Born 1962. Associate professor at the Department of Geography and Geology. MSc (1992), PhD (1995), University of Copenhagen. His research is focused on eddy correlation measurements of water balance, carbon dioxide and methane. Thomas Friborg has 20 years experience in flux measurements, through his participation in HAPEX-Sahel, EFEDA I+II, LAPP and CONGAS field experiments. He has taken a major part in the development of the instrumentation for eddy correlation measurements of both CO2 and CH4 fluxes under natural conditions. Present PI in Page21, DeFrost, HOBE and Ecoclim projects as well as core member of the CenPerm permafrost centre at IGG. Member of Danish National Committee for Climate and Danish representative in EU-Cost program Pergamon.
Authored or co-authored 32 papers in ISI-registered international journals, 2 contributions to books and monographs, 20 conference papers with review, 700 ISI citations. Supervised 4 PhD students, H-index: 14.
Reviewer for: NERC (British National environmental research council), IPCC, a number of scientific journals (Bio-geochemistry , Global Change Biology, agricultural and forest meteorology etc.).
Three recent and relevant papers: Herbst M., T. Friborg, R. Ringgaard, and H.Soegaard, 2011: Catchment-Wide Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Exchange as Influenced by Land Use Diversity, Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0058.
Jackowicz-Korczynski, M., T. R. Christensen, K. Backstrand, P. Crill, T. Friborg, M. Mastepanov, and L. Strom,2010: Annual cycle of methane emission from a subarctic peatland, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JG000913
Soegaard,H., Hasholdt,B., Friborg,T. and Nordstroem,C., Surface energy and water balance in a high arctic environment in NE Greenland, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 70, 2001.
Friborg, T., Soegaard, H., Christensen,T.R, Lloyd, C.R. and Panikov, N., Siberian wetlands: where a source is a sink, Geophysical Research Letters,vol. 30 No 21, 15 Nov 2003.