Thomas Froelicher

Ph.D., Climate & Environmental Physics

2012-2013 Senior Research Fellow (Princeton University)

University of Bern

Thomas Froelicher’s research involves consideration of models, theory, and observations. He is interested in the present and future climate and carbon cycle interaction from a regional to global scale. His research focuses on the ocean components of the Earth System and its role in nutrient and carbon cycling and ultimately climate. He is also interested in exploring the responses of ecosystems and fisheries production to past and future climate variability and change. Froelicher was a senior scientist at ETH Zurich and is now working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bern .


Morley, J.W., Selden, R.L., Latour, R.J., Frolicker, T.L., Seagraves, R.J., Pinsky, M.L. 2018. Projecting shifts in thermal habitat for 686 species on the North American continental shelf. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0196127, link

Nereus Alumni Thomas Fröelicher (ETH Zurich) gave a joint seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Hungary, on June 8th.

June 20, 2016 | Climate Change

Nereus Alumni at ETH Zurich Thomas Fröelicher attended The Royal Society’s meeting on ‘Ocean Ventilation and Deoxygenation in a Warming World’ on September 12 and 13, in London, United Kingdom.

September 15, 2016 | Climate ChangeFisheriesEcology

Past Event

4 June 2018 - 8 June 2018

At the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans from June 4 to 8 at the Washingington Hilton, Nereus Program Principal Investigator Thomas Frölicher (Princeton; University of Bern) and Nereus Fellow Gabriel Reygondeau (UBC) will be hosting a session about extreme ocean events and their impacts on marine ecosystems.