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Dr. Stephanie Thomas

Dr. Stephanie Thomas

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences

Chair of Biogeography

Research interests:

  • Spatial and temporal patterns of mosquitos that can transmit diseases, so called vectors (native and invasive species - research project DiMoC)
  • Impact of global change such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, global trade and travel
  • Early warning systems for mosquito-borne infectious diseases (research project BayVirMos)


Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences

Selected publications


Yanchao Cheng, Nils Benjamin Tjaden, Anja Jaeschke, Stephanie Margarete Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Using centroids of spatial units in ecological niche modelling : Effects on model performance in the context of environmental data grain size. In: Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30 (2021). - S. 611-621.

Nils Benjamin Tjaden, Yanchao Cheng, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Stephanie Margarete Thomas: Chikungunya Beyond the Tropics : Where and When Do We Expect Disease Transmission in Europe?. In: Viruses, 13 (2021). - .


Carl Beierkuhnlein, Stephanie Margarete Thomas: Stechmückenübertragene Krankheiten in Zeiten des globalen Wandels. In: Flugmedizin, Tropenmedizin, Reisemedizin, 27 (2020). - S. 14-19.

Yanchao Cheng, Nils Benjamin Tjaden, Anja Jaeschke, Stephanie Margarete Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Deriving risk maps from epidemiological models of vector borne diseases : State-of-the-art and suggestions for best practice. In: Epidemics, 33 (2020). - S. No. 100411.


Rija Falimanalina Andriamifidy, Nils Tjaden, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Stephanie Thomas: Do we know how 1 mosquito disease vectors will respond to climate change?. In: Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 3 (2019). - S. 115-132.


Yanchao Cheng, Nils Tjaden, Anja Jaeschke, Renke Lühken, Ute Ziegler, Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Evaluating the risk for Usutu virus circulation in Europe : comparison of environmental niche models and epidemiological models. In: International Journal of Health Geographics, 17 (2018). - S. No. 35.

Stephanie Thomas, Nils Tjaden, Christina Frank, Anja Jaeschke, Lukas Zipfel, Christiane Wagner-Wiening, Mirko Faber, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Klaus Stark: Areas with High Hazard Potential for Autochthonous Transmission of Aedes albopictus-Associated Arboviruses in Germany. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (2018). - .

Nils Tjaden, Cyril Caminade, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Stephanie Thomas: Mosquito-Borne Diseases : Advances in Modelling Climate-Change Impacts. In: Trends in Parasitology, 34 (2018). - S. 227-245.

Stephanie Thomas: Modeling Disease Transmission in a Changing World. In: Trends in Parasitology, 34 (2018). - S. 173-174.

Abdallah M. Samy, Abdelghafar Alkishe, Stephanie Thomas, Liya Wang, Wenyi Zhang: Mapping the potential distributions of etiological agent, vectors, and reservoirs of Japanese Encephalitis in Asia and Australia. In: Acta Tropica, 188 (2018). - S. 108-117.


Nils Tjaden, Jonathan E. Suk, Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Jan C. Semenza: Modelling the effects of global climate change on Chikungunya transmission in the 21st century. In: Scientific Reports, 7 (2017). - S. No. 3813.

Renke Lühken, Hanna Jöst, Daniel Cadar, Stephanie Thomas, Stefan Bosch, Egbert Tannich, Norbert Becker, Ute Ziegler, Lars Lachmann, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit: Distribution of Usutu Virus in Germany and Its Effect on Breeding Bird Populations. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23 (2017). - S. 1994-2001.


Abdallah M. Samy, Stephanie Thomas, Ahmed Abd El Wahed, Kevin P. Cohoon, Andrew Townsend Peterson: Mapping the global geographic potential of Zika virus spread. In: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 111 (2016). - S. 559-560.


Norbert Becker, Andreas Krüger, Carola Kuhn, Anita Plenge-Bönig, Stephanie Thomas, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Egbert Tannich: Stechmücken als Überträger exotischer Krankheitserreger in Deutschland. In: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz, 57 (2014). - S. 531-540.

Stephanie Thomas, Nils Tjaden, Sanne van den Bos, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Implementing Cargo Movement into Climate Based Risk Assessment of Vector-Borne Diseases. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11 (2014). - S. 3360-3374.

Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Markus Neteler, Nils Tjaden, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Climatic suitability of Aedes albopictus in Europe referring to climate change projections : Comparison of mechanistic and correlative niche modelling approaches. In: Eurosurveillance, 19 (2014). - .


Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Predicting ectotherm disease vector spread : Benefits from multidisciplinary approaches and directions forward. In: Naturwissenschaften, 100 (2013). - S. 395-405.

Simone Haeberlein, Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Ulrike Schleicher, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Christian Bogdan: First assessment for the presence of phlebotomine vectors in Bavaria, southern Germany, by combined distribution modeling and field surveys. In: PLoS One, 8 (2013). - S. e81088.

Nils Tjaden, Stephanie Thomas, Dominik Fischer, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Extrinsic incubation period of dengue : Knowledge, backlog and applications of temperature-dependence. In: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (2013). - S. e2207.

Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Jonathan E. Suk, Bertrand Sudre, Andrea Hess, Nils Tjaden, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Jan C. Semenza: Climate change effects on Chikungunya transmission in Europe : Geospatial analysis of vector's climatic suitability and virus' temperature requirements. In: International Journal of Health Geographics, 12 (2013). - S. No. 51.


Stephanie Thomas, Ulla Obermayr, Dominik Fischer, Jürgen Kreyling, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Low-temperature threshold for egg survival of a post-diapause and non-diapause European aedine strain, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). In: Parasites & Vectors, 5 (2012). - .

Cornelia Silaghi, Claus Bässler, U. Baum, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Pauline Bleichert, Christian Bogdan, Philipp Bozem, J. Brenauer, Volker Fingerle, Dominik Fischer, Simone Häberlein, Wolfgang Hautmann, Christiane Klier, Christina Klinc, B. Liebl, Marvin Lüpke, Jörg Müller, A. Osterberg, Kristina Pfister, S. Poljak, T. Praßler, Heinz Rinder, Susanne Schex, Andreas Sing, L. Teußer, B. Thoma, Stephanie Thomas, Manfred Wildner, S. Essbauer: Durch Vektoren übertragene zoonotische Erkrankungen in Zeiten des Klimawandels. In: Deutsches Tierärzteblatt, (2012). - S. 350-359.


Stephanie Thomas, Dominik Fischer, Stefanie Fleischmann, Torsten Bittner, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Risk assessment of dengue virus amplification in Europe based on spatio-temporal high resolution climate change projections. In: Erdkunde, 65 (2011). - S. 137-150.

Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Franziska Niemitz, Björn Reineking, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Projection of climatic suitability for Aedes albopictus Skuse (Culicidae) in Europe under climate change conditions. In: Global and Planetary Change, 78 (2011). - S. 54-64.

Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Modelling climatic suitability and dispersal for disease vectors : the example of a phlebotomine sandfly in Europe. In: Procedia Environmental Sciences, 7 (2011). - S. 164-169.

Carl Beierkuhnlein, Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas: Klimabedingte Ausbreitung tropischer Krankheiten. In: GIT : Labor-Fachzeitschrift, 55 (2011). - S. 612-613.

Dominik Fischer, Philipp Moeller, Stephanie Thomas, Torsten J. Naucke, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Combining climatic projections and dispersal ability : a method for estimating the responses of sandfly vector species to climate change. In: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5 (2011). - S. e1407.


Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Temperature-derived potential for the establishment of phlebotomine sandflies and visceral leishmaniasis in Germany. In: Geospatial Health, 5 (2010). - S. 59-69.


Dominik Fischer, Stephanie Thomas, Reinhold Stahlmann, Carl Beierkuhnlein: The propagation of exotic insect-borne diseases in Bavaria as a consequence of global warming. In: Forum der Geoökologie, 20 (2009). - S. 51-53.

Dominik Fischer, Reinhold Stahlmann, Stephanie Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein: Global warming and exotic insect borne diseases in Germany : Novel threats and scenarios. In: Geographische Rundschau : International Edition, 5 (2009). - S. 32-38.


Manfred Finckh, Stephanie Thomas: Struktur und Genese von Hudelandschaften in Südchile (mit einem Ausblick auf Mitteleuropa). In: Tuexenia, 17 (1997). - S. 159-172.

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences

Dr. Stephanie Thomas

Department of Biogeography
Universitätsstraße 30
95440 Bayreuth

Phone: 0921-552306
E-mail: stephanie.thomas@uni-bayreuth.de
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