Prof Barry Thomas PhD, DSc

Lifelong Learning Teacher - Sciences

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Department of Lifelong Learning

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
Old College
King Street
Aberystwyth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Research interests

My main area of research is in Carboniferous palaeobotany especially the taxonomy, geographic and stratigraphic distribution and ecology of the lycophytes and calamites. I am a participant of of IGCP 575: Pennsylvanian terrestrial habitats and biotas of southeastern Euramerica. My other research interests are geoconservation (currently working at a Carboniferous exposure (GCR and SSSI) at Brymbo, Wrexham) and living pteridophytes.

Profile

  • Lord Adams Research Fellow (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • Head of Life Sciences & Dean of Science and Mathematics, Goldsmiths' College, London. Keeper of Botany, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Professor, Geography department, University College Lampeter.
  • Lecturer, Cape Coast University Ghana
  • Research Fellow of the National Museum of Wales.
  • Winstone Churchill Felllow 1995
  • Trustee of: the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, British Institute for Geological Conservation, Pensions Committee of the National Museum of Wales.
  • Member of the Advisory Group to the National Library.
  • Past President of the British Pteridological Society.
  • Lead member for long term conservation and interpretation of a Carboniferous plant fossil site at Brymbo, Wrexham.