Dr Robert Thomas
I did my first degree in Zoology and Ecology at Cambridge University (graduating in 1993), and my D.Phil. at the University of Sussex (graduating in 1997). After a short spell as assistant warden at A Rocha Bird Observatory in Southern Portugal, I moved to the Centre for Behavioural Biology at Bristol University in 1998 to take up a NERC-funded post-doctoral position. In 2002 I was awarded a NERC Post-doctoral Research Fellowship which I brought to Cardiff School of Biosciences and I was appointed to a lectureship here in 2006.
Positions, Responsibilities & Other Activities
- Member of the Ethics Committee of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (since 2006)
- Coordinator of Cardiff University Biodiversity Group’s seminar series (2005-2007)
- Coordinator of the new Ecology Discussion Group at Cardiff University
- Invited speaker at a range of leading universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bath, Birmingham, Institute of Zoology & Trinity College Dublin.
- Talks at international conferences including ISBE, ASAB & ESEB. Guest speaker at Earthwatch Institute/Royal Geographical Society (2006)
- Contributor to BBC Radio 4 programmes (Nature, Material World, Planet Earth Unider Threat)
- Licensed bird-ringer & organiser of Wales Bird-Ringer’s Conference (2007)
- Organiser of the 2009 Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Easter conference
- Organiser of Cardiff University’s practical conservation days at Nelson Wern community nature reserve.