Our goal is to better understand past ice sheets and their stability. The Pico group uses ice sheet- solid Earth interactions as a lens to improve ice sheet and sea-level reconstructions on glacial timescales. By leveraging unconventional sea-level datasets, including ancient landscapes, we aim to target knowledge gaps on ice sheet growth and decay.


February 2022: Our paper "Glacial isostatic adjustment directed incision of the Channeled Scabland by Ice Age megafloods" was published in PNAS!

November 2021: Insurrect! published a great conversation about the colonial history of geology. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 !

October 2021: I will be giving two talks at GSA Connects in session T129 (Dynamics of Huge Floods) and T140 (Paleoclimate of Northwestern North America). Check out the online program here !

June 2021: I will be a featured speaker in the 2021 NSF Frontiers in Ocean Sciences Symposium on June 28th. You can register to watch here !

May 2021: I am giving a seminar for the Landscapes Live series on May 20. You can find the link to watch here !

April 2021: I am giving an invited talk at EGU on Thursday April 29. Check out the exciting session on solid Earth-ice sheet interactions here !

March 2021: EOS published an excellent interview with the GeoContext Team. Read it here !

February 2021: I was honored to speak at the URGE Reading Group Session on Racism and History, you can watch the video here !

January 2021: Our curriculum project GeoContext was covered in the Princeton Alumni Weekly !

December 2020: Check out my AGU talk and poster on our GeoContext curriculum project! Our website is now live at https://geo-context.github.io/ !

October 2020: I will be giving a talk October 28 at GSA on glacial isostatic adjustment and Missoula megaflooding! See session here!

August 2020: Check out our paper on first authorship gender gaps in geoscience, now freely available in Earth & Space Science!

August 2020: Our paper on MIS 3 sea level and Indo-Pacific hydroclimate was published in AGU Paleooceanography and Paleoclimatolgy

Tamara Pico

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz                                 July 2021-

          Earth & Planetary Sciences

          Affiliate, Science & Justice Research Center

Curriculum Vitae