Thomas Jabusch, PhD
Thomas Jabusch is an environmental scientist specializing in (1) water quality and environmental chemistry, (2) program development and planning, and (3) information and data synthesis. His interests are broadly related to the assessment and restoration of aquatic resources and making science useful and accessible to decision-makers and the public. Most of his current work focuses on the planning and implementation of a regional monitoring program for water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta RMP). Prior to joining SFEI, Dr. Jabusch investigated the environmental chemistry and fate of new generation herbicides in rice field conditions as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis. Before moving to California, Dr. Jabusch was a Sea Grant Fellow at the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, MI, where he gained experience in water resources policy and strategic planning. He received a MS degree in Biology (Limnology) from the University of Freiburg, and a Ph.D. degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota. His dissertation investigated PCB bioaccumulation in phytoplankton, and his MS research investigated trace metal uptake and toxicity in phytoplankton.