Dr. Diane Thompson

Director of Marine Research

Dr. Diane Thompson

Director of Marine Research

Diane Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences and the Director of Marine Research at the Biosphere 2. With a background in Marine Ecology (B.S. and M.S. from Florida Institute of Technology) and Geosciences (PhD, University of Arizona; Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research), Diane applies her interdisciplinary expertise to (1) quantify tropical climate change(s) using corals, lake sediments, and models;(2) assess factors promoting reef resilience to climate change;(3) test novel solutions for reef restoration in the Biosphere 2 to ensure their benefits for generations to come. Her work spans a range of scales from local (e.g., reef-scale circulation) to global (e.g., climate change) and capitalizes on a blend of field and laboratory, observational and modeling, and experimental approaches. 

Leadership Ocean Research Director Research Staff