John Meurig Thomas

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Ecologists have long recognized the importance of spatial and temporal patterns that characterize heterogeneity in landscapes. However, despite the realization that inferences about ecological phenomena are scale dependent, little attention has been paid to determining appropriate scales of measurement (e.g., plot or grain size) in studies of landscape(More)
Alphavirus-based expression vectors commonly use a duplicated 26S promoter to drive expression of a foreign gene. Here we describe an expression strategy in which the foreign sequences are linked to the gene encoding the 2A protease of foot-and-mouth disease virus and then inserted in frame between the capsid and E3 genes of Sindbis virus. During(More)
Dutch-belted and New Zealand White rabbits were passively immunized with AVP-21D9, a human monoclonal antibody to protective antigen (PA), at the time of Bacillus anthracis spore challenge using either nasal instillation or aerosol challenge techniques. AVP-21D9 (10 mg/kg) completely protected both rabbit strains against lethal infection with Bacillus(More)
Vegetation transect data from three locations were analyzed to determine if multiple scales of pattern could be detected. The sites included a semiarid grassland in New Mexico, a series of calcareous openings in a deciduous forest in Tennessee, and a shrub-steppe system in Washington. The data were explored with four statistical techniques. A scale of(More)
We suggest that ecological processes and physical characteristics possess an inherent scale at which the processes or characteristics occur over the landscape. We propose a conceptual spatial response model that describes the nature of this ecological scale. Based on the proposed spatial model, we suggest methods for estimating the size of study plots or(More)
Nanotomography is a technique of growing importance in the investigation of the shape, size, distribution and elemental composition of a wide variety of materials that are of central interest to investigators in the physical and biological sciences. Nanospatial factors often hold the key to a deeper understanding of the properties of matter at the nanoscale(More)
To be able to determine the elemental composition and morphology of individual nanoparticles consisting of no more than a dozen or so atoms that weigh a few zeptograms (10(-21) g) is but one of the attainments of modern electron microscopy. With slightly larger specimens (embracing a few unit cells of the structure) their symmetry, crystallographic phase,(More)
Twenty years ago, one of us embarked (Bursill, L. A.; Lodge, E. A.; Thomas, J. M. Zeolitic structures as revealed by high-resolution electron microscopy. Nature 1980, 286, 111-113) on the study of zeolites (renowned for their electron-beam sensitivity) by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). In the ensuing years, high-resolution imaging(More)
Transmission electron microscopes fitted with field-emission guns (to provide coherent electron waves) can be adapted to record the magnetic fields within and surrounding nanoparticles or metal clusters, for example, the lines of force of a nanoferromagnet encapsulated within a multiwalled carbon nanotube. Whereas most chemists are aware that electron(More)