Dr Alan Thomas BA, PhD

Dr Alan Thomas

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Since retiring in 2010, Alan Thomas has maintained collaborative research activity in various aspects of Lower Palaeozoic stratigraphy, palaeontology and palaeoenvironments.


After completing his first degree at Keele University, Dr Alan Thomas did postgraduate and postdoctoral work at Cambridge before becoming a lecturer at Aston University in 1979. Along with the other Aston Earth scientists, he moved to Birmingham in 1988 as part of the rationalization of UK geology departments undertaken at that time.


Storey, A. J., Thomas, A. T.& Owens, R. M. 2016. The deep-water trilobite association of the Silurian Coldwell Siltstone Formation of northern England and its wider significance. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 61, 1-23.

Hughes, H. E. & Thomas, A. T. 2014.  Trilobites from Silurian reefs in North Greenland.  Special Papers in Palaeontology, 92, 102 pp.

Rees, A. J., Thomas, A. T., Lewis, M., Hughes, H. E. & Turner, P. 2014.  The Cambrian of SW Wales: towards a united Avalonian stratigraphy. Geological Society, London, Memoir 42, viii+139 pp.