Study systems include
Dengue (a little)
Locusts and grasshoppers (a few years ago)
Lambrechts, L., Paaijmans, K.P., Fansiri, T., Carrington, L.B., Kramer, L.D., Thomas, M.B. & Scott, T.W. (2011). Impact of daily temperature fluctuations on dengue virus transmission by Aedes aegypti. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108: 7460-7465.
Rohr, J.R., Dobson, A.P., Johnson, P.T.J., Kilpatrick, A.M., Paull, S.H., Raffel, T.R., Ruiz-Moreno, D. & Thomas, M.B. (2011). Frontiers in climate change-disease research. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26: 270-277.
Paaijmans, K.P., Blanford, S., Bell, A.S., Blanford, J.I., Read, A.F. & Thomas, M.B. (2010). Influence of climate on malaria transmission depends on daily temperature variation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences107: 15135–15139.
Paini, D.R., Worner, S.P., Cook, D.C., De Barro, P.J. & Thomas, M.B. (2010). Threat of invasive pests from within national borders. Nature Communications 1:115.
Paaijmans, KP, Read, AF & Thomas, MB (2009). Understanding the link between malaria risk and climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:13844-13849.
Farenhorst, M, Mouatcho, JC, Kikankie, CK, Brooke, BD, Hunt RH, Thomas, MB, Koekemoer, LL, Knols, BGJ & Coetzee, M (2009). Fungal infection counters insecticide resistance in African malaria mosquitoes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:17443-17447.
Read, AF, Lynch, PA & Thomas, MB (2009). How to make evolution-proof insecticides for malaria control. PLoS Biology 7(4).
Thomas MB & Read AF (2007) Can fungal biopesticides control malaria? Nature Reviews Microbiology 5: 377-383.
Blanford S, Chan BHK, Jenkins NE, Sim D, Turner RJ, Read AF & Thomas MB (2005) Fungal pathogen reduces potential for malaria transmission. Science 308 1638-1641.
My research explores the ecology and evolution of "enemy-victim" interactions. A particular interest is insect-pathogen and insect-parasite systems.
We aim to understand the role of biotic and abiotic factors in the virulence and transmission of insect pathogens and parasites. We want to use this information to develp novel interventions for control of pests and diseases and to better understand the influence of climate and climate change on disease dynamics.