University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Horn Point Laboratory
30448 Belmont Dr.
Trappe, Maryland 21673
Plankton dynamics, coastal eutrophication, global ocean assessments, global ocean observing systemsView Thomas's CV
I received a B.A in zoology at The Colorado College in 1965, M.S. in oceanography at the University of Hawaii in 1967, and a Ph.D. in biological oceanography at Stanford University in 1971. My professional background includes serving as an Assistant Professor at the City College of New York, Senior Research Associate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Director of the Horn Point Laboratory of UMCES, Interim President of UMCES, and Director of the Interagency Ocean.US Office for Sustained and Integrated Ocean Observations. I am currently Professor Emeritus at UMCES.
National and international service include serving as the President of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Chair of the UN’s Coastal Ocean Observations Panel, Co-Chair of the Luso-American Foundation’s panel on Ocean Policy and Observations, and external reviewer of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System.
I have authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications on subjects ranging from phytoplankton ecology and coastal eutrophication to ocean policy and integrated coastal ocean observing systems.
In 2002, I received the University of Maryland Reagent’s award for outstanding public service and in 2003, Colorado College’s Benezet award for outstanding achievement in one’s chosen field.
- B.A in zoology at The Colorado College in 1965,
- M.S. in oceanography at the University of Hawaii in 1967,
- Ph.D. in biological oceanography at Stanford University in 1971.
Team leader for a United Nation’s Global Ocean Assessment, Chapter 6 Plankton.