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Dr. Jan Pleuger


Department of Earth Sciences

Institute of Geological Sciences

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems


Malteserstr. 74-100
Room B 107
12249 Berlin

Peer-reviewed publications in journals and books:

Mroczek, S., Tilmann, F., Pleuger, J., Yuan, X., Heit, B., the SWATH-D Working Group & the AlpArray Working Group (2023): Investigating the Eastern Alpine–Dinaric transition with teleseismic receiver functions: Evidence for subducted European crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 609, 118096, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118096

Groß, P., Pleuger, J., Handy, M.R. (2022): Rift‑related paleogeography of the European margin in the Eastern Alps (Central Tauern Window). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 115, 27, doi: 10.1186/s00015-022-00426-9.

Zertani, S., Pleuger, J., Motra, H.B. & John, T. (2022): Highly variable petrophysical properties in felsic high-pressure rocks of the continental crust.  Lithos, 410-411, 106572, doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106572.

Groß, P., Pleuger, J., Handy, M.R., Germer, M. & John, T. (2021): Evolving temperature field in a fossil subduction channel during the transition from subduction to collision (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps). Journal of metamorphic Geology 39, 247-269, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12572.

Groß, P., Handy, M.R., John, T., Pestal, G. & Pleuger, J. (2020): Crustal-scale sheath folding at HP conditions in an exhumed Alpine subduction zone (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps). Tectonics, 39, e2019TC005942; doi: 10.1029/2019TC005942.

Schmid, S.M., Fügenschuh, B., Kounov, A., Matenco, L., Nievergelt, P., Oberhänsli, R., Pleuger, J., Schefer, S., Schuster, R., Tomljenović, B., Ustaszewski, K. & van Hinsbergen, D.J.J. (2020): Tectonic units of the Alpine collision zone between Eastern Alps and western Turkey. Gondwana Research, 78, 308-374; doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2019.07.005.

Handy, M.R., Giese, J., Schmid, S.M., Pleuger, J., Spakman, W., Onuzi, K.  & Ustaszewski, K. (2019): Coupled crust‐mantle response to slab tearing, bending, and rollback along the Dinaride‐Hellenide orogen. Tectonics, 38, 2803-2828, doi: 10.1029/2019TC005524.

Kossak-Glowczewski, J., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T., Pleuger, J.,  Keppler, R., Leiss, B. & Régent, V. (2017): Along-strike shear-sense reversal in the Vals-Scaradra Shear Zone at the front of the Adula Nappe (Central Alps, Switzerland). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 110, 677-697, doi: 10.1007/s00015-017-0270-7.

Schenker, F.L., Schmalholz, S.M., Moulas, E., Pleuger, J., Baumgartner, L.P., Podladchikov, Y., Vrijmoed, J., Buchs, N. & 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, 869-886, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12143.

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 of the Hellenides. Tectonics, 33(8), 1477-1500, doi: 10.1002/2014TC003526.

Pleuger, J. & 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.

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, doi: 10.1007/s00531-012-0764-5.

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, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.05.001.

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, doi: 10.1007/s00410-011-0705-5.

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, doi: 10.1127/1860-1804/2011/0162-0171.

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.

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, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.03.009.

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 (edited by Liang, L., Rinaldi, R. & Schober H.), Springer, pp. 283-318.

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, doi: 10.1007/s00015-008-1292-y.

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 (edited by Siegesmund, S., Fügenschuh, B. & Froitzheim, N.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 298, 251-280.

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, doi: 10.1007/s00531-006-0106-6.

Froitzheim, N., Pleuger, J. & Nagel, T.J. (2006): Extraction faults. Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 1388-1395, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2006.05.002.

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.

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, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2003.10.001.

Froitzheim, N., Pleuger, J., Roller, S. & Nagel, T. (2003): Exhumation of high- and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks by slab extraction. Geology, 31, 925-928, doi: 10.1130/G19748.1.

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. Mitt. Österr. Geol. Ges., 94 (2001), 99-122.

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. Appl. Phys. A, 74 (Suppl.), S1058-S1060, doi: 10.1007/s003390201678.

Articles (not peer-reviewed):

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