in Arizona. Journal of Wildlife Management 7(4):801–807.


Murphy, R.W., K.H. Berry, T. Edwards and A.M. McLuckie. 2007. A Genetic Assessment of the Recovery Units for the Mojave Population of Desert Tortoises, Gopherus agassizii. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(2):229–251.


Edwards, T., C.R. Schwalbe, D.E. Swann and C.S. Goldberg.  2004.  Implications of Anthropogenic Landscape Change on Inter-population Movements of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii).  Conservation Genetics 5:485–499.


Holycross, A.T., C.W. Painter, D.B. Prival, D.E. Swann, M.J. Schroff, T. Edwards and C.R. Schwalbe. 2002. Diet of Crotalus lepidus klauberi (Banded Rock Rattlesnake). Journal of Herpetology 36(4):589–597.

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