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, Christina A., and Lutscher, Frithjof (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, Erida A., Haydon, Daniel T., Barry, J. David, and Cobbold, Christina 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, Emily V., Berwick, Sharon, and Cobbold, Christina 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, Christina A., and Lutscher, Frithjof (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, Erida A., Haydon, Daniel T., Barry, J. David, and Cobbold, Christina 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, Emily V., Berwick, Sharon, and Cobbold, Christina 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?)