Dr. Stuart N. Thomson
Research Scientist
Department of Geosciences
University of Arizona

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Balestrieri, M.L., Olivetti, V., Stuart, F.S. & Thomson, S.N. (2014). Timing of shortening-extension pair migration and topographic evolution in the Catena Costiera and Sila Massif, southern Italy. 14th International Conference on Thermochronology (Thermo2014), Chamonix, France.

Willner, A. Barr, S.M., Glodny, ,J., Massonne, H.-J., Sudo, M., Thomson, S.N., van Staal, C.R. & White, C.E. (2013). Influence of fluid flow and deformation on ages (Ar-Ar, Rb-Sr, fission track) of very low to low grade metamorphic processes in SE Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia, Canada). DMG / GV Annual Meeting, Tübingen, Germany.

Flowerdew, M., Tyrrell, S., Peck, V., Vaughan, A. & Thomson, S.N. (2012). Sourcing ice rafted debris deposited around Antarctica using the Pb isotopic composition of detrital feldspar: insights on the sites of Late Holocene subglacial erosion. 2012 Annual General Meeting of the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG), Dublin, Ireland.

Ring, U., Gessner, K., Thomson, S.N. & Markwitz, V. (2013). Along-strike variations in the Hellenide-Anatolide Orogen: A tale of different lithospheres and consequences. 13th Congress of the Greek Geological Society.

Zattin, M., Andreucci, B., Balestrieri, M.L., Olivetti, V., Reiners, P.W. & Thomson, S.N. (2012). Detrital dating on drill-core records from McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea, Antarctica: provenance and paleo-climatic implications. 13th International Conference on Thermochronology (Thermo2012), Guilin, China.

Reiners, P.W, Thomson, S.N., Vernon, A., Zattin, M., Carrapa, B., Einhorn, J., Gehrels, G.E., DeCelles, P.G., Quade, J., Pearson, D., Murray, K. & Cavazza, W. (2012). Large-scale thermochronologic trends in the Andes, VIII SSAGI, Medellín, Colombia.

Toraman, E., Teyssier, C., Whitney, D.L., Fayon, A.K., Reiners, P.W & Thomson, S.N. (2011). Ending orogeny: Timing and patterns of exhumation of the Shuswap Metamorphic Core Complex. Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER) Summer Program "Dynamics of Mountain Building", UC Berkeley, USA.

Thomson, S.N., Reiners. P.W., Hemming, S.R., Cox, S.E. & Gehrels, G.E. (2011). An offshore thermochronometric record of post-Eocene East Antarctic subglacial erosion and landscape evolution. 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, UK.

Thomson, S.N. Klepeis, K.A., Hervé, F. & Calderón, M. (2011). Late Oligocene erosion of Cordillera Darwin (southernmost South America) associated with rift margin uplift and opening of the west Scotia Sea. 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, UK.

Hemming, S.R., Bell, R.E., Cox, S.E., Creyts, T.T., Finn, C., Gehrels, G.E., Goldstein, S.L., Reiners, P.W., Smith, A., Thomson, S.N., van de Flierdt, T. (2010). Detrital thermochronology evidence for the origin of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains. Workshop on Geophysical Studies of Antarctica, Beijing, China.

McAtamney, J., Klepeis, K., Mehrtens, C. & Thomson, S.N. (2010). Orogenesis reflected in the transition from extensional rift basin to compressional foreland basin in the southernmost Andes (54.5°S): new provenance data from Bahía Brookes and Seno Otway. Geosur 2010 International Geological Congress on the Southern Hemisphere, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Thomson, S.N., Reiners, P.W. Hemming, S.R., Cox, S.E. & Gehrels, G.E. (2010). A detrital record of post-Eocene East Antarctic subglacial erosion from single grain triple-dating (fission track, U-Pb, and (U-Th)/He), Thermo2010 Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland.

Ring, U., Glodny, J., Will., T. & Thomson, S.N. (2010). The retreating Hellenic subduction system: High-pressure metamorphism, exhumation, normal faulting and large-scale extension. GSA Tectonic Crossroads: Evolving Orogens of Eurasia-Africa-Arabia Meeting, Ankara, Turkey.

Willner, A.P., Gerdes, A., Massonne, H.-J., Schmidt, A., Sudo, M., Thomson, S.N. & Vujovich, G. (2010). Pressure-temperature-time evolution of a collisional belt (Guarguaráz Complex, Mendoza Province, W-Argentina): Evidence for the accretion of the Chilenia microplate. AGU 2010 Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

Barbeau, D.L., Zahid, K.M., Gombosi, D.J., Guenthner, W.R., Scher, H.D., Bizimis, M., Davis, J.T., Brown, A.R., Gehrels, G.E., Reiners, P.W., Thomson, S.N. & Garver, J.I. (2010). Insight into Drake Passage opening from sediment provenance and thermochronology. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts.

Reiners, P.W., Vernon, A., Zattin, M., Thomson, S.N., DeCelles, P.G. & Pearson, D. (2010). Orogen-scale thermochronologic trends of the Central Andes. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts.

Thomson, S.N., Brandon, M.T., Reiners, P.W., Vásquez, C. & Tomkin, J.H. (2008). Thermochronologic evidence for a poleward transition from destructive to constructive glacial control on mountain building: an example from the Patagonian Andes. FT 2008 - The 11th International Conference on Thermochronometry, Anchorage, USA.

Brix, M.R., Thomson, S.N. & Stöckhert, B. (2008). Shallow subduction erosion at a retreating convergent margin the thermochronometric record of the “Uppermost Unit” on Crete, Greece. FT 2008 - The 11th International Conference on Thermochronometry, Anchorage, USA.

Willner, A., Massonne, H.-J., Sudo, M., & Thomson, S.N. (2008). Heterogeneous thermal overprint of a late Paleozoic forearc system in north-central Chile (32°-31°S) as reflected by small scale equilibration and age domains (Ar-Ar; fission track). 7th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics (Nice, France), Extended Abstracts.

Thomson, S. N., Brandon, M.T., Vasquez, C., Reiners, P.W. & Tomkin, J.H. (2007). Testing the efficiency of long-term glacial erosion and its influence on mountain development: an example from the Patagonian Andes. Geosur 2007 International Geological Congress on the Southern Hemisphere, Santiago, Chile.

Pankhurst, R.J., Fanning, C.M., Hervé, F., Klepeis, K.A., Thomson, S.N. & Sanchez, A. (2007). Coeval Middle to Late Jurassic plutonism and silicic volcanism in the Cordillera Darwin area: pre-subduction magmatism? Geosur 2007 International Geological Congress on the Southern Hemisphere, Santiago, Chile.

Fanning, C.M., Pankhurst, R.J., Hervé., F., Klepeis, K.A., Sanchez, A. & Thomson, S.N. (2007). Detrital zircon ages from the cover rocks of the northern flank of Cordillera Darwin: further evidence for an extended pre-Middle Jurassic hiatus in the magmatic record of southern Patagonia. Geosur 2007 International Geological Congress on the Southern Hemisphere, Santiago, Chile.

Cox, S.E., Hemming, S.R., Reiners, P.W., Nicolescu, S., Thomson, S.N., Gehrels, G.E, van de Flierdt, T., Goldstein, S.L. & Brachfeld, S.A. (2007). Detrital apatite and zircon (U-Th)/He evidence for early formation and slow erosion of the Gamburtsev Mountains, East Antarctica. 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Santa Barbara, USA.

Thomson, S. N., Tomkin, J.H., Brandon, M.T. & Reiners, P.W. (2006). Late Cenozoic erosional history of the Patagonian Andes: a key to understanding the importance of climate change and glacial erosion in controlling mountain development. GSA Backbone of the Americas Meeting, Mendoza, Argentina.

Thomson, S. N., Tomkin, J.H., Brandon, M.T. & Reiners, P.W. (2005). Is the late Cenozoic orogenic development of the Patagonian Andes controlled by glacial erosion? Thermochronologic testing of numeric models. 19th Colloquium on Latin American Geosciences, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany

Thomson, S.N., Zattin, M, Brandon, M.T. & Reiners, P. (2004). A regional synthesis of low-temperature thermochronologic results from the northern Apennines, Italy: a key to understanding syn-convergent extension and erosion in an orogenic wedge. 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.

Zattin, M., Reiners, P.W., Balestrieri, M.L., Thomson, S.N. & Brandon, M.T. (2004). A multichronometer approach for unravelling the exhumation history of an active orogen: the example of the Northern Apennines (Italy). 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.

Thomson, S. N., Tomkin, J.H., Brandon, M.T. & Reiners, P.W. (2004). Does the glacial erosional buzzsaw influence mountain development? Testing theoretical models with low-thermochronological results from the Patagonian Andes. International Conference on Fission Track and Thermochronology (FT2004), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Adriasola, A., Thomson, S.N., Brix, M.R. & Stöckhert, B. (2004). Postmagmatic cooling and denudation of the North Patagonian Batholith in the southern Chilean Andes (41°-42°S): Constraints from fission-track thermochronology. International Conference on Fission Track and Thermochronology (FT2004), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Thomson, S.N. (2003). Does glaciation act to limit the topography of active mountain belts? Evidence from the Patagonian Andes. EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly (Nice, France).

Willner, A.P., Hervé, F., Thomson, S.N. & Massonne, H.-J. (2003). Juxtaposition of different HP/LT metamorphic units during subduction erosion in a Mesozoic accretionary complex (Diego de Almagro Island / Southern Chile; 51°30’S). 18. Geowissenschaftliches Lateinamerika-Kolloquium (Freiberg, Germany).

Thomson, S.N. (2003). Late Cenozoic development of the Patagonian Andes: a reappraisal. 18. Geowissenschaftliches Lateinamerika-Kolloquium (Freiberg, Germany).

Zeh, A., Thomson, S.N., and Brätz, H. (2002). Upper Carboniferous/Permian and late Cretaceous structural-thermal evolution in the NW Thuringian Forest, Germany: field observations and geochronology. 9th TSK (Erlangen, Germany), p. 90-91.

Fanning, C.M., Hervé, F., Pankhurst, R.J., Thomson, S.N. and Faúndez, V. (2001). Late Cenozoic magmatism in the South Patagonian Batholith : SHRIMP U - Pb zircon age evidence. III South American Symposium on Isotope Geology (Pucón, Chile).

Pankhurst, R.J., Martin, M., Fanning, C.M., Thomson, S.N., Calderón, M. and Hervé, F. (2001). Geochronological assessment of plutonic inflation in the South Patagonian Batholith: new U-Pb and fission-track data on zircons. III South American Symposium on Isotope Geology (Pucón, Chile).

Thomson, S.N., Hervé, F., Stöckhert, B., Brix, M.R. and Adriasola, A. (2001). Late Cenozoic tectonic and geomorphic evolution of the Patagonian Andes between 42°S and 52°S, southern Chile assessed using fission-track thermochronology. III South American Symposium on Isotope Geology (Pucón, Chile).

Thomson, S.N. (2001). Using apatite fission-track thermochronology to investigate Late Cretaceous inversion of the Variscan basement blocks of central Germany (Harz and Thüringer Wald). GGW Meeting (Schmalkalden, Germany).

Thomson, S.N., Hervé, F., Stöckhert, B. and Brix, M.R. (2001). Late Cenozoic uplift and erosion history of the Patagonian Andes between 42°S and 52°S, southern Chile: a complex response to spreading centre subduction, intra-arc transpressional faulting and glacial erosion processes. Workshop on Uplift And Erosion: Driving Processes and Resulting Landforms (Siena, Italy).

Thomson, S.N., and Hervé, F. (2001). Preliminary fission-track thermochronological results from intrusive rocks of King George Island (South Shetland Islands, NW Antarctic Peninsula). Presentation to Instituto Antarctico Chileno (INACH) (Santiago, Chile).

Thomson, S.N. Hervé, F., Brix, M.R. & Stöckhert, B. (2000). Mesozoic-Cenozoic low-temperature thermochronologic evolution of the southern Chilean Andes. 17. Geowissenschaftliches Lateinamerika-Kolloquium (Stuttgart, Germany).

Grafe, F., Stanek, K.P., Baumann, A., Maresch, W.V., Brix, M.R., Thomson, S.N., Hames, W.E., Grevel, Ch., & Millan, G. (2000). Timing of HP-metamorphism in the Escambray, Central Cuba. 17. Geowissenschaftliches Lateinamerika-Kolloquium (Stuttgart, Germany).

Hervé, F., Bahlburg, H., Fanning, C.M., Pankhurst, R.J., Thomson, S.N., Faúndez, V., Calderón, M., & Augustsson, C. (2000). Field observations in the Patagonian Andes during the Penguin 2000 cruise: some considerations about the geological significance of previously unknown lithological units. IX Chilean Geological Congress (Puerto Varas, Chile).

Thomson, S.N., Hervé, F. & Fanning, C.M. (2000). Combining fission-track and U-Pb SHRIMP zircon ages to establish stratigraphic, metamorphic and provenance ages in undifferentiated sedimentary rocks in southern Chile. IX Chilean Geological Congress (Puerto Varas, Chile).

Stöckhert, B., Brix, M.R., Duyster, J., Koepke, J., Seidel, E. & Thomson, S.N. (1999). Tektonische Geschichte der obersten Einheit auf Kreta und ein Vergleich mit der Struktur des heutigen forearcs. [Tectonic history of the Uppermost Unit of Crete and a comparison with the structure of present-day fore-arcs]. ICDP Kolloquium, (Bochum, Germany), p.143.

Hervé, F., Prior, D., López, G., Ramos, V., Rapalini, A., Thomson, S.N., Lacassie, J.P. & Fanning, M. (1999). Mesozoic blueschists from Diego de Almagro, southern Chile. II Simposio Sudamericano de Geologia Isotopica (Córdoba, Argentina).

Thomson, S.N., Stöckhert, B. & Brix, M.R. (1999). Miocene high-pressure metamorphic rocks of Crete, Greece: rapid exhumation by buoyant escape. Exhumation of Metamorphic Terranes Meeting (Rennes, France), p.85.

Stöckhert, B., Brix, M.R., Hurford, A.J. & Thomson, S.N. (1999). Differential exhumation along the Ahrntal Transect, eastern Alps. Conference on Fission-track analysis: theory and applications (Chatillon, Italy), p. 37-38.

Thomson, S.N. (1999). Spaltspuren-Untersuchungen zur Denudation und Abkühlungsgeschichte im Bereich des Chile-Triple-Junction und der Liquiñe-Ofqui-Fault (Süd-Chile). [A Fission-track investigation of the denudation and cooling history of the area around the Chile Triple Junction and Liquiñe-Ofqui fault (southern Chile)]. Invited lecture at the winter meeting of the SFB 267 – Deformation Processes in the Andes - (Hoppegarten, Germany).

Duyster, J.P., Brix, M.R., Thomson, S.N., Koepke, J., Seidel, E. & Stöckhert, B. (1997). Jurassische HP-LT Metamorphite an der Basis der Obersten Einheit, Kreta (Raum Preveli). [Jurassic HP-LT metamorphics rocks at the base of the Uppermost Unit, Crete (Preveli Region)]. ICDP Kolloquium (Bochum, Germany).

Thomson, S.N., Brix, M.R. & Stöckhert, B. (1997). Miocene high-pressure metamorphic rocks of Crete, Greece: rapid exhumation by buoyant escape. ICDP Kolloquium (Bochum, Germany).

Thomson, S.N., Brix, M.R. & Stöckhert, B. (1997). Spaltspurendatierung und die Exhumierungsgeschichte der hochdruckmetamorphen Einheiten auf Kreta. [Fission-track dating and the exhumation history of the high-pressure metamorphic units of Crete]. ICDP/KTB Kolloquium (Bochum, Germany).

Thomson, S.N., Stöckhert, B., Rauche, H. & Brix, M.R. (1996). Estimation of erosional vs. tectonic denudation of HP metamorphic rocks using fission track thermochronology: an example from the Hellenic Arc (Crete, Greece). Tectonic Studies Group 27th Annual meeting (Birmingham, UK).

Thomson, S.N., Brix, M., Stöckhert, B. & Rauche, H. (1996). Accelerated Miocene exhumation of Crete, Greece. Combined tectonic and erosional denudation. International Workshop on Fission Track Dating (Gent, Belgium), p. 121.

Thomson, S.N. (1996). Spaltspurenthermochronometrie - die Abkühlungsgeschichte des präneogenen Grundgebirges auf Kreta. [Fission-track thermochronometry - the cooling history of the pre-Neogene basement rocks of Crete]. KTB/ICDP Kolloquium (Gießen, Germany).

Thomson, S.N., Brix, M., Stöckhert, B. & Rauche, H. (1995). Preliminary apatite fission track data from Crete, Greece: evidence for Miocene increased exhumation. Tectonic Studies Group 26th Annual meeting (Cardiff, UK).

Gallagher, K., Carter, A., Hurford A.J. & Thomson, S.N. (1994). Evaluation of projected track length measurements in determining thermal history. Internal Report, London Fission Track Research Group, 14pp.

Thomson, S.N. (1992).Thermotectonics of the Calabrian Arc: constraints from fission track analysis. 7th International Workshop on Fission Track Thermochronology (Philadelphia, U.S.A.), p. 35.

Thomson, S.N. (1991).Thermotectonics of the Calabrian Arc: constraints from fission track analysis. Tectonic Studies Group 22nd Annual meeting (Edinburgh, UK).

Thomson, S.N. (1991).Thermotectonics of the Calabrian Arc: constraints from fission track analysis. Tethyan Workshop (Edinburgh, UK).

Thomson, S.N. (1990). Thermotectonics of the Calabrian Arc basement massif, southern Italy: preliminary results of fission track analysis. Tectonic Studies Group 21st Annual meeting (Liverpool, UK).



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