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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,

Grützner, C., Walker, R., Ainscoe, E., Elliott, E., & Abdrakhmatov, K. (2019). Earthquake environmental effects of the 1992 M7.3 Suusamyr Earthquake, Kyrgyzstan, and their implications for paleo-earthquake studies. Geosciences 9(6), 271, OPEN ACCESS!

Grützner, C., Campbell, G., Walker, R.T., Jackson, J., Mackenzie, D., Abdrakhmatov, K., & Mukambayev, A. (accepted). Shortening accommodated by thrust and strike‐slip faults in the Ili Basin, northern Tien Shan. Tectonics.

Handy, M.R., Giese, J., Pleuger, J., Schmid, S.M., Spakman, W., Onuzi, K. & Ustaszewski, K. (2019), Coupled crust-mantle response to slab tearing, bending and rollback along the Dinaride-Hellenide orogen. Tectonics, doi: 10.1029/2019TC005524, in press. OPEN ACCESS!

Schmid, S.M., Fügenschuh, B., Kounov A., Matenco, L., Nievergelt, P., Oberhänsli, R., Pleuger, J., Schefer, S., Schuster, R., Tomljenović, B., Ustaszewski, K., van Hinsbergen, D. (2019): Tectonic units of the Alpine collision zone between Eastern Alps and western Turkey, Gondwana Research, in press,

Zebari, M., Grützner, C., Navabpour, P., & Ustaszewski, K. (2019): Relative timing of uplift along the Zagros Mountain Front Flexure (Kurdistan Region of Iraq): Constrained by geomorphic indices and landscape evolution modeling, Solid Earth, 10, 663-682, OPEN ACCESS!


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 486, 141-154, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.014. OPEN ACCESS!

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, 215(2), 1148-1170.

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. OPEN ACCESS!

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, 36, 2192-2226, 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. OPEN ACCESS!

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.


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. (2012): 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.