Marjolein Gevers

Research statement

In my research, I combine field observations and numerical models to understand the interactions between different components of the glacier system. My focus is on active glaciological, geomorphic and erosional processes on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

PhD Project

My PhD research aims to identify recent variability to sediment transport from the Greenland Ice Sheet and the glaciological and climatic drivers of this variability. To accomplish this, we plan to collect records of sediment discharge from marine and land terminating glaciers and compare them with existing glaciological datasets. These records include; gauging sediment discharge and collection of sedimentation records in depositional environments. We hope to apply a model to generalize these records and link them to changing glacier dynamics.


In July 2019, I obtained my BSc in Natural and Social Sciences with a major in physics and earth sciences at the University of Amsterdam. During an exchange semester at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) I gained more interest for the Arctic and glaciers specifically. Because of this,
I decided to continue with a Master in Hydrology and Glaciology at the University of Oslo. For my Master thesis, I spent a year at UNIS, where I studied the interaction between glacial meltwater and proglacial groundwater upwellings at Scott Turnerbreen, a cold based glacier on Svalbard. In July 2021 I finished my MSc degree, worked as research and teaching assistant at UNIS before I joined the ICE group at UNIL as a PhD student in April 2022; keen to learn more and broaden my horizons.  


Marjolein Gevers
University of Lausanne
Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics
Géopolis, office 3151
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
+41 (0)21 692 35 43