Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K. & Reicherter, K. (2019), Tectonic geomorphology and Quaternary landscape development in the Albania - Montenegro border region: An inventory, Geomorphology, 326, 116-131,


Zebari, M., Grützner, C., Navabpour, P., and Ustaszewski, K.: Relative Timing of Uplift along the Zagros Mountain Front Flexure Constrained by Geomorphic Indices and Landscape Modelling, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Solid Earth Discuss.,, in review, 2018.

Ainscoe, E. A., Abdrakhmatov, K. E., Baikulov, S., Carr, A. S., Elliott, A. J., Grützner, C., Walker, R. T. (2018). Variability in surface rupture between successive earthquakes on the Suusamyr Fault, Kyrgyz Tien Shan: implications for palaeoseismology. Geophysical Journal International.

Copley, A., Grützner, C., Howell, A., Jackson, J., Penney, C. & Wimpenny, S. (2018). Unexpected earthquake hazard revealed by Holocene rupture on the Kenchreai Fault (central Greece): Implications for weak sub-fault shear zones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.014.

Mackenzie, D., Walker, R., Abdrakhmatov, K., Campbell, G., Carr, A., Grützner, C., Mukambaev, A., & Rizza, M., 2018. A Creeping Intracontinental Thrust Fault: Past and Present Slip-Rates on the Northern Edge of the Tien Shan, Kazakhstan. Geophysical Journal International.

Salomon, C. (2018). Finite element modelling of the geodynamic processes of the central andes subduction zone: The reference model, Geodesy and Geodynamics, doi: 10.1016/j.geog.2017.11.007.

Sprafke, T., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Grützner, C., Elliott, A., Marquer, L., & Nigmatova, S., 2018. Reevaluation of Late Pleistocene loess profiles at Remizovka (Kazakhstan) indicates the significance of topography in evaluating terrestrial paleoclimate records. Quaternary Research, doi:10.1017/qua.2017.103.


Dhansay, T., Navabpour, P., de Wit, M., Ustaszewski, K. (2017). Assessing the reactivation potential of pre-existing fractures in the southern Karoo, South Africa: evaluating the potential for sustainable exploration across its Critical Zone, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 134, 504-515. doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.07.020.

Grützner, C., Walker, R. T., Abdrakhmatov, K. E., Mukambaev, A., Elliott, A. J., & Elliott, J. R. (2017). Active tectonics around Almaty and along the Zailisky Alatau rangefront, Tectonics, doi:10.1002/2017TC004657.

Le Breton, E., Handy, M.R., Molli, G., Ustaszewski, K. (2017). Post-20 Ma motion of the Adriatic plate - new constraints from surrounding orogens and implications for crust-mantle decoupling, Tectonics, 36, 3135-3154. doi: 10.1002/2016TC004443.

Navabpour, P., Malz., A., Kley, J., Siegburg, M., Kasch, N., Ustaszewski, K. (2017). Intraplate brittle deformation and states of paleostress constrained by fault kinematics in the central German platform, Tectonophysics, 694, 146-163. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.11.033.


Ballato, P., Cifelli, F., Heidarzadeh, G., Ghassemi, M. R., Wickert, A. D., Hassanzadeh, J., Dupont-Nivet, G., Balling, P., Sudo, M., Zeilinger, G., Schmitt, A. K., Mattei, M. and Strecker, M. R. (2016), Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the northern Iranian Plateau: insights from middle-late Miocene foreland-basin deposits. Basin Res. doi:10.1111/bre.12180.

Majzlan, J., Brey-Funke, M., Malz, A., Donndorf, S., Milovský, R. (2016). Fluid evolution and mineralogy of Mn-Fe-Barite-Fluorite mineralizations at the contact of the Thuringian Basin, Thüringer Wald and Thüringer Schiefergebirge in Germany. Geologica Carpathica, 67/1, 3-20.

Malz, A., Madritsch, H., Meier, B. & Kley, J. (2016). An unusual triangle zone in the external northern Alpine foreland (Switzerland): Structural inheritance, kinematics and implications for the development of the adjacent Jura fold-and-thrust belt. Tectonophysics, 670, 127-143. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.12.025.

Zinke, C., Ustaszewski, K. (2016). Geologische Neukartierung am Nordrand des Thüringer Waldes bei Ilmenau. Beitr. Geol. Thüringen, N.F. 22, 127-136.

Zinke, C., Navabpour, P., Ustaszewski, K. (2016). Analyse des Bruchflächeninventars in Grundgebirgs- und Rotliegendaufschlüssen am Nordrand des Thüringer Waldes bei Ilmenau (Thüringen) hinsichtlich der Versagenstendenz im rezenten Spannungsfeld. Beitr. Geol. Thüringen, N.F. 22, 137-152.


Handy, M.R., Ustaszewski, K., Kissling, E. (2015): Reconstructing the Alps-Carpathians-Dinarides as a key to understanding switches in subduction polarity, slab gaps and surface motion. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104, 1-26.

Malz, A., Madritsch, H., Kley, J. (2015). Improving 2D-Seismic interpretation in challenging settings by integration of restoration techniques: A case study from the Jura fold-and-thrust belt (Switzerland). Interpretation 3 (4), p. SAA37-SAA58, doi: 10.1190/INT-2015-0012.1.

Navabpour, P. (2015). Fault Slickensides. Chapter 3 - Brittle Faults, In Atlas of Structural Geology, edited by Soumyajit Mukherjee, Elsevier, Pages 93-95, Figures 3.29-3.32, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-420152-1.00003-X.

Roustaee, M., Zamani, B., Navabpour, P. and Moayyed, M. (2015). Investigation of the mechanism and neotectonics of the Siah Cheshmeh-Khoy fault zone. Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran, n. 96, p. 221-234, Tehran. (in Farsi)

Sandmann, S., Nagel, T.J., Froitzheim, N., Ustaszewski, K., Münker, C. (2015). Late Miocene to Early Pliocene blueschist from Taiwan and its exhumation via forearc extraction. Terra Nova, 27, 285-291, doi: 10.1111/ter.12158.

Schenker, F. L., Schmalholz, S. M., Moulas, E., Pleuger, J., Baumgartner, L. P., Podladchikov, Y., Vrijmoed, J., Buchs, N., and Müntener, O. (2015): Current challenges for explaining (ultra)high-pressure tectonism in the Pennine domain of the Central and Western Alps. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 33, p. 869-886, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12143.

Zebari, M., Burberry, C. M. (2015). 4-D evolution of anticlines and implications for hydrocarbon exploration within the Zagros Fold-Thrust Beld, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. GeoArabia, 20 (1), 161-188.

Zhang, Y., He D., Tong X. (2015). Genetic mechanisms and tectonic types of petroliferous basins in the Central Africa Shear Zone. Acta Petrolei Sinica, 26 (10), p. 1234-1247 (in Chinese).


Froitzheim, N., Jahn-Awe, S., Frei, D., Wainwright, A.N., Maas, R., Georgiev, N., Nagel, T.J. & Pleuger, J. (2014): Age and composition of meta-ophiolite from the Rhodope Middle Allochthon (Satovcha, Bulgaria): a test for the maximum allochthony hypothesis. Tectonics, 33(8), 1477-1500, doi: 10.1002/2014TC003526.

Navabpour, P., Barrier, E. and McQuillan H. (2014). Oblique oceanic opening and passive margin irregularity, as inherited in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt. Terra Nova, 26, 208-215.

Pleuger, J. and Podladchikov, Y.Y. (2014): A purely structural restoration of the NFP20-East cross section and potential tectonic overpressure in the Adula nappe (Central Alps). Tectonics, 33(5), 656-685, doi: 10.1002/2013TC003409.

Ustaszewski, K., Herak, M., Tomljenović, B., Herak, D., Matej, S.(2014): Neotectonics of the Dinarides-Pannonian Basin transition and possible earthquake sources in the Banja Luka epicentral area, Journal of Geodynamics, 82, 52-68.

Dhansay, T., de Wit, M., Patt, A. (2014): An evaluation for harnessing low-enthalpy geothermal energy in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 110 (3/4), 10 p.


Kasch, N., Naujoks, M., Jahr, T., Kley J. (2013): Combined geological and gravimetric mapping and modelling for an improved understanding of observed high-resolution gravity variations: a case study for the Global Geodynamics Project (GGP) station Moxa, Germany. Int. J. Earth Sci (Geol. Rundsch), 102(5), 1257-1270.


Jahn-Awe, S., Pleuger, J., Frei, D., Georgiev, N., Froitzheim, N. & Nagel, T.J. (2012): Time constraints for low-angle shear zones in the Central Rhodopes (Bulgaria) and their significance for the exhumation of high-pressure rocks. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 101, 1971-2004.

Kirchenbaur, M., Pleuger, J., Jahn-Awe, S., Nagel, T.J., Froitzheim, N., Münker, C. & Fonseca, R.O.C. (2012): Timing of high-pressure metamorphic events in the Bulgarian Rhodopes from Lu-Hf garnet geochronology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163, 897-921.

Malz, A. and Kley, J., 2012. The Finne fault zone (central Germany) - Structural analysis of a partially inverted extensional fault zone by balanced cross sections. International Journal of Earth Sciences 101 (8), p. 2167-2182, doi:10.1007/s00531-012-0778-z.

Navabpour, P. and Barrier, E., 2012. Stress states in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt from passive margin to collisional tectonic setting. In: Gudmundsson, A. & Bergerat, F. (eds) Crustal Stresses, Fractures, and Fault Zones: The Legacy of Jacques Angelier. Tectonophysics, 581, 76-83, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.01.011.

Pleuger, J., Mancktelow, N., Zwingmann, H. & Manser, M. (2012): K-Ar dating of synkinematic clay gouges from Neoalpine faults of the Central, Western, and Eastern Alps. Tectonophysics, 550-553, 1-16.

Ustaszewski, K., Wu, Y.-M., Suppe, J., Huang, H.-H., Huang, C.-H., Carena, S.: Crust-mantle boundaries in the Taiwan-Luzon arc-continent collision system determined from local earthquake tomography and 1D models: Implications for the mode of subduction polarity reversal, Tectonophysics, 578, 31-49.


Navabpour, P., Angelier, J. and Barrier, E., 2011. Brittle tectonic reconstruction of palaeo-extension inherited from Mesozoic rifting in West Zagros (Iran, Kermanshah). Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 979-994, doi:10.1144/0016-76492010-108.

Pleuger, J., Georgiev, N., Jahn-Awe, S., Froitzheim, N. & Valkanov, N. (2011): Kinematics of Palaeogene low-angle extensional faults and basin formation along the eastern border of the Central Rhodopes (Bulgaria). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 162/2, 171-192.

Sheikholeslami, M.R., Haghipour, N., Navabpour, P., Navab-Motlagh, A., Kouhpeyma, M., Mafi, A. and Heidarzadeh, Gh., 2011. Geology and Tectonic studies in Kopeh Dagh and Binalud areas. Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, P/6321, 234 pp. (in Farsi)


Georgiev, N., Pleuger, J., Froitzheim, N., Sarov, S., Jahn-Awe, S. & Nagel, T.J. (2010): Separate Eocene-Early Oligocene and Miocene stages of extension and core complex formation in the Western Rhodopes, Mesta Basin, and Pirin Mountains (Bulgaria). Tectonophysics, 487, 59-84.

Jahn-Awe, S., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T.J., Frei, D., Georgiev, N. & Pleuger, J. (2010): Structural and geochronological evidence for Paleogene thrusting in the Western Rhodopes (SW Bulgaria) - Elements for a new tectonic model of the Rhodope Metamorphic Province. Tectonics, 29, TC3008, doi: 10.1029/2009TC002558.

Navabpour, P., Angelier, J. and Barrier, E., 2010. Mesozoic extensional brittle tectonics of the Arabian passive margin, inverted in the Zagros collision (Iran, Interior Fars). In: Leturmy, P. & Robin, C. (eds) Tectonic and Stratigraphic Evolution of Zagros and Makran during the Mesozoic-Cenozoic. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 330, 65-96, doi:10.1144/SP330.5. 

Ustaszewski, K., Kounov, A., Schmid, S.M., Schaltegger, U., Krenn, E., Frank, W., Fügenschuh, B. (2010): Evolution of the Adria-Europe plate boundary in the northern Dinarides: From continent-continent collision to back-arc extension, Tectonics, 29, TC6017, doi:10.1029/2010TC002668.


Pleuger, J., Froitzheim, N., Derks, J.F., Kurz, W., Albus, J., Walter, J.M. & Jansen, E. (2009): The contribution of neutron texture goniometry to the study of complex tectonics in the European Alps. In: Neutron applications in Earth, Energy, and Environmental sciences (herausgegeben von Liang, L., Rinaldi, R. & Schober H.), Springer, 283-318.

Ustaszewski, K., S. M. Schmid, B. Lugović, R. Schuster, U. Schaltegger, D. Bernoulli, L. Hottinger, A. Kounov, B. Fügenschuh, and S. Schefer (2009), Late Cretaceous intra-oceanic magmatism in the internal Dinarides (northern Bosnia and Herzegovina): Implications for the collision of the Adriatic and European plates, Lithos, 108(1-4), 106-125.


Herwartz, D., Münker, C, Scherer, E.E., Nagel, T.J., Pleuger, J. & Froitzheim, N. (2008): Lu-Hf garnet geochronology of eclogites from the Balma Unit (Pennine Alps): implications for paleotectonic reconstructions. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 101 Supplement 1, 173-189.

Krenn, E., Ustaszewski, K., Finger, F., 2008: Detrital and newly formed metamorphic monazite in amphibolite-facies metapelites from the Motajica Massif, North Bosnia. Chemical Geology 254(3-4), p. 164-174.

Navabpour, P., Angelier, J. and Barrier, E., 2008. Stress state reconstruction of oblique collision and evolution of deformation partitioning in W-Zagros (Iran, Kermanshah). Geophysical Journal International, 175, 755-782, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03916.x.

Pleuger, J., Nagel, T.J., Walter, J.M., Jansen, E. & Froitzheim, N. (2008): On the role and importance of orogen-parallel and -perpendicular extension, transcurrent shearing, and backthrusting in the Monte Rosa nappe and the Southern Steep Belt of the Alps (Penninic zone, Switzerland and Italy). In: Tectonic aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian system (herausgegeben von Siegesmund, S., Fügenschuh, B. & Froitzheim, N.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 298, 251-280.

Schmid, S. M., Bernoulli, D., Fügenschuh, B., Matenco, L., Schefer, S., Schuster, R., Tischler, M. & Ustaszewski, K. 2008: The Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaridic orogenic system: correlation and evolution of tectonic units. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 101(1), p. 139-183.

Ustaszewski, K., S. M. Schmid, B. Fügenschuh, M. Tischler, E. Kissling, and W. Spakman (2008), A map-view restoration of the Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaridic system for the Early Miocene, Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 101 (Supplementary Issue 1), 273-294.