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This list covers the last 5 years of papers published in peer-reviewed journals by current and former staff and students. Older papers, conference abstracts, and other kinds of publications may be found on individual personal webpages.


Kübler, S., Bailey, G., Rucina, S., Devés, M., and King, G.C.P., 2018, Rift Dynamics and Archaeological Sites: Acheulean Land Use in Geologically Unstable Settings. In press, Archaeopress Archaeology.

Carena, S.; Friedrich, A. M., 2018, Vertical-displacement history of an active Basin and Range fault based on integration of geomorphologic, stratigraphic, and structural data, Geosphere, Volume: 14 Issue: 4, 1657-1676.

Kübler, S.Friedrich, A. M.; Gold, R. D.; et al., 2018, Historical coseismic surface deformation of fluvial gravel deposits, Schafberg fault, Lower Rhine Graben, Germany, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume: 107 Issue: 2 Pages: 571-585.

Friedrich, A.M.; Bunge, H.-P.; Rieger, S. M.; et al., 2018, Stratigraphic framework for the plume mode of mantle convection and the analysis of interregional unconformities on geological maps. Gondwana Research, Volume: 53 Pages: 159-188.



Gold, R. D.; Friedrich, A. M.; Kübler, S.; et al., 2017, Apparent Late Quaternary Fault-Slip Rate Increase in the Southern Lower Rhine Graben, Central Europe, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Volume: 107 Issue: 2 Pages: 563-580.

Dühnforth, M., Densmore, A.L., Ivy-Ochs, S., Allen, P.A., Kubik, P., 2017. Early to Late Pleistocene history of debris-flow fan evolution in western Death Valley (California) using cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al. Geomorphology, 281, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.020.

Janots E., Austrheim H., Spandler C., Hammerli, J., Trepmann C.A., Berndt J., Magnina V., Kemp A.I.S. (2017) Rare earth elements and Sm-Nd isotope redistribution in apatite and accessory minerals in retrogressed lower crust material (Bergen Arc, Norway). Chemical Geology, in press.

Gold, R.D.; Cowgill, E.; Arrowsmith, J. R.; and Friedrich, A.M., 2017, Pulsed strain release on the Altyn Tagh fault, northwest China, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 459 Pages: 291-300.

Chakraborty S., Mukhopadhyay D., Chowdhury P., Rubatto D., Anczkiewicz R., Trepmann C., Gaidies F., Sorcar N., Dasgupta S. (2017) Channel Flow and Block tectonics in the Himalaya: Insights from petrological, structural, geochronological and geospeedometric studies in Sikkim, NE India. Lithos 282–283, 464–482.

Mukhopadhyay D., Chakraborty S, Trepmann C., Rubatto D., Anczkiewicz R., Gaidies F., Dasgupta S., Chowdhury P. (2017) The nature and evolution of the Main Central Thrust: Structural and geochronological constraints from the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India. Lithos 282–283, 447–463.

Trepmann C.A., Hsu C., Hentschel F., Döhler K., Schneider C., Wichmann V. (2017) Recrystallization of quartz after low-temperature plasticity - the record of stress relaxation below the seismogenic zone. Journal of Structural Geology.


Catlos, E. J., Friedrich, A. M., Lay, T., Elliott, J., Carena, S., Upreti, B. N., DeCelles, P., Tucker, B. and Bendick, R., 2016, Nepal at Risk: Interdisciplinary Lessons Learned from the April 2015 Nepal (Gorkha) Earthquake and Future Concerns. GSA Today, 26(6), 42–43.

Friedrich, A. M. and Hodges, K. V., 2016, Geological significance of 40Ar/39Ar mica dates across a mid-crustal continental plate margin, Connemara (Grampian orogeny, Irish Caledonides), and implications for the evolution of lithospheric collisions 1. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53(11), 1258–1278.

Hesse, R., 2016, Ice-proximal Labrador Sea Heinrich layers: a sedimentological approach. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 53(1), 71-100,  DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2015-0033.

Hesse, R. and Khodabakhsh, S., 2016, Anatomy of Labrador Sea Heinrich layers. Marine Geology, v. 380, no. 1, pp. 44–66.

Hoffmann, J. E., Kroener, A., Hegner, E., et al., 2016, Source composition, fractional crystallization and magma mixing processes in the 3.48-3.43 Ga Tsawela tonalite suite (Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland) - Implications for Palaeoarchaean geodynamics. Precambian Research, 276, 43-66,  DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.01.026.

Kübler, S., Rucina, S, Reynolds, S, Owenga, P, Bailey, G., and King, G. C. P., 2016, Edaphic and Topographic Constraints on Exploitation of the Central Kenya Rift by Large Mammals and Early Hominins. Open Quaternary, 2: 5, pp. 1–18.

Kübler, S., Streich, R., Lück, E., et al., 2016, Active faulting in a populated low-strain setting (Lower Rhine Graben, Central Europe) identified by geomorphic, geophysical and geological analysis. Geological Society of London Special Publications, 432,

Mayer, C., Jaenicke, J., Lambrecht, A., Braun, L., Völksen, C., Minet, C., Münzer, U., 2016, Local surface mass-balance reconstruction from a tephra layer - a case study on the northern slope of Myrdalsjökull, Iceland. Journal of Glaciology, DOI: 10.1017/jog.2016.119

Siahi, M., Hofmann, A., Hegner, E., et al., 2016, Sedimentology and facies analysis of Mesoarchaean stromatolitic carbonate rocks of the Pongola Supergroup, South Africa. Precambian Research, 278, 24-264,  DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.03.004.

Trepmann C.A., Hsu C., Hentschel F., Döhler K., Schneider C., Wichmann V., 2016, Recrystallization of quartz after low-temperature plasticity - the record of stress relaxation below the seismogenic zone. Journal of Structural Geology.

Verdecchia, A., and Carena, S., 2016, Coulomb stress evolution in a diffuse plate boundary: 1400 years of earthquakes in eastern California and western Nevada, USA. Tectonics, 35 (8), 1793-1811. doi:10.1002/2015TC004091



Ali, K. A., Kroener, A., Hegner, E., et al., 2015, U-Pb zircon geochronology and Hf-Nd isotopic systematics of Wadi Beitan granitoid gneisses, South Eastern Desert, Egypt. Gondwana Research, 27 (2), 811-824,  DOI: 10.1016/

Kroener, A., Santosh, M., Hegner, E., et al., 2015, Palaeoproterozoic ancestry of Pan-African high-grade granitoids in southernmost India: Implications for Gondwana reconstructions. Gondwana Research, 27 (1), 1-37,  DOI:10.1016/

Kübler, S., Owenga, P., Reynolds, S.C., Rucina, S.M., King, G.C.P., 2015, Animal movements in the Kenya Rift and evidence for the earliest ambush hunting by hominins. Nature Scientific Reports 5, 14011: 1–7.

Malhame, P., Hesse, R., 2015, Quartz arenites of the Cambro-Ordovician Kamouraska Formation, Quebec Appalachians, Canada: II. Eolian sands in deep-sea sedimentary gravity-flow deposits. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52(4), 261-277,  DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0030.

Matysiak, A. K., and Trepmann, C. A., 2015, The deformation record of olivine in mylonitic peridotites from the Finero Complex, Ivrea Zone: Separate deformation cycles during exhumation. Tectonics, 34(12), 2514-2533,  DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003904.

Plattner, C., Malservisi, R., Amelung, F., Dixon, T.H., Hackl, M., Verdecchia, A., Lonsdale, P., Suarez-Vidal, F., Gonzalez-Garcia, J., 2015, Space geodetic observation of the deformation cycle across the Ballenas Transform, Gulf of California, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 5843–5862, doi:10.1002/2015JB011959.

Verdecchia, A., and Carena, S., 2015, One hundred and fifty years of Coulomb stress history along the California-Nevada border, USA. Tectonics, 34(2):213-231, DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003746.



Baran, R.; Friedrich, A. M.; Schlunegger, F., 2014, The late Miocene to Holocene erosion pattern of the Alpine foreland basin reflects Eurasian slab unloading beneath the western Alps rather than global climate change. Lithosphere, 6(2), 124-131, DOI: 10.1130/L307.1.

Chu, Z.-Y., Li, C.-F., Hegner, E., et al., 2014, High-Precision Nd-143/Nd-144 Ratios from NdO+ Data Corrected with in-Run Measured Oxygen Isotope Ratios. Analytical Chemistry, 86(22), 11141-11150,  DOI: 10.1021/ac502197u.

Hesse, R., and Fong, C., 2014, Umbrella structure and channel-wall stoping in the Cambrian St. Roch Formation, Quebec Appalachians: significance for particle support mechanisms and turbulence development in hyper-concentrated sediment gravity flows. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103(2), 509-518,  DOI: 10.1007/s00531-013-0968-3.

Klemd, R., Hegner, E., Bergmann, H., et al., 2014, Eclogitization of transient crust of the Aktyuz Complex during Late Palaeozoic plate collisions in the Northern Tianshan of Kyrgyzstan. Gondwana Research, 26 (3-4), 925-941,  DOI: 10.1016/

Li, S.-Q., Hegner, E., Yang, Y.-Z., et al., 2014, Age constraints on late Mesozoic lithospheric extension and origin of bimodal volcanic rocks from the Hailar basin, NE China. Lithos, 190, 204-219, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.12.009.

Meyer, M., Klemd, R., Hegner, E., et al., 2014, Subduction and exhumation mechanisms of ultra-high and high-pressure oceanic and continental crust at Makbal (Tianshan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan).  Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32(8), 861-884, DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12097.

Schumann, D., Hesse, R., Sears, S. K., et al., 2014, Expansion Behavior of Octadecylammonium-exchanged Low-to High-charge Reference Smectite-Group Minerals as Revealed by High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy on Ultrathin Sections. Clay and Clay Minerals, 62(3-4), 336-353,  DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.2014.0620407

Stein, S., and Friedrich, A. M., 2014, How much can we clear the crystal ball?  Astronomy & Geophysics, 55(2), 11-17.

von Gosen, W., McClelland, W. C., Loske, W., et al., 2014, Geochronology of igneous rocks in the Sierra Norte de Cordoba (Argentina): Implications for the Pampean evolution at the western Gondwana margin. Lithosphere, 6(4), 277-300,  DOI: 10.1130/L344.1.

von Raumer, J. F.; Finger, F., Vesela, P., et al., 2014, Durbachites-Vaugnerites - a geodynamic marker in the central European Variscan orogen. Terra Nova, 26(2), 85-95,  DOI: 10.1111/ter.12071.