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Thomas Church

Emeritus - UNIDEL E. I. du Pont Professor of Marine Studies


Thomas Church is professor emeritus of marine science in CEOE’s the School of Marine Science and Policy. His research interests include the transport of land emissions to the ocean, trace metal transport and cycling in salt marshes, estuarine and coastal waters, sedimentary geochemistry involving metals, sulfur and nutrients, and sea water precipitates and oceanic mineralization. 

Dr. Church was involved in research on the Corinthos oil spill, which released more than 500,000 gallons of crude oil in the Delaware River near Marcus Hook on January 31, 1975.

Departmental Affiliation



A.B. (m.c.l), 1964, Colgate University, Chemistry
Ph.D., 1970, University of California, San Diego, Chemistry


• Marine Chemistry


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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