Dr Christina Cobbold

  • Senior Lecturer (Mathematics)

telephone: 01413304356
email: Christina.Cobbold@glasgow.ac.uk

R508 Level 5
Mathematics
Mathematics Building
Glasgow G12 8QW


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Research Interests

My research interests are in mathematical biology, with a focus on spatial and evolutionary ecology. This involves interdisciplinary collaborations with biologists to develop, apply and analyse mathematical models in order to better understand population processes. I am particularly interested in assessing the effect of habitat fragmentation on species survival and the effect of environmental variation on the evolution and adaptation of life-history traits such as developmental timing. Mathematical approaches include analytical methods for dynamical systems, perturbation theory, and computational methods. Increasingly I have also become interested in formulating and testing quantitative models of biological and antigenic diversity.

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2014

Cobbold, C. A., and Lutscher, F. (2014) Mean occupancy time: linking mechanistic movement models, population dynamics and landscape ecology to population persistence. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 68 (3). pp. 549-579. ISSN 0303-6812 (doi:10.1007/s00285-013-0642-1)

Gjini, E. A., Haydon, D. T., Barry, J. D., and Cobbold, C. A. (2014) Revisiting the diffusion approximation to estimate evolutionary rates of gene family diversification. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 341 . pp. 111-122. ISSN 0022-5193 (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.10.001)

2013

Moran, E. V., Berwick, S., and Cobbold, C. A. (2013) Effects of plant genotype and insect dispersal rate on the population dynamics of a forest pest. Ecology, 94 (12). pp. 2792-2802. ISSN 0012-9658 (doi:10.1890/12-1708.1)

Gjini, E., Haydon, D.T., Barry, J.D., and Cobbold, C.A. (2013) Linking the antigen archive structure to pathogen fitness in African trypanosomes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1753). p. 20122129. ISSN 0962-8452 (doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2129)

2012

Leinster, T., and Cobbold, C. (2012) Measuring diversity: the importance of species similarity. Ecology, 93 (3). pp. 477-489. ISSN 0012-9658 (doi:10.1890/10-2402.1)

Gjini, E., Haydon, D.T., Barry, J.D., and Cobbold, C.A. (2012) The impact of mutation and gene conversion on the local diversification of antigen genes in African trypanosomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29 (11). pp. 3321-3331. ISSN 0737-4038 (doi:10.1093/molbev/mss166)

Higham, C.F., Morales, F., Cobbold, C.A., Haydon, D.T., and Monckton, D.G. (2012) High levels of somatic DNA diversity at the myotonic dystrophy type 1 locus are driven by ultra-frequent expansion and contraction mutations. Human Molecular Genetics, 21 (11). pp. 2450-2463. ISSN 0964-6906 (doi:10.1093/hmg/dds059)

2011

Cobbold, C.A., and Powell, J.A. (2011) Evolution stabilises the synchronising dynamics of poikilotherm life cylces. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73 (5). pp. 1052-1081. ISSN 0092-8240 (doi:10.1007/s11538-010-9552-1)

Hackett-Jones, E., White, A., and Cobbold, C.A. (2011) The evolution of developmental timing in natural enemy systems. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 275 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0022-5193 (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.12.040)

2010

Gjini, E., Haydon, D., Barry, J., and Cobbold, C. (2010) Critical interplay between parasite differentiation, host immunity and antigenic variation in trypanosome infections. American Naturalist, 176 (4). pp. 424-439. ISSN 0003-0147 (doi:10.1086/656276 )

2009

Cobbold, C.A., Roland, J., and Lewis, M.A. (2009) The impact of parasitoid emergence time on host-parasitoid population dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology, 75 (2-3). pp. 201-215. ISSN 0040-5809 (doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2009.02.004)

Hackett-Jones, E., Cobbold, C.A., and White, A. (2009) Coexistence of multiple parasitoids on a single host due to differences in parasitoid phenology. Theoretical Ecology, 2 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 1874-1738 (doi:10.1007/s12080-008-0025-1)

Higham, C., Wilcox, D., Haydon, D., Cobbold, C., and Monckton, D. (2009) Modelling dynamic DNA in mytonic dystrophy. In: Sixth International Workshop on Computational Systems Biology, WCSB 2009, 10-12 Jun 2009, Aarhus, Denmark.

2005

Cobbold, C.A., Lewis, M.A., Lutscher, F., and Roland, J. (2005) How parasitism affects critical patch-size in a host-parasitoid model: application to the forest tent caterpillar. Theoretical Population Biology, 67 (2). pp. 109-125. ISSN 0040-5809 (doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2004.09.004)

2002

Cobbold, C.A., Sherratt, J.A., and Maxwell, S.R.J. (2002) Lipoprotein oxidation and its significance for atherosclerosis: a mathematical approach. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 64 (1). pp. 65-95. ISSN 0092-8240 (doi:10.1006/bulm.2001.0267)

2001

Cobbold, C.A. (2001) The role of nitric oxide in the formation of keloid and hypertrophic lesions. Medical Hypotheses, 57 (4). pp. 497-502. ISSN 0306-9877 (doi:10.1054/mehy.2001.1373)

2000

Cobbold, C.A., and Sherratt, J. A. (2000) Mathematical modelling of nitric oxide activity in wound healing can explain keloid and hypertrophic scarring. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 204 (2). pp. 257-288. ISSN 0022-5193 (doi:10.1006/jtbi.2000.2012)

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Number of items: 17.

Article

Cobbold, C. A., and Lutscher, F. (2014) Mean occupancy time: linking mechanistic movement models, population dynamics and landscape ecology to population persistence. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 68 (3). pp. 549-579. ISSN 0303-6812 (doi:10.1007/s00285-013-0642-1)

Gjini, E. A., Haydon, D. T., Barry, J. D., and Cobbold, C. A. (2014) Revisiting the diffusion approximation to estimate evolutionary rates of gene family diversification. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 341 . pp. 111-122. ISSN 0022-5193 (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.10.001)

Moran, E. V., Berwick, S., and Cobbold, C. A. (2013) Effects of plant genotype and insect dispersal rate on the population dynamics of a forest pest. Ecology, 94 (12). pp. 2792-2802. ISSN 0012-9658 (doi:10.1890/12-1708.1)

Gjini, E., Haydon, D.T., Barry, J.D., and Cobbold, C.A. (2013) Linking the antigen archive structure to pathogen fitness in African trypanosomes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1753). p. 20122129. ISSN 0962-8452 (doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2129)

Leinster, T., and Cobbold, C. (2012) Measuring diversity: the importance of species similarity. Ecology, 93 (3). pp. 477-489. ISSN 0012-9658 (doi:10.1890/10-2402.1)

Gjini, E., Haydon, D.T., Barry, J.D., and Cobbold, C.A. (2012) The impact of mutation and gene conversion on the local diversification of antigen genes in African trypanosomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29 (11). pp. 3321-3331. ISSN 0737-4038 (doi:10.1093/molbev/mss166)

Higham, C.F., Morales, F., Cobbold, C.A., Haydon, D.T., and Monckton, D.G. (2012) High levels of somatic DNA diversity at the myotonic dystrophy type 1 locus are driven by ultra-frequent expansion and contraction mutations. Human Molecular Genetics, 21 (11). pp. 2450-2463. ISSN 0964-6906 (doi:10.1093/hmg/dds059)

Cobbold, C.A., and Powell, J.A. (2011) Evolution stabilises the synchronising dynamics of poikilotherm life cylces. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73 (5). pp. 1052-1081. ISSN 0092-8240 (doi:10.1007/s11538-010-9552-1)

Hackett-Jones, E., White, A., and Cobbold, C.A. (2011) The evolution of developmental timing in natural enemy systems. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 275 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0022-5193 (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.12.040)

Gjini, E., Haydon, D., Barry, J., and Cobbold, C. (2010) Critical interplay between parasite differentiation, host immunity and antigenic variation in trypanosome infections. American Naturalist, 176 (4). pp. 424-439. ISSN 0003-0147 (doi:10.1086/656276 )

Cobbold, C.A., Roland, J., and Lewis, M.A. (2009) The impact of parasitoid emergence time on host-parasitoid population dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology, 75 (2-3). pp. 201-215. ISSN 0040-5809 (doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2009.02.004)

Hackett-Jones, E., Cobbold, C.A., and White, A. (2009) Coexistence of multiple parasitoids on a single host due to differences in parasitoid phenology. Theoretical Ecology, 2 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 1874-1738 (doi:10.1007/s12080-008-0025-1)

Cobbold, C.A., Lewis, M.A., Lutscher, F., and Roland, J. (2005) How parasitism affects critical patch-size in a host-parasitoid model: application to the forest tent caterpillar. Theoretical Population Biology, 67 (2). pp. 109-125. ISSN 0040-5809 (doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2004.09.004)

Cobbold, C.A., Sherratt, J.A., and Maxwell, S.R.J. (2002) Lipoprotein oxidation and its significance for atherosclerosis: a mathematical approach. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 64 (1). pp. 65-95. ISSN 0092-8240 (doi:10.1006/bulm.2001.0267)

Cobbold, C.A. (2001) The role of nitric oxide in the formation of keloid and hypertrophic lesions. Medical Hypotheses, 57 (4). pp. 497-502. ISSN 0306-9877 (doi:10.1054/mehy.2001.1373)

Cobbold, C.A., and Sherratt, J. A. (2000) Mathematical modelling of nitric oxide activity in wound healing can explain keloid and hypertrophic scarring. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 204 (2). pp. 257-288. ISSN 0022-5193 (doi:10.1006/jtbi.2000.2012)

Conference Proceedings

Higham, C., Wilcox, D., Haydon, D., Cobbold, C., and Monckton, D. (2009) Modelling dynamic DNA in mytonic dystrophy. In: Sixth International Workshop on Computational Systems Biology, WCSB 2009, 10-12 Jun 2009, Aarhus, Denmark.

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Current PhD students

David Ewing (Modelling the phenological effects of multiple environmental drivers on mosquito populations. What is needed for the mosquito perfect storm?)