Left: Examples of active tectonics: break up of continents in the Red Sea region and mountain building in the Alps. Right: Tectonic processes are investigated by numerical models, field studies, and analogue experiments.

Curious to know why tectonic plates break apart, how mountain ranges are formed, or why some parts of continents go up while other parts go down? Ever wondered why there are so many heavy earthquakes in Italy, and almost none in the Netherlands? Or how to explore for sustainable geothermal energy?

To answer these fundamental questions the Tectonics Group conducts innovative research to get a better understanding of the tectonic processes that control the mechanical deformation and thermal evolution of the Earth’s lithosphere and sedimentary basins.  

Research projects are driven by geological field studies in selected natural laboratories in Europe, and facilitated by the group’s laboratory for analogue and numerical tectonic modelling, the TecLab.


The Tectonics Group conducts innovative research in the domain of tectonic processes in System Earth. The research is targeted at advanced numerical and analogue tectonic modelling driven by multi-disciplinary field studies, centred at new developments in structural geology, and implemented in an innovative integrative manner. Research work is both process- and regional oriented in the conviction that the understanding of regions is of crucial importance for societal needs and to constrain models. The research is strongly integrated with that of other disciplines within and outside Utrecht University.

Staff members of the Tectonics group also supervise student research projects at both bachelor and master level.

Scientific profile

Specific scientific goals are:

  • To understand qualitatively and quantitatively the tectonic coupling between the deep Earth (lithosphere and asthenosphere) and (near) surface processes, with particular focus on the evolution of the topography of continents and their margins.
  • To understand and predict the processes controlling the formation and evolution of the coupled orogen and sedimentary basin systems through an integration of multi-disciplinary field studies and novel tectonic modelling.
  • To develop novel tectonic concepts by incorporating an array of geological and geophysical datasets from a number of natural laboratories primarily located in Europe, and validate them by state of the art numerical and analogue modelling.

Research lines

The Tectonics Group aims to focus its efforts on three key research lines.

System earth

The role of the lithosphere mantle in sedimentary basin
formation and continental topographySedimentary basins are mankind’s largest resource of geo-energy, natural resources and fresh water. They also provide the archive for the evolution of the continents and their margins. As increasingly recognized the role of lithosphere mantle is key in determining the conditions for the development of sedimentary basin systems.As demonstrated by recent experimental and numerical experiments, lithosphere scale models are very powerful tools to study the role of lithosphere mantle in continental deformation. A broad spectrum of 2D and 3D tectonic environments can be classified into two main categories: (1) those characterised by a high strength sub-Moho mantle are especially adapted to the study of collisional settings (mountain building) and passive margin formation (volcanic or non-volcanic); and (2) those characterised by a weak sub-Moho mantle are more adapted to post-thickening extension (Basin and Range or Aegean type) or to Precambrian tectonics.

Developing structures can be linked quantitatively to a given amount of "brittle-ductile coupling". More specifically, development of structures in the upper brittle crust (e.g. sedimentary basins) can be related to a specific crust and mantle rheology structure. In models with a high strength sub-Moho mantle, the rheology of the lower ductile crust plays a determining role. A "weak" lower crust acts as a décollement between the lithospheric mantle and the upper brittle crust. A "strong" lower crust couples the lithosphere mantle to the upper brittle crust. These effects are now well recognised in both extensional and compressional tectonic environments. New coupled analogue-numerical experiments are required to define quantitative relationships that characterise the mechanical role of the lithosphere mantle in tectonics, sedimentary basin formation and continental topography and to allow for a comparison with mantle rheologies deduced from other disciplines.

Rheological and structural inheritance of continental areas and their margins
Collisional-type of mountain belts contrast with intra-plate orogens where mountain building occurred without preceding subduction of oceanic lithosphere. The localisation of deformation in an intra-plate setting can therefore not be governed by plate-boundary processes such as subduction, but must be the consequence of (re)activation of pre-existing weaknesses within the lithosphere upon shortening. Such lateral strength variations within the continental lithosphere beyond the scale of local faults and fault zones, can arise from both, compressional as well extensional deformation and find their reflection in the spatially complex distribution of strength within Europe. Following the realisation of quantitative models for present-day strength distribution of continental lithosphere, we aim to initiate research on reconstructing rheology and stress evolution on regional and continent-wide scales. In doing so, we will investigate the controls of rheology, stress distribution and their interplay on major phases of rifting, continental break-up or orogenic collision. This will allow a major improvement of our understanding of the past and present influence of deep earth processes on the evolution of topography and therefore a quantitative understanding of societal relevant Solid Earth dynamics.

Tectonic forcing controlling the orogenic build-up and associated sedimentary basin formation
Research of the Tectonics group in the Alps-Carpathians-Pannonian-Dinaridic system and analogue European and North African natural laboratories has demonstrated the major interplay between novel models of orogenic mechanics and coeval sedimentary basin formation, a concept applicable to all Mediterranean-type mountain chains that form the backbone of European orogens. This research strategy allows the study of fundamental questions of mountain building and collapse, targeting a major part of European natural hazards concentrated in these Mediterranean systems. Deep lithospheric and mantle studies have demonstrated the strong link across multiple orogens that have been studied so far in isolation. This is relevant because of rapid changes in subduction polarity across European orogens, in particular interesting for the Alps-Dinarides/Hellenides and Alps/Apennines evolution. However, existing models of orogenic growth are merely two-dimensional, have a limited applicability in the case of European orogenic systems and cannot handle 3D geometries that form in areas where major subduction zones interact. This interaction is critical in particular for defining the interplay between orogenic building and associated formation of sedimentary basins. In this line of reasoning, we aim to provide the critical link with the (near-)surface processes by integration across multiple orogen and basins systems. In this way, our approach challenges current two-dimensional models of mountain building by investigating whether the mode of continental collision may be laterally controlled by adjacent interfering subduction zones.

Evolution of SourceSink systems and the interplay between sedimentary basin connectivity and kinematics of gateways
The research of the Tectonics group has contributed to the understanding of the natural link between mountains, plains and delta’s, the erosion and movement of material (sediments) in and from sources (mountains), the transport and movement of sediments by river systems to the plains, and deposition and storage in the sink zones (delta’s and continental margins). A key element in this dynamic setting is the tectonic build-up of gateways and spatial variations in lithosphere rheology, which exert an important control on sedimentary basin connectivity in multiple areas of Europe such as the recent evolution of the Paratethys system or the tectonically isolated basins of Iberia. We aim to explore the dynamics of these processes and their feedback with erosion and surface evolution, a special attention being paid to the late Neogene to Recent evolution of sedimentary Source-Sink systems. This research is highly relevant to the hazard assessment of highly populated areas such as alluvial plains and coastal delta areas, with complex methodology in quantifying landscape components of the dispersal system which are subject to perturbations or forcing functions on a wide range of time scales. To study the societal relevance, lateral variations of tectonic, climate and erosion/sedimentation evolution through time will be incorporated into dynamic models of topography evolution across multiple sedimentary basins. This method will be developed further and applied to a number of analogue tectonic settings.

Sustainable earth, geo-hazards & geo-energy

The influence of neotectonic processes on river and coastal evolution
Two great European river systems offer the opportunity to assess the interplay between the neotectonic/topography evolution and river basins development. Comparative studies between Rhine and Danube basins with special focus on their sensitive rifted (Rhine Grabens, Pannonian) basins and deltaic areas. By acting in this direction a large part of the European natural hazards will be assessed, such as the connection between flooding and environmental degradation with enhanced surface erosion (due to natural and anthropogenic activities). This research therefore has important societal relevance.

Thermo-mechanical controls on active rifting and associated volcanism
The effects of an unusually hot upper mantle and anomalous stress fields on the distribution and timing of European active rifting and intraplate volcanism will be investigated. Of particular importance will be the quantification of the consequences of plume-folding interactions for magmatic activity and surface topography by paying special attention to the role of lithosperic rheology in strain localisation and lower crustal flow. The critical research directions are the interplay between intra-plate tectonics and volcanism, the role of paleo-ridges and transform zones on the localization of volcanic chains in oceanic domains and the role of orthogonal and oblique rifting and associated structures in the formation of intra-plate volcanism in continental domains. The mode of lithospheric deformation and the presence of major transfer zones exert a major control on the extensional driven intra-plate volcanism by mantle plume emplacement at the base of the continental lithosphere. This type of active rifting is characterized by considerable up-welling that pre-dates the tectonic extension, being significantly controlled by pre-existing geometries. The analyses of typical natural examples (e.g. the East-African rift or Upper Rhine Graben) where volcanism is at the origin but also a consequence of extension will allow to understand the role of crustal and lithospheric structural heritage in the emplacement of major (active) volcanoes (e.g. Kilimandjaro) in or near grabens.

Topographic instabilities and land subsidence
The active Mediterranean or northwest European orogenic and associated basin systems are prone to major topographic instabilities and land subsidence, such as the ones studied currently by the group in the Alpine-Carpathians-Dinaridic region. The associated natural hazards require further development of innovative coupled analogue-numerical modelling. In this line of reasoning, methodological developments will have a high priority, in particular:

3D Video-laser measurements. Video-laser images of the top surface of analogue experiments, scanned in progressive stages of deformation, are a powerful tool for the analysis of the growth of fault systems. The resulting 3D digital horizon maps can be imported into advanced geo-interpretation tools and analyzed in great detail. Integration with seismic interpretation and visualization techniques forms an effective platform for structural analysis of fault and fracture systems. The video-laser Digital Elevation Model (DEM) as acquired in the analogue-modelling lab in Amsterdam will be integrated with the edge detection expertise and software of the TU Delft.
Computer Tomography (CT) scanning. Specially designed models (40cm wide x 30cm high, length up to 200cm) to simulate crustal and lithosphere scale tectonic deformation processes can now be scanned in the NWO-ISES funded medical-type CT scanner of the TecLab. The scanner allows to image and to track progressive stages of internal deformation in both 3D space and time. For example, the growth of fault systems as well as density variations representing stress variations can now also be studied in 4D. The acquired data sets will be interpreted using state-of-the-art geoscientific visualization and interpretation software, and will be used as input or constraints for quantitative process reconstruction, validation and forward modelling.

Sustainable geo-energy research
The Tectonics Group has initiated a new research line on sustainable geo-energy research, foussed towards a) hydrocarbon exploration and clean fossil fuel concepts including CO2 storage., b) geothermal energy. Fossil fuel reserves are becoming scarce relative to growing global energy demand. Consequently the quest for hydrocarbon resources is targeting deeper and structurally more complex territories and in need for predictive models for exploration. Tectonic models and concepts aid considerably in hydrocarbon exploration as they provide important constraints on heat flow and pressure history for predicting source maturation and production potential. Prediction of stress histories and present day stress-field provides important constraints for hydraulic stimulation of unconventional hydrocarbon accumulations in deeply buried shales and tight reservoirs. Better understanding of the (3-D) linkage between basin formation and basin reactivation and source-sink feedback loops is an essential step in predicting source, seal and trap distributions, aiding in the robustness of predictions on petroleum play systems and performance of CO2 storage in aquifers.

Geothermal heat is becoming increasingly important as a valuable and environmental source of geo-energy to satisfy the growing energy need of society. With the global challenge to satisfy an increasing demand for energy while at the same time stabilizing or reducing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, geothermal power from enhanced geothermal systems (EGSs) is being recognized now as an attractive alternative energy source throughout the world. For cost-effective geothermal exploration knowledge of temperature and prediction of achievable flow rates at drillable depth is a prerequisite for site selection. Tectonic studies assessing fault rheology and crustal stress provide critical constraints for enhancing natural flow performance and for predicting levels of induced seismicity. The development of innovative combinations of numerical and analogue modelling techniques is key to better understand the spatial and temporal variations in crustal stress and temperature, and to provide helpful constraints for geothermal exploration and production, including understanding and predicting crustal stress and basin and basement heat flow.

The Tectonics Group has been invited recently to join the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), a key instrument in building up EU’s energy portfolio.

Innovative methodology development

Coupled analogue-numerical modelling
The Tectonics Group has carried out several pilot projects that demonstrated the added value of combining existing methodologies into a new coupled system for the analysis of tectonic deformation. In the second period we will start new project pursuing the further development of innovative coupled analogue-numerical modelling tools. On the methodological side will be the integration of high-resolution surface laser scanning with 3D computer tomography volume scanning, and the iterative coupling of such an integrated scanning system with numerical forward modelling tools. The integrated and coupled analogue-numerical system will be developed in the Laboratory for Tectonic Modelling (TecLab) at the VU. The coupled analogue-numerical modelling will be applied in ongoing TecLab research projects, but also in new, already funded collaborative research projects such as the TOPO-EUROPE TopoScandiaDeep project and the GFZ-VU SAMPLE project. More applications will be initiated through participation in new European research programmes such as TOPO-MOD and EPOS.

New research projects funded by the German Research Council and the EU (TOPO-MOD training network) will be initiated to investigate still poorly understood processes and factors involved in the break-up of continental lithosphere. In these projects, carried out in co-operation with the GFZ Potsdam, ETH Zurich, University of Rennes I, and the University of Firenze, both novel 3D numerical and analog modeling techniques will be applied to develop a new 4D thermo-mechanical modelling for continental break-up and the creation of deep water basins of crucial importance in the search of future geo-energy resources.

Natural laboratories

Central in the integrated research approach of the Tectonics Group are the following natural laboratories

  • Parts of Western Europe where the continent is rifting, land is subsiding below sea level and much of the European population and infrastructure are concentrated
  • The Alps-Carpathian-Dinaridic-Hellenidic orogens and Pannonian basin system, where active mountain building and the formation of deep continental basins has created Europe’s weakest crust prone to major earthquakes, major landslides and flooding
  • The North-West European margin, where continental rupturing has led to the formation of an ocean basin and the development of a continent-ocean boundary zone rich in hydrocarbons
  • The Mediterranean and adjacent areas, where seismic and volcanic activity result from the on-going collision of the European and African continents


The articles published by the Tectonics Group since its 2012 establishment at Utrecht University are listed below. Note that the list is not updated automatically – last update 14 December 2017

See the webpages of individual members of the group for publications prior to 2012.


Andrić, N., Sant, K., Matenco, L., Mandic, O., Tomljenović, B., Pavelić, D., Hrvatović, H., Demir, V., Ooms, J., 2017. The link between tectonics and sedimentation in asymmetric extensional basins: Inferences from the study of the Sarajevo-Zenica Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 83, 305-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.02.024

Balázs, A., Burov, E., Matenco, L., Vogt, K., Francois, T., Cloetingh, S., 2017. Symmetry during the syn- and post-rift evolution of extensional back-arc basins: The role of inherited orogenic structures. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 462, 86-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.015

Balázs, A., Granjeon, D., Matenco, L., Sztanó, O., Cloetingh, S., 2017. Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Asymmetric Half-Graben Sedimentation: Inferences From 3-D Numerical Modeling. Tectonics 36, doi: 10.1002/2017TC004647. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017TC004647

Békési, E., Lenkey, L., Limberger, J., Porkoláb, K., Balázs, A., Bonté, D., Vrijlandt, M., Horváth, F., Cloetingh, S., van Wees, J.D., 2017. Subsurface temperature model of the Hungarian part of the Pannonian Basin. Global and Planetary Change in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.09.020

Brun, J.P., Sokoutis, D., Tirel, C., Gueydan, F., Van Den Driessche, J., Beslier, M.O., 2017. Crustal versus mantle core complexes. Tectonophysics in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.09.017

Calignano, E., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Brun, J.P., Gueydan, F., Cloetingh, S., 2017. Oblique contractional reactivation of inherited heterogeneities: Cause for arcuate orogens. Tectonics 36, 542-558. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016TC004424

Capella, W., Matenco, L., Dmitrieva, E., Roest, W.M.J., Hessels, S., Hssain, M., Chakor-Alami, A., Sierro, F.J., Krijgsman, W., 2017. Thick-skinned tectonics closing the Rifian Corridor. Tectonophysics 710-711, 249-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.09.028

Cloetingh, S., Van Wees, J.D., Wesztergom, V., 2017. Thermo-mechanical controls on geothermal energy resources: case studies in the Pannonian Basin and other natural laboratories. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica 52, 157-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40328-017-0200-1

Erak, D., Matenco, L., Toljić, M., Stojadinović, U., Andriessen, P.A.M., Willingshofer, E., Ducea, M.N., 2017. From nappe stacking to extensional detachments at the contact between the Carpathians and Dinarides – The Jastrebac Mountains of Central Serbia. Tectonophysics 710-711, 162-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.022

François, T., Md Ali, M.A., Matenco, L., Willingshofer, E., Ng, T.F., Taib, N.I., Shuib, M.K., 2017. Late Cretaceous extension and exhumation of the Stong and Taku magmatic and metamorphic complexes, NE Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 143, 296-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.04.009

Koptev, A., Cloetingh, S., Burov, E., François, T., Gerya, T., 2017. Long-distance impact of Iceland plume on Norway's rifted margin. Scientific Reports 7, doi: 10.1038/s41598-41017-07523-y. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07523-y

Lavecchia, A., Thieulot, C., Beekman, F., Cloetingh, S., Clark, S., 2017. Lithosphere erosion and continental breakup: Interaction of extension, plume upwelling and melting. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 467, 89-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.03.028

Limberger, J., Bonte, D., de Vicente, G., Beekman, F., Cloetingh, S., van Wees, J.D., 2017. A public domain model for 1D temperature and rheology construction in basement-sedimentary geothermal exploration: an application to the Spanish Central System and adjacent basins. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica 52, 269-282. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40328-017-0197-5

Mațenco, L., 2017. Tectonics and Exhumation of Romanian Carpathians: Inferences from Kinematic and Thermochronological Studies, in: Radoane, M., Vespremeanu-Stroe, A. (Eds.), Landform Dynamics and Evolution in Romania. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 15-56. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32589-7_2

Milia, A., Iannace, P., Tesauro, M., Torrente, M.M., 2017. Upper plate deformation as marker for the Northern STEP fault of the Ionian slab (Tyrrhenian Sea, central Mediterranean). Tectonophysics 710-711, 127-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.017

Milia, A., Torrente, M.M., Tesauro, M., 2017. From stretching to mantle exhumation in a triangular backarc basin (Vavilov basin, Tyrrhenian Sea, Western Mediterranean). Tectonophysics 710-711, 108-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.10.017

Sato, H., Ishiyama, T., Matenco, L., Nader, F.H., 2017. Evolution of fore-arc and back-arc sedimentary basins with focus on the Japan subduction system and its analogues. Tectonophysics 710-711, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.02.021

Stojadinovic, U., Matenco, L., Andriessen, P., Toljić, M., Rundić, L., Ducea, M.N., 2017. Structure and provenance of Late Cretaceous–Miocene sediments located near the NE Dinarides margin: Inferences from kinematics of orogenic building and subsequent extensional collapse. Tectonophysics 710-711, 184-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.021

van Gelder, I.E., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2017. The interplay between subduction and lateral extrusion: A case study for the European Eastern Alps based on analogue models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 472, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.012

Vogt, K., Matenco, L., Cloetingh, S., 2017. Crustal mechanics control the geometry of mountain belts. Insights from numerical modelling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 460, 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.016

Vogt, K., Willingshofer, E., Matenco, L., Sokoutis, D., Gerya, T., Cloetingh, S., 2017. The role of lateral strength contrasts in orogenesis: A 2D numerical study. Tectonophysics in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.08.010

Wang, X., Luthi, S.M., Hodgson, D.M., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Groenenberg, R.M., 2017. Turbidite stacking patterns in salt-controlled minibasins: Insights from integrated analogue models and numerical fluid flow simulations. Sedimentology 64, 530-552. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12313


Balázs, A., Matenco, L., Magyar, I., Horváth, F., Cloetingh, S., 2016. The link between tectonics and sedimentation in back-arc basins: New genetic constraints from the analysis of the Pannonian Basin. Tectonics 35, 1526-1559. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015TC004109

Beniest, A., Brun, J.P., Gorini, C., Crombez, V., Deschamps, R., Hamon, Y., Smit, J., 2016. Interaction between trench retreat and Anatolian escape as recorded by neogene basins in the northern Aegean Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology 77, 30-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.05.011

Brun, J.P., Faccenna, C., Gueydan, F., Sokoutis, D., Philippon, M., Kydonakis, K., Gorini, C., 2016. The two-stage Aegean extension, from localized to distributed, a result of slab rollback acceleration. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 53, 1142-1157. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2015-0203

Bruns, B., Littke, R., Gasparik, M., van Wees, J.D., Nelskamp, S., 2016. Thermal evolution and shale gas potential estimation of the Wealden and Posidonia Shale in NW-Germany and the Netherlands: A 3D basin modelling study. Basin Research 28, 2-33. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12096

Deng, Y., Tesauro, M., 2016. Lithospheric strength variations in Mainland China: Tectonic implications. Tectonics 35, 2313-2333. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016TC004272

Gabrielsen, R.H., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Faleide, J.I., 2016. Fault linkage across weak layers during extension: An experimental approach with reference to the Hoop Fault Complex of the SW Barents Sea. Petroleum Geoscience 22, 123-135. https://doi.org/10.1144/petgeo2015-029

Gürer, D., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Matenco, L., Corfu, F., Cascella, A., 2016. Kinematics of a former oceanic plate of the Neotethys revealed by deformation in the Ulukışla basin (Turkey). Tectonics 35, 2385-2416. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016TC004206

Jaju, M.M., Nader, F.H., Roure, F., Matenco, L., 2016. Optimal aquifers and reservoirs for CCS and EOR in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: an overview. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-016-2600-x

Kaban, M.K., El Khrepy, S., Al-Arifi, N., Tesauro, M., Stolk, W., 2016. Three-dimensional density model of the upper mantle in the Middle East: Interaction of diverse tectonic processes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121, 5349-5364. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JB012755

Kaban, M.K., Stolk, W., Tesauro, M., El Khrepy, S., Al-Arifi, N., Beekman, F., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2016. 3D density model of the upper mantle of Asia based on inversion of gravity and seismic tomography data. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17, 4457-4477. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GC006458

Koptev, A., Burov, E., Calais, E., Leroy, S., Gerya, T., Guillou-Frottier, L., Cloetingh, S., 2016. Contrasted continental rifting via plume-craton interaction: Applications to Central East African Rift. Geoscience Frontiers 7, 221-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2015.11.002

Koulakov, I., Burov, E., Cloetingh, S., El Khrepy, S., Al-Arifi, N., Bushenkova, N., 2016. Evidence for anomalous mantle upwelling beneath the Arabian Platform from travel time tomography inversion. Tectonophysics 667, 176-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.022

Lavecchia, A., Beekman, F., Clark, S.R., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2016. Thermo-rheological aspects of crustal evolution during continental breakup and melt intrusion: The Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Tectonophysics 686, 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.018

Lavecchia, A., Clark, S.R., Beekman, F., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., Burov, E., 2016. Thermal perturbation, mineral assemblages, and rheology variations induced by dyke emplacement in the crust. Tectonics 35, 1137-1152. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016TC004125

Lipsey, L., Pluymaekers, M., Goldberg, T., van Oversteeg, K., Ghazaryan, L., Cloetingh, S., van Wees, J.D., 2016. Numerical modelling of thermal convection in the Luttelgeest carbonate platform, the Netherlands. Geothermics 64, 135-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2016.05.002

Matenco, L., Munteanu, I., ter Borgh, M., Stanica, A., Tilita, M., Lericolais, G., Dinu, C., Oaie, G., 2016. The interplay between tectonics, sediment dynamics and gateways evolution in the Danube system from the Pannonian Basin to the western Black Sea. Science of the Total Environment 543, 807-827. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.10.081

Md Ali, M.A., Willingshofer, E., Matenco, L., Francois, T., Daanen, T.P., Ng, T.F., Taib, N.I., Shuib, M.K., 2016. Kinematics of post-orogenic extension and exhumation of the Taku Schist, NE Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 127, 63-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.06.020

Mey, J., Scherler, D., Wickert, A.D., Egholm, D.L., Tesauro, M., Schildgen, T.F., Strecker, M.R., 2016. Glacial isostatic uplift of the European Alps. Nature Communications 7https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13382

Ortner, H., Kositz, A., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., 2016. Geometry of growth strata in a transpressive fold belt in field and analogue model: Gosau Group at Muttekopf, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria. Basin Research 28, 731-751. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12129

Smit, J., van Wees, J.D., Cloetingh, S., 2016. The Thor suture zone: From subduction to intraplate basin setting. Geology 44, 707-710. https://doi.org/10.1130/G37958.1

Stange, K.M., Van Balen, R.T., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Cloetingh, S., 2016. Numerical modelling of Quaternary terrace staircase formation in the Ebro foreland basin, southern Pyrenees, NE Iberia. Basin Research 28, 124-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12103

Tesauro, M., Kaban, M.K., Petrunin, A.G., El Khrepy, S., Al-Arifi, N., 2016. Strength and elastic thickness variations in the Arabian Plate: A combination of temperature, composition and strain rates of the lithosphere. Tectonophysics in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.03.004

Trumpy, E., Botteghi, S., Caiozzi, F., Donato, A., Gola, G., Montanari, D., Pluymaekers, M.P.D., Santilano, A., van Wees, J.D., Manzella, A., 2016. Geothermal potential assessment for a low carbon strategy: A new systematic approach applied in southern Italy. Energy 103, 167-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.02.144



Calignano, E., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Gueydan, F., Cloetingh, S., 2015. Asymmetric vs. symmetric deep lithospheric architecture of intra-plate continental orogens. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 424, 38-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.022

Calignano, E., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Gueydan, F., Cloetingh, S., 2015. Strain localization at the margins of strong lithospheric domains: Insights from analog models. Tectonics 34, 396-412. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014TC003756

Cloetingh, S., Haq, B.U., 2015. Inherited landscapes and sea level change. Science 347. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1258375

Cloetingh, S., Ziegler, P.A., Beekman, F., Burov, E.B., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Matenco, L., 2015. Tectonic Models for the Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, in: Schubert, G. (Ed.), Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition). Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 513-592. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53802-4.00117-2

Dill, R., Klemann, V., Martinec, Z., Tesauro, M., 2015. Applying local Green's functions to study the influence of the crustal structure on hydrological loading displacements. Journal of Geodynamics 88, 14-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jog.2015.04.005

Gaucher, E., Schoenball, M., Heidbach, O., Zang, A., Fokker, P.A., Van Wees, J.D., Kohl, T., 2015. Induced seismicity in geothermal reservoirs: A review of forecasting approaches. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 52, 1473-1490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.026

Horváth, F., Musitz, B., Balázs, A., Végh, A., Uhrin, A., Nádor, A., Koroknai, B., Pap, N., Tóth, T., Wórum, G., 2015. Evolution of the Pannonian basin and its geothermal resources. Geothermics 53, 328-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.07.009

Jolivet, L., Gorini, C., Smit, J., Leroy, S., 2015. Continental breakup and the dynamics of rifting in back-arc basins: The Gulf of Lion margin. Tectonics 34, 662-679. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014TC003570

Koulakov, I., Jakovlev, A., Zabelina, I., Roure, F., Cloetingh, S., El Khrepy, S., Al-Arifi, N., 2015. Subduction or delamination beneath the Apennines? Evidence from regional tomography. Solid Earth 6, 669-679. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-669-2015

Kydonakis, K., Brun, J.P., Sokoutis, D., 2015. North Aegean core complexes, the gravity spreading of a thrust wedge. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 120, 595-616. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011601

Kydonakis, K., Brun, J.P., Sokoutis, D., Gueydan, F., 2015. Kinematics of Cretaceous subduction and exhumation in the western Rhodope (Chalkidiki block). Tectonophysics 665, 218-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.09.034

Philippon, M., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Corti, G., Sani, F., Bonini, M., Cloetingh, S., 2015. Slip re-orientation in oblique rifts. Geology 43, 147-150. https://doi.org/10.1130/G36208.1

Rabineau, M., Cloetingh, S., Kuroda, J., Aslanian, D., Droxler, A., Gorini, C., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Moscariello, A., Burov, E., Sierro, F., Lirer, F., Roure, F., Pezard, P.A., Matenco, L., Hello, Y., Mart, Y., Camerlenghi, A., Tripati, A., 2015. Probing connections between deep earth and surface processes in a land-locked ocean basin transformed into a giant saline basin: The Mediterranean GOLD project. Marine and Petroleum Geology 66, 6-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.03.018

Suc, J.P., Popescu, S.M., Do Couto, D., Clauzon, G., Rubino, J.L., Melinte-Dobrinescu, M.C., Quillévéré, F., Brun, J.P., Dumurdžanov, N., Zagorchev, I., Lesić, V., Tomić, D., Sokoutis, D., Meyer, B., Macaleţ, R., Rifelj, H., 2015. Marine gateway vs. fluvial stream within the Balkans from 6 to 5Ma. Marine and Petroleum Geology 66, 231-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.01.003

ter Borgh, M., Radivojević, D., Matenco, L., 2015. Constraining forcing factors and relative sea-level fluctuations in semi-enclosed basins: The Late Neogene demise of Lake Pannon. Basin Research 27, 681-695. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12094

Tesauro, M., Kaban, M.K., Mooney, W.D., 2015. Variations of the lithospheric strength and elastic thickness in North America. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 16, 2197-2220. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GC005937

Tilita, M., Scheck-Wenderoth, M., Matenco, L., Cloetingh, S., 2015. Modelling the coupling between salt kinematics and subsidence evolution: Inferences for the Miocene evolution of the Transylvanian Basin. Tectonophysics 658, 169-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.07.021

Torabi, A., Gabrielsen, R.H., Fossen, H., Ringrose, P., Skurtveit, E., Ando, E., Marinelli, F., Viggiani, G., Dal Pont, S., Braathen, A., Hovland, A., Bésuelle, P., Alikarami, R., Zalmstra, H., Sokoutis, D., 2015. Strain localization in sandstone and its implications for CO2 storage. First Break 33, 81-92.

Van Gelder, I.E., Matenco, L., Willingshofer, E., Tomljenovic, B., Andriessen, P.A.M., Ducea, M.N., Beniest, A., Gruić, A., 2015. The tectonic evolution of a critical segment of the Dinarides-Alps connection: Kinematic and geochronological inferences from the Medvednica Mountains, NE Croatia. Tectonics 34, 1952-1978. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015TC003937



Abdul Fattah, R., Meekes, S., Van Wees, J.D., 2014. Reconstruction of tectonic heat flow in the Rub'al-Khali basin relying on an updated crustal model. First Break 32, 85-93.

d'Acremont, E., Gutscher, M.A., Rabaute, A., Mercier de Lépinay, B., Lafosse, M., Poort, J., Ammar, A., Tahayt, A., Le Roy, P., Smit, J., Do Couto, D., Cancouët, R., Prunier, C., Ercilla, G., Gorini, C., 2014. High-resolution imagery of active faulting offshore Al Hoceima, Northern Morocco. Tectonophysics 632, 160-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2014.06.008

De Mulder, E.F.J., Eder, W., Mogessie, A., Ahmed, E.A.E., Da Costa, P.Y.D., Yabi, I., Mathu, E., Muhongo, S., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2014. Geoscience outreach in Africa, 2007-2013. Journal of African Earth Sciences 99, 743-750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2013.11.011

Kaban, M.K., Tesauro, M., Mooney, W.D., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2014. Density, temperature, and composition of the North American lithosphere - New insights from a joint analysis of seismic, gravity, and mineral physics data: 1. Density structure of the crust and upper mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, 4781-4807. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GC005483

Munteanu, I., Willingshofer, E., Matenco, L., Sokoutis, D., Cloetingh, S., 2014. Far-field contractional polarity changes in models and nature. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 395, 101-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.036

Philippon, M., Brun, J.P., Gueydan, F., Sokoutis, D., 2014. The interaction between Aegean back-arc extension and Anatolia escape since Middle Miocene. Tectonophysics 631, 176-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.039

Philippon, M., Corti, G., Sani, F., Bonini, M., Balestrieri, M.L., Molin, P., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Cloetingh, S., 2014. Evolution, distribution, and characteristics of rifting in southern Ethiopia. Tectonics 33, 485-508. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013TC003430

ter Borgh, M., Stoica, M., Donselaar, M.E., Matenco, L., Krijgsman, W., 2014. Miocene connectivity between the Central and Eastern Paratethys: Constraints from the western Dacian Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 412, 45-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.07.016

Tesauro, M., Kaban, M.K., Mooney, W.D., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2014. Density, temperature, and composition of the North American lithosphere - New insights from a joint analysis of seismic, gravity, and mineral physics data: 2. Thermal and compositional model of the upper mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, 4808-4830. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GC005484

Van Wees, J.D., Buijze, L., Van Thienen-Visser, K., Nepveu, M., Wassing, B.B.T., Orlic, B., Fokker, P.A., 2014. Geomechanics response and induced seismicity during gas field depletion in the Netherlands. Geothermics 52, 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.05.004



Bocin, A., Stephenson, R., Matenco, L., Mocanu, V., 2013. Gravity and magnetic modelling in the Vrancea Zone, south-eastern Carpathians: Redefinition of the edge of the East European Craton beneath the south-eastern Carpathians. Journal of Geodynamics 71, 52-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jog.2013.08.003

Cloetingh, S., Burov, E., Francois, T., 2013. Thermo-mechanical controls on intra-plate deformation and the role of plume-folding interactions in continental topography. Gondwana Research 24, 815-837. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.11.012

Cloetingh, S., Burov, E., Matenco, L., Beekman, F., Roure, F., Ziegler, P.A., 2013. The Moho in extensional tectonic settings: Insights from thermo-mechanical models. Tectonophysics 609, 558-604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.06.010

Cloetingh, S., Willett, S.D., 2013. TOPO-EUROPE: Understanding of the coupling between the deep Earth and continental topography. Tectonophysics 602, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.05.023

Cloetingh, S., Willett, S.D., 2013. Linking Deep Earth and Surface Processes. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 94, 53-54. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013EO050002

Corti, G., Ranalli, G., Agostini, A., Sokoutis, D., 2013. Inward migration of faulting during continental rifting: Effects of pre-existing lithospheric structure and extension rate. Tectonophysics 594, 137-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.028

Corti, G., Sani, F., Philippon, M., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Molin, P., 2013. Quaternary volcano-tectonic activity in the Soddo region, western margin of the Southern Main Ethiopian Rift. Tectonics 32, 861-879. https://doi.org/10.1002/tect.20052

De Leeuw, A., Filipescu, S., Maţenco, L., Krijgsman, W., Kuiper, K., Stoica, M., 2013. Paleomagnetic and chronostratigraphic constraints on the middle to late miocene evolution of the transylvanian basin (Romania): Implications for central paratethys stratigraphy and emplacement of the tisza-dacia plate. Global and Planetary Change 103, 82-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.04.008

Delvaux, D., Cloetingh, S., Beekman, F., Sokoutis, D., Burov, E., Buslov, M.M., Abdrakhmatov, K.E., 2013. Basin evolution in a folding lithosphere: Altai-Sayan and Tien Shan belts in Central Asia. Tectonophysics 602, 194-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.01.010

Hardebol, N.J., Beekman, F., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2013. Strong lateral strength contrasts in the mantle lithosphere of continents: A case study from the hot SW Canadian Cordillera. Tectonophysics 602, 87-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.002

Holm, P., Goodsite, M.E., Cloetingh, S., Agnoletti, M., Moldan, B., Lang, D.J., Leemans, R., Moeller, J.O., Buendía, M.P., Pohl, W., Scholz, R.W., Sors, A., Vanheusden, B., Yusoff, K., Zondervan, R., 2013. Collaboration between the natural, social and human sciences in Global Change Research. Environmental Science and Policy 28, 25-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.010

Krézsek, C., Lǎpǎdat, A., Maţenco, L., Arnberger, K., Barbu, V., Olaru, R., 2013. Strain partitioning at orogenic contacts during rotation, strike-slip and oblique convergence: Paleogene-early miocene evolution of the contact between the South Carpathians and Moesia. Global and Planetary Change 103, 63-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.11.009

Luth, S., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Cloetingh, S., 2013. Does subduction polarity changes below the Alps? Inferences from analogue modelling. Tectonophysics 582, 140-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.09.028

Luth, S., Willingshofer, E., ter Borgh, M., Sokoutis, D., van Otterloo, J., Versteeg, A., 2013. Kinematic analysis and analogue modelling of the Passeier- and Jaufen faults: Implications for crustal indentation in the Eastern Alps. International Journal of Earth Sciences 102, 1071-1090. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-012-0846-4

Matenco, L., Andriessen, P., Andriessen, P.A.M., Avram, C., Bada, G., Beekman, F., Bielik, M., Ter Borgh, M., Cifci, G., Cvetković, V., Dinu, C., Dombradi, E., Dondurur, D., Ergun, M., Francu, J., Fügenschuh, B., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Götz, J., Horváth, F., Houseman, G., Knežević, S., Kovac, M., Kralikova, S., Krijgsman, W., Kucuk, M., Legosteva, O., Lericolais, G., Jipa, D., Maximov, G., Melinte, M., Minar, J., Munteanu, I., Munt, I.J., Olariu, C., Otto, J.C., Panin, N., Plašienka, D., Reiser, M., Rundić, L., Rupprechter, M., Safanda, J., Schmid, S., Schrott, L., Schuster, R., Starostenko, V., Steel, R.J., Stephenson, R., Stovba, S., Sokoutis, D., Stankoviansky, M., Stoica, M., Stojadinović, U., Toljić, M., Tomljenović, B., Ter Voorde, M., Wong, H., 2013. Quantifying the mass transfer from mountain ranges to deposition in sedimentary basins: Source to sink studies in the danube basin-black sea system. Global and Planetary Change 103, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.01.003

Maupin, V., Agostini, A., Artemieva, I., Balling, N., Beekman, F., Ebbing, J., England, R.W., Frassetto, A., Gradmann, S., Jacobsen, B.H., Köhler, A., Kvarven, T., Medhus, A.B., Mjelde, R., Ritter, J., Sokoutis, D., Stratford, W., Thybo, H., Wawerzinek, B., Weidle, C., 2013. The deep structure of the Scandes and its relation to tectonic history and present-day topography. Tectonophysics 602, 15-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.010

Munteanu, I., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Matenco, L., Dinu, C., Cloetingh, S., 2013. Transfer of deformation in back-arc basins with a laterally variable rheology: Constraints from analogue modelling of the Balkanides-Western Black Sea inversion. Tectonophysics 602, 223-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.009

Roure, F., Scheck-Wenderoth, M., Matenco, L., Muska, K., Nazai, S., 2013. Dynamics and active processes: The Albanian natural laboratory and analogues. Italian Journal of Geosciences 132, 169-174. https://doi.org/10.3301/IJG.2013.03

Smit, J.H.W., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., Burov, E., Tesauro, M., Sokoutis, D., Kaban, M., 2013. Interference of lithospheric folding in western Central Asia by simultaneous Indian and Arabian plate indentation. Tectonophysics 602, 176-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.10.032

Stojadinovic, U., Matenco, L., Andriessen, P.A., Toljić, M., Foeken, J.P., 2013. The balance between orogenic building and subsequent extension during the tertiary evolution of the NE dinarides: Constraints from low-temperature thermochronology. Global and Planetary Change 103, 19-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.08.004

Stolk, W., Kaban, M., Beekman, F., Tesauro, M., Mooney, W.D., Cloetingh, S., 2013. High resolution regional crustal models from irregularly distributed data: Application to Asia and adjacent areas. Tectonophysics 602, 55-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.01.022

Strijker, G., Beekman, F., Bertotti, G., Luthi, S.M., 2013. FEM analysis of deformation localization mechanisms in a 3-D fractured medium under rotating compressive stress orientations. Tectonophysics 593, 95-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.02.031

ter Borgh, M., Vasiliev, I., Stoica, M., Knežević, S., Matenco, L., Krijgsman, W., Rundić, L., Cloetingh, S., 2013. The isolation of the Pannonian basin (Central Paratethys): New constraints from magnetostratigraphy and biostratigraphy. Global and Planetary Change 103, 99-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.10.001

Tesauro, M., Kaban, M.K., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2013. Global model for the lithospheric strength and effective elastic thickness. Tectonophysics 602, 78-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.01.006

Tiliţǎ, M., Matenco, L., Dinu, C., Ionescu, L., Cloetingh, S., 2013. Understanding the kinematic evolution and genesis of a back-arc continental "sag" basin: The Neogene evolution of the Transylvanian Basin. Tectonophysics 602, 237-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.029

Toljić, M., Matenco, L., Ducea, M.N., Stojadinović, U., Milivojević, J., Derić, N., 2013. The evolution of a key segment in the europe-adria collision: The Fruška Gora of northern serbia. Global and Planetary Change 103, 39-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.10.009

Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Luth, S.W., Beekman, F., Cloetingh, S., 2013. Subduction and deformation of the continental lithosphere in response to plate and crust-mantle coupling. Geology 41, 1239-1242. https://doi.org/10.1130/G34815.1



Beglinger, S.E., Doust, H., Cloetingh, S., 2012. Relating petroleum system and play development to basin evolution: Brazilian South Atlantic Margin. Petroleum Geoscience 18, 315-336. https://doi.org/10.1144/1354-079311-022

Beglinger, S.E., van Wees, J.D., Cloetingh, S., Doust, H., 2012. Tectonic subsidence history and source-rock maturation in the Campos basin, Brazil. Petroleum Geoscience 18, 153-172. https://doi.org/10.1144/1354-079310-049

Bonté, D., Van Wees, J.D., Verweij, J.M., 2012. Subsurface temperature of the onshore Netherlands: New temperature dataset and modelling. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 91, 491-515. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016774600000354

Cloetingh, S., Tibaldi, A., Burov, E., 2012. Coupled Deep Earth and surface processes and their impact on geohazards. Global and Planetary Change 90-91, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.01.010

Fernández-Lozano, J., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Dombrádi, E., Martín, A.M., De Vicente, G., Cloetingh, S., 2012. Integrated gravity and topography analysis in analog models: Intraplate deformation in Iberia. Tectonics 31. https://doi.org/10.1029/2012TC003122

Garcia-Castellanos, D., Cloetingh, S., 2012. Modeling the Interaction between Lithospheric and Surface Processes in Foreland Basins, Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances, pp. 152-181. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444347166.ch8

Guillou-Frottier, L., Burov, E., Cloetingh, S., Le Goff, E., Deschamps, Y., Huet, B., Bouchot, V., 2012. Plume-induced dynamic instabilities near cratonic blocks: Implications for P-T-t paths and metallogeny. Global and Planetary Change 90-91, 37-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.007

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Matenco, L., Radulian, M., Cloetingh, S., Panza, G., 2012. Geodynamics and intermediate-depth seismicity in Vrancea (the south-eastern Carpathians): Current state-of-the art. Tectonophysics 530-531, 50-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.01.016

Kramers, L., Van Wees, J.D., Pluymaekers, M.P.D., Kronimus, A., Boxem, T., 2012. Direct heat resource assessment and subsurface information systems for geothermal aquifers; The Dutch perspective. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 91, 637-649. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016774600000421

Matenco, L., Radivojevic, D., 2012. On the formation and evolution of the Pannonian Basin: Constraints derived from the structure of the junction area between the Carpathians and Dinarides. Tectonics 31. https://doi.org/10.1029/2012TC003206

Munteanu, I., Matenco, L., Dinu, C., Cloetingh, S., 2012. Effects of large sea-level variations in connected basins: The Dacian-Black Sea system of the Eastern Paratethys. Basin Research 24, 583-597. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2117.2012.00541.x

Pluymaekers, M.P.D., Kramers, L., Van Wees, J.D., Kronimus, A., Nelskamp, S., Boxem, T., Bonté, D., 2012. Reservoir characterisation of aquifers for direct heat production: Methodology and screening of the potential reservoirs for the Netherlands. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 91, 621-636. https://doi.org/10.1017/S001677460000041X

Tesauro, M., Audet, P., Kaban, M.K., Brgmann, R., Cloetingh, S., 2012. The effective elastic thickness of the continental lithosphere: Comparison between rheological and inverse approaches. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13https://doi.org/10.1029/2012GC004162

Tesauro, M., Kaban, M.K., Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., 2012. Global strength and elastic thickness of the lithosphere. Global and Planetary Change 90-91, 51-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.12.003

Van Wees, J.D., Kronimus, A., Van Putten, M., Pluymaekers, M.P.D., Mijnlieff, H., Van Hooff, P., Obdam, A., Kramers, L., 2012. Geothermal aquifer performance assessment for direct heat production-Methodology and application to Rotliegend aquifers. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 91, 651-665. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016774600000433


Involvement in (inter)national research centres/schools:

  • NSG - Netherlands Research School of Sedimentary Geology

Involvement in international research programmes & networks:

  • TOPO-EUROPE - an ESF EUROCORES collaborative research programme
  • EPOS - European Plate Observatory System, a integrated research infrastructure for EU Solid Earth Sciences
  • TOPOMOD - an EU Marie Curie initial training network
  • ILP - International Lithosphere Program
  • EERA-JPGE - a pan-European research Joint Programme on Geothermal Energy, coordinated by the European Energy Research Alliance
  • IMAGE - an EU-FP7 funded European research programme on Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration

Tectonic Modelling Laboratory (TecLab)

In our tectonic modelling laboratory (TecLab) we use "scaled analogue models" to better understand large scale tectonic deformation processes, such as the breakup of the Earth's crust or the formation of mountain ranges.

Contact / secretariat
TecLab assistant