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.


The evolutionary origins and subsequent histories of soils and treesThomas, H., 2019 , In : Arboricultural Journal.
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).
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