Professor Edwards' research focuses on understanding how the environment affects the evolution of phenotype and behavior in reptiles. To do this, she incorporates ecological, genomic, behavioral and phenotypic information to look at:
- how the landscape affects evolutionary history;
- how shifts in ecological niche drive phenotypic evolution; and
- how ecological and sexual selection combine during speciation.
She is also interested in using integrative studies to inform conservation management strategies for endangered and vulnerable reptiles and amphibians.