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Christoph Thomas: Curriculum Vitae

Christoph K. Thomas

Last update: October 9, 2014

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Professor, Micrometeorology

Head of the Micrometeorology Group

ResearcherID I-5751-2012

Contact

University of Bayreuth

Universitätsstr. 30

95440 Bayreuth

Germany

Phone        +49 (0) 921 55 2293

Fax            +49 (0) 921 55 2366

Email         christoph.thomas@uni-bayreuth.de

Web           http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/meteo/

Education

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Micrometeorology, University of Bayreuth, June 2005, summa cum laude

M.S. (Dipl. Geooeckol.) in Geoecology (Environmental Sciences), University of Bayreuth, December 2001, passed with distinction

Professional Experience

      Teaching and Research Faculty

Full Professor in Micrometeorology, Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, and Geosciences, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, October 2014 – present

Courtesy Faculty, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States of America, September 2014 – present

Associate Professor in Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States of America, July 2014 – August 2014

Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Sciences, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States of America, October 2008 – June 2014

Adjunct Professor in Forest Ecosystems & Society, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States of America, February 2009 – August 2014

      Associate Editor

Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union, Impact factor 2.96; November 2011 – present

      Editorial Board Member

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Impact factor 3.39; June 2008 – present

      Advisory Board Member

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Fundamental Instrument Unit Working Group (FIU-WG), June 2011 – present       

Other leadership

Member of the Executive Committee of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site HJ Andrews Experimental forest, November 2012 – present

      Postdoctoral Research

Research Associate in workgroup of Prof. B. Law, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States of America September 2006 – September 2008

Research Associate in the AmeriFlux QA/QC group, Prof. B. Law and Dr. H. Loescher, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States of America, April 2005 – September 2006

      Doctoral Research

Research Fellow, Department of Micrometeorology/ Climatology, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Bayreuth (BITÖK), University of Bayreuth, Germany, January 2002 – April 2005

      Graduate Research

Department of Micrometeorology, University of Bayreuth, Germany, March – December 2001

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk, Russian Federation, September 1999 – November 2000

Teaching experience

Instructor of Lecture/ Seminar course PM1.4 “Micrometeorology”, University of Bayreuth, Winter Semester 2014, 3cp.

Instructor of Seminar course GM2 “Introduction to how to write a thesis”, University of Bayreuth, Winter Semester 2014

Instructor of Lecture/ Seminar course GCE C1a “Land Use Change and Climate”, University of Bayreuth, Winter Semester 2014, 3cp.

Instructor of Lecture course WV2 “Environmental Instrumentation”, University of Bayreuth, Winter Semester 2014, 2+1 cp.

Instructor of Seminar “Micrometeorology and Atmospheric Chemistry”, University of Bayreuth, Winter Semester 2014

Instructor of ATS 546 “Experimental Gas and Energy Exchange”, Oregon State University, Spring term 2013, 4 cp.

Invited Guest lecturer in ATS 320 “Man’s Impact on Climate”, Eric Skyllingstad, Oregon State University, Fall term 2011

Instructor of ATS 320 “Man’s Impact on Climate”, Oregon State University, Fall term 2010, 3cp.

Faculty Mentor of ENSC 401, “Environmental Sciences Research”, Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Degree Program, Oregon State University, Fall term 2010

Invited guest lecturer in Oc674/ME569 “Turbulence”, Jim Moum & James Liburdy, Oregon State University, Spring term 2010

Instructor of ATS 564/FS 564 “Interactions of Vegetation and the Atmosphere”, Oregon State University, Fall term 2009, 2011, 3cp.

Invited guest lecturer in ATS 564/FS 564 “Interactions of Vegetation and the Atmosphere”, Michael Unsworth, Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Fall term 2007

Guest lecturer in „Vorlesung Spezielle Mikrometeorologie“ (Specialized Micrometeorology), Thomas Foken, University of Bayreuth, December 2004

Guest lecturer in „Vorlesung Messtechnik” (Instrumentation and measurement techniques), Thomas Foken, University of Bayreuth, October 2004

Teaching Assistant in “Uebung zur Vorlesung Mikrometeorologie” (Tutorial course in Micrometeorology), Thomas Foken, University of Bayreuth, Winter term 2002

Advising and mentoring

(underlined = completed)

Lisa Dirks, Master student in Micrometeorology, University of Bayreuth, October 2014 – present (advisor)

Wolfgang Babel, Research Professor and Assistant, University of Bayreuth, October 2014 – present (mentor)

Johannes Olesch, Technical Research Associate, University of Bayreuth, October 2014 – present (advisor)

Bailey Murphey, Undergraduate Bachelor student in Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University, Spring 2014- present (mentor)

Kyle Jones, Undergraduate Bachelor student in Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University, Summer 2013- Summer 2014 (mentor)

Laura Kingzett, Undergraduate Bachelor student in Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University, Summer 2012- Spring 2013 (mentor)

Raymond Christopher Johnson, Graduate Masters student in Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Winter 2012 – present (major advisor)

Fox Peterson, Postdoctoral Scholar, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, February  – July 2013 (mentor)

Jerilyn Walley, Graduate Masters student in Environmental Studies, The Evergreen State College, WA, Fall 2011 – Fall 2013 (major external scientific advisor; main advisor Judy Cushing)

Steve Drake, Graduate Doctoral student in Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Fall 2011 – Spring 2013 (major advisor)

Sean Carrigg, Undergraduate student in Bio Resources Research, College of Agriculture & Honors College, Oregon State University, Fall 2011 – Summer 2013 (major advisor)

Karl Clarke, Graduate Doctoral student in Science Education: Free-choice Learning (major), Atmospheric Science (minor), College of Education, Oregon State University; Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 (minor advisor)

Dean Vickers, Senior Research Assistant, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, September 2010- September 2014 (advisor)

Javier Orozco, Undergraduate Bachelor student in Mechanical Engineering, Fellow of the “Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences” program in COAS, Oregon State University, Summer 2011- Fall 2011 (mentor)

Alex Smoot, Graduate Masters student in Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Summer 2010- Summer 2012 (major advisor), graduated

Ayla Moretti, Undergraduate Bachelor student in Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University, Summer 2010- Spring 2011 (mentor)

Matthias Zeeman, Postdoctoral Scholar, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, October 2009 – February 2012 (advisor)

Adam M. Kennedy, Graduate Doctoral student in Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University, Fall 2008- Dec 2011 (Co-major advisor)

Specialization advisor in “Land-Air Interaction Option”, Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, Oregon State University, Fall 2011 – Summer 2014

OTHER Graduate COMMITTEES

Colleen Barr, Graduate Student (MS) in Water Resources Engineering, Oregon State University, main advisor Chad Higgins, Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

Nicholas Dosch, Graduate Student (MS) in Water Resources Engineering, Oregon State University, main advisor Roy Haggerty, Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

Sarah K. Wright, Graduate Student (MS) in Crop & Soil Science, Oregon State University, main advisor Don Horneck/ Dan Sullivan, Spring 2013 – Summer 2014

June Marion, Graduate Student (MS) in Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, main advisor Simon DeSzoeke, Summer 2013 – Summer 2014

Kelly Gleason, Graduate Doctoral student in Geosciences, Oregon State University; main advisor Anne Nolin; Fall 2011 - present

Estefania Elorriaga, Graduate Masters student in Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University; main advisor John Selker; Fall 2011-December 2012

Meghan Flink, Graduate Masters student in Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University; main advisor Karen Shell; Fall 2011

Graduate Council Representative at Oregon State University (15)

Awards

In the USA at Oregon State University (October 2008 – August 2014):

Total of 3.6 Mill USD; share Thomas 1.6 Mill USD

Supplement to “CAREER: A new direction into atmospheric near-surface transport for weak-wind conditions in plant canopies”, Faculty Early Career Development Program, National Science Foundation, Sep 2010- Aug 2015; 29,001 USD; (PI)

 “Sensitivity of the Andrews’ complex landscape to past, current, and future climate change: Analysis of spatiotemporal patterns and variability of air temperatures and flow using the regional long-term climate record”, HJ Andrews Faculty Seed Money Program 2012, Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program funded by National Science Foundation, 20,000 USD; Mar 2012 – Dec 2012; (PI)

“Collaborative Research: ABI Innovation: RUI: From Data to Knowledge in Grand Challenge Environmental Science Research: VISualization of Terrestrial-Aquatic Systems (VISTAS)”; National Science Foundation. 886,346 USD; Sep 2011 – Sep 2014; (Collaborator; share 28,000 USD)

“CAREER: A new direction into atmospheric near-surface transport for weak-wind conditions in plant canopies”, Faculty Early Career Development Program, National Science Foundation, Sep 2010- Aug 2015; 736,680 USD; (PI)

“The effects of disturbance and climate on carbon storage and the exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapor and energy of coniferous forests in the Pacific Northwest: integration of measurements at a cluster of supersites”, Department of Energy, $1,049,381, 3-year extension, Sep 2010-Sep 2013; (Co-I, share 284,100 USD)

“Observing Spatial Structure of Near Surface Atmospheric Motions Using a Combination of Optical and Acoustic in-situ and Remote Sensing techniques”, Army Research Office, July 2010 – June 2013; 319,976 USD; (PI; share 238,807 USD)

“The effects of disturbance and climate on carbon storage and the exchanges of CO2, water vapor and energy of coniferous forests in the Pacific Northwest: integration of measurements at a cluster of supersites”, Terrestrial Carbon Processes Program, Department of Energy, Sep 2009 – Sep 2010; 447,194 USD; (Co-I; share 116,354 USD)

“Methane and carbon dioxide eddy-covariance flux monitor”, SBIR, Department of Energy; Jan – Aug 2010; 62,348 USD; (Collaborator)

“Economical Three-Dimensional Interrogation of Complex Flows near the Surface and their Transport”, Defense University Research Investment Program, Army Research Office, May 2009-May 2010; 168,434 USD; (PI)

Annual Student Scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, 1999; 6,000 EUR, (PI)

Publications, PEER reviewed

(Underlined = advisee)

Zeeman M.J., Selker J.S., Thomas C.K., 2014. Near-surface motion in the nocturnal, stable boundary layer observed with fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing. Boundary- Layer Meterology. Online first. doi:10.1007/s10546-014-9972-9.

Vickers D., Thomas C.K., 2014 Observations of the scale-dependent turbulence and evaluation of the flux–gradient relationship for sensible heat for a closed Douglas-fir canopy in very weak wind conditions. Atmos Chem Phys.;14(18):9665-9676. doi:10.5194/acp-14-9665-2014.

Vickers, D., Thomas, C.K., 2013. Some aspects of the turbulence kinetic energy and fluxes above and beneath a tall open pine forest canopy. Agric. For. Meteorol. 181, 143–151. DOI 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.07.014

Thomas, C.K., Martin, J.G., Law, B.E., Davis, K., 2013. Toward biologically meaningful net carbon exchange estimates for tall, dense canopies: multi-level eddy covariance observations and canopy coupling regimes in a mature Douglas-fir forest in Oregon. Agric. For. Meteorol. 173, 14–27. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.01.001

Thomas, C.K., Smoot, A.R., 2013. An effective, economic, aspirated radiation shield for air temperature observations and its spatial gradients. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol. 30, 526–537. DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00044.1

Mahrt, L., Thomas, C.K., Richardson, S., Seaman, N., Stauffer, D., Zeeman, M.J., 2013. Generation of weak mixing for very stable and weak-wind conditions. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. DOI: 10.1007/s10546–012–9782–x

Zeeman, M.J., Eugster, W., Thomas, C.K., 2013. Concurrency of coherent structures and conditionally sampled daytime sub-canopy respiration. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. 146, 1–15. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-012-9745-2

Vickers, D., Thomas, C.K., Pettijohn, C., Martin, J.G. and Law, B.E., 2012. Five years of carbon fluxes and inherent water-use efficiency at two semi-arid pine forests with different disturbance histories. Tellus B, 64: 17159. DOI: 10.3402/tellusb.v64i0.17159.

Thomas, C.K., Kennedy, A.M., Selker, J.S., Moretti, A., Schroth, M.H., Smoot, A.R., Tufillaro, N.B. and Zeeman, M.J., 2012. High-resolution fibre-optic temperature sensing: A new tool to study the two-dimensional structure of atmospheric surface layer flow. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 142: 177-192. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-011-9672-7.

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Variability of subcanopy flow, temperature, and horizontal advection in moderately complex terrain. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 139: 61-81. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-010-9578-9.

Serafimovich, A., Thomas, C.K. and Foken, T., 2011. Vertical and horizontal transport of energy and matter by coherent motions in a tall spruce canopy. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 140: 429-451. 10.1007/s10546-011-9619-z.

Petrides, A.C., Huff, J., Arik, A., Van de Giesen, N., Kennedy, A.M., Thomas, C.K. and Selker, J.S., 2011. Shade Estimation Over Streams Using Distributed Temperature Sensing. Water Resourc Res, 47: W07601. DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009482.

Zhang, Y., Heping, L., Foken, T., Williams, Q.L., Mauder, M. and Thomas, C.K., 2010. Coherent structures and flux contribution over an inhomogeneously irrigated cotton field. Theor. Appl. Climatol.: DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0287-6.

Vickers, D., Thomas, C.K., Martin, J.G. and Law, B., 2010. Reply to the comment on Vickers et al. (2009): Self-correlation between assimilation and respiration resulting from flux partitioning of eddy-covariance CO2 fluxes. Agric. For. Meteorol., 150(2): 315-317.

Thomas, C.K., Law, B.E., Irvine, J., Martin, J.G., Pettijohn, J.C. and Davis, K.J., 2009. Seasonal hydrology explains inter-annual and seasonal variation in carbon and water exchange in a semi-arid mature Ponderosa Pine forest in Central Oregon. J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosci., 114, G04006: doi: 10.1029/2009JG001010.

Mahrt, L., Thomas, C.K. and Prueger, J.H., 2009. Space-time structure of mesoscale modes in the stable boundary layer. Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc.: 67-75.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Wharton, S., Thomas, C., Monson, R., Black, T.A. and Falk, M., 2009. Assessing FPAR source and parameter optimization scheme in application of a diagnostic carbon flux model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(7): 1529-1539.

Vickers, D., Thomas, C.K., Martin, J.G. and Law, B., 2009. Self-correlation between assimilation and respiration resulting from flux partitioning of eddy-covariance CO2 fluxes. Agric. For. Meteorol.(149): 1552-1555.

Vickers, D., Thomas, C. and Law, B.E., 2009. Random and systematic CO2 flux sampling errors for tower measurements over forests in the convective boundary layer. Agricultural and Forest Meteorol., 149: 73-83.

Thomas, C., Martin, J.G., Goeckede, M., Siqueira, M.B.S., Foken, T., Law, B.E., Loescher, H.W. and Katul, G., 2008. Estimating daytime subcanopy respiration from conditional sampling methods applied to multi-scalar high frequency turbulence time series. Agricultural and Forest Meteorol., 148: 1210–1229.

Waring, R., Nordmeyer, A., Whitehead, D., Hunt, J., Newton, M., Thomas, C. and Irvine, J., 2008. Why productivity of Douglas-fir is higher in New Zealand than in its native range. Forest Ecology & Management 255: 4040-4046.

Goeckede, M, Thomas, C, Markkanen, T, Mauder, M, Ruppert, J and Foken, T, 2007. Sensitivity of Lagrangian Stochastic footprints to turbulence statistics. Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 59(3): 577-586.

Thomas, C; Foken, T, 2007: Flux contribution of coherent structures and its implications for the exchange of energy and matter in a tall spruce canopy, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 123, 317-337

Thomas, C; Foken, T, 2007: Organised motion in a tall spruce canopy: temporal scales, structure spacing and terrain effects, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 122, 123-147

Zhang, G., Thomas, C., Leclerc, M.Y., Karipot, A., Gholz, H.L. and Foken, T., 2007. On the effect of clearcuts on forest canopy fluxes. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 88: 133-137.

Foken, T., Wimmer, F., Mauder, M., Thomas, C. and Liebethal, C., 2006. Some aspects of the energy balance closure problem. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6: 4395–4402.

Ruppert, J; Mauder, M; Thomas, C; Lüers, J, 2006: Innovative gap-filling strategy for annual sums of CO2 net ecosystem exchange, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 138, 5-18

Ruppert, J; Thomas, C; Foken, T, 2006: Scalar similarity for relaxed eddy accumulation methods, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 120, 39-63

Thomas, C., Mayer, J.-C., Meixner, F.X. and Foken, T., 2006. Analysis of low-frequency turbulence above tall vegetation using a Doppler sodar. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 119: 563-587.

Thomas, C. and Foken, T., 2005. Detection of Long-term Coherent Exchange over Spruce Forest Using Wavelet Analysis. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 80: 91-104.

Publications, Selected Other

Herold, G.M., Thomas, C. and Foken, T., 2005. The OP-2 open path infrared gas analyser for CO2 and H2O. Arbeitsergebnisse, Universität Bayreuth, Abt. Mikrometeorologie. Print ISSN 1614-8916. No. 27.

Thomas, C., Mayer, J.-C., Meixner, F.X. and Foken, T., 2004. Detection of coherent structures in high frequent time series of a monostatic Sodar-Rass system, 12th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing, Addendum. British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, pp. 43-46.

Foken, T., Thomas, C., Ruppert, J., Lüers, J. and Göckede, M., 2004. Turbulent exchange processes in and above tall vegetation, 16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. Am.Meteorol.Soc., Portland, ME, pp. (ext. abstract available on CD and from www.ametsoc.org).

Rebmann, C. et al., 2004. Carbon budget of a spruce forest ecosystem. In: E. Matzner (Editor), Biogeochemistry of forested catchments in a changing environment: a german case study. Ecological Studies. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 143-160.

Thomas, C. and Foken, T., 2002. Re-evaluation of Integral Turbulence Characteristics and their Parameterisations, 15th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. Am.Meteorol.Soc., Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 129-132.

INVited seminars

Thomas, C.K., 2012. Are ecosystem carbon and water exchange in Oregon's forests coupled? A report from investigations across a climate gradient, EcoEvo Seminar Series, Oregon State University, 22 May 2012.

Thomas, C.K., 2012. Applying the principles of conserving mass and energy to plant canopies, Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar, Oregon State University, 27 Jan 2012.

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Measuring gas exchange in tall forests: eddy flux, soil carbon flux, and other techniques / Maintaining calibrations between sites: lessons learned from AmeriFlux, CTFS/SIGEO Instrumentation for Biophysical and Environmental Monitoring Working Group. Smithsonian Institute, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, June 13-14, 2011.

Thomas, C.K., 2010. Do trees snore? Using canopy flow analysis to understand how forests breathe, University of Washington Atmospheric Science Series, Seattle, WA, March 08, 2010.

Thomas, C.K., 2010. Are trees black bodies? Energy balance in natural ecosystems, Solid State Physics and Optics Seminar Series, Department of Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Feb 10, 2010.

Selected oral and Poster presentations

Walley, J., Thomas, C.K., Cushing, J., 2012. Characterizing airflow at the H.J. Andrews, The VALey Circulation EXperiment (VALCEX) – First results. LTER Science Council Meeting. LTER Science Council, H. J. Andrews LTER, Oregon, May 15 – 18, 2012. (Poster)

Thomas, C.K., Selker, J. and Zeeman, M.J., 2012. Studying the space-time dynamics of transient cold-air pools in the stable boundary layer using high-resolution fiber optical temperature sensing, 20th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA, USA, 9-13 July 2012. (Oral)

Thomas, C.K., 2012. Space-time structure of weak flows in the lower atmospheric boundary layer using ground-based acoustic remote sensing, 16th International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary-Layer Remote Sensing, Boulder, Co, USA, 4-8 June 2012. (Oral)

Thomas, C.K., Selker, J.S. and Zeeman, M.J., 2011. EP22A-04. High-resolution distributed temperature sensing: a new tool to study the space-time dynamics of transient cold-air pools in the weak-wind stable boundary layer, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9. (Oral)

Zeeman, M.J., Thomas, C.K., Law, B.E., Etzold, S., Eugster, W. and Buchmann, N., 2011. B23E-05. Conditional Sampling of Sub-Canopy Respiration in Forests, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9. (Oral)

Drake, S.A., Higgins, C.W., Huwald, H., Parlange, M.B., Thomas, C.K. and Nolin, A.W., 2011. C33A-0627. Wind-Induced Pressure Perturbations in Alpine Snow, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9. (Poster)

Smoot, A.R. and Thomas, C.K., 2011. A41A-0027. Space-Time Correlation of Stable Boundary-Layer, Weak Wind Data from Ground Based Acoustic Sensors, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9. (Poster)

Thomas, C.K., 2011. ED43B-0543. From Fysics to Phorestry: How do I engage diverse audiences in land-air interaction?, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9. (Poster)

Pettijohn, C., Law, B., Williams, M., Stoeckli, R., Thornton, P.E., Thomas, C.K., Hudiburg, T. and Martin, J., 2010. A comparison of coupled biophysical and biochemical dynamics across a precipitation gradient in Oregon using data assimilation, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Oral)

Thomas, C., 2010. Space-time variability of subcanopy horizontal advection in moderately complex terrain, 29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence/ 9th Symposium on the Urban Environment. American Meteorological Society, Keystone, CO, USA, Aug 2-5, 2010. (Oral)

Zeeman, M.J., Sturm, P., Etzold, S., Eugster, W., Buchmann, N., Knohl, A. and Thomas, C., 2010. A novel approach combining canopy flow analysis and stable isotopes to understand and quantify turbulent carbon exchange in forests, 29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence/ 9th Symposium on the Urban Environment. American Meteorological Society, Keystone, CO, USA, Aug 2-5, 2010. (Oral)

Kennedy, A., Thomas, C., Selker, J.S. and Unsworth, M.H., 2010. Improved spatial monitoring of air temperature in forested complex terrain: an energy-balance based calibration method, 29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence/ 9th Symposium on the Urban Environment. American Meteorological Society, Keystone, CO, USA, Aug 2-5, 2010. (Oral)

Kennedy, A., Thomas, C.K., Pypker, T.G., Selker, J.S., Bond, B.C. and Unsworth, M.H., 2009. Improved spatial monitoring of air temperature in forested complex terrain: an energy-balance calibration method, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Oral)

Law, B.E., Thomas, C.K. and Goeckede, M., 2008. Measurement and Modeling of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Local to State and Regional Level Estimates of Sources and Sinks, Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology. Air&Waste Management Association, Chapel Hill, NC, Nov 03-06, 2008. (Oral Invited)

Thomas, C.K., Law, B.E., Irvine, J., Martin, J.G., Pettijohn, J.C. and Davis, K.J., 2008. Interannual and seasonal variation in carbon and water exchange at a semi-arid mature Ponderosa Pine site in Central Oregon, AmeriFlux Annual Meeting 2008, Boulder, CO. (Oral)

Foken, T. and Thomas, C., 2007. Organised Coherent Motion in Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flow in the Proximity to Tall Plant Canopies as Detected in Acoustic Doppler Profiler and Tower-based Observations, AGU Fall meeeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Oral)

Thomas, C., Martin, J.G., Goeckede, M., Siqueira, M.B.S., Foken, T., Law, B.E., Loescher, H.W. and Katul, G., 2007. New Approach to Estimate Daytime Ecosystem Respiration From Conventional Eddy Covariance Data Using Conditional Sampling Methods, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Poster)

Thomas, C, Loescher, H, Sierra, C, Hanan, N, Foken, T, Starr, G and Law, B, 2006. Sensitivity of net ecosystem exchange of carbon to organized motion, AmeriFlux Annual Meeting 2006, Boulder, CO. (Poster)

Goeckede, M., Thomas, C., Markkanen, T., Ruppert, J., Mauder, M. and Foken, T., 2006. On the sensitivity of Lagrangian stochastic footprint modeling to within canopy flow statistics derived from wavelet analysis, iLEAPS 1st Science Conference. Report Series in Aerosol Science, Boulder, CO, USA, pp. 247-249. (Poster)

Schröter, J., Lüers, J., Ruppert, J., Thomas, C. and Foken, T., 2006. Advective influence on the CO2-exchange of a forest site, Flux Measurements in Difficult Conditions, a Specialist Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA, Jan 26-28, 2006. (Poster)

Foken, T., Thomas, C., Ruppert, J., Lueers, J. and Goeckede, M., 2004. Turbulent exchange processes in and above tall vegetation, 16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Portland, ME, USA, 09.08.2004 - 13.08.2004. (Poster)

Foken, T., Thomas, C., Ruppert, J., Lüers, J. and Göckede, M., 2004. Turbulent exchange processes in and above tall vegetation, 26th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. American Meteorological Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Poster)

Thomas, C. and Foken, T., 2004. Untersuchung dynamischer Eigenschaften kohärenter Strukturen über einem hohen Fichtenwaldmittels Wavelet-Analyse, Deutsch-Österreichisch-Schweizerische Meteorologen-Tagung, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. (Extended Abstract and pdf-file on CD). (Poster)

Thomas, C. and Foken, T., 2004. Dynamical characteristics of coherent structures over spruce forest using wavelet analysis, 1st General Assembly. European Geosciences Union, Nice, France. (Oral)

Thomas, C., 2003. Digitalisation error in sonic anemometers Solent R2/R3, CarboEurope Project Meetings and CarboEurope Conference "The continental carbon cycle",17-21 March, 2003, Lisbon, Portugal. (Poster)

Thomas, C., Wichura, B. and Foken, T., 2001. Integrale Turbulenzcharakteristiken - ein Überblick. Österreichische Beiträge zu Meteorologie und Geophysik, 27: (Extended Abstract and pdf-file on CD) 223. (Poster)

Synergistic activities and SERVICE

Journal reviews: Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Water Resources Research, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Chemometrics, Applied Geochemistry, Biogeosciences, International Journal of Biometeorology, Atmospheric Science Letters, Tellus B, Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Chemical Society Reviews, Theoretical and Applied Meteorology, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

Funding agency reviews: DOE National Institute for Climatic Change Research, DOE Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, NSF Career program, NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, NSF Physical and Dynamical Meteorology, NSF Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics

Chaired conference sessions:

“Atmospheric Boundary Layer Processes and Turbulence”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2013

 “Atmospheric Boundary Layer Processes and Turbulence”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2012

“Analyzing air temperature trends in spatially distributed long-term records at and across LTER sites”, LTER All Scientist Meeting, Estes Park, CO, USA. 2012

“Boundary Layer Processes over Land and Ocean”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2011

 “Interannual Variability and carbon and water coupling”, Session 3, Annual AmeriFlux Conference, Boulder, CO, USA. 2008

 “Complex Surfaces”, Session 7, 12th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK. 2004

Professional affiliations: American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union, Association for Geoecology in Germany (VGOeD)

Outreach:

Thomas, C.K.. 2013. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Neighbourhood Sustainability Stewards, Oregon State University Extension, University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative & Linn-Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR, Oct 07

Thomas, C.K.. 2012. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Neighbourhood Sustainability Stewards, Oregon State University Extension, University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative & Linn-Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR, Oct 04

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Neighbourhood Sustainability Program, Oregon State University Extension, University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative & Linn-Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR, Oct 18;

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Energy Stewarts Program, Clackamas County, Portland, OR, Sep 21;

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Climate Change 101, Keynote talk for Oregon Coast Aquatic and Marine Science Partnership, Newport, OR, Aug 26;

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Energy Stewarts Program, Clackamas County, Portland, OR, May 04;

Thomas, C.K., 2011. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Climate Masters at Home Program, City of Eugene, Eugene, OR, Apr 05;

Thomas, C.K., 2010. Climate Change 101, Opening lecture for Climate Masters Program, Oregon State University Extension, University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative & Linn-Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR, Jan 06;

Article in Ocean&Air – An innovation magazine in Earth System Sciences, “Carbon Sinks”, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, OR, USA;

Science communication in local newspaper (East Oregonian, Jan 27, 2008; Bend Bulletin, Bend, OR, Jan 17, 2008; Frankenpost, Jun 2003),

Guided tours at ecological/micrometeorological research sites (OR, USA; Waldstein, Germany)

Professional services: Search & Hiring committees (10); Member of Faculty Hiring Strategic Committee COAS 2009-2011; Member of Frontiers Seminar Series Committee COAS since 2009; Member of Promotion & Tenure Committee Fall 2010; GEO-COAS Merger Strategic Planning committee Fall 2010; Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Programs since 2011, OSU.

 

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