Jode Edwards Research Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, USA
Dr. Jode Edwards is a Research Geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. Dr. Edwards’ research is in the area of Maize Quantitative Genetics with primary efforts in the areas of maize plant density response, genotype by environment interaction, and application of Bayesian Statistics to analysis of multi-environment plant breeding trials. Dr. Edwards’ work in Bayesian statistics is focused on using the Bayes paradigm to obtain optimal estimators and comparisons in data sets with heterogeneous data quality, heterogeneous stability of cultivars, and with unbalanced replication. He has done primary research on Bayes approaches in addition to regularly applying Bayesian approaches to his own research on plant density response and genotype by environment interaction.