James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science
The Institute for Coastal Plain Science (ICPS) is an interdepartmental organization that provides an identity to an area of exceptional research and teaching strength on campus. Members of the ICPS include faculty and students from several departments including biology, chemistry, geology and geography, civil engineering, and environmental health sciences. It also has three full-time scientists and two support personnel. The mission of the ICPS is to promote, in coordination with public and private partnerships, interdisciplinary research and education directed toward understanding the physical and biological resources occurring below the Fall Line and their sustainable use and management. Membership in the ICPS is open to any researchers with a focus on this geographic region. The ICPS also assists with management of the several natural history collections on campus and is the primary home of the U.S. National Tick Collection.