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Dr Alberto Reyes

<p>Dr Alberto Reyes</p>

Dr Alberto Reyes


BSc (Victoria)
MSc (Simon Fraser)
PhD (Alberta)




School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK


+44 (0)28 9097 3350 / 3722 / 3829

Current Research:

Environmental Change (EC)

I am interested in developing stratigraphic, geomorphic, and geochemical records of climate change and associated earth system impacts during late Cenozoic warm intervals, particularly Pleistocene interglaciations. Currently, I am most interested in: Greenland Ice Sheet response to Quaternary climate change; paleoclimate potential of Cenozoic sub-fossil wood from the northwestern North America; Pleistocene stratigraphy and paleoenvironments in unglaciated Yukon & Alaska; Quaternary geoscience applications of radiogenic isotope geochemistry.


Hatfield, R.G., Stoner, J.S., Carlson, A.E., Reyes, A.V., Housen, B.A. (2013) Source as a controlling factor on the quality and interpretation of sediment magnetic records from the northern North Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 368: 69-77.

Jensen, B.J.L., Reyes, A.V., Froese, D.G., Stone, D. (2013) The Palisades is a key reference site for the middle Pleistocene of eastern Beringia: new evidence from paleomagnetics and regional tephrostratigraphy. Quaternary Science Reviews 63: 91-108.

Kaufman, D.S., Jensen, B.J.L., Reyes, A.V., Schiff, C., Froese, D.G., Pearce, N.J.G. (2012) Late Quaternary tephrostratigraphy, Ahklun Mountains, SW Alaska. Journal of Quaternary Science 27: 344-359.

Wolfe, A.P., Csank, A.Z., Reyes, A.V., McKellar, R.C., Tappert, R., Muehlenbachs, K. (2012) Pristine early Eocene wood buried deeply in kimberlite from northern Canada. PLoS ONE 7: e45537, 8 p.

Colville, E.J., Carlson, A.E., Beard, B.L., Hatfield, R.G., Stoner, J.S., Reyes, A.V., Ullman, D.J. (2011) Sr-Nd-Pb isotope evidence for ice-sheet presence on southern Greenland during the last interglacial. Science 333: 620-623.

Reyes, A.V., Cooke, C.A. (2011) Northern peatland initiation lagged abrupt increases in deglacial atmospheric CH4. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 4748-4753.

Reyes, A.V., Zazula, G.D., Kuzmina, S., Ager, T.A., Froese, D.G. (2011) Identification of last interglacial deposits in eastern Beringia: a cautionary note from the Palisades, interior Alaska. Journal of Quaternary Science 26: 345-352.

Reyes, A.V., Froese, D.G., Jensen, B.J.L. (2010) Permafrost response to last interglacial warming: field evidence from non-glaciated Yukon and Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 29:3256-3274.

Reyes, A.V., Jensen, B.J.L., Zazula, G.D., Ager, T.A., Kuzmina, S., La Farge, C., Froese, D.G. (2010) A late-Middle Pleistocene (Marine Isotope Stage 6) vegetated surface buried by Old Crow tephra at the Palisades, interior Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 801-811.

Froese, D.G., Reyes, A.V., Westgate, J.A., Preece, S.J. (2009) Implications of ancient ice: Response to a Letter on ‘Ancient permafrost and a future, warmer Arctic’. Science 323: 714-715.

Froese, D.G., Zazula, G.D., Westgate, J.A., Preece, S.J., Sanborn, P.T., Reyes, A.V., Pearce, N.J.G. (2009) The Klondike goldfields and Pleistocene environments of Beringia. GSA Today 19(8): 4-10.

Haile, J., Froese, D., MacPhee, R.D.E., Roberts, R.G., Arnold, L.J., Reyes, A.V., Rasmussen, M., Brook, B.W., Robinson, S., Demuro, M., Gilbert, M.T.P., Munch, K., Austin, J.J., Cooper, A., Barnes, I., Möller, P., Willerslev, E. (2009) Ancient DNA reveals late survival of mammoth and horse in interior Alaska. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 22,363-22,368.

Froese, D.G., Westgate, J.A., Reyes, A.V., Enkin, R.J., Preece, S.J. (2008) Ancient permafrost and a future, warmer Arctic. Science 321: 1648.

Clague, J.J., Luckman, B.H., Van Dorp, R.D., Gilbert, R., Froese, D.G., Jensen, B.J.L., Reyes, A.V. (2006) Rapid changes in the level of Kluane Lake in Yukon Territory over the last millennium. Quaternary Research 66: 342-355.

Froese, D., Zazula, G.D., Reyes, A.V. (2006) Seasonality of the late Pleistocene Dawson tephra and exceptional preservation of a buried vegetation surface in central Yukon Territory. Quaternary Science Reviews 25: 1542-1551.

Reyes, A.V., Luckman, B.H., Smith, D.J., Clague, J.J., Van Dorp, R.D. (2006) Tree-ring dates for the maximum Little Ice Age advance of Kaskawulsh Glacier, St. Elias Mountains, Canada. Arctic 59: 14-20.

Reyes, A.V., Wiles, G.C., Smith, D.J., Barclay, D.J., Allen, S., Jackson, S., Larocque, S., Laxton, S., Lewis, D., Calkin, P.E., Clague, J.J. (2006) Expansion of alpine glaciers in Pacific North America in the first millennium A.D. Geology 34: 57-60.

Zazula, G.D., Froese, D.G., Elias, S.A., Kuzmina, S., La Farge, C., Reyes, A.V., Sanborn, P.T., Schweger, C.E., Smith, C.A.S., Mathewes, R.W. (2006) Vegetation buried under Dawson tephra (25,300 14C years BP) and locally diverse late Pleistocene paleoenvironments of Goldbottom Creek, Yukon, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 242: 253-286.

Reyes, A.V., Clague, J.J. (2004) Stratigraphic evidence for multiple Holocene advances of Lillooet Glacier, southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 41: 903-918.

Bachrach, T., Jakobsen, K., Kinney, J., Nishimura, P., Reyes, A., Laroque, C.P., Smith, D.J. (2004) Dendrogeomorphological assessment of movement at Hilda rock glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Geografiska Annaler 84A: 1-9.

Clague, J.J., Turner, R.J.W., Reyes, A.V. (2003) Record of recent river channel instability, Cheakamus Valley, British Columbia. Geomorphology 53: 317-332.