Dr Rhys Jones
Darlithydd Gwyddor Da Byw a’r Amgylchedd (Cyfrwng Cymraeg)
- Darlithydd Gwyddor Da Byw a’r Amgylchedd (Cyfrwng Cymraeg)Department of Life Sciences - Teaching And Research
Department of Life Sciences
I graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc (First Class) degree in Agriculture with Animal Science (2013) and an MSc (Distinction) in Livestock Science (2014). I recently completed a PhD at Aberystwyth University entitled ‘Epidemiology of Rumen Fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh Farms. During the PhD, I utilized molecular and computational modelling techniques to investigate the epidemiology of rumen fluke infections within its ruminant and intermediate snail host. I was appointed as a lecturer in Livestock Science at IBERS, Aberystwyth University in September 2017.
I’m originally from north Wales, where I was raised on an upland beef and sheep farm. I still take a keen interest in the family farm as well as wider Agriculture issues. My other interest include football and rugby.
My research interests lie within the field of veterinary parasitology. I’m particularly interested in developing sustainable parasite control techniques for livestock producers. Ongoing research projects focus on liver fluke, rumen fluke, intermediate snail host Galba truncatula and gastrointestinal nematodes of cattle and sheep. Recently I have utilised environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis, deep amplicon sequencing, spatial and temporal modelling, traditional parasitology methods, and precision livestock technology to meet research aims.