Thomas co-ordinates the RZSS African Amphibian & Reptile Program. This project was founded after an RZSS funded expedition to Cameroon in 2006.
Thomas' work covers the following topics:
- - Amphibians and reptiles as umbrellas for sustainable environmental management
- - Building capacity for sustainable environmental management in Sub-Saharan Africa
- - Amphibian & reptile decline crisis - causes and consequences
- - Freshwater ecology
- - Alien invasive species - ecological impacts, mitigation and public understanding (topic of his UK-based PhD at the University of Leeds, with applications to work in Cameroon)
- - Habitat management promoting biodiversity, especially in the UK (including Highland Wildlife Park)
PhD (Leeds) Physical Geography (Freshwater Ecology)
MSc (Imperial) Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity
BSc Hons (Aberdeen) Zoology
For all of Thomas' publications please visit his Google Scholar page
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A GIANT update
Our charity has worked with Arnaud and his team at the Wildlife Conservation Institute (ICAS) in Brazil for over a decade to safeguard endangered giant armadillos, giant anteaters and their threatened habitat.
The new scientific techniques saving an ancient species
Capercaillie (Capall coille in Scots Gaelic, meaning ‘horse of the woods’) are such rare and elusive birds in the UK that few of us nowadays would be lucky enough to see one. In this guest blog by Jocasta Mann, communications officer at the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project, find out more about the largest grouse in the world and discover how the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project is working with a wide range of partners, including scientists at RZSS WildGenes, to improve the long-term fortune of this iconic Scottish species.