Principal Investigators

With a focus on interdisciplinary research, the Canadian Ice Core Archive includes the following principal investigators:


Martin Sharp (lead)*

Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Glaciology
  • Deposition and fate of organic contaminants and natural organic matter
  • Long-term temporal variability in factors that control the mass balance, extent, and volume of glaciers and ice caps in Yukon and Arctic Canada

Andrew Bush

Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Atmospheric modeling
  • Climatic control of initiation and maintenance of glaciation

Duane Froese*

Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Tephrochronology and volcanic history
  • Permafrost

David Hik

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Ecology
  • Responses and adaptations of arctic and alpine species and ecosystems to climate change and variability

Jeff Kavanaugh*

Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Glaciology
  • Long-term temporal variability in factors that control the mass balance, extent, and volume of glaciers and ice caps in Yukon and Arctic Canada

Brian Lanoil

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Microbiology and genomics of glacier and basal ice and its relation to changing environmental conditions

Jonathan Martin*

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Analytical and environmental toxicology

Paul Myers

Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Oceanic modeling
  • Linkages between high-latitude ocean processes and adjacent land ice

Alberto Reyes

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Tephrochronology and volcanic history
  • Long-term dated records of environmental change and impacts on northern regions

Bill Shotyk*

Professor, Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences

  • Trace metal and mercury depositional histories

Vincent St. Louis

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Trace metal and mercury depositional histories
  • Biogeochemical cycling of elements in environment and human disruptions of these cycles