Shyam Thomas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow


  • B.S. in Plant Biology; St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India
  • M.S. in Plant Ecology; Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Iowa State University.

AIS Area of Interest

He is a broadly trained ecologist with a general interest in understanding species distribution patterns across space and time. Much of his research involves developing ecological models using a combination of GIS tools and statistics towards finding solutions to real-world conservation problems, particularly prediction and management of invasive species. Past projects involved invasive plants (Purple loosestrife and Yellow bluestem) and insect pests (Asian citrus psyllid and European grapevine moth).

AIS Species of Study

Current MAISRC Projects