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Glenn D. Thackray:


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Glenn Thackray, Professor of Geology, Idaho State University


  • Quaternary Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Tectonic Geomorphology


  • Ph.D., 1996, University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.S., 1989, University of Oregon
  • B.S., 1985, Beloit College
  • Joined the Idaho State University faculty in 1994

Current and Forthcoming Projects:

  • Chronologies of Late Pleistocene glaciation in Pacific coastal ranges and the Western interior
  • Glacial chronology and sedimentology of New Zealand
  • Fluvial, lacustrine, and eolian sedimentation, Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho
  • Hydrologic properties of surficial and subsurface sediments, Idaho National Laboratory, Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho
  • Tectonic geomorphology of the Pacific coast and western Interior ranges

Research Interests:

Sunset Mt Cook New Zealand

My research interests span a broad range of surficial geologic realms. My principal background and research focus lies in the application of Quaternary geology and geomorphology to paleoclimatic and active tectonic investigations. I am currently pursuing projects in these realms in Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Zealand.

I also apply my background in surficial geology to hydrogeology. I am involved in current projects in eastern Idaho, exploring the impacts of bedrock and unconsolidated sediments on groundwater flow and groundwater quality, and have worked extensively on public groundwater protection efforts.



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