Dr Alan Hastie

Dr Alan Hastie

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
NERC Fellow/lecturer

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Alan is a geologist and igneous petrologist working on large igneous provinces, subduction zone magmatism and generation of the Earth's first continental crust. His current research focuses on experimental petrology to determine if fusing oceanic plateau material can be linked to early crustal generation.



  • MGeol - University of Leicester (1998-2002)
  • PhD - Cardiff University (2003-2007)




Recent publications


Cox, D, Watt, S, Jenner, FE, Hastie, A, Hammond, SJ & Kunz, BE 2020, 'Elevated magma fluxes deliver high-Cu magmas to the upper crust', Geology. https://doi.org/10.1130/G47562.1

Carey, S, Sparks, RSJ, Tucker, ME, Robinson, L, Watt, S, Gee, M, Hastie, A, Barfod, DN, Stinton, A, Leng, A, Raineault, N & Ballard, RD 2020, 'The polygenetic Kahouanne Seamounts in the northern Lesser Antilles island arc: evidence for large-scale volcanic island subsidence', Marine Geology, vol. 419, 106046, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2019.106046

Cox, D, Watt, SFL, Jenner, FE, Hastie, AR & Hammond, SJ 2019, 'Chalcophile element processing beneath a continental arc stratovolcano', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 522, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.017

Hastie, A & Fitton, G 2019, 'Eoarchaean tectonics: new constraints from high pressure-temperature experiments and mass balance modelling', Precambrian Research, vol. 325, pp. 20-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2019.02.006

Cox, D, Kerr, A, Hastie, A & Kakarc, I 2018, 'Petrogenesis of plagiogranites in the Muslim Bagh Ophiolite, Pakistan: implications for the generation of Archean continental crust', Geological Magazine, vol. 156, no. 5, pp. 874-888. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756818000250

Hastie, AR, Fitton, JG, Kerr, AC, Mcdonald, I, Schwindrofska, A & Hoernle, K 2016, 'The composition of mantle plumes and the deep Earth', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 444, pp. 13-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.023

Hastie, A, Fitton, JG, Bromiley, GD, Butler, IB & Odling, NWA 2016, 'The origin of Earth’s first continents and the onset of plate tectonics', Geology, vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 855-858. https://doi.org/10.1130/G38226.1

Anderson, P, Cooper, MR, Stevenson, C, Hastie, AR, Hoggett, M, Inman, J, Meighan, IG, Hurley, C, Reavy, RJ & Ellam, RM 2016, 'Zonation of the Newry Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland, based on geochemical and geophysical data', Lithos, vol. 260, pp. 95-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2016.05.009

Hastie, AR, Fitton, JG, Mitchell, SF, Neill, I, Nowell, GM & Millar, IL 2015, 'Can fractional crystallization, mixing and assimilation processes be responsible for Jamaican-type adakites? Implications for generating Eoarchaean continental crust', Journal of Petrology, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 1251-1284. https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egv029

Pearce, JA, Hastie, A, Leat, PT, Dalziel, IW, Lawver, LA, Barker, PF, Millar, IL, Barry, TL & Bevins, RE 2014, 'Composition and evolution of the Ancestral South Sandwich Arc: Implications for the flow of deep ocean water and mantle through the Drake Passage Gateway', Global and Planetary Change, vol. 123, no. B, pp. 298-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.08.017

De Joux, A, Thordarson, T, Fitton, JG & Hastie, A 2014, 'The Cosmos greenstone succession, Agnew-Wiluna greenstone belt, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: Geochemistry of an enriched Neoarchaean volcanic arc succession', Lithos, vol. 205, pp. 148-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2014.06.013

Neill, I, Hastie, AR, Kerr, AC, Chamberlain, KR, Schmitt, AK, Urbani, F, Pindell, JL, Barry, TL & Millar, IL 2014, 'Vestiges of the proto-Caribbean seaway: Origin of the San Souci Volcanic Group, Trinidad', Tectonophysics, vol. 626, pp. 170-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.019

Dalziel, IWD, Lawver, LA, Pearce, JA, Barker, PF, Hastie, AR, Barfod, DN, Schenke, H & Davis, MB 2013, 'A potential barrier to deep Antarctic circumpolar flow until the late Miocene?', Geology, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 947-950. https://doi.org/10.1130/G34352.1

Hastie, AR, Kerr, AC, Mcdonald, I, Mitchell, SF, Pearce, JA, Wolstencroft, M & Millar, IL 2010, 'Do Cenozoic analogues support a plate tectonic origin for Earth's earliest continental crust?', Geology, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 495-498. https://doi.org/10.1130/G30778.1

Hastie, AR, Kerr, AC, Mcdonald, I, Mitchell, SF, Pearce, JA, Millar, IL, Barfod, D & Mark, DF 2010, 'Geochronology, geochemistry and petrogenesis of rhyodacite lavas in eastern Jamaica: A new adakite subgroup analogous to early Archaean continental crust?', Chemical Geology, vol. 276, no. 3-4, pp. 344-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.07.002

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