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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RZSS response to the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration
I was surprised and dismayed to read about the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration, which fails to recognise the importance of that vital pillar of biodiversity recovery, as well as flying in the face of recent guidance from the world authority for conservation, the IUCN.
Critically endangered wildcats now call the Cairngorms National Park home
The first round of wildcat releases in Scotland has been completed by Saving Wildcats, led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) in partnership with NatureScot, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Nordens Ark and Consejería de Sostenibilidad, Medio Ambiente y Economía Azul de la Junta de Andalucía.