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Trent D. Hubbard

Trent D. Hubbard

Chief, Hydrology & Surficial Geology Section - Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resources (ASTAR) project; Surficial geologic mapping, geologic hazards, GIS, remote sensing, and geomorphology

Education and/or Training

Ph. D. 2002, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Geology
M.S., 1997, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Geology
B.S., 1994, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY; Geology

Projects and/or Research Interests

In my current position I am a manager of the DGGS Surficial Geologic Mapping and Corridor Studies Program, where I manage projects involving surficial-geologic mapping and evaluation of potential geologic hazards. My goal is to better understand Alaska's surficial geologic material resources and potential geologic hazards in areas where information is needed to make well-informed, scientific-based decisions related to land use and resource management. Much of this work involves producing geologic- and geohazard-based maps and associated reports by combining the evaluation of remotely-sensed data with field-based observations and geospatial analysis.

My current projects include:

Professional Experience

2008-present, Research geologist, Surficial Geologic Mapping and Corridor Studies Program, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2007-2012, Adjunct instructor, Northern Military Programs, UAF Community and Technical College, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
2006-2008, Geologist, Metallogeny, Fairbanks, Alaska
2003-2006, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Earth Sciences, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2003, GIS consultant, Central Council of the Tlingit Haida Indian Association, Juneau Alaska
2002, Assistant Director, Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research, Juneau, Alaska

Selected Professional Activities

2015-present, University of North Dakota Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering Advisory Committee member
2015, Session Co-leader, "Geologic Hazards Evaluation along Important Infrastructure Corridors", Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section meeting
2015, 2018 St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference, Canton, NY (presenter and participant)
2012, Co-Leader, Friends of the Pleistocene (Alaska Cell) Annual Field Trip - Alaska Highway, AK

Member, Geological Society of America
Member, American Geophysical Union

2012, Department of Natural Resources Nominee, State of Alaska Governors 2012 Denali Peak Performance Award Honorable Mention (Co-worker recognition)

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

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