Thomas manages the Conservation Research and Action for Amphibians of Uganda and Cameroon (CRAAUC) Project. This project was founded after an RZSS funded expedition to Cameroon in 2006.
Thomas' work covers the following topics:
- Amphibians as umbrellas for sustainable environmental management;
- Building capacity for sustainable environmental management in West and Central Africa;
- Amphibian decline crisis - causes and consequences;
- 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.
- Reptile ecology and conservation
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 here
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The Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, suffered massive wildfires in 2020. Dr Arnaud Desbiez is an RZSS conservation associate in Brazil and the founder of the Giant Armadillo Conservation Program and Anteaters & Highways projects. In this blog, he shows how in the face of devastating fires and covid challenges, consistent communication and effective collaboration show again how, when we work together, both people and wildlife benefit.