photo courtesy of FoodBANCS2 Project
Research Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs
Tel. (919) 515-7839
B.S., Biology, College of Charleston, 1990
M.S., Biological Oceanography, University of North Carolina at
Advisor: Lawrence B. Cahoon
PhD, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State
Co-advisors: Neal E. Blair and Lawrence B. Cahoon
TEACHING AND RESEARCH
My research interests include animal-sediment interactions, early
diagenesis of organic matter, isotope geochemistry and fluxes
of inorganic materials across the sediment-water interface.
Thomas, C.J., D.J. DeMaster, S.E. Boehme and H.E. Hartnett. Benthic fluxes and carbon diagenesis in the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research Area. In prep.
Hartnett, H., Boehme, S., Thomas, C., DeMaster, D., and Smith, C. 2008. Benthic oxygen fluxes and denitrification rates from high-resolution porewater profiles from the Western Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 55:2415-2424
McClintic, M., DeMaster, D., Thomas, C., and Smith, C. 2008. Testing the FOODBANCS hypothesis: Seasonal variations in near-bottom particle flux, bioturbation intensity, and deposit feeding based on 234Th measurements, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 55:2425-2437
Purinton, B., DeMaster, D., Thomas, C., and Smith, C. 2008. 14C as a tracer of labile organic matter in Antarctic benthic food webs, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 55:2438-2450
Gallinari, M., Ragueneau, O., DeMaster, D., Hartnett, H., Rickert, D., Thomas, C. 2008. Influence of seasonal phytodetritus deposition on biogenic silica dissolution in marine sediments--Potential effects on preservation, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 55, Pages 2451-2464
Titus-Becker, K., S. Rajala, L. Bottomley, D. Raubenheimer, J. Cohen, K. Bullett, S. Grant, F. Cobb Payton, B. Kirby, A. Kirkman, W. Krause, and C. Thomas. 2007. An Integrated Living and Learning Community for First and Second Year Undergraduate Women in Science & Engineering. Proceedings from American Society for Engineering Education 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition. http://www.asee.org/acPapers/
Spence, L.L., B.A. Schaeffer, C.J. Thomas, T.K. Hathaway, and M. Olsen. 2006. Coastal Ocean Observing Technology Transfer to Educators. Marine Technology Society Journal 39:20-24.
Spence, L.L. and C.J. Thomas. 2004. The Ocean Sciences and Education in Proceedings of the Conference on K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments: 2004. Haase, D.G. and S.K. Schulze (eds.) The Science House, North Carolina State University. pp. 24-30.
S.A. Rajala, L.J. Bottomley, E.A. Parry, J.D. Cohen, S.C. Grant, C.J. Thomas, T.M. Doxey, G. Perez, R.E. Collins, and J.E. Spurlin. 2004. The North Carolina State University Women in Science and Engineering Program: A Community for Living and Learning. Proceedings from American Society for Engineering Education 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition. http://www.asee.org/acPapers/2004-633_Final.pdf.