Publications and Presentations


A. Dalton, S. Finkelstein, S. Forman, P. Barnett, T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, "Was the Laurentide Ice Sheet significantly reduced during Marine Isotope Stage 3?", (submitted, Geology)

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, A.C. Mix, "Two-phase flooding of the Bering Strait reflects the sea-level fingerprint of an expanding ice-free corridor", (in revision, Nature Geoscience).

A. Carlson, L. Tarasov,  T. Pico, "Rapid Laurentide ice-sheet advance towards southern last glacial maximum limit during marine isotope stage 3", Quaternary Science Reviews, 2018.

T. Pico, L. Birch, J. Weisenberg, J.X. Mitrovica,  "Refining the evolution of the Laurentide Ice Sheet from MIS 3 to the Last Glacial Maximum: A data-based approach combining glacio-isostatic simulations with a simplified dynamic ice model", Quaternary Science Reviews, 2018.

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, J. Braun, K.L. Ferrier, "Glacial isostatic adjustment deflects path of the ancestral Hudson River", Geology, 2018  (highlighted in Harvard Gazette)

K.L. Ferrier, Q. Li, T. Pico, J. Austermann. "The influence of water storage in marine sediment on sea-level change"Geophysical Research Letters, 2018.

K.L. Ferrier, J. Austermann, J.X. Mitrovica, T. Pico,"Incorporating sediment compaction into a gravitationally self-consistent model for ice age sea-level change", Geophysical Journal International, 2017.

T. Pico, J.R. Creveling, J.X. Mitrovica, "Sea level records from the U.S. mid-Atlantic constrain Laurentide Ice Sheet Extent during Marine Isotope Stage 3", Nature Communications, 2017.

J.R. Creveling, J.X. Mitrovica, P. Clark, C. Waelbroeck, T. Pico, "Globally Distributed Geological Records Bound MIS 5a and MIS 5c Peak Global Mean Sea Level", Quaternary Science Reviews, 2017.

T. Pico, J. Mitrovica, K. Ferrier, J. Braun, “Global ice volume during MIS 3 inferred from a sea-level analysis of sedimentary core records in the Yellow River Delta”, Quaternary Science Reviews, 2016.

(Patent) H.A. Stone, J. Nunes, E. Um, T. Pico: “Novel Droplet-Embedded Microfibers, and Methods and Devices for Preparing and Using Same U.S. Patent Application No. 14/680,710, filed 2015.

E. Um , J. Nunes , T. Pico, and H. A. Stone, “Multicompartment microfibers: fabrication and selective dissolution of composite droplet-in-fiber structures,” J. Mater. Chem. B 2 (45), 7866-7871, 2014.


Princeton University, Brown Bag Solid Earth Seminar, April 2018

University of Vermont, Geology Seminar, April 2018

UC Santa Cruz, Whole Earth Special Seminar, March 2018

GFZ Deutsches GeoForschungZentrum, Earth System Modeling Seminar, May 2017

ETH Zurich, Earth Surface Dynamics Seminar, May 2017

Rutgers University, Special Seminar, March 2017

Oregon State University, Paleoclimate Seminar, September 2016

Conference Presentations and Talks

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, A.C. Mix: "Linking the timing of the Cordilleran-Laurentide ice saddle retreat to the inundation history of the Bering Strait", AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018, Talk.

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, J.T. Perron, K.L. Ferrier, J. Braun: "Using ancient landscapes along the U.S. mid-Atlantic to assess the influence of glacial isostatic adjustment on river evolution: the case for the Hudson, Delaware, Susquehanna, and Potomac'', AGU Fall Meeting 2017, Talk.

J. Weisenberg*, T. Pico, L. Birch, J.X. Mitrovica: "Modeling the evolution of the Laurentide Ice Sheet from MIS 3 to the Last Glacial Maximum: an approach using sea level modeling and ice flow dynamics". AGU Fall Meeting 2017. Poster.

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, A.C. Mix: "Reconciling Observations of the Bering Strait Resubmergence with North American Ice Sheet Melt Histories", PALSEA2 2017, Talk.

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, J. Braun, K.L. Ferrier: "Coupling landscapes to solid-Earth deformation over the ice-age'', AGU Fall Meeting 2016, Talk. 

T. Pico, J.X. Mitrovica, J.R. Creveling: "Inferring global ice volumes during Marine Isotope Stage 3", PALSEA2 2016, Poster presentation.

T. Pico, J. Mitrovica, K. Ferrier, J. Braun: “Using GIA and sediments to reconstruct past sea level and investigate landscape evolution”, CIFAR Meeting 2016, Talk.

T. Pico, J. Mitrovica, K. Ferrier, J. Braun: “Sediments, Sea level, and Global Ice Volumes during Marine Isotope Stage 3 at the Yellow River Delta, China”, PLIOMAX Workshop 2016, Talk.

T. Pico, J. Mitrovica, K. Ferrier, J. Braun: “Exploiting sedimentation datasets to model the impact of sediment loading on sea level at the Yellow River Delta”, AGU Fall Meeting 2015, Poster presentation.


T. Pico, J. Mitrovica, K. Ferrier: “Sediment Loading at the Yellow River Delta: Modeling depositional dynamics and impact on regional sea level”, GSA Fall Meeting 2015, Talk.

E. Um, J. Nunes, T. Pico, H.A. Stone: “Droplet necklace: Encapsulation of droplets in a microfiber with microfluidics, MRS Spring 2014.


* mentored student