Alan Joseph Hidy

Portrait of  Alan Joseph Hidy

  • Title
    Staff Scientist
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 423-8877
  • Organization
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Research Interests

My research interests include 1) understanding the relationships between climate, tectonic forcing and stream sediment flux, particularly during the Pliocene and Quaternary, 2) the application of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides (TCNs) to improve the utility of fluvial and glacio-fluvial records for Earth system science, and 3) improving and developing TCN-based techniques to provide new approaches that solve previously intractable surface processes questions.

Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, 2013

B.S., Geology, Utah State University, 2005

Hidy, A.J., Gosse, J.C., Blum, M.D., and Gibling, M.R., (2014), Glacial-interglacial variation in sediment flux from interior Texas, USA, established with cosmogenic nuclides, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 390, 209-221.

Pedersen, J.L., Cragun, W.S., Hidy, A.J., Rittenour, T.M., and Gosse, J.C., (2013), Colorado River chronostratigraphy at Lee's Ferry, Arizona and the central Colorado Plateau bull's-eye of incision, Geology, 31(4), 427-430.

Rybczynski, N., Gosse, J.C., Harrington, C.R., Wogelius, R.A., Hidy, A.J., and Buckley, M., (2013), Mid-Pliocene warm-period deposits in the High Arctic yield insight into camel evolution, Nature Communications, 4:1150 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2516.

Hidy, A.J., Gosse, J.C., Froese, D.G., Bond, J.D., and Rood, D.H., (2013), A latest Pliocene age for the earliest and most extensive Cordilleran Ice Sheet in northwestern Canada, Quaternary Science Reviews, 61, 77-84.

Mercader, J., Gosse, J.C., Bennett, T., Hidy, A.J., and Rood, D.H., (2012), Cosmogenic nuclide age constraints on Middle Stone Age lithics from Niassa, Mozambique, Quaternary Science Reviews, 47, 116-130.

  • Nadine and Freddy Hermann post-doctoral Fellowship (2013)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) graduate student research grant (2007)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Merrill W. Haas Memorial Grant (2007)
  • Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) research grant (2007)