• SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • 151 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20142018
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Personal profile

Research expertise

My interests lie in understanding how sea ice derived organic carbon is utilised in polar environments.

To study this, I use chemical biomarkers, including fatty acids, sterols and highly branched isoprenoids (HBIs) to understand questions about how species might respond to decreasing sea ice cover, and potentially carbon supply, in the future.

I am also interested in exploring the potential value of identifying further algal species that contribute to the presence of HBI lipids in all aquatic settings, including freshwater and marine temperate and polar settings.

Key links at SAMS
Marine Ecology and Chemistry research area
Arctic research area
Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa

Research expertise

My interests lie in understanding how sea ice derived organic carbon is utilised in polar environments.

To study this, I use chemical biomarkers, including fatty acids, sterols and highly branched isoprenoids (HBIs) to understand questions about how species might respond to decreasing sea ice cover, and potentially carbon supply, in the future.

I am also interested in exploring the potential value of identifying further algal species that contribute to the presence of HBI lipids in all aquatic settings, including freshwater and marine temperate and polar settings.

Key links at SAMS
Marine Ecology and Chemistry research area
Arctic research area
Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa

Education / career history
2016-present    Lecturer. SAMS
2014-2016        Research Fellow. Leverhulme Trust. Plymouth University
2011-2014        Research Fellow. Biogeochemistry Research Centre. Plymouth University
2011-2016        Associate Lecturer. Plymouth University
2007-2007        Diving marine ecological survey - Lundy no-take-zoe. Natural England
2007-2011        NERC PhD Environmental organic biogeochemistry. Plymouth University
2004-2007        BSc Environmental Science (Marine Conservation). Plymouth University

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Sea ice Chemical Compounds
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biomarkers Agriculture & Biology
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sea ice Earth & Environmental Sciences
biomarker Earth & Environmental Sciences
Arctic region Agriculture & Biology
isoprenoid Earth & Environmental Sciences

Research Output 2014 2018

  • 151 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 8 Article
2 Citations (Scopus)

Changes to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) signatures and enantiomer fractions across different tissue types in Guillemots

Megson, D., Brown, T. A., O'Sullivan, G., Robson, M., Oritz, X., Worsfold, P., Comber, S., Lohan, M. & Reiner, E., Jun 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 131, A, p. 174-179 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alcidae
Enantiomers
enantiomers
polychlorinated biphenyls
Polychlorinated biphenyls
5 Citations (Scopus)
119 Downloads (Pure)

High contributions of sea ice derived carbon in polar bear (Ursus maritimus) tissue

Brown, T. A., Galicia, M., Thiemann, G., Belt, S. T., Yurkowski, D. & Dyck, M., 23 Jan 2018, In : PLoS ONE. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ursidae
Ice Cover
Ursus maritimus
Sea ice
Ecosystem
1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Stability of the lipid biomarker H-Print within preserved animals

Brown, T. A., 23 Mar 2018, In : Polar Biology. p. 1 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
isoprenoids
Terpenes
biomarkers
Artemia
Biomarkers
11 Citations (Scopus)
74 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
algae
Artemia
biomarker
biomarkers
alga
18 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Identification of C25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes in diatoms of the genus Rhizosolenia in polar and sub-polar marine phytoplankton.

Belt, S. T., Brown, T. A., Smik, L., Tatarek, A., Wiktor, J., Stowasser, G., Assmy, P., Allen, C. S. & Husum, K., 22 May 2017, In : Organic Geochemistry. 110, p. 65-72 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Phytoplankton
isoprenoid
alkene
Terpenes
Alkenes

Press / Media

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Sept. 27)

Thomas Adam Brown

27/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

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university of chicago childrens hospital

Thomas Adam Brown

28/04/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

The surprising reason polar bears need sea ice to...

Thomas Adam Brown

3/04/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research