Prof David Thomas

Professor

Contact info

Office: Bangor University, Main Arts Building, College Rd, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 2DG. Wales

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383119 | 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

Office: Bangor University, Main Arts Building, College Rd, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 2DG. Wales

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383119 | 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 >£14.1 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.

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

Current Funding:

With Peter Golyshin, Davey Jones, Peter Robins at Bangor : NERC Plastic Vectors project (https://plasticvectors.stir.ac.uk/)

Research

Since 1996 I have been PI, Co-I, on externally funded projects worth >£14.1 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.

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

Current Funding:

With Peter Golyshin, Davey Jones, Peter Robins at Bangor : NERC Plastic Vectors project (https://plasticvectors.stir.ac.uk/)

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Responses of marine bacteria to sea ice conditions (would be together with Prof Peter Golyshin, SNS)

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Plastics and bacteria in aquatic systems (would be together with Profs Golyshin & Jones from SNS)

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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