Professor David Thomas
My main academic interests include: Antarctic, Arctic and Baltic sea ice ecology & biogeochemistry; Role of dissolved organic matter in aquatic systems and land-ocean transitions; Inorganic nutrients & phytoplankton primary production; Industrial-scale microalgal biomass production & utilisation; Seaweed & halophyte ecology & physiology; Conveying science to non-specialist audiences; Connections between science & art.
My work is international in scope (worked & lived - apart from UK - in Germany for 7 years; Finland for 2.5 years; Denmark 10 months; Israel for 6 months).
Since the award of my PhD in 1988 I have:
- Participated in 14 research-cruises of between 2 weeks and 3 months: Southern Ocean (6), Arctic (2), North Sea (5) & North East Atlantic (1).
- I have conducted other fieldwork in the Baltic Sea (Finland & Sweden), Red Sea (Israel & Egypt) & White Sea (Russia), The Philippines, Vietnam & Wales.
- I have also led teams of between 10 and 20 scientists in 4 large-scale facility ice tank experiments in Hamburg (≈30 days each).
Ocean Modelling and AMBIO Special Interest Group 2023 Meetings
The Ocean Modelling Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry (AMBIO) SIG are hosting meetings in September.
Arctic Science Summit Week - Edinburgh UK March 2024
The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is being held in Edinburgh during the 21st-29th March 2024 and the Science Day is being held on the 26th of March 2024. For more information please see the ASSW website here: https://assw.info/program/science-day-2024
Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities
Royal Society Publishing has recently published special issue of Philosophical Transactions A entitled Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities.