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This list covers the last 9 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.


  • Vilacís B., Hayek J.N., Stotz I.L., Bunge H.-P., Friedrich A.M., Carena S., Clark S., 2022, Evidence for active upper mantle flow in the Atlantic and Indo-Australian realms since the Upper Jurassic from hiatus maps and spreading rate changes. Proc. R. Soc. A, 478: 20210764.


  • Eid, B., Lhuillier, F., Gilder, S.A., Pfander, J.A., Gebru, E.F., Aßbichler, D., 2021, Exceptionally High Emplacement Rate of the Afar Mantle Plume Head. Geophys. Res; Lett., 48(23), doi:10.1029/2021GL094755.
  • Stotz I.L., Vilacís B., Hayek J.N., Bunge H.-P., Friedrich A.M., 2021, Yellowstone plume drives Neogene North American plate motion change. Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, e2021GL095079. doi:10.1029/2021GL095079.
  • Plattner, C., Parizzi, A., Carena, S., Rieger, S., Friedrich, A.M., Abolghasem, A., DeZan, F., 2021, Long-lived afterslip of the 2013 Mw 6.1 Minab earthquake detected by Persistent Scatterer Interferometry along the Irer fault (western Makran-Zagros transition zone, Iran). Geophysical Journal International, 229(1), DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggab456.
  • Kübler, S., Rucina, S., Aßbichler, D., Eckmeier, E., and King, G., 2021, Lithological and topographic impact of soil nutrient distributions in tectonic landscapes: Implications for Pleistocene human-landscape interactions in the Southern Kenya Rift. Front. Earth Sci. 9:611687.


  • Hayek, J.N., Vilacis, B., Bunge, H.-P., Friedrich, A. M., Carena, S., Vibe, J., 2020, Continent-scale Hiatus Maps for the Atlantic Realm and Australia since the Upper Jurassic and links to mantle flow induced dynamic topography, Proceedings of the Royal Society A,
  • Krob, F.C., Glasmacher, U.A., Bunge, H.-P., Friedrich, A.M., Hackspacher, P.C., 2020, Application of stratigraphic frameworks and thermochronological data on the Mesozoic SW-Gondwana intraplate environment to retrieve the Parana-Etendeka plume environment; Gondwana Research, 84, 81 –110.
  • Kübler, S., Bailey, G., Rucina, S., Devés, M., and King, G.C.P., 2020, Rift Dynamics and Archaeological Sites: Acheulean Land Use in Geologically Unstable Settings. In: Landscapes of Human Evolution, Archaeopress Archaeology, doi:10.2307/j.ctvx5w983.8
  • Umhoefer, P., C. Plattner, and R. Malservisi (2020), Quantifying rates of "rifting while drifting" in the southern Gulf of California: The role of the southern Baja California microplate and its eastern boundary zone, Lithosphere, 12(1), 122-132, doi:10.1130/L1132.1.
  • Zhang, ZW.,  Shu, Q., Wu, CQ., Zaw, K., Cromie, P., von Dollen, M., Xu, JH., Li, XY. (2020). The endogenetic metallogeny of northern Laos and its relation to the intermediate-felsic magmatism at different stages of the Paleotethyan tectonics: A review and synthesis. Ore Geology Reviews, 123, 103582, 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103582.


  • Carena, S., Bunge, H.-P, Friedrich, A.M., 2019, Analysis of geological hiatus surfaces across Africa in the Cenozoic and implications for the timescales of convectively-maintained topography. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences,
  • Verdecchia, A., Carena, S., 2019, The effect of stress changes on time-dependent earthquake probabilities for the central Wasatch fault zone, Utah, USA. Geophysical Journal International, 2019 (2), 1065-1081. 
  • Hesse, R., Fong, C., Schumann, D., 2019, Origin of spherulitic cone-in-cone concretions in Cambro-Ordovician black shales, St- Lawrence estuary, Quebec, Canada, Geological Magazine, 156(10), 1793-1804.
  • Friedrich, A.M., 2019, Palaeogeological hiatus surface mapping: a tool to visualize vertical motions of the continents. Geological Magazine, 156 (2), 308-319.
  • Kübler, S., King, G.C.P., Devés, M., Inglis, R.H., Bailey, G., 2019, Tectonic Geomorphology and Soil Edaphics as Controls on Animal Migrations and Human Dispersal Patterns. In: Geological Setting, Paleoenvironment and Archeology of the Read Sea (eds.; N.M.A. Rasul & I.C.F. Stewart), Springer.


  • Vibe, Y., Friedrich, A.M., Bunge, H.-P., 2018, Correlations of ocean spreading rates and hiatus surface area in the North Atlantic realm. Lithosphere, 10 (5), 677-684.
  • 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.
  • Dallanave, E., Kirscher, U., Hauck, J., Hesse, R., Bachtadse, V., Wortmann, U.G., 2018, Paleomagnetic time and space constraints of the Early Cretaceous Thenodanubian Flysch zone (eastern Alps), Geophysical Journal Internationa, 213 (3), 1804-1817.
  • 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.
  • Kolzenburg, S., Jaenicke, J., Münzer, U., Dingwell, D.B., 2018, The effect of inflation on the morphology-derived rheological parameters of lava flows and its implications for interpreting remote sensing data - A case study on the 2014/2015 eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 357, 200-2012.

2014 - 2017

  • Kübler, S., Streich, R., Luck, E., Hoffmann, M., Friedrich, A.M., and Strecker, M.R., 2017, Active faulting in a populated low-strain setting (Lower Rhine Graben, Central Europe) identified by geomorphic, geophysical and geological analysis. In: Seismicity, Fault Rupture, and Earthquakes Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions, Landgraf A., Kübler S., Hintersberger E., and Stein S. eds., Geological Society Special Publication, 432, 127-146, doi:10.1144/SP432.11.
  • Hesse, R., and Khodabakhsh, S., 2017, Reprint of anatomy of Labrador Sea Heinrich layers, Marine Geology, 393, 67-92.
  • Assbichler, D., Müller, D., Heuss-Assbichler, S., 2017, Learning from nature: Solvothermal crystallization of zirconium in volcanic ejecta and its relevance for technical applications, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 17, 570-573, doi:10.1016/j.proeps.2016.12.145.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Landgraf, A., Kübler, S., Hintersberger, E., and Stein, S., 2017. Active tectonics, earthquakes and palaeoseismicity in slowly deforming continents. In: Seismicity, Fault Rupture, and Earthquakes Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions, Landgraf A., Kübler S., Hintersberger E., and Stein S. eds., Geological Society Special Publication, 432, 1-12, doi:10.1144/SP432.13.
  • Stein, S., Liu, M., Camelbeeck, T., Merino, M., Landgraf, A., Hintersberger, E., and Kübler, S., 2017. Challenges in assessing seismic hazard in intraplate Europe. In: Seismicity, Fault Rupture, and Earthquakes Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions, Landgraf A., Kübler S., Hintersberger E., and Stein S. eds., Geological Society Special Publication, 432, 13-18, doi:10.1144/SP432.7.
  • 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.
  •  Müller, D., Wollmer, S., Assbichler, D., et al., 2016, High Temperature Corrosion Studies of a Zirconia Coating: Implications for Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plants, Coatings, 6 (3), article no. 36. doi: 10.3390/coatings6030036.
  • 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.
  • Maier, K., Scheu, B., Montanaro, C., Yilmaz, T.I., Isais, R., Assbichler, D., Dingwell, D.B., 2016, Hydrothermal alteration of surficial rocks at Solfatara (Campi Flegrei): Petrophysical properties and implications for phreatic eruption processes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 320, 128-143, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.04.020.
  • 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/
  • Devès, M.H., Reynolds, S., King, G.C.P., Kübler, S., Sturdy, D., Godet, N., 2015. Insights from earth sciences into human evolution studies: the examples of prehistoric landscape use in Africa and the Levant. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 347(4), 201-211
  • 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.
  • 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.


Last updated: 17.06.2022