The Climate & Water Lab

at Rice University


The (Paleo) Climate Group at Rice University 

Welcome! The Climate and Water lab is headed by Dr. Sylvia Dee, a climate scientist specializing in atmospheric modeling, water isotope physics, and paleoclimate data-model comparison. 

Improving Climate Predictions

Our research combines climate information from the Past and Present to improve predictions of Future climate.

climate data ANALYSIS

Our work focuses on strategies for linking data from general circulation models, satellite retrievals of stable water isotope ratios, and high-resolution paleoclimate observations such as ice cores, tree rings, and corals. 

News and  Events

Welcoming New Lab Members

This year, we are welcoming four (!) new postdocs to our lab! Check out their bios on the "People" page!

Undergrad Research, Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

Please contact for information about Ph.D. and postdoc positions. Undergraduate students at Rice can also reach out for research opportunities in the lab. 

Former Lab Member News

Former Postdoc Jun Hu moved to Xiamen University in January, 2022, to begin as a tenure-track assistant professor! We are so pround of Jun and were so grateful for his work in our lab.

Former Postdoc Allison Lawman is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, working on Holocene climate change! 

Dr. Lizzie Wallace is moving to a faculty position at Old Dominion University this fall! Lizzie will be sorely missed, but we're so happy for her! 

Interested in learning more about Environment @ Rice University? Check out The Rice Environmental Initiative!

Contact Us

Our Address

Rice University
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

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