Prof Stephen Attwood

Prof Stephen Attwood

Scientific Associate - Parasites and Vectors

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Contact: email
My ResearchGate Profile

Specialisms

Applied population genetics/Bioinformatics, Asian schistosomes and hosts, Field work, Molecular ecology/phylodynamics of disease transmission, Molecular systematics, Statistical phylogeography

Summary

I am interested in the interactions between hosts, pathogens and their environment, and on the health impacts of proposed water resource development projects (e.g. dams). My main academic disciplines are molecular systematics and evolutionary studies. I have done much work on the control of the parasitic disease Mekong schistosomiasis in Laos and Cambodia, mainly as studies of the demographics and dynamics of host and parasite populations using molecular genetic approaches. I have found new foci of disease transmission and used population genetics to predict the distribution and spread of disease. I am also interested in freshwater biodiversity and conservation, especially of snails (Triculinae). As a consultant, I have contributed to environmental impact assessments and epidemiological studies in Laos and China.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, 1989 - 1993

BSc (double honours), Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom, 1987 - 1989

Employment history

Academic

Scientific Associate, The Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2006 - ongoing

Externally Funded Researcher, The Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 1995 - 2006

Highlighted publications

Liu L, Huo G-N, He H-B, Zhou B, Attwood SW (2014) A phylogeny for the pomatiopsidae (Gastropoda: Rissooidea): a resource for taxonomic, parasitological and biodiversity studies. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1) : 29 - 29. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-29

Attwood SW, Upatham ES (2013) A Population Growth Trend Analysis for Neotricula aperta, the Snail Intermediate Host of Schistosoma mekongi, after Construction of the Pak-Mun Dam. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (11) : e2539 - e2539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002539

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Upatham ES (2008) A study of DNA-sequence variation among Schistosoma mekongi (Trematoda: Digenea) populations and related taxa; phylogeography and the current distribution of Asian schistosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 : 1 - 10.

Grants

Phylogeographical studies of the Asian schistosomes and their hosts
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: Wellcome Trust
Total value £375,000 (to Museum £375,000)
Dates: 2003 - 2006

A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Schistosoma sinensium species complex in Southeast Asia. 2000-2002
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: Wellcome Trust
Total value £320,000 (to Museum £320,000)
Dates: 2000 - 2002

A molecular genetic analysis of the Neotricula aperta sibling-species complex, snails transmitting human schistosomiasis in the lower Mekong basin
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: NERC
Total value £25,000 (to Museum £25,000)
Dates: 1996 - 1998

An analysis of genetic variation in Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) in relation to the transmission of human schistosomiasis mekongi
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: NERC
Total value £30,000 (to Museum £30,000)
Dates: 1995 - 1998

Fellowships

Fellow, 2002 - on going.

Memberships

Member, 2002 - on going.

Publications

Attwood SW, Ibaraki M, Saitoh Y, Nihei N, Janies DA (2015) Comparative Phylogenetic Studies on Schistosoma japonicum and Its Snail Intermediate Host Oncomelania hupensis: Origins, Dispersal and Coevolution. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (7) : e0003935 - e0003935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003935

Attwood SW, Cottet M (2015) Malacological and parasitological surveys along the Xe Bangfai and its tributaries in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. Hydroécologie Appliquée, 26. doi: 10.1051/hydro/2015003

Attwood SW, Huo G-N, Qiu J-W (2015) Update on the distribution and phylogenetics of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) populations in Guangdong Province, China. Acta Tropica, 141 : 258 - 270. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.04.032

Liu L, Huo G-N, He H-B, Zhou B, Attwood SW (2014) A phylogeny for the pomatiopsidae (Gastropoda: Rissooidea): a resource for taxonomic, parasitological and biodiversity studies. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1) : 29 - 29. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-29

Attwood SW, Upatham ES (2013) A Population Growth Trend Analysis for Neotricula aperta, the Snail Intermediate Host of Schistosoma mekongi, after Construction of the Pak-Mun Dam. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (11) : e2539 - e2539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002539

Attwood SW (2012) Public health: Use snail ecology to assess dam impact. Nature, 482 (7384) : 162 - 162. doi: 10.1038/482162d

Attwood SW, Upatham E (2012) Observations on Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) population densities in Thailand and central Laos: implications for the spread of Mekong schistosomiasis. Parasites & Vectors, 5 (1) : 126 - 126. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-126

Conlan JV, Sripa B, Attwood S, Newton PN (2011) A review of parasitic zoonoses in a changing Southeast Asia. Veterinary Parasitology, 182 (1) : 22 - 40. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.07.013

Attwood SW (2010) Studies on the parasitology, phylogeography and the evolution of host-parasite interactions for the snail intermediate hosts of medically important trematode genera in Southeast Asia. Advances in Parasitology, 73 : 405 - 440. doi: 10.1016/S0065-308X(10)73013-X

Liu L, Mondal MMH, Idris MA, Lokman HS, Rajapakse PRVJ, Satrija F, Diaz JL, Upatham ES, Attwood SW (2010) The phylogeography of Indoplanorbis exustus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in Asia. Parasites & Vectors, 3 (1) : 57 - 57. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-3-57

Attwood SW (2009) Mekong Schistosomiasis: Where Did It Come from and Where Is It Going?, In: The Mekong: Biophysical Environment of an International River Basin, Campbell IC (Eds). Academic Press : 464 - 464.

Xiang Z, Chen X, Yang L, He Y, Jiang R, Rosenthal BM, Luan P, Attwood SW, Zuo Y, Zhang Y-P, Yang Z (2009) Non-invasive methods for identifying oocysts of Sarcocystis spp. from definitive hosts. Parasitology International, 58 (3) : 293 - 296. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.03.004

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Campbell I, Upatham ES (2008) The distribution of Mekong schistosomiasis, past and future: Preliminary indications from an analysis of genetic variation in the intermediate host. Parasitology International, 57 (3) : 256 - 270. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2008.04.003

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Upatham ES (2008) DNA-Sequence Variation Among Schistosoma mekongi Populations and Related Taxa; Phylogeography and the Current Distribution of Asian Schistosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 (3) : e200 - e200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000200

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Upatham ES (2008) A study of DNA-sequence variation among Schistosoma mekongi (Trematoda: Digenea) populations and related taxa; phylogeography and the current distribution of Asian schistosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 : 1 - 10.

Guan F, Niu AO, Attwood SW, Yl L, B Z, Zhu YH (2008) Molecular phylogenetics of Triculine snails (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) from southern China. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 48 : 702 - 707.

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Mondal MMH, Alim MA, Fadjar S, Rajapakse RPVJ, Rollinson D (2007) A DNA sequence-based study of the Schistosoma indicum (Trematoda: Digenea) group: population phylogeny, taxonomy and historical biogeography. Parasitology, 134 (14) : doi: 10.1017/S0031182007003411

Chen L-Y, Zhou B-J, Yang Z-Q, Li C-Y, Attwood SW, Wang W-L, Lei L, Sun X-D, Zhang Z-X (2007) Effects of frozen storage on the structure of sarcocysts in pig muscle and implications in taxonomic studies. Experimental Parasitology, 115 (4) : 393 - 398. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2006.10.003

Attwood SW (2005) ROBERTSIELLA SILVICOLA, A NEW SPECIES OF TRICULINE SNAIL (CAENOGASTROPODA: POMATIOPSIDAE) FROM PENINSULAR MALAYSIA, INTERMEDIATE HOST OF SCHISTOSOMA MALAYENSIS (TREMATODA: DIGENEA). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 71 (4) : 379 - 391. doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyi040

Yang Z-Q, Wei C-G, Zen J-S, Song J-L, Zuo Y-X, He Y-S, Zhang H-F, Attwood SW, Chen X-W, Yang G-C, Zhou X, Quan X, Li C-Y, Han D, Liu A-W, Lin P (2005) A taxonomic re-appraisal of Sarcocystis nesbitti (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) from the monkey Macaca fascicularis in Yunnan, PR China. Parasitology International, 54 (1) : 75 - 81. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2004.12.004

Attwood SW, Campbell I, Upatham ES, Rollinson D (2004) Schistosomes in the Xe Kong river of Cambodia: the detection of Schistosoma mekongi in a natural population of snails and observations on the intermediate host's distribution. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 98 (3) : 221 - 230. doi: 10.1179/000349804225003325

Attwood SW, Upatham ES, Zhang Y-P, Yang Z-Q, Southgate VR (2004) A DNA-sequence based phylogeny for triculine snails (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae: Triculinae), intermediate hosts for Schistosoma (Trematoda: Digenea): phylogeography and the origin of Neotricula. Journal of Zoology, 262 (1) : 47 - 56. doi: 10.1017/S0952836903004424

Lockyer AE, Olson PD, Østergaard P, Rollinson D, Johnston DA, Attwood SW, Southgate VR, Horak P, Snyder SD, Le TH, Agatsuma T, Mcmanus DP, Carmichael AC, Naem S, Littlewood DTJ (2003) The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858. Parasitology, 126 (3) : 203 - 224. doi: 10.1017/S0031182002002792

Attwood SW, Ambu S, Meng X-H, Upatham ES, Xu F-S, Southgate VR (2003) THE PHYLOGENETICS OF TRICULINE SNAILS (RISSOOIDEA:POMATIOPSIDAE) FROM SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND SOUTHERN CHINA: HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF HUMAN SCHISTOSOMIASIS. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 69 (3) : 263 - 271. doi: 10.1093/mollus/69.3.263

Attwood SW, Brown DS, Meng XH, Southgate VR (2003) A new species of Tricula (Pomatiopsidae: Triculinae) from Sichuan Province, PR China: intermediate host of Schistosoma sinensium. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 109 - 116.

Yang Z-Q, Li Q-Q, Zuo Y-X, Chen X-W, Chen Y-J, Nie L, Wei C-G, Zen J-S, Attwood SW, Zhang X-Z, Zhang Y-P (2002) Characterization of Sarcocystis species in domestic animals using a PCR-RFLP analysis of variation in the 18S rRNA gene: a cost-effective and simple technique for routine species identification. Experimental Parasitology, 102 (3-4) : 212 - 217. doi: 10.1016/S0014-4894(03)00033-X

Attwood SW, Upatham ES, Meng XH, Qiu D-C, Southgate VR (2002) The phylogeography of Asian Schistosoma (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae). Parasitology, 125 (02) : doi: 10.1017/S0031182002001981

Attwood SW, Panasoponkul C, Upatham ES, Meng XH, Southgate VR (2002) Schistosoma ovuncatum n. sp. (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) from northwest Thailand and the historical biogeography of Southeast Asian Schistosoma Weinland, 1858. Systematic Parasitology, 51 (1) : 1 - 19. doi: 10.1023/A:1012988516995

Attwood SW, Upatham ES, Meng XH, Qiu D-C, Southgate VR (2002) The phylogeography of Asian Schistosoma (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae). Parasitology, 125 : 1 - 13.

Li Q-Q, Yang Z-Q, Zuo Y-X, Attwood SW, Chen X-W, Zhang Y-P (2002) A PCR-Based RFLP Analysis of Sarcocystis cruzi (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) in Yunnan Province, PR China, Reveals the Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) as a Natural Intermediate Host. Journal of Parasitology, 88 (6) : 1259 - 1261. doi: 10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[1259:APBRAO]2.0.CO;2

Yang Z (2001) Analysis of the 18S rRNA genes of Sarcocystis species suggests that the morphologically similar organisms from cattle and water buffalo should be considered the same species. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 115 (2) : 283 - 288. doi: 10.1016/S0166-6851(01)00283-3

Attwood SW (2001) The radular cusp formulae of Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae): taxonomic questions. Journal of Natural History, 35 (2) : 175 - 183. doi: 10.1080/00222930150215314

Attwood SW (2001) Schistosomiasis in the Mekong region: Epidemiology and phylogeography. ADVANCES IN PARASITOLOGY, VOL 50, 50 : 87 - 152. doi: 10.1016/S0065-308X(01)50030-5

Attwood SW (2001) The detection of Schistosoma mekongi infections in a natural population of Neotricula aperta at Khong Island, Laos, and the control of Mekong schistosomiasis. Journal Molluscan Studies, 67 (3) : 400 - 405. doi: 10.1093/mollus/67.3.400

Attwood SW, Johnston DA (2001) Nucleotide sequence differences reveal genetic variation in Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae), the snail host of schistosomiasis in the lower Mekong Basin. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 73 (1) : 23 - 41. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2001.tb01344.x

Attwood SW (1999) Genetic variation in Neotricula aperta, the snail intermediate host of Schistosoma mekongi in the lower Mekong Basin. Journal of Zoology, 249 (2) : 153 - 164. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1999.tb00753.x

Attwood SW, Upatham ES (1999) A new strain of Neotricula aperta found in Khammouanne Province, central Laos, and its compatibility with Schistosoma mekongi. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 65 (3) : 371 - 374. doi: 10.1093/mollus/65.3.371

Attwood SW, Kitikoon V, Southgate VR (1998) Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae), the intermediate host of Schistosoma mekongi: allozyme variation and relationships between Khmer, Lao, and Thai populations. Journal of Zoology, 246 (3) : 309 - 324. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1998.tb00161.x

Attwood SW, Kitikoon V, Southgate VR (1997) Infectivity of a Cambodian isolate of Schistosoma mekongi to Neotricula aperta from northeast Thailand. JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY, 71 (3) : 183 - 187.

Attwood SW (1996) The impact of grazing by Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) on post-spate recovery of the algal aufwuchs in the lower Mekong river: Changes in successional patterns and relative abundance of species. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 44 : 61 - 74.

Attwood SW (1996) The impact of grazing by Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) on post-spate recovery of the algal aufwuchs in the lower Mekong river: Changes in standing crop and species diversity. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 43 : 171 - 197.

Attwood SW (1996) Changes in Neotricula b-aperta population density following construction of the Pak-Mul dam in Northeast Thailand, with implications for the transmission of schistosomiasis. South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine & Public Health, 27 : 24 - 28.

Attwood SW (1995) Of dams and snails. Biologist, 42 : 228 - 228.

Attwood SW (1995) Uptake of acetate by Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae), the snail host of Schistosoma mekongi in the lower Mekong basin. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 61 : 109 - 125.

Attwood SW (1995) The effect of substratum grade on the distribution of the freshwater snail y-Neotricula aperta (Temcharoen), with notes on the sizes of particles ingested. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 61 : 133 - 138.

Attwood SW (1995) A demographic analysis of y-Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) populations in Thailand and southern Laos, in relation to the transmission of schistosomiasis. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 61 : 29 - 42.

Attwood SW (1994) Rates of recruitment among populations of the freshwater snail Neotricula aperta (Temcharoen) in North East Thailand. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 60 : 197 - 200.

Supervision

Master's Lead supervisor to Huo GN
Population genetics of Oncomelania
Funding: China NSF
5/9/2011 - 6/6/2014.

Doctorate (PhD) Lead supervisor to Liang L
The phylogeography of Indoplanorbis exustus
Funding: China NSF
6/9/2010 - 7/6/2013.

Master's Lead supervisor to Liang L
Phylogenetic studies of the Pomatiopsidae
Funding: China NSF
4/9/2006 - 8/5/2009.

Introduction

Summary

I am interested in the interactions between hosts, pathogens and their environment, and on the health impacts of proposed water resource development projects (e.g. dams). My main academic disciplines are molecular systematics and evolutionary studies. I have done much work on the control of the parasitic disease Mekong schistosomiasis in Laos and Cambodia, mainly as studies of the demographics and dynamics of host and parasite populations using molecular genetic approaches. I have found new foci of disease transmission and used population genetics to predict the distribution and spread of disease. I am also interested in freshwater biodiversity and conservation, especially of snails (Triculinae). As a consultant, I have contributed to environmental impact assessments and epidemiological studies in Laos and China.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, 1989 - 1993

BSc (double honours), Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom, 1987 - 1989

Employment history

Academic

Scientific Associate, The Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2006 - ongoing

Externally Funded Researcher, The Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 1995 - 2006

Highlighted publications

Liu L, Huo G-N, He H-B, Zhou B, Attwood SW (2014) A phylogeny for the pomatiopsidae (Gastropoda: Rissooidea): a resource for taxonomic, parasitological and biodiversity studies. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1) : 29 - 29. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-29

Attwood SW, Upatham ES (2013) A Population Growth Trend Analysis for Neotricula aperta, the Snail Intermediate Host of Schistosoma mekongi, after Construction of the Pak-Mun Dam. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (11) : e2539 - e2539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002539

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Upatham ES (2008) A study of DNA-sequence variation among Schistosoma mekongi (Trematoda: Digenea) populations and related taxa; phylogeography and the current distribution of Asian schistosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 : 1 - 10.

Projects

Grants

Phylogeographical studies of the Asian schistosomes and their hosts
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: Wellcome Trust
Total value £375,000 (to Museum £375,000)
Dates: 2003 - 2006

A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Schistosoma sinensium species complex in Southeast Asia. 2000-2002
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: Wellcome Trust
Total value £320,000 (to Museum £320,000)
Dates: 2000 - 2002

A molecular genetic analysis of the Neotricula aperta sibling-species complex, snails transmitting human schistosomiasis in the lower Mekong basin
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: NERC
Total value £25,000 (to Museum £25,000)
Dates: 1996 - 1998

An analysis of genetic variation in Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) in relation to the transmission of human schistosomiasis mekongi
Role: Principal investigatorAttwood S
Funding: NERC
Total value £30,000 (to Museum £30,000)
Dates: 1995 - 1998

Professional activities

Fellowships

Fellow, 2002 - on going.

Memberships

Member, 2002 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Attwood SW, Ibaraki M, Saitoh Y, Nihei N, Janies DA (2015) Comparative Phylogenetic Studies on Schistosoma japonicum and Its Snail Intermediate Host Oncomelania hupensis: Origins, Dispersal and Coevolution. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (7) : e0003935 - e0003935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003935

Attwood SW, Cottet M (2015) Malacological and parasitological surveys along the Xe Bangfai and its tributaries in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. Hydroécologie Appliquée, 26. doi: 10.1051/hydro/2015003

Attwood SW, Huo G-N, Qiu J-W (2015) Update on the distribution and phylogenetics of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) populations in Guangdong Province, China. Acta Tropica, 141 : 258 - 270. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.04.032

Liu L, Huo G-N, He H-B, Zhou B, Attwood SW (2014) A phylogeny for the pomatiopsidae (Gastropoda: Rissooidea): a resource for taxonomic, parasitological and biodiversity studies. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1) : 29 - 29. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-29

Attwood SW, Upatham ES (2013) A Population Growth Trend Analysis for Neotricula aperta, the Snail Intermediate Host of Schistosoma mekongi, after Construction of the Pak-Mun Dam. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (11) : e2539 - e2539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002539

Attwood SW (2012) Public health: Use snail ecology to assess dam impact. Nature, 482 (7384) : 162 - 162. doi: 10.1038/482162d

Attwood SW, Upatham E (2012) Observations on Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) population densities in Thailand and central Laos: implications for the spread of Mekong schistosomiasis. Parasites & Vectors, 5 (1) : 126 - 126. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-126

Conlan JV, Sripa B, Attwood S, Newton PN (2011) A review of parasitic zoonoses in a changing Southeast Asia. Veterinary Parasitology, 182 (1) : 22 - 40. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.07.013

Attwood SW (2010) Studies on the parasitology, phylogeography and the evolution of host-parasite interactions for the snail intermediate hosts of medically important trematode genera in Southeast Asia. Advances in Parasitology, 73 : 405 - 440. doi: 10.1016/S0065-308X(10)73013-X

Liu L, Mondal MMH, Idris MA, Lokman HS, Rajapakse PRVJ, Satrija F, Diaz JL, Upatham ES, Attwood SW (2010) The phylogeography of Indoplanorbis exustus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in Asia. Parasites & Vectors, 3 (1) : 57 - 57. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-3-57

Attwood SW (2009) Mekong Schistosomiasis: Where Did It Come from and Where Is It Going?, In: The Mekong: Biophysical Environment of an International River Basin, Campbell IC (Eds). Academic Press : 464 - 464.

Xiang Z, Chen X, Yang L, He Y, Jiang R, Rosenthal BM, Luan P, Attwood SW, Zuo Y, Zhang Y-P, Yang Z (2009) Non-invasive methods for identifying oocysts of Sarcocystis spp. from definitive hosts. Parasitology International, 58 (3) : 293 - 296. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.03.004

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Campbell I, Upatham ES (2008) The distribution of Mekong schistosomiasis, past and future: Preliminary indications from an analysis of genetic variation in the intermediate host. Parasitology International, 57 (3) : 256 - 270. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2008.04.003

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Upatham ES (2008) DNA-Sequence Variation Among Schistosoma mekongi Populations and Related Taxa; Phylogeography and the Current Distribution of Asian Schistosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 (3) : e200 - e200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000200

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Upatham ES (2008) A study of DNA-sequence variation among Schistosoma mekongi (Trematoda: Digenea) populations and related taxa; phylogeography and the current distribution of Asian schistosomiasis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 : 1 - 10.

Guan F, Niu AO, Attwood SW, Yl L, B Z, Zhu YH (2008) Molecular phylogenetics of Triculine snails (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) from southern China. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 48 : 702 - 707.

Attwood SW, Fatih FA, Mondal MMH, Alim MA, Fadjar S, Rajapakse RPVJ, Rollinson D (2007) A DNA sequence-based study of the Schistosoma indicum (Trematoda: Digenea) group: population phylogeny, taxonomy and historical biogeography. Parasitology, 134 (14) : doi: 10.1017/S0031182007003411

Chen L-Y, Zhou B-J, Yang Z-Q, Li C-Y, Attwood SW, Wang W-L, Lei L, Sun X-D, Zhang Z-X (2007) Effects of frozen storage on the structure of sarcocysts in pig muscle and implications in taxonomic studies. Experimental Parasitology, 115 (4) : 393 - 398. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2006.10.003

Attwood SW (2005) ROBERTSIELLA SILVICOLA, A NEW SPECIES OF TRICULINE SNAIL (CAENOGASTROPODA: POMATIOPSIDAE) FROM PENINSULAR MALAYSIA, INTERMEDIATE HOST OF SCHISTOSOMA MALAYENSIS (TREMATODA: DIGENEA). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 71 (4) : 379 - 391. doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyi040

Yang Z-Q, Wei C-G, Zen J-S, Song J-L, Zuo Y-X, He Y-S, Zhang H-F, Attwood SW, Chen X-W, Yang G-C, Zhou X, Quan X, Li C-Y, Han D, Liu A-W, Lin P (2005) A taxonomic re-appraisal of Sarcocystis nesbitti (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) from the monkey Macaca fascicularis in Yunnan, PR China. Parasitology International, 54 (1) : 75 - 81. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2004.12.004

Attwood SW, Campbell I, Upatham ES, Rollinson D (2004) Schistosomes in the Xe Kong river of Cambodia: the detection of Schistosoma mekongi in a natural population of snails and observations on the intermediate host's distribution. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 98 (3) : 221 - 230. doi: 10.1179/000349804225003325

Attwood SW, Upatham ES, Zhang Y-P, Yang Z-Q, Southgate VR (2004) A DNA-sequence based phylogeny for triculine snails (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae: Triculinae), intermediate hosts for Schistosoma (Trematoda: Digenea): phylogeography and the origin of Neotricula. Journal of Zoology, 262 (1) : 47 - 56. doi: 10.1017/S0952836903004424

Lockyer AE, Olson PD, Østergaard P, Rollinson D, Johnston DA, Attwood SW, Southgate VR, Horak P, Snyder SD, Le TH, Agatsuma T, Mcmanus DP, Carmichael AC, Naem S, Littlewood DTJ (2003) The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858. Parasitology, 126 (3) : 203 - 224. doi: 10.1017/S0031182002002792

Attwood SW, Ambu S, Meng X-H, Upatham ES, Xu F-S, Southgate VR (2003) THE PHYLOGENETICS OF TRICULINE SNAILS (RISSOOIDEA:POMATIOPSIDAE) FROM SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND SOUTHERN CHINA: HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF HUMAN SCHISTOSOMIASIS. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 69 (3) : 263 - 271. doi: 10.1093/mollus/69.3.263

Attwood SW, Brown DS, Meng XH, Southgate VR (2003) A new species of Tricula (Pomatiopsidae: Triculinae) from Sichuan Province, PR China: intermediate host of Schistosoma sinensium. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 109 - 116.

Yang Z-Q, Li Q-Q, Zuo Y-X, Chen X-W, Chen Y-J, Nie L, Wei C-G, Zen J-S, Attwood SW, Zhang X-Z, Zhang Y-P (2002) Characterization of Sarcocystis species in domestic animals using a PCR-RFLP analysis of variation in the 18S rRNA gene: a cost-effective and simple technique for routine species identification. Experimental Parasitology, 102 (3-4) : 212 - 217. doi: 10.1016/S0014-4894(03)00033-X

Attwood SW, Upatham ES, Meng XH, Qiu D-C, Southgate VR (2002) The phylogeography of Asian Schistosoma (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae). Parasitology, 125 (02) : doi: 10.1017/S0031182002001981

Attwood SW, Panasoponkul C, Upatham ES, Meng XH, Southgate VR (2002) Schistosoma ovuncatum n. sp. (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) from northwest Thailand and the historical biogeography of Southeast Asian Schistosoma Weinland, 1858. Systematic Parasitology, 51 (1) : 1 - 19. doi: 10.1023/A:1012988516995

Attwood SW, Upatham ES, Meng XH, Qiu D-C, Southgate VR (2002) The phylogeography of Asian Schistosoma (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae). Parasitology, 125 : 1 - 13.

Li Q-Q, Yang Z-Q, Zuo Y-X, Attwood SW, Chen X-W, Zhang Y-P (2002) A PCR-Based RFLP Analysis of Sarcocystis cruzi (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) in Yunnan Province, PR China, Reveals the Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) as a Natural Intermediate Host. Journal of Parasitology, 88 (6) : 1259 - 1261. doi: 10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[1259:APBRAO]2.0.CO;2

Yang Z (2001) Analysis of the 18S rRNA genes of Sarcocystis species suggests that the morphologically similar organisms from cattle and water buffalo should be considered the same species. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 115 (2) : 283 - 288. doi: 10.1016/S0166-6851(01)00283-3

Attwood SW (2001) The radular cusp formulae of Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae): taxonomic questions. Journal of Natural History, 35 (2) : 175 - 183. doi: 10.1080/00222930150215314

Attwood SW (2001) Schistosomiasis in the Mekong region: Epidemiology and phylogeography. ADVANCES IN PARASITOLOGY, VOL 50, 50 : 87 - 152. doi: 10.1016/S0065-308X(01)50030-5

Attwood SW (2001) The detection of Schistosoma mekongi infections in a natural population of Neotricula aperta at Khong Island, Laos, and the control of Mekong schistosomiasis. Journal Molluscan Studies, 67 (3) : 400 - 405. doi: 10.1093/mollus/67.3.400

Attwood SW, Johnston DA (2001) Nucleotide sequence differences reveal genetic variation in Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae), the snail host of schistosomiasis in the lower Mekong Basin. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 73 (1) : 23 - 41. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2001.tb01344.x

Attwood SW (1999) Genetic variation in Neotricula aperta, the snail intermediate host of Schistosoma mekongi in the lower Mekong Basin. Journal of Zoology, 249 (2) : 153 - 164. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1999.tb00753.x

Attwood SW, Upatham ES (1999) A new strain of Neotricula aperta found in Khammouanne Province, central Laos, and its compatibility with Schistosoma mekongi. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 65 (3) : 371 - 374. doi: 10.1093/mollus/65.3.371

Attwood SW, Kitikoon V, Southgate VR (1998) Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae), the intermediate host of Schistosoma mekongi: allozyme variation and relationships between Khmer, Lao, and Thai populations. Journal of Zoology, 246 (3) : 309 - 324. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1998.tb00161.x

Attwood SW, Kitikoon V, Southgate VR (1997) Infectivity of a Cambodian isolate of Schistosoma mekongi to Neotricula aperta from northeast Thailand. JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY, 71 (3) : 183 - 187.

Attwood SW (1996) The impact of grazing by Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) on post-spate recovery of the algal aufwuchs in the lower Mekong river: Changes in successional patterns and relative abundance of species. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 44 : 61 - 74.

Attwood SW (1996) The impact of grazing by Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) on post-spate recovery of the algal aufwuchs in the lower Mekong river: Changes in standing crop and species diversity. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 43 : 171 - 197.

Attwood SW (1996) Changes in Neotricula b-aperta population density following construction of the Pak-Mul dam in Northeast Thailand, with implications for the transmission of schistosomiasis. South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine & Public Health, 27 : 24 - 28.

Attwood SW (1995) Of dams and snails. Biologist, 42 : 228 - 228.

Attwood SW (1995) Uptake of acetate by Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae), the snail host of Schistosoma mekongi in the lower Mekong basin. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 61 : 109 - 125.

Attwood SW (1995) The effect of substratum grade on the distribution of the freshwater snail y-Neotricula aperta (Temcharoen), with notes on the sizes of particles ingested. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 61 : 133 - 138.

Attwood SW (1995) A demographic analysis of y-Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) populations in Thailand and southern Laos, in relation to the transmission of schistosomiasis. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 61 : 29 - 42.

Attwood SW (1994) Rates of recruitment among populations of the freshwater snail Neotricula aperta (Temcharoen) in North East Thailand. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 60 : 197 - 200.

Teaching and students

Supervision

Master's Lead supervisor to Huo GN
Population genetics of Oncomelania
Funding: China NSF
5/9/2011 - 6/6/2014.

Doctorate (PhD) Lead supervisor to Liang L
The phylogeography of Indoplanorbis exustus
Funding: China NSF
6/9/2010 - 7/6/2013.

Master's Lead supervisor to Liang L
Phylogenetic studies of the Pomatiopsidae
Funding: China NSF
4/9/2006 - 8/5/2009.