Articles and preprints


  • S Jayaraman, C Harris, E Paxton, AM Donachie, H Vaikkinen, et al. Application of long read sequencing to determine expressed antigen diversity in Trypanosoma brucei infections. BioRxiv, 432245
  • A Hurford, CA Cobbold, PK Molnar Skewed temperature dependence affects range and abundance in a warming world bioRxiv, 408104
  • J Buckley, R Daly, C. A. Cobbold, K Burgess, B Mable Changing environments and genetic variation: inbreeding does not compromise short-term physiological responses bioRxiv, 520015


  • Ewing, D. A., Cobbold, C. A., Purse, B. V., Schafer, S. M. and White, S. M. (2019) Uncovering mechanisms behind mosquito seasonality by integrating mathematical models and daily empirical population data: Culex pipiens in the UK. Parasites and Vectors, 12:74
  • 2018:

  • Yurk, B. P. and Cobbold, C. A. (2018) Homogenization techniques for population dynamics in strongly heterogeneous landscapes. Journal of Biological Dynamics, 12(1): 171-193. (doi:10.1080/17513758.2017.1410238)
  • 2017:

  • McCulloch, R. , Cobbold, C. A., Figueiredo, L., Jackson, A., Morrison, L. J., Mugnier, M. R., Papavasiliou, N., Schnaufer, A. and Matthews, K. (2017) Emerging challenges in understanding trypanosome antigenic variation. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 1(6): 585-592. (doi:10.1042/ETLS20170104)
  • Barraquand, F. et al. (2017) Moving forward in circles: challenges and opportunities in modelling population cycles. Ecology Letters, 20(8): 1074-1092. (doi:10.1111/ele.12789)
  • Bush, A. et al. (2017) Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1, 0176. (doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0176)
  • 2016:

  • Ewing, D. A., Cobbold, C. A., Nunn, M. A., Purse, B. V. and White, S. M. (2016) Modelling the effect of temperature on the seasonal population dynamics of temperate mosquitoes. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 400: 65-79.
  • 2015:

  • C. A. Cobbold, F. Lutscher, J.A. Sherratt (2015) Diffusion-driven instabilities and emerging spatial patterns in patchy landscapes. Ecological Complexity.24: 69-81 . Full paper (PDF)
  • C. A. Cobbold, Teng, J. J.S. Muldowney (2015) The influence of host competition and predation on tick densities and management implications. Theoretical Ecology. 8(3): 349-368 Full paper (PDF)
  • Hughes, J.S., C.A. Cobbold, K. Haynes and G. Dwyer (2015) The effects of forest spatial structure on insect outbreak dynamics: insights from host-parasitoid models. The American Naturalist 183(5): E130-E152 (2015). Full paper (PDF) Recomended by F1000 prime
  • 2014:

  • E. Gjini, D. T. Haydon, J.D.Barry and C. A. Cobbold (2014) Classical approaches to estimating rates of mutation and gene conversion from gene family data. A case study using African trypanosomes. Journal of Theoretical Biology 341: 111-122 Full paper (PDF)
  • C. A. Cobbold F. Lutscher (2014) Mean occupancy time: linking mechanistic movement models, population dynamics and landscape ecology to population persistence. Journal of Mathematical Biology 68(3): 549-579 Full paper (PDF)
  • 2013:

  • E. Gjini, D. T. Haydon, J.D.Barry and C. A. Cobbold (2013) Linking the antigen archive structure to pathogen fitness in African trypanosome Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 280(1753): 20122129 Full paper (PDF)
  • Moran, E.V., S. Bewick, and C.A. Cobbold (2013) Effects of plant genotype and insect dispersal rate on the population dynamics of a forest pest. Ecology 94(12): 2792-2802 Full paper (PDF)
  • 2012:

  • T. Leinster, & C.A. Cobbold(2012) Measuring diversity: the importance of species similarity. Ecology 93(3): 477-489 Online first copy (PDF) ( A link to the R-code that supplements this paper)
  • C. F. Higham, F. Morales, C. A. Cobbold, D. T. Haydon, & D. G. Monckton (2012) High Levels of Somatic DNA Diversity at the Myotonic Dystrophy Locus are Driven by Ultra Frequent Expansion and Contraction Mutations. Human Molecular Genetics 21(11): 2450-2463 Full paper (PDF)
  • E. Gjini, D. T. Haydon, J.D.Barry, & C. A. Cobbold (2012) The impact of mutation and gene conversion on the local diversification of antigen genes in African trypanosomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29(11): 3321-3331 Full paper (PDF)
  • 2011:

  • E. Hackett-Jones, A. White & C.A. Cobbold (2011) The evolution of developmental timing in natural enemy systems.
  • J. Theor. Biol. 275 (1): 1-11 Full paper (PDF)
  • C.A Cobbold, J.A.Powell (2011) Evolution stabilises the synchronising dynamics of poikilotherm life cylces. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 73(5): 1052-1081 Full paper (PDF)


  • Gjini, E., D.T. Haydon, J.D. Barry, C.A. Cobbold (2010) Critical interplay between parasite differentiation, host immunity and antigenic variation in trypanosome infections. The American Naturalist176(4): 424-439 Full paper (PDF)
  • 2009:

  • E. Hackett-Jones, C.A Cobbold & A. White (2009) Coexistence of multiple parasitoids on a single host due to differences in parasitoid phenology Theoretical Ecology2(1): 19-31 . Online first Sept. 2008- Electronic version Full paper (PDF)
  • C.A Cobbold, J.Roland & M.A.Lewis (2009) The impact of parasitoid emergence time on host-parasitoid population dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology75(2-3): 201-215 Full paper (PDF)
  • C. F. Higham, D. E. Wilcox, D. T. Haydon, C. A. Cobbold & D. G. Monckton (2009) Modelling dynamic DNA in mytonic dystrophy. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Computational Systems Biology, TICSP Series 48:63-66 (2009) ISSN 1456-2774. Full paper (PDF)
  • 2005:

  • C.A Cobbold, M.A.Lewis, J.Roland & F.Lutscher (2005) How parasitism affects critical patch-size in a host-parasitoid model: application to the forest tent caterpillar. Theoretical Popuation Biology 67: 109-125 . Full paper (PDF)
  • 2002:

  • C.A Cobbold, J.A. Sherratt & S.R.J. Maxwell (2002) Lipoprotein Oxidation and its Significance for Atherosclerosis: A Mathematical Approach. Bull. Math. Biol. 64(1): 65-96 Full paper (PDF)
  • 2001:

  • C.A Cobbold: (2001) The role of nitric oxide in the formation of keloid and hypertrophic lessions. Med. Hyp. 57(4): 497-502 Full paper (PDF)
  • 2000:

  • C.A Cobbold, J.A. Sherratt: Mathematical modelling of nitric oxide activity in wound healing can explain keloid and hypertrophic scarring. J. Theor. Biol. 204: 257-288 (2000). Full paper (PDF)
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