Ellen Thomas is a Senior Research Scientist, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, USA with more than 100 publications mainly focusing on the deep time record of climate change.
Ellen was the first to recognise the biotic response to the Paleocene Eocene Thermal maximum, the time interval now termed to be the best analogue for our ongoing climate change.
Ellen is a Fellow of AAAS and AGU, was awarded the highly prestigious Maurice Ewing Medal by AGU this year, Editor of Geology, and serves on numerous panels.
During her time as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Ellen will perform research on the impact of rapid climate change on marine biota in the geological past with the Research Groups of Daniela Schmidt, Andy Ridgwell and Rich Pancost to reveal biotic responses to global warming. She can be found in the Lewis Wing of the Wills Memorial building for the next 5 months.