Prof Chris Thomas BSc Zoology, PhD Zoology

Prof Chris Thomas

Professor

Pro Vice-Chancellor – Research and Academic Quality

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

2015

Williams, H., Cross, D., Crump, H.L., Drost, C., Thomas, C. 2015. Climate suitability for European ticks: assessing species distribution models against null models and projection under AR5 climate. Parasites & Vectors 8 (440) 10.1186/s13071-015-1046-4 Cadair

Allen-Scott, L.K., Buntain, B., Hatfield, J.M., Meisser, A., Thomas, C. 2015. Academic Institutions and One Health: Building Capacity for Transdisciplinary Research Approaches to Address Complex Health Issues at the Animal–Human–Ecosystem Interface. Academic Medicine 90 (7) tt. 866-871. 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000639 Cadair

Hardy, A., Mageni, Z., Dongus, S., Killeen, G., Macklin, M.G., Majambare, S., Ali, A., Msellem, M., Al-mafazy, A., Smith, M., Thomas, C. 2015. Mapping hotspots of malaria transmission from pre-existing hydrology, geology and geomorphology data in the pre-elimination context of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania. Parasites & Vectors 8 (1) 41 10.1186/s13071-015-0652-5 Cadair

2013

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. Habitat hydrology and geomorphology control the distribution of malaria vector larvae in rural Africa. PLoS One 8 (12) e81931 10.1371/journal.pone.0081931 Cadair

Thomas, C., Cross, D.E., Bogh, C. 2013. Landscape movements of Anopheles gambiae malaria vector mosquitoes in rural Gambia. PLoS One 8 (7) e68679 10.1371/journal.pone.0068679 Cadair

Smith, M., Macklin, M.G., Thomas, C.J. 2013. Hydrological and geomorphological controls of malaria transmission. Earth-Science Reviews 116 tt. 109-127. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.11.004 Cadair

2012

Vanhaecke, D., Garcia de Leaniz, C., Gajardo, G., Thomas, C.J., Consuegra Del Olmo, S. 2012. Metapopulation dynamics of a diadromous galaxiid fish and potential effects of salmonid aquaculture. Freshwater Biology 57 (6) tt. 1241-1252. 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02794.x Cadair

Lang, D.J., Wiek, A., Bergmann, M., Stauffacher, M., Martens, P., Moll, P., Swilling, M., Thomas, C.J. 2012. Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challenges. Sustainability Science 7 (1 Supplement) tt. 25-43. 10.1007/s11625-011-0149-x Cadair

de la Fuente, G., Thomas, C.J., Newbold, C.J. 2012. A predador-prey system for microbial metapopulation studies. INRA-Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology. Cadair

2010

Cox, R., Newborn, D., Baines, D., Thomas, C.J., Sherratt, T.N. 2010. No Evidence for Resistance to Fenbendazole in Trichostrongylus tenuis, a Nematode Parasite of the Red Grouse. Journal of Wildlife Management 74 (8) tt. 1799-1805. 10.2193/2009-114 Cadair

2009

Thomas, C.Smith, S.P., Spikes, K.J. 2009. New diseases: Old evolutionary battles. Cadair

Thomas, C.J. 2009. Malaria in Africa: spatial and temporal patterns at landscape and continental scales. Abstracts, American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference. Cadair

2008

Thomas, C.J. 2008. Modelling Malaria Epidemics in Relation to Future Climate in Africa. First International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics, Asilomar CA. First International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics, Asilomar CA. tt. 037. Cadair

Green, M., Thomas, C.J. 2008. Birds of the Badia region of Jordan. Sandgrouse 30 (2) tt. 125-133. Cadair Arall

2007

Bogh, C., Lindsay, S.W., Clarke, S.E., Dean, A., Jawara, M., Pinder, M., Thomas, C.J. 2007. High spatial resolution mapping of malaria transmission risk in The Gambia, West Africa, using landsat TM satellite imagery. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 76 (5) tt. 875-881. Cadair Arall

Twiss, S.D., Thomas, C., Poland, V., Graves, J.A., Pomeroy, P. 2007. The impact of climatic variation on the opportunity for sexual selection. Biology Letters 3 (1) tt. 12-15. 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0559 Cadair

2006

Dean, A.M., Brown, I.A., Huntley, B., Thomas, C.J. 2006. Monitoring snowmelt across the Arctic forest-tundra ecotone using Synthetic Aperture Radar. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27 (19) tt. 4347-4370. 10.1080/01431160600851793 Cadair

2005

Martens, P., Thomas, C. 2005. Climate change and malaria risk: complexity and scaling. Environmental Change and Malaria Risk: Global and Local Implications. WAGENINGEN UR FRONTIS SERIES, cyf. 9 Springer Nature, DORDRECHT Cadair

2004

Reiter, P., Thomas, C.J., Atkinson, P., Hay, S., Randolph, S., Rogers, D., Shanks, G., Snow, R., Spielman, A., Thomas, C.J. 2004. Global warming and malaria: a call for accuracy. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 4 (6) tt. 323-324. 10.1016/S1473-3099(04)01038-2 Cadair

Thomas, C.J., Davies, G., Dunn, C.E. 2004. Mixed picture for changes in stable malaria distribution with future climate in Africa. Trends in Parasitology 20 (5) tt. 216-220. 10.1016/j.pt.2004.03.001 Cadair

Huntley, 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. The performance of models relating species geographical distributions to climate is independent of trophic level. Ecology Letters 7 (5) tt. 417-426. 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00598.x Cadair

Thomas, C. 2004. Malaria: a changed climate in Africa? Nature 427 (6976) tt. 690-691. 10.1038/427690b Cadair

Balls, M.J., Bodker, R., Thomas, C.J., Kisinaz, W., Msangeni, H.A., Lindsay, S.W. 2004. Effect of topography on the risk of malaria infection in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98 (7) tt. 400-408. 10.1016/j.trstmh.2003.11.005 Cadair

2003

Thomas, C.J. 2003. Anopheles gambiae and climate in Brazil. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 3 (6) tt. 326-326. 10.1016/S1473-3099(03)00650-9 Cadair

Coles, C.F., Petty, S.J., Mackinnon, J.L., Thomas, C.J. 2003. The role of food supply in the dispersal behaviour of juvenile Tawny Owls Strix aluco. Ibis 145 (2) tt. E59-E68. 10.1046/j.1474-919X.2003.00158.x Cadair

2002

Clarke, S., Bogh, C., Brown, R., Walraven, G., Thomas, C., Lindsay, S. 2002. Risk of malaria attacks in Gambian children is greater away from malaria vector breeding sites. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96 (5) tt. 499-506. 10.1016/S0035-9203(02)90419-0 Cadair

2001

Lindsay, S.W., Thomas, C.J. 2001. Global Warming and Risk of Vivax Malaria in Great Britain. Global Change and Human Health 2 (1) tt. 80-84. 10.1023/A:1011995115713 Arall Cadair

1999

Conrad, K., Willson, K., Harvey, I., Thomas, C., Sherratt, T. 1999. Dispersal characteristics of seven odonate species in an agricultural landscape. Ecography 22 (5) tt. 524-531. 10.1111/j.1600-0587.1999.tb01282.x Cadair

1998

Lindsay, S.W., Parson, L., Thomas, C.J. 1998. Mapping the ranges and relative abundance of the two principal African malaria vectors, Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto and An. arabiensis, using climate data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 265 (1399) tt. 847-54. 10.1098/rspb.1998.0369 Cadair