Alberto Reyes

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
(780) 492-8171
2-275 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


ABOUT ME: I'm a Quaternary geologist who uses stratigraphic, paleoenvironmental, and geochemical approaches to address research questions related to landscape and climate change in the north. Timescales of interest range from the early Cenozoic to the late Holocene. I have ongoing interests in developing records of landscape and environmental change in unglaciated northwest North America, permafrost and ice-sheet response to sustained climate warming during Pleistocene interglacials, and Cenozoic analogues for contemporary warming.

  • Postdoc, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Department of Geoscience)
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
  • M.Sc., Simon Fraser University (Department of Earth Sciences)
  • B.Sc., University of Victoria (Department of Geography)


I am interested in developing stratigraphic, geomorphic, and geochemical records of northern climate change and associated earth system impacts. My work and research interests span timescales ranging from millions of years to the last several centuries, with a particular focus on periods when climate was similar to or warmer than today, such as Pleistocene "super-interglacials" and Cenozoic greenhouse intervals.


EAS 324 - Quaternary Geoscience and Terrain Analysis

Quaternary geoscience and applied geomorphology, including dating methods, stratigraphy and paleoclimates. Fundamentals of interpretation and mapping of surficial geology and geomorphology from aerial photographs and satellite images with a focus on western Canada. Some field work may be required. Prerequisites: EAS 221 and 225. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021

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Middle Eocene CO2 and climate reconstructed from the sediment fill of a subarctic kimberlite maar
Author(s): Wolfe, A.P., Reyes, A.V., Royer, D.L., Greenwood, D.R., Doria, G., Gagen, M.H., Siver, P.A., Westgate, J.A.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Geology
Volume: 45
Page Numbers: 619-622
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Interglacial responses of the southern Greenland ice sheet over the last 430,000 years determined using particle-size specific magnetic and isotopic tracers
Author(s): Hatfield, R.G., Reyes, A.V., Stoner, J.S., Carlson, A.E., Beard, B.L., Winsor, K., Welke, B.
Publication: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume: 454
Page Numbers: 225-236
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New fossil and genomic evidence constrains the timing of bison arrival in North America
Author(s): Froese, D.G., Stiller, M., Heintzman, P.D., Reyes, A.V., Zazula, G.D., Soares, A.E.R., Meyer, M., Hall, E., Jensen, B.J.L., Arnold, L.J., MacPhee, R.D.E., Shapiro, B.
Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA
Volume: 114
Page Numbers: 3457-3462
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Permafrost response to last interglacial warming: field evidence from non-glaciated Yukon and Alaska
Author(s): Reyes, A.V., Froese, D.G., Jensen, B.J.L.
Publication: Quaternary Science Reviews
Volume: 29
Page Numbers: 3256-3274
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South Greenland ice sheet collapse during Marine Isotope Stage 11
Author(s): Reyes, A.V., Carlson, A.E., Beard, B.L., Hatfield, R.G., Stoner, J.S., Winsor, K., Welke, B., Ullman, D.J.
Publication: Nature
Volume: 510
Page Numbers: 525-528
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