Prof Chris Thomas

BSc Zoology, PhD Zoology

Prof Chris Thomas

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Dirprwy Is-Ganghellor - Ymchwil ac Ansawdd Academaidd

Manylion Cyswllt

Noder: Mae gwybodaeth ychwanegol neu manylach ar y fersiwn Saesneg o'r proffil hwn.

Proffil

Ganwyd Chris ym Manceinion, Lloegr ond fe'i magwyd yn Vancouver, Canada. Am ryw reswm na chafodd reswm boddhaol amdano ymfudodd ei deulu yn ôl ar draws yr Iwerydd pan oedd yn 19 oed ac mae wedi byw yn y DU ers hynny.
Dechreuodd ar ei yrfa gyda PhD mewn sŵoleg ym Mhrifysgol Glasgow yn 1994 drwy astudio cigfrain yn uchelriroedd gorllewinol yr Alban, ac ar ôl hynny ymunodd â'r gyfadran ym Mhrifysgol Durham. Yma ymledodd ei ddiddordebau mewn ecoleg gofodol i gynnwys ystod eang o dacsonau a chynefinoedd gan gynnwys prosiectau yn anialdiroedd y Dwyrain Canol, trofannau Affrica ac arctig Llychlyn, yn ogystal â rhai o fannau anghysbell y DU. Symudodd i Brifysgol Aberystwyth yn 2007 i Gadair y Ganolfan Ymchwil Integredig yr Amgylchedd Wledig mewn Modelu Ecolegol ac yn 2013 fe'i penodwyd i Gadair Swoleg yn ogystal. Mae Chris yn ymchwilydd gweithgar; mae'n arwain tîm mewn mapio peryglon afiechydau gan ddefnyddio modelau mathemategol, synhwyro o hirbell a Systemau Gwybodaeth Ddaearyddol, yn ymwneud â newid hinsawdd, ar amrywiaeth o systemau planhigion ac anifeiliaid. Mae llawer o'i ymchwil bersonol mewn blynyddoedd diweddar wedi canolbwyntio ar falaria mewn pobl yn Affrica. Mae wedi chyoeddi rhagor na 60 o bapurau ac wedi ennill dros £12m o arian ymchwil.

Dysgu

Cyhoeddiadau

Climate suitability for European ticks: assessing species distribution models against null models and projection under AR5 climateWilliams, H., Cross, D., Crump, H. L., Drost, C. & Thomas, C. 2015 In : Parasites & Vectors.8, 440, 15 p.
Academic Institutions and One Health: Building Capacity for Transdisciplinary Research Approaches to Address Complex Health Issues at the Animal–Human–Ecosystem InterfaceAllen-Scott, L. K., Buntain, B., Hatfield, J. M., Meisser, A. & Thomas, C. 2015 In : Academic Medicine.90, 7, p. 866-8716 p.
Mapping hotspots of malaria transmission from pre-existing hydrology, geology and geomorphology data in the pre-elimination context of Zanzibar, United Republic of TanzaniaHardy, A., Mageni, Z., Dongus, S., Killeen, G., Macklin, M. G., Majambare, S., Ali, A., Msellem, M., Al-mafazy, A., Smith, M. & Thomas, C. 2015 In : Parasites & Vectors.8, 1, 41
Habitat hydrology and geomorphology control the distribution of malaria vector larvae in rural Africa.Hardy, A. J., Gamarra, J. G. P., Cross, D. E., Macklin, M. G., Smith, M. W., Kihonda, J., Killeen, G. F., Ling'ala, G. N. & Thomas, C. J. 2013 In : PLoS One.8, 12, p. n/a13 p., e81931
Landscape movements of Anopheles gambiae malaria vector mosquitoes in rural Gambia.Thomas, C., Cross, D. E. & Bogh, C. 2013 In : PLoS One.8, 7, e68679
Hydrological and geomorphological controls of malaria transmissionSmith, M., Macklin, M. G. & Thomas, C. J. 2013 In : Earth-Science Reviews.116, p. 109-12718 p.
Metapopulation dynamics of a diadromous galaxiid fish and potential effects of salmonid aquacultureVanhaecke, D., Garcia de Leaniz, C., Gajardo, G., Thomas, C. J. & Consuegra Del Olmo, S. 2012 In : Freshwater Biology.57, 6, p. 1241-125212 p.
Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challengesLang, D. J., Wiek, A., Bergmann, M., Stauffacher, M., Martens, P., Moll, P., Swilling, M. & Thomas, C. J. 2012 In : Sustainability Science.7, 1 Supplement, p. 25-4319 p.
A predador-prey system for microbial metapopulation studiesde la Fuente, G., Thomas, C. J. & Newbold, C. J. 2012
No Evidence for Resistance to Fenbendazole in Trichostrongylus tenuis, a Nematode Parasite of the Red GrouseCox, R., Newborn, D., Baines, D., Thomas, C. J. & Sherratt, T. N. 2010 In : Journal of Wildlife Management.74, 8, p. 1799-18057 p.
New diseases: Old evolutionary battlesThomas, C., Smith, S. P. (ed.) & Spikes, K. J. (ed.) 2009 IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations, 2, p. 15-184 p.
Malaria in Africa: spatial and temporal patterns at landscape and continental scalesThomas, C. J. 2009
Modelling Malaria Epidemics in Relation to Future Climate in AfricaThomas, C. J. 2008 First International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics, Asilomar CA.p. 03737 p.
Birds of the Badia region of JordanGreen, M. & Thomas, C. J. 2008 In : Sandgrouse.30, 2, p. 125-1339 p.
High spatial resolution mapping of malaria transmission risk in The Gambia, West Africa, using landsat TM satellite imageryBogh, C., Lindsay, S. W., Clarke, S. E., Dean, A., Jawara, M., Pinder, M. & Thomas, C. J. 2007 In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.76, 5, p. 875-8817 p.
The impact of climatic variation on the opportunity for sexual selectionTwiss, S. D., Thomas, C., Poland, V., Graves, J. A. & Pomeroy, P. 2007 In : Biology Letters.3, 1, p. 12-154 p.
Monitoring snowmelt across the Arctic forest-tundra ecotone using Synthetic Aperture RadarDean, A. M., Brown, I. A., Huntley, B. & Thomas, C. J. 2006 In : International Journal of Remote Sensing.27, 19, p. 4347-437024 p.
Climate change and malaria risk: complexity and scalingMartens, P. & Thomas, C. 2005 Environmental Change and Malaria Risk: Global and Local Implications. DORDRECHT: Springer Nature, Vol. 9, 13 p. (WAGENINGEN UR FRONTIS SERIES; vol. 9)
The performance of models relating species geographical distributions to climate is independent of trophic levelHuntley, B., Green, R. E., Collingham, Y. C., Hill, J. K., Willis, S. G., Bartlein, P. J., Cramer, W., Hagemeijer, W. J. M. & Thomas, C. J. 2004 In : Ecology Letters.7, 5, p. 417-42610 p.
Malaria: a changed climate in Africa?Thomas, C. 2004 In : Nature.427, 6976, p. 690-6912 p.
Effect of topography on the risk of malaria infection in the Usambara Mountains, TanzaniaBalls, M. J., Bodker, R., Thomas, C. J., Kisinaz, W., Msangeni, H. A. & Lindsay, S. W. 2004 In : Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.98, 7, p. 400-4089 p.
Global warming and malaria: a call for accuracyReiter, P., Thomas, C. J., Atkinson, P. M., Hay, S. I., Randolph, S. E., Rogers, D. J., Shanks, G. D., Snow, R. W., Spielman, A. & Thomas, C. J. 2004 In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases.4, 6, p. 323-3242 p.
Mixed picture for changes in stable malaria distribution with future climate in AfricaThomas, C. J., Davies, G. & Dunn, C. E. 2004 In : Trends in Parasitology.20, 5, p. 216-2205 p.
Anopheles gambiae and climate in BrazilThomas, C. J. 2003 In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases.3, 6, p. 326-3261 p.
The role of food supply in the dispersal behaviour of juvenile Tawny Owls Strix alucoColes, C. F., Petty, S. J., Mackinnon, J. L. & Thomas, C. J. 2003 In : Ibis.145, 2, p. E59-E6810 p.
Risk of malaria attacks in Gambian children is greater away from malaria vector breeding sitesClarke, S. E., Bogh, C., Brown, R. C., Walraven, G. E. L., Thomas, C. J. & Lindsay, S. W. 2002 In : Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.96, 5, p. 499-5068 p.
Global Warming and Risk of Vivax Malaria in Great BritainLindsay, S. W. & Thomas, C. J. 2001 In : Global Change and Human Health.2, 1, p. 80-844 p.
Dispersal characteristics of seven odonate species in an agricultural landscapeConrad, K. F., Willson, K. H., Harvey, I. F., Thomas, C. J. & Sherratt, T. N. 1999 In : Ecography.22, 5, p. 524-5318 p.
Mapping the ranges and relative abundance of the two principal African malaria vectors, Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto and An. arabiensis, using climate dataLindsay, S. W., Parson, L. & Thomas, C. J. 1998 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.265, 1399, p. 847-548 p.