Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Area(s): Climate Science
Group: The Deutsch Research Group
Research Summary: Thomas’s research focuses on understanding how climate impacts trends in biodiversity, both in the modern ocean and the geologic past. He uses a combination of tools in his research, including stratigraphy, paleontology, and organismal ecophysiology to answer questions such as how changes in the redox structure and temperature of Earth’s oceans influenced early animal evolution, primarily in the Ediacaran Period. In addition, his work has focused on understanding how warming oceans in the coming centuries will impact the range size of species and latitudinal diversity patterns.
Keywords: Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Physiology, Climate