Due to the Covid-19 situation in 2020-2021 recruitment to the group has been somewhat delayed. However, we hope that possibilities will arise in late 2021 - early 2022.

I am a marine biologist with strong interests in the chemistry of marine systems. For the past 30 years, I have studied the biology and chemistry of sea ice and the underlying waters in the Arctic and Southern Oceans and the Baltic Sea. At the same time, I have researched how organic matter released from soils into rivers influences microbial activities as it passes through estuaries and coastal waters.

My aim at the University of Helsinki is to combine these research interests to investigate how the chemistry of water influences the biology as it passes from soil to rivers and coasts. Naturally, this is all within the framework of a rapidly changing Arctic due to global climate change.

Please, read my interview “Why am I fascinated with Polar regions? What happens in the Arctic affects us all” on the university website.

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Prof. David Thomas