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Doctor Zoë Thomas

Dr Zoë Thomas


Research interests

  • Earth System tipping points
  • Atmospheric circulation shifts
  • Quaternary environmental and climate change

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Zoë Thomas is a lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Southampton. She has broad research interests in palaeoclimate and comtemporary/future climate and environmentla change. Current work involves the understanding of tipping points and feedbacks within the Earth System, and determining the timing, teleconnections, and impacts of past atmospheric circulation change. She has extensive fieldwork experience, with several field expeditions to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, the NZ sub-Antarctics and outback Australia. Zoë uses a range of laboratory-based techniques and time series analyses to understand the operation of the Earth System.