Helmuth Thomas


Helmuth Thomas


  • List of Full Publications
  • Courses:
    • OCEA 3002 - Introduction to Chemical Oceanography
    • OCEA 4130/5130 - Chemical Oceanography
    • OCEA 5285 - Marine Geochemical Processes
    • OCEA 4000 - Oceans & Global Change


Department of Oceanography

Email: helmuth.thomas@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7177
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 4635, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Chemical oceanography


  • Diploma - University Düsseldorf/Institute for Marine Sciences Kiel, Germany
  • PhD - University Rostock/Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde, Germany


  • Shadwick, E. H., Trull, T. W., Thomas, H., and Gibson, J. - 2013 - Vulnerability of Polar Oceans to Anthropogenic Acidification: Comparison of Arctic and Antarctic Seasonal Cycles - Nature Scientific Reports, 3:2339, doi:10.1038/srep02339
  • Thomas, H., Shadwick, E.H., Dehairs, F., Lansard, B., Mucci, A., Navez, J., Gratton, Y., Prowe, A.E.F., , Chierici, M., Fransson, A., Papakyriakou, T.N., Sternberg, E., Miller, L., Tremblay, J.-É., and Monnin, C. - 2011 - Barium and Carbon fluxes in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago - J. Geophys. Res., 116, C00G08, doi:10.1029/2011JC007120
  • Thomas, H., L.-S. Schiettecatte, K. Suykens, Y.J.M. Koné, E.H. Shadwick, A.E.F. Prowe, Y. Bozec, H.J.W. de Baar, and A.V. Borges - 2009 - Enhanced ocean carbon storage from anaerobic alkalinity generation in coastal sediments - Biogeosciences, 6, 267-274
  • Thomas, H., A.E.F. Prowe, I.D. Lima, S.C. Doney, R. Wanninkhof, R.J. Greatbatch, U. Schuster, and A. Corbière - 2008 - Changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation influence CO2 uptake in the North Atlantic over the past 2 decades - Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22, GB4027, doi:10.1029/2007GB003167
  • Thomas, H., Bozec, Y., Elkalay, K., and de Baar, H.J.W. - 2004 - Enhanced open ocean storage of CO2 from shelf sea pumping. - Science, 304, 5673, 1005-1008, doi:10.1126/science.1095491.


  • Canada Research Chair for Marine Biogeochemistry 2004-2014