Chad Hults - Alaska Regional Geologist

Chad Hults
Chad in the field, exploring geological features in Alaska's parks.
Chad Hults
Alaska Regional Geologist
Alaska Regional Office
240 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 644-3575
chad_hults@nps.gov

Professional Experience
2017- present Alaska Regional Geologist
2014–2017 Geologist, NPS Alaska Regional Office, Geologic Resources Inventory
2010–(3 mo) Geologist (detail), Denali National Park
2006–2014 Geologist, USGS Alaska Science Center
2001–2006 Physical Scientist, Denali National Park and Preserve
2000–2001 Research Assistant, Western Washington University
1999–2000 Teaching Assistant, Western Washington University

Education and/or Training
M.S. 2002, Western Washington University, Geology
B.S. 1998, Western Washington University, Geology

Skills and Research Interests
Geology of Alaska
Geologic mapping
Remote sensing for geologic applications
Paleontological resources inventory (e.g. https://www.nps.gov/lacl/learn/nature/fossils.htm)
Photogrammetry (e.g. https://sketchfab.com/alaska_nps_geology)
Spatial analysis using geologic datasets with other natural resources datasets

Professional Activities and Memberships
Geological Society of America: Member
Alaska Geological Society: Board of directors and field trips coordinator

Publications
Oksana S. Dzyuba, Cynthia D. Schraer, Chad P. Hults, Robert B. Blodgett & David J. Schraer. 2018. Early Bajocian belemnites of Southcentral Alaska: new data and new perspectives on mid-Middle Jurassic Megateuthididae and Belemnopseidae biogeography. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2018.1486335

Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Mull, C.G, and Karl, S.M, 2015, Geologic map of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3340, pamphlet 196 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:1,584,000, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3340

Hults, C.P., and Neal, C.A., 2015, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve: Geologic resources inventory report: National Park Service Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/GRD/NRR—2015/1033, 82 p., 2 tables, 4 sheets, https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2224165.

Blodgett, R.B., Hults, C.P., Stromquist, L., Santucci, V.L., and Tweet, J.S., 2015, An inventory of Middle Jurassic fossils and their stratigraphic setting at Fossil Point, Tuxedni Bay, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska: National Park Service Natural Resource Report NPS/LACL/NRR—2015/932, 158 p, https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2220977//.

Trop, J.M., Cole, R.B., Sunderlin, D., Hults, C.P., and Todd, E., 2015, Bedrock geology of the Glenn Highway from Anchorage to Sheep Mountain, Alaska, Alaska Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, in conjunction with the Geological Society of America - Cordilleran Section meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 44, 1 sheet, http://www.alaskageology.org/publications.htm.

Karl, S.M., Oswald, P.J., and Hults, C.P., 2015, Field Guide to the Mesozoic Arc and Accretionary Complex of South-Central Alaska, Indian to Hatcher Pass: Alaska Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, in conjunction with the Geological Society of America - Cordilleran Section meeting, 50 p. http://www.alaskageology.org/publications.htm.

Fiorillo, A.R., Fanti, F., Hults, C., and Hasiotis, S.T., 2014, New Ichnological, Paleobotanical, and Detrital Zircon Data from an Unnamed Rock Unit in Yukon–Charley Rivers National Preserve (cretaceous: Alaska): Stratigraphic Implications for the Region: PALAIOS, v. 29, p. 16–26.

Hults, C.P., Wilson, F.H., Donelick, R.A., and O’Sullivan, P.B., 2013, Two flysch belts having distinctly different provenance suggest no stratigraphic link between the Wrangellia composite terrane and the paleo-Alaskan margin: Lithosphere, v. 5, p. 575–594.

Hults, C.P., Capps, D.L., and Brease, P.F. (deceased), 2013, Field guide to the geology of the Denali National Park Road and the Parks Highway from Cantwell to Healy: Alaska Geological Society Field Guide, 44 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000, http://www.alaskageology.org/publications.htm.

Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Mohadjer, S., and Coonrad, W.L., 2013, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Kuskokwim Bay region, southwest Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3100, 46 p., scales 1:500,000, 1:300,000, 1:250,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3100/.

Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Schmoll, H.R., Haeussler, P.J., Schmidt, J.M., Yehle, L.A., and Labay, K.A., 2012, Geologic map of the Cook Inlet region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3153, 76 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3153/.

Wilson, F.H., and Hults, C.P., 2012, Geology of the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3110, 38 p., scale 1:350,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3110/.

Harrison, J.C., St-Onge, M.R., Petrov, O.V., Strelnikov, S.I., Lopatin, B.G., Wilson, F.H., Tella, S., Paul, D., Lynds, T., Shokalsky, S.P., Hults, C.P., Bergman, S., Jepsen, H.F., and Solli, A., 2011, Geological Map of the Arctic: Geological Survey of Canada, “A” Series Map 2159A, scale 1:5,000,000 scale, 9 sheets. http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=287868

Yocum, L.C., Adema, G.W., Hults, C.K, 2006, A baseline study of permafrost in the Toklat basin, Denali National Park and Preserve: Alaska Park Science, v. 6 issue 2, p. 37-40. https://www.nps.gov/akso/AKParkScience/symposium2006/yokum.pdf

Hults, C.K, and Burson, Shan, 2006, Soundscapes of Denali National Park and Preserve: Alaska Park Science, v. 5, issue 1, p. 20-22. www.nps.gov/akso/AKParkScience/Denali/Soundscapes.pdf

Last updated: August 22, 2018