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, accepted for publication.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Wendler, J., Köster, J., Götze, J., Kasch, N., Zisser, N., Kley, J., Pudlo, D., Nover, G., Gaupp, R. (2010): Carbonate diagenesis and feldspar alteration in fracture-related bleaching zones (Buntsandstein, Central Germany) - possible link to CO2-influenced fluid-mineral-reactions, Int. J. Earth Sci (Geol. Rundsch), DOI: 10.1007/s00531-011-0671-1, Springer-Verlag.


Kasch, N., Hunger, Y., Köster, J. (2009): Sedimentologische und strukturgeologische Untersuchungen im Unteren Buntsandstein des Werra-Kaligebietes SW-Thüringens - Eine Aufnahme der Steinbrüche nordwestlich von Dorndorf/Rhön (2009): Beitr. Geol. Thüringen, N.F. 16 , Gutenberg Druckerei, Weimar, S. 99 - 115.

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.


Hinsken, S., Ustaszewski, K., Wetzel, A., 2007. Graben-width controls synrift sedimentation: the Palaeogene Upper Rhine Graben as an example. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 96(6), p. 979-1002.

Navabpour, P., Angelier, J. and Barrier, E., 2007. Cenozoic post-collisional brittle tectonic history and stress reorientation in the High Zagros Belt (Iran, Fars Province). Tectonophysics, 432, 101-131, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.12.007.

Pleuger, J., Roller, S., Walter, J.M., Jansen, E. & Froitzheim, N. (2007): Structural evolution of the contact between two Penninic nappes (Zermatt-Saas zone and Combin zone, Western Alps) and implications for the exhumation mechanism and palaeogeography. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), 96, 229-252.

Ustaszewski, K., Schmid, S.M., 2007. Latest Pliocene to recent thick-skinned tectonics at the Upper Rhine Graben - Jura Mountains junction. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 100(2), p. 293-312.

Ustaszewski, K., Schmid, S.M., 2007. Neotectonic activity in the Upper Rhine Graben - Jura Mountains junction (North-Western Switzerland and adjacent France). Bulletin für Angewandte Geologie, 12(1), 3-19.


Cloetingh S, Ziegler PA, Cornu T, Ustaszewski K, Schmid SM, Dèzes P, Hinsch R, Decker K, Lopes Cardozo G, Granet M, Bertrand G, Behrmann J, Michon L, Pagnier H, Rozsa S, Heck B, Kahle H-G, Winter T, Dewez T, Tesauro M (2006). Neotectonics and intraplate continental topography of the northern Alpine Foreland. Earth-Science Reviews, 74(3-4): p. 127-196.

Froitzheim, N., Pleuger, J. & Nagel, T.J. (2006): Extraction faults. Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 1388-1395.

Navabpour, P., Heydarzadeh, Gh., Mafi, A., Sheikholeslami, M.R. and Haghipour, N., 2006. A preface to the paleostress reorientations in the Kopet-Dagh after Triassic. Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran, n. 59, p. 176-183. (in Farsi)

Pleuger, J. & Wörmann, H. (2006): Mikrotektonik - Die Verformung von Gesteinen im Dünnschliff betrachtet. Mikrokosmos 95, 133-141.

Ustaszewski K, Schmid SM 2006. Control of pre-existing faults on geometry and kinematics in the northernmost part of the Jura fold-and-thrust belt, Tectonics, 25, TC5003, doi:10.1029/2005TC001915.


Picot L, Becker D, Lapaire F, Ustaszewski K, Hug WA, Berger JP (2005) Sédimentologie, paléontologie et reconstruction des paléo-environnements côtiers de la bordure sud-rhénane (Groupe des Gompholites et Conglomérats, Paléogène, Jura, Suisse). Eclog. Geol. Helv., 98(2), p. 281-296.

Pleuger, J., Froitzheim, N. & Jansen, E. (2005): Folded continental and oceanic nappes on the southern side of Monte Rosa (western Alps, Italy): Anatomy of a double collision suture. Tectonics, 24, TC4013, doi: 10.1029/2004TC001737.

Ustaszewski K, Schumacher ME, Schmid SM (2005) Simultaneous normal faulting and extensional flexuring during rifting - an example from the southernmost Upper Rhine Graben. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 94, p. 680-696.

Ustaszewski K, Schumacher ME, Schmid SM, Nieuwland D (2005) Fault reactivation in brittle-viscous wrench systems - dynamically scaled analogue models and application to the Rhine-Bresse Transfer Zone. Quaternary Science Reviews 24: p. 365-382.


Giamboni M, Ustaszewski K, Schmid SM, Schumacher ME, Wetzel A (2004) Plio-Pleistocene Transpressional Reactivation of Paleozoic and Paleogene Structures in the Rhine-Bresse transform Zone (northern Switzerland and eastern France). International Journal of Earth Sciences 93: 207-223.

Kurz, W., Jansen, E., Hundenborn, R., Pleuger, J., Schäfer, W. & Unzog, W. (2004): Microstructures and crystallographic preferred orientations of omphacite in Alpine eclogites: implications for the exhumation of (ultra-) high-pressure units. Journal of Geodynamics, 37, 1-55.


Cloetingh S, Ziegler PA, Cornu T, Ustaszewski K, Schmid SM, Dèzes P, Hinsch R, Decker K, Lopes Cardozo G, Granet M, Bertrand G, Behrmann J, Michon L, Pagnier H, van Wees J-D, Rozsa S, Heck B, Verdun J, Kahle H-G, Fracassi U, Winter T, Burov E (2003) Investigating Environmental Tectonics in Northern Alpine Foreland of Europe. Eos 84(36):349, 356-357.

Froitzheim, N., Pleuger, J., Roller, S. & Nagel, T. (2003): Exhumation of high- and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks by slab extraction. Geology, 31, 925-928.

Navabpour, P., Saidi, A. and Ghassemi, M.R., 2003. Active tectonic in west of the Shotori mountain range. Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran, n. 49-50, p. 2-13, Tehran. (in Farsi)

Pleuger, J., Hundenborn, R., Kremer, K., Babinka, S., Kurz, W., Jansen, E. & Froitzheim, N. (2003): Structural evolution of Adula nappe, Misox zone, and Tambo nappe in the San Bernardino area: Constraints for the exhumation of the Adula eclogites. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft, 94 (2001), 99-122.

Rowshanravan, J. and Navabpour, P., 2003. Geological map of Bazangan. Geological Survey of Iran, 1/100 000 series, sheet 8062, Tehran.


Götze, K., Kasch, N. (2000): Gespring-Quellen - Schmalkalden, Ein geologischer und hydrogeologischer Abriss mit Einblicken in die Geschichte und Nutzung der Gespring-Quellen. Schriftenreihe Angewandter Umwelt- und Naturschutz in Thüringen, Heft 1/2000.

Navabpour, P., 2001. Joint pattern study of Badamestan anticline in the Zagros Mountains. Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran, n. 39-40, p. 26-31, Tehran. (in Farsi)

Pleuger, J., Jansen, E., Schäfer, W., Oesterling, N. & Froitzheim, N. (2002): Neutron texture study of a natural gneiss mylonite affected by two phases of deformation. Applied Physics A, 74 (Suppl.), S1058-S1060.

Pourkermani, M. and Navabpour, P., 1998. Geomorphology and morphotectonics of Lordegan valley across Badamestan anticline. Geographical Research Journal, n. 49-50, p. 175-181, Mashad, Iran. (in Farsi)