The Ice & Ocean Group is a research group in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia focused on glacier and ice sheet behavior, subglacial environments, and ice-ocean interactions. The distinct sediments and landforms preserved in deglaciated landscapes allow us to track past and current glacier change, as well as glacial and marine processes.
Funding for our research comes from the NSF Office of Polar Programs, International Union for Quaternary Research, UVA H.G. Goodell Endowment, and UVA Committee on Sustainability.
For thousands of years, the people of the Monacan Nation, have lived on, protected and cultivated the lands on which the University of Virginia, built on colonized land by enslaved laborers, stands. As ancient peoples who thrive today, we acknowledge and respect their stewardship of the land past, present, and future.
Let's talk! We are happy to talk with you about research, technical skills, datasets, and more. Email lsimkins at virginia dot edu to contact Dr. Simkins or to ask for the email address of the group member you wish to contact.
The Ice & Ocean Group does not plan to recruit new graduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Regardless, we are happy to steer you toward graduate opportunities elsewhere. Check out this great resource to help you in the graduate school application process.
If you are looking for postdoctoral research opportunities, are eligible to apply for the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (NSF OPP) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, and are interested in our research, please contact Dr. Simkins to determine if we are research-compatible. Dr. Simkins would determine if your proposal idea is novel and feasible, review the proposal documents, and write a letter of collaboration as the supervising researcher.