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Dr Tom Holding

Dr Tom Holding

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Peter Lanyon A073

 

Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am a computer scientist with an interest in modeling natural systems. My PhD involved developing computer models to investigate the ways in which the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses antigenic diversity as part of its transmission strategy.

I am the lead developer maintaining and improving the FluxEngine software toolkit for calculates air-sea gas fluxes. My current research makes use of this tool to understand the exchange of carbon dioxide and other trace gases between the atmosphere and ocean, particularly in the Baltic sea and North Atlantic. I'm also involved in work to quantify ocean currents onto and off continental shelf regions. Continental shelves are important sinks of carbon, and understanding the flux of water over these shelves improves our understanding of the ocean's role in regulating the global climate.

Qualifications

PhD (Applied Mathematics, University of Exeter)
MSc (Natural Computation, University of York)
BSc Hons (Computing science, University of East Anglia)

Research

Research interests

The global oceans are a major net sink for anthropogenic greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. This buffers the global climate against the effects of anthropogenic climate change, but also lead to ocean acidification which can have catastrophic impacts on marine ecosystems. My research involves quantifying regional and global scale atmosphere-ocean gas exchange using in situ and global remote observation data. This work is funded by two EU projects RINGO (EU Horizon 2020) and Integral (EU BONUS) which focus on the Atlantic and Baltic Seas. Additionally, my role as the lead software developer involves maintaining and further developing the open source modeling toolkit, FluxEngine.

Publications

Holding, T. and Recker, M., 2015. Maintenance of phenotypic diversity within a set of virulence encoding genes of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 12(113).

Holding, T., Valletta, J. and Recker, M., 2018. Multi-scale immune selection and the transmission-diversity feedback of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. American naturalist.

Member of Earth System Science research group

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Holding T, Recker M (In Press). Maintenance of phenotypic diversity within a set of virulence encoding genes of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Journal of the Royal Society Interface Full text.
Holding T, Ashton IG, Shutler JD, Land PE, Nightingale PD, Rees AP, Brown I, Piolle J-F, Kock A, Bange HW, et al (In Press). The FluxEngine air-sea gas flux toolbox: simplified interface and extensions for <i>in situ</i> analyses and multiple sparingly soluble gases.  Abstract.  Full text.
Woolf DK, Shutler JD, Goddijn‐Murphy L, Watson AJ, Chapron B, Nightingale PD, Donlon CJ, Piskozub J, Yelland MJ, Ashton I, et al (2019). Key Uncertainties in the Recent Air‐Sea Flux of CO. 2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33(12), 1548-1563. Full text.
Land PE, Findlay H, Shutler J, Ashton I, Holding T, Grouazel A, GIrard-Ardhuin F, Reul N, Piolle J-F, Chapron B, et al (2019). Optimum satellite remote sensing of the marine carbonate system using empirical algorithms in the Global Ocean, the Greater Caribbean, the Amazon Plume and the Bay of Bengal. Remote Sensing of Environment Full text.
Holding T (2019). Response to Reviewer 2.
Holding T (2019). Response to reviewer 1.
Shutler JD, Wanninkhof R, Nightingale PD, Woolf DK, Bakker DCE, Watson A, Ashton I, Holding T, Chapron B, Quilfen Y, et al (2019). Satellites will address critical science priorities for quantifying ocean carbon. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(1), 27-35. Full text.
Holding T, Ashton IG, Shutler JD, Land PE, Nightingale PD, Rees AP, Brown I, Piolle J-F, Kock A, Bange HW, et al (2019). The FluxEngine air–sea gas flux toolbox: simplified interface and extensions for in situ analyses and multiple sparingly soluble gases. Ocean Science, 15(6), 1707-1728. Abstract.  Full text.
Holding T, Valletta J, Recker M (2018). Multiscale Immune Selection and the Transmission-Diversity Feedback in Antigenically Diverse Pathogen Systems. The American Naturalist, 192 Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Holding T, Recker M (In Press). Maintenance of phenotypic diversity within a set of virulence encoding genes of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Journal of the Royal Society Interface Full text.
Holding T, Ashton IG, Shutler JD, Land PE, Nightingale PD, Rees AP, Brown I, Piolle J-F, Kock A, Bange HW, et al (In Press). The FluxEngine air-sea gas flux toolbox: simplified interface and extensions for <i>in situ</i> analyses and multiple sparingly soluble gases.  Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Woolf DK, Shutler JD, Goddijn‐Murphy L, Watson AJ, Chapron B, Nightingale PD, Donlon CJ, Piskozub J, Yelland MJ, Ashton I, et al (2019). Key Uncertainties in the Recent Air‐Sea Flux of CO. 2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33(12), 1548-1563. Full text.
Land PE, Findlay H, Shutler J, Ashton I, Holding T, Grouazel A, GIrard-Ardhuin F, Reul N, Piolle J-F, Chapron B, et al (2019). Optimum satellite remote sensing of the marine carbonate system using empirical algorithms in the Global Ocean, the Greater Caribbean, the Amazon Plume and the Bay of Bengal. Remote Sensing of Environment Full text.
Holding T (2019). Response to Reviewer 2.
Holding T (2019). Response to reviewer 1.
Shutler JD, Wanninkhof R, Nightingale PD, Woolf DK, Bakker DCE, Watson A, Ashton I, Holding T, Chapron B, Quilfen Y, et al (2019). Satellites will address critical science priorities for quantifying ocean carbon. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(1), 27-35. Full text.
Holding T, Ashton IG, Shutler JD, Land PE, Nightingale PD, Rees AP, Brown I, Piolle J-F, Kock A, Bange HW, et al (2019). The FluxEngine air–sea gas flux toolbox: simplified interface and extensions for in situ analyses and multiple sparingly soluble gases. Ocean Science, 15(6), 1707-1728. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Holding T, Ashton IGC, Woolf D, Shutler J (2018). FluxEngine v2.0 and v3.0 reference and verification data.  Abstract.
Holding T, Valletta J, Recker M (2018). Multiscale Immune Selection and the Transmission-Diversity Feedback in Antigenically Diverse Pathogen Systems. The American Naturalist, 192 Full text.

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