Prof David Thomas

Head of School & Professor

Contact info

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research

Office: School of Ocean Sciences, MCW (2nd Floor), Menai Bridge, Anglesey. LL595AB. Wales

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382878 | Mobile: +44 (0)7780225220

email: d.thomas@bangor.ac.uk

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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).

 

Contact Info

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research

Office: School of Ocean Sciences, MCW (2nd Floor), Menai Bridge, Anglesey. LL595AB. Wales

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382878 | Mobile: +44 (0)7780225220

email: d.thomas@bangor.ac.uk

Web links: LinkedIn | Google Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | Loop | Amazon Author

 

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).

 

Grant Awards and Projects

Since 1996 I have been PI, Co-I, on externally funded projects worth >£12.6 million. This has come, from among others: the EU, NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, British Council, Academy of Finland, Walter & Andrée Nottbeck Foundation, Maj & Tor Nessling Foundation, Welsh Government, Shell Global Solutions and RWEnPower.

Current Funding:

2013-2019. £7 million from Welsh Government and HEFCW: Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and the Environment

Research

Since 1996 I have been PI, Co-I, on externally funded projects worth >£12.6 million. This has come, from among others: the EU, NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, British Council, Academy of Finland, Walter & Andrée Nottbeck Foundation, Maj & Tor Nessling Foundation, Welsh Government, Shell Global Solutions and RWEnPower.

Current Funding:

2013-2019. £7 million from Welsh Government and HEFCW: Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and the Environment

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • GE Environmental Sciences - Marine Biology, Marine biogeochemistry, Marine Ecology, Dissolved organic matter (DOM), Sea ice, Polar regions, Land-Ocean Continuum

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Fellow of Learned Society of Wales (FLSW) (2018)
  • 2004 - Professional , Fellow of the Royal Rociety of Biology (FRSB)
  • 2002 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2001 - Professional , Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education (PGCertHe) , Bangor University
  • 1988 - PhD , Salt tolerances in Cladophora (Chlorophyceae): A study of populations and species. (1984 - 1988)
  • 1984 - BSc , BSc Environmental Biology (1980 - 1984)

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