Prof Howard Thomas

Prof Howard Thomas

Emeritus Professor

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Investigation and modification of cellular and biochemical mechanisms of plant senescence and death, with special emphasis on pigment and protein metabolism.

Cloning, mapping and exploiting genes determining senescence, late-season and post-harvest deterioration, food, feed and bioprocessing quality and consumer perception in a range of crop and amenity species.

Use of imaging and machine-learning methods for non-destructive analysis of plant development and remote field to landscape-level monitoring of crops and ecosystems.

Cultural significance of scientific research and promotion of links between science and the arts.


Senescence and crop performanceThomas, H. & Ougham, H. 2017 Crop Physiology: Application for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy. Sadras, V. O. & Calderini, D. (eds.). Academic International Press, p. 223-250
On plant growth and formThomas, H. & Ougham, H. 2017 In : New Phytologist.216, 2, p. 337-3382 p.
The Millers' Tales: Sustainability, the Arts and the WatermillArcher, J. E. E., Thomas, H. & Marggraf Turley, R. 2017 Literature and Sustainability : Concept, Text and Culture. Johns-Putra, A., Parham, J. & Squire, L. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 1332 p. 1
The Autumn King: Remembering the Land in King LearArcher, J. E. E., Thomas, H. & Marggraf Turley, R. 2017 Literary Theory: An Anthology. Rivkin, J. & Ryan, M. (eds.). 3 ed. Oxford: Wiley, p. 1547-1566 (Blackwell Anthologies)
Introduction to a Virtual Issue on plant senescenceThomas, H. & Ougham, H. 2016 In : New Phytologist.212, 3, p. 531-5366 p.
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