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Dr. Peter McPhee

Department of Earth Sciences

Institute of Geological Sciences

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems


Malteserstr. 74-100
Room B 243
12249 Berlin

2021 – Present Postdoctoral Researcher and 4DMB coordinator

2019                 Technical Writer, Sasol Group (Contractor), UK

2014 – 2018     PhD Structural Geology and Tectonics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2013 – 2014     Graduate Geoscientist, Ikon Science, UK

2009 – 2013     MSc Geoscience, Durham University, UK

Utrecht University:

1st year Field course in structural geology and sedimentology (Assistant - Iberian Range, Spain)

2nd year Field course in structural geology and sedimentology (Assistant - Pyrenees, Spain)

Publications (peer-reviewed):


van Hinsbergen, D. J., Steinberger, B., Guilmette, C., Maffione, M., Gürer, D., Peters, K., Plunder, A., McPhee, P. J., Gaina, C., Advokaat, E. L., & others. (2021). A record of plume-induced plate rotation triggering subduction initiation. Nature Geoscience, 1–5. DOI


Aldanmaz, E., van Hinsbergen, D. J., Yıldız-Yüksekol, Ö., Schmidt, M. W., McPhee, P. J., Meisel, T., Güçtekin, A., & Mason, P. R. (2020). Effects of reactive dissolution of orthopyroxene in producing incompatible element depleted melts and refractory mantle residues during early fore-arc spreading: Constraints from ophiolites in eastern Mediterranean. Lithos, 360, 105438. DOI


McPhee, P. J., Van Hinsbergen, D. J., & Thomson, S. N. (2019). Thermal history of the western Central Taurides fold-thrust belt: Implications for Cenozoic vertical motions of southern Central Anatolia. Geosphere, 15(6), 1927–1942. DOI

McPhee, P. J., & van Hinsbergen, D. J. (2019). Tectonic reconstruction of Cyprus reveals Late Miocene continental collision of Africa and Anatolia. Gondwana Research, 68, 158–173. DOI


McPhee, P. J., Altıner, D., & Van Hinsbergen, D. J. (2018). First Balanced Cross Section Across the Taurides Fold-Thrust Belt: Geological Constraints on the Subduction History of the Antalya Slab in Southern Anatolia. Tectonics, 37(10), 3738–3759. DOI

McPhee, P. J., Van Hinsbergen, D. J., Maffione, M., & Altıner, D. (2018). Palinspastic Reconstruction Versus Cross-Section Balancing: How Complete Is the Central Taurides Fold-Thrust Belt (Turkey)? Tectonics, 37(11), 4285–4310. DOI


Van Hinsbergen, D. J., Maffione, M., Plunder, A., Kaymakcı, N., Ganerød, M., Hendriks, B. W., Corfu, F., Gürer, D., de Gelder, G. I., Peters, K., & others. (2016). Tectonic evolution and paleogeography of the Kırşehir Block and the Central Anatolian Ophiolites, Turkey. Tectonics, 35(4), 983–1014. DOI