Kyle Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. His research combines theoretical and empirical approaches to the ecology and evolution of microbial communities. Particular research interests include fundamental constraints on organismal traits, how community structure and diversity emerge from these underlying rules, and the consequences for ecosystem and biogeochemical processes. Edwards received a B.A. in biological sciences with honors from the University of Chicago (2003) and a Ph.D. in population biology from the University of California, Davis (2010). Before joining the faculty at UHM he was a postdoc at the Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University.