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GSA North-Central Section 2020 (May 18-19, 2020 - virtual)

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AGU 2019 (December 9-13, 2019 - San Francisco, CA)

Monday, December 9

Poster V11D-0122: G. Hongcheng, P.K. Zeitler, B.D. Idleman, A.K. Fayon. Using Continuous Ramped Heating to Assess (U-Th)/He Age Dispersion: A Case Study in the Transantarctic Mountains. (08:00-12:00, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Wednesday, December 11 

Poster T33F-0431C. Teyssier, DL. Whitney, M. Korchinski, P.F. Rey. Lithospheric extension, deep crustal flow, and basin development. (13:40-18:00, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Poster T41J-0282K.F. Fornash & D.L. Whitney. Petrogenesis and Significance of Lawsonite-bearing Hybrid Rocks, Tavsanli Zone, NW Turkey. (08:00-12:20, Moscone South-Poster Hall)

Poster V31G-0138D.L. Whitney, M. Korchinski, C.P. Teyssier, P.F. Rey. The Role of Extension-Driven Exhumation of Deep Crust in Continental Evolution. (08:00-12:20, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Thursday, December 12

Poster C41E-1508M. Monz, P.J. Hudleston, Z.D. Michels, D.J. Prior, S. Fan, M. Negrini, P. Langhorne, C. Qi. Crystallographic preferred orientation in warm, coarse-grained ice: a case study, Storglaciären, Sweden.  (08:00-12:20, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Poster T43C-0437: E. Dektar, S.M. Gordon, H.J. Blatchford, A.R. Kylander-Clark, D.L. Whitney. Zircon Microstructures and Element Mobility: Insight into Multistage Deformation Within Shear Zones of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway. (13:40-18:00, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Poster T43D-0453: J.M. Taylor, W.O. Nachlas, C. Teyssier, D.L. Whitney, R.R. McFadden, A. Senjem. Microstructural and geochemical analysis of rutilated quartzite from the Wildhorse Detachment, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho: Implications for strain and mid-crustal rheology. (13:40-18:00, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Poster V43E-0143: P. Kang, D.L. Whitney, L.  Martin, A. Vitale Brovarone, E.D. Ghent, K.F. Fornash. Lawsonite oxygen isotope and trace element records of subduction fluids. (13:40-18:00, Moscone South- Poster Hall)

Poster V43F-0147: X. Jin, Y. Zhang, D.L. Whitney, N.H. Raia, C. Hamelin, J. Hu, K. Shahabaz. Subduction Erosion, Basement Destruction and Crust Growth: Evidence from P-T-t Evolution of the Eclogite-Bearing Jitang Metamorphic Complex (Central Tibet). (13:40-18:00, Moscone South- Poster Hall)


GSA 2019 (September 22-25, 2019 - Phoenix, AZ)

Sunday, September 22

Oral: D.L. Whitney, C. Teyssier, C. Hamelin, N.H. Raia, M. Korchinski, F. Roger, P. Rey. Eclogites in Migmatites: Evidence for Exhumation of Large Volumes of Deep Crust. (5:00 PM-5:15 PM, Room 126ABC, North Building)

Monday, September 23

Poster: A. Senjem, R.R. McFadden, J.M. Taylor, N.C.A. Seaton, D.L. Whitney, C. Teyssier. Microstructural Analysis of Metasedimentary and Quartzofeldspathic Rocks within the Wildhorse Detachment Fault in the Pioneer Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, Idaho. (9:00 AM-6:30 PM, Hall AB, North Building, Booth 315)

Poster: M.E. Monz, P. Hudleston, S. Cook, M. Leng. Does Thrust Faulting Occur in Glaciers? A Case Study of a Swedish Glacier. (9:00 AM- 6:30 PM, Hall AB, North Building, Booth 265)

Oral: C.E. Newville, C. Teyssier, D.L. Whitney, H.J. Blatchford. Structure, Kinematics, and Strain Partitioning of an Exhumed High Pressure Terrain: The Roan Window, Norway. (4:15 PM- 4:30 PM, Room 229A, North Building)

Tuesday, September 24

Oral: H.J. Blatchford, D.L. Whitney, C. Teyssier, S.M. Gordon, C.E. Newville. Titanite Petrochronology of Retrogressed Eclogite and Gneiss in High-Strain Domains of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway. (2:45 PM-3:00 PM, Room 229B, North Building)

Oral: C. Teyssier, D.L. Whitney, M. Korchinski. Flow of Deepest Orogenic Crust: Principles Underlying the Exhumation of Hihg-Pressure and Ultrahigh Pressure Rocks. (3:30 PM-3:45 PM, Room 229B, North Building)

Oral: W.O. Nachlas, C. Teyssier, D.L. Whitney, G. Hirth. Longevity of Ductile Shear Zones from Diffusion Geospeedometry of Kinematically-Sensitive Mineral Inclusions. (5:00 PM-5:15 PM, Room 229B, North Building)


EGU 2019 (April 7-12, 2019 - Vienna, Austria)

Wednesday, April 10

PosterM. Korchinski, C. Teyssier, P.F. Rey, D.L. Whitney, L. Mondy. Systematic numerical analysis of modes of deformation localisation during extension of continental lithosphere. (08:30-10:15, Hall X2, X2.123)

PosterC. Hamelin, A.R. Biedermann, C. Teyssier, D.L. Whitney. Investigating the dynamic history of crustal flow in gneiss domes using the AMS of refractory mafic rocks: a case study from the Entia Ddome, Central Australia. (10:45-12:30, Hall X2, X2.117)

Thursday, April 11

OralC. Teyssier, M. Korchinski, D.L. Whitney, P.F. Rey. Where do migmatites in metamorphic core complexes really come from? (14:02-14:04, PICO spot 1)

OralD.L. Whitney, K. Fornash, P. Kang, A. Vitale Brovarone, L. Martin. Lessons from lawsonite chemistry and microstructure for subduction processes. (15:00-15:15, Room D2)

Friday, April 12

Oral: P. Cécile, J. Warren, A. Kohli, M. Wolfson-Schwehr, C. Teyssier. Evidence for deep seawater percolation and mantle hydration on oceanic transform faults. (09:15-09:30, Room K2)


Goldschmidt 2018 (August 12-17, 2018 - Boston, MA)

Wednesday, August 15

Session 03d, Poster 44N.H. Raia, D.L. Whitney, C. Teyssier. Assessing the oxidation state of exhumed subducted terranes: a case study from the HP/LT New Caledonia belt (17:15-19:15)

Thursday, August 16

Session 06c, Poster 174:  P. Kang, D.L. Whitney, L. Martin, E.D. Ghent Lawsonite oxygen isotope and trace element records of subduction fluids (17:15-19:15)


EGU 2018 (April 8-13, 2018 - Vienna, Austria)

Monday, April 9th

Oral: D.L. Whitney, C. Hamelin, M. Korchinski, C. Teyssier, P. Rey An Integrated Numerical Modeling, Petrochronology, and Microstructural Approach to Understand Deep-Crust Exhumation Processes (11:00-11:15)

Tuesday, April 10th

Poster: M. Korchinski, P. Rey, C. Teyssier, D.L. Whitney, L. Mondy. Numerical Analysis on the Competition Between Sedimentation and Crustal Flow: Implication for Rift-to-Drift Transition (17:30-19:00)

Poster: C. Teyssier, M. Korchinski, D.L. Whitney, P. Rey. Evolution of the Geotherm During Extension as Sedimentation and Deep Crustal Flow Compete for Space (17:30-19:00)

Poster: A.R. Biedermann, C. Teyssier, E.C. Ferré, V. Chatzaras, M.A. Kaczmarek. Variations in Magnetic Anisotropy Related to Strain and Serpentinization Gradients in Two Shear Zones from the New Caledonia Ophiolite (17:30-19:00)

Wednesday, April 11th

Poster: P. Hudleston & M. Monz. Structures and fabrics in a valley glacier: Storglaciären, Sweden (17:30-19:00)

Poster: M. Monz & P. Hudleston. Microfabric and structures in glacial ice: A case study of Storglaciären, Sweden (17:30-19:00)


AGU 2017 (December 11-15, 2017 - New Orleans, LA)

Monday, December 11th

Oral: V12B-06 Gordon, ..., Blatchford, Whitney, Teyssier, et al. Deformation Enhanced Recrystallization of Titanite: Insight from the Western Gneiss Region Ultrahigh-Pressure Terrane (11:35-11:50 AM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center- 206-207)

Wednesday, Decmeber 13th

Oral: V31D-01 Whitney, Teyssier, Rey, Korchinski. Deep Crustal Melting and the Survival of Continental Crust (Invited) (08:00-08:15 AM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morail Convention Center- 210)

Oral: MR31C-08 Prigent,..., Teyssier. The Semi-Brittle to Ductile Transition in Peridotite on Oceanic Faults: Mechanism and P-T Condition (09:45-10:00 AM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morail Convention Center- 206-207)

Thursday, December 14th

Poster: MR41D-0438 Monz & Hudleston. Mircofabric and Structures in Glacial Ice (08:00 AM-12:20 PM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morail Convention Center- Poster Hall D-F)

Friday, December 15th

Poster: T52A-07 Whitney, ...., Teyssier et al. Mantle to Surface Dynamics Across Subduction-Collision Transitions in Space and Time: Results from the CD-CAT Project in Anatolia (Invited)


GSA 2017 (October 22-25, 2017 - Seattle, WA)

Sunday, October 22nd

Oral: 52-1 Samuelson & Whitney. Crystallization Sequence and Tectonic Signifcance of Andalusite, Kyanite, and Sillimanite "Triple Point" Localities. (01:30 PM - 01:45 PM, The Conference Center- Chelan 5)

Monday, October 23rd

Oral: 116-8 Whitney et al. Detachment Faults as Dynamic Links Between Deep and Shallow Lithosphere (Invited Presentation) (10:10 AM - 10:30 AM, The Conference Center- Tahoma 3)

Tuesday, October 24th

Oral: 214-10 Meijers, Mulch, Brocard, Cosca, Niedermeyer, Teyssier, Langereis, Whitney. Late Miocene to Pliocene Paleoenvironment and Surface Uplift of the Central Anatolian Plateau and its Southern Margin (Turkey). (10:35 AM - 10:50 AM, The Conference Center- Tahoma 4)

Wednesday, October 25th

Oral: 321-5 Teyssier et al. Cenozoic Extension of the North American Cordillera: New Insight on Metamorphic Core Complexes (Invited Presentation) (09:05 AM - 09:20 AM, The Conference Center- Tahoma 4)

Oral: 321-8 Tikoff, Kahn, FayonA. et al. An Integrated Tectonic and Magmatic History of the Interior Region of the Pacific Northwest: The Significance of the Syringa Embayment (Invited Presentation) (10:05 AM- 10:25 AM, The Conference Center- Tahoma 4) 

Oral: 321-9 Kahn, Fayon, A. et al. Latest Cretaceous and Paleogene Cooling History from Apatite and Zircon (U/Th)/He in the Syringa Embayment, Western Idaho (10:25 AM - 10:40 AM, The Conference Center- Tahoma 4)

Poster: 386-2 Chatzaras, Kruckenberg, Titus, Tikoff, Teyssier, C. et al. Strain Localization Processes in the Upper Mantle Section of an Oceanic Paleotransform Fault, Bogota Peninsula Shear Zone, New Caledonia. (09:00 AM - 06:30 PM, Washington State Convention Center- Halls 4EF).


EGU 2017 (April, Vienna, Austria)

Korchinski, M., Teyssier, C., Rey, P.F., Whitney, D.L., and Mondy, L. Numerical experiments of volcanic dominated rifts and passive margins.

Teyssier, C., Whitney, D.L., and Rey, P.F. Mobility of partially molten crust, heat and mass transfer, and the stabilization of continents.

Teyssier, C., Fossen, H., Rey, P.F., and Whitney, D.L. Upright folding during extensional and transtensional tectonics.

Whitney, D.L., and Teyssier, C. Eclogite inclusions in migmatite domes as recorders of deep-crust exhumation mechanism, magnitude, and rate.


AGU 2016 (December 12-16, 2016 - San Francisco, CA)

Oral T11E-07: Korchinski et al.: Numerical Experiments on the Role of the Lower Crust in the Development of Extension-driven Gneiss Domes (9:30-9:45, Moscone South - 308)

Poster T33C-3040: Warren, Teyssier et al.: Fluid-Rock Interaction in Oceanic Transform Faults: Field Observations (Moscone South - Poster Hall, 13:40-18:00)

Poster T33C-3041: Teyssier et al.: Fluid-Rock Interaction in Oceanic Transform Faults: Experimental Approach (Moscone South - Poster Hall, 13:40-18:00)

Poster T33C-3043: Chatzaras, Teyssier et al.: Three-Dimensional Mantle Flow Near an Oceanic Paleotransform Fault System: Geological Constraints From the Bogota Peninsula, New Caledonia (Moscone South - Poster Hall, 13:40-18:00)

Poster T31E-2966: Fornash et al. : Lawsonite Microstructures and Fabric Development at the Slab-Mantle Interface (Moscone South - Poster Hall, 08:00-12:20)

Oral T44B-01: Meijers et al. : Rapid Late Miocene surface uplift of the southern Anatolian plateau margin (Tauride Mountains, Turkey) (16:00 - 16:15  Moscone South - 306)

PosterT51A-2882: Radwany, Whitney et al. : Tracking Ophiolite Gabbro from Origin To Dispersal: A Record of Tectonic and Surface Processes in Central Anatolia (Moscone South - Poster Hall, 08:00-12:20)

Oral T53B-04: Thomson et al. : Late Cenozoic thermochronology and exhumation history of central Anatolia: Implications for the timing and nature of transition from collision to escape tectonics (14:25 - 14:40  Moscone South - 308)

Oral T53D-06: Fayon et al. : Exhumation Histories Across an Ancient Arc-Craton Boundary, Northern North American Cordillera (14:55-15:10, Moscone South - 306)


GSA 2016 (September 25-28, 2016 - Denver, CO)

Monday, Sept. 26th

T162: Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy (Posters) An insiders view of the vertebrate fossil record: X-ray computed tomography of vertebrate microfossil bonebeds from the Upper Cretaceous Judith River Formation, Montana. Brian Bagley and Raymond Rogers (Exhibit Hall E/F, Booth #234, Colorado Convention Center)

Tuesday, Sept. 27th

T155: Fifty Years of Innovation in Petrology and Orogenic Systems (Posters): A Tribute to Lincoln Hollister. Petrogenesis of kyanite-bearing metagabbro (Berit Metaophiolite, SE Anatolia). Mitchell Awalt, Donna Whitney, Christian Teyssier (Exhibit Hall E/F, Booth #316, Colorado Convention Center)

Wednesday, Sept. 28th

T270: Heat and Mass Transfer through Earth's Crust during Metamorphism. The ultimate fate of continental crust is to melt – geologic record at High and Ultrahigh Pressure. Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney, Patrice Rey, Stacia Gordon, and Megan Korchinski  (10:30am, Room 502, Colorado Convention Center)

T270: Heat and Mass Transfer through Earth's Crust during Metamorphism. Fluid-rock interaction at the slab-mantle interface during subduction and exhumation: the record in melange vs. coherent HP/LT terranes​. Donna Whitney, Katherine Fornash, and Christian Teyssier (10:45am, Room 502, Colorado Convention Center)

Session nº347: Tectonics/Tectonophysics (Posters). Tectonic significance of the origin and dispersal of ophiolitic metagabbro in Central Anatolia . Molly Radwany, Donna Whitney, Christian Teyssier (Exhibit Hall E/F, Booth #442, Colorado Convention Center)


Goldschmidt 2016 (June - Yokohama, Japan)

Fornash, K.F., Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., and Seaton, N.C.A. Lawsonite composition and fabric at the slab-mantle interface.

Whitney, D.L., Meijers, M.J., Lefebvre, C., Cosca, M.A., Thomson, S., and Mulch, A. Tracking Anatolian lithosphere evolution.


EGU 2016 (April - Vienna, Austria)

Korchinski, M., Rey, P., Teyssier, C., Whitney, D., Mondy, L. (2016) Numerical experiments on the role of buoyancy and rheology during the formation of extension-driven gneiss domes. European Geosciences Union Meeting 2016 (Vienna, Austria). EGU2016-10619.

Teyssier, C., Chatzaris, V., and von der Handt, A. (2016) Microfabrics in depleted mantle paleotransform (New Caledonia). Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 18, EGU2016-11489.

Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., and Rey, P.F. (2016) Integrated field and numerical modeling investigation of crustal flow mechanisms and trajectories in migmatite domes. Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 18, EGU2016-10616.


AGU 2015 (December 14-8, 2015 - San Francisco)

T54C-02: 3D Numerical Experiments of Lithospheric Transtension Reveal Complex Crustal-Scale Flow and Strain Partitioning in Transdomes. Patrice Rey, Luke Mondy, Guillaume Duclaux, Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney. Friday, 18 December 2015, 16:15 - 16:30  (Moscone South – 306)

T23F-02: Drainage Evolution During The Uplift Of The Central Anatolia Plateau. Gilles Brocard, Maud Meijers, Jane Willenbring, Nuretdin Kaymakci, Donna Whitney. Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 13:55-14:10 (Moscone South – 306)

V41A-3053: Lawsonite Composition and Zoning as an Archive of Metamorphic and Deformation Processes in Subduction Zones. Katherine Fornash, Donna Whitney, Nicholas Seaton. Thursday, 17 December 2015, 08:00 - 12:20 (Moscone South, Poster Hall)

T23F-03: Messinian Onset of Central Anatolian Plateau and Tauride Mountain Uplift as Evidenced by the Formation of an Orographic Barrier. Maud Meijers, Andreas Mulch, Gilles Brocard, Michael Cosca, Donna Whitney. Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 14:10 - 14:25  (Moscone South - 306)

T51I-05: Rheologic Transitions During Exhumation of High-Pressure Metamorphic Rocks (INVITED). Donna Whitney, Christian Teyssier, Patrice Rey. Friday, 18 December 2015, 09:10 - 09:25 (Moscone South – 306)

T13C-3013: Transdomes sampling of lower and middle crust. Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney, Francoise Roger, Patrice Rey. Monday, 14 December 2015, 13:40 - 18:00 (Moscone South – Poster Hall)

T13B-2988: Uplift and Exhumation in Central Anatolia: New Results from Low-Temperature Chronometry in a Deeply Incised Granite in the Central Tauride Mountains, Turkey. Come Lefebvre, Stuart Thomson, Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney. Monday, 14 December 2015, 13:40 - 18:00 (Poster Hall)

Donna Whitney is a co-convener (with Susan Beck, Jane Willenbring, and Mary Reid of the session: T13B: Mantle, Crust, and Surface Dynamics in the Mediterranean System I, II, III


AGU 2014 (December 15-19, 2014 - San Francisco)

Monday, Dec 15th

Session : Dynamics of Continental and Submarine Hydrothermal Systems. Experimental serpentinization of intact dunite cores. Andrew Luhmann, Benjamin Tutolo, Xiang-Zhao Kong, Brian Bagley, Adam Schaen, Martin Saar and William Seyfried

Tuesday, Dec 16th

Session : Seismic Anisotropy: Predictions, Observations, and Interpretations. Shear Wave Splitting Across Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. Andrew Nyblade, Cristo Ramirez, Brian Bagley, Gabriel Mulibo, Fred Tugume, Michael Wysession and Douglas Wiens

Wednesday, Dec 17th

Session : Processes, Pathways, and Properties Along the Subduction. Rates of burial and exhumation of lawsonite blueschist/eclogite in subduction zones from in situ UV laser ablation 40Ar/39Ar phengite geochronology. Katherine Fornash, Michael A. Cosca, Donna L. Whitney and Christian P. Teyssier

Session : Ductile Deformation in the Lithosphere: Fabrics, Rheology, and Physical Properties. Dynamic Recrystallization as a Mechanism to Equilibrate the Trace Element Content of Quartz (invited). William O. Nachlas, Greg Hirth, Christian P. Teyssier and Donna L. Whitney

Session : Oblique Deformation: The 3D Challenge. Transdomes: Emplacement of Migmatite Domes in Oblique Tectonic Settings. Christian P. Teyssier, Patrice F. Rey, Donna L. Whitney, Luke Mondy and Françoise Roger

Session : Ductile Deformation in the Lithosphere: Fabrics, Rheology, and Physical Properties. Deformation of the deep crust: Insights from physiochemical characteristics of deformation microstructures of plagioclase and quartz in gneiss from the Salt Mylonite Zone, Western Gneiss Region, Norway. Roxanne N. Renedo, Sandra Piazolo, Donna L. Whitney and Christian P. Teyssier

Session : High-Resolution Studies of Continental Suture Zones. Differential cooling across the accreted terrain-North American cratonic boundary in Idaho-Oregon. Annia Fayon, Basil Tikoff, Maureen Kahn and Ad Byerly

Friday, Dec 19th

Session : Toward Constraining Subduction Zone Dynamics. Petrofabrics of High-Pressure Rocks Exhumed at the Slab-Mantle Interface from the ‘Point of No Return’. Donna L. Whitney, Christian P. Teyssier, Nicholas C.A. Seaton and Katherine F. Fornash


AGU 2013 (December 9-13, 2013 - San Francisco)

Monday, Dec 9th

Session : Continent-Continent Suturing. Unraveling the Switch from Subduction to Exhumation within a Collisional Orogen: Split-stream U-Pb and Trace-element Results from the Western Gneiss Region, Norway (Invited) Stacia M. Gordon; Donna L. Whitney; Christian P. Teyssier; Haakon Fossen; Joel W. Desormeau; Benjamin Jessen

Session: Fluids in Slabs: Chemical and Physical Studies of Volatile-Bearing Minerals in Subduction Zones. Fluid-Rock Interaction at the Slab-Mantle Interface: Insights from the High Pressure Rocks of the Sivrihisar Massif, Turke. Katherine Fornash; Donna L. Whitney; Michael A. Cosca

Thursday, Dec 12th

Session: Linking Earth Surface Dynamics and Deep Tectonic Processes. The Gürün Curl, SE Turkey: a potential link from crustal tectonics to mantle dynamics in the Arabia-Eurasia collision-escape zone. Côme Lefebvre; Paul J. Umhoefer; Nuretdin Kaymakci; Maud J. Meijers; Christian P. Teyssier; Donna L. Whitney; Mary R. Reid; Gonca Gencalioglu Kuscu; Michael A. Cosca; Gilles Y. Brocard; Bora F. Rojay and the CD-CAT team

Effects of Arabia-Eurasia Collision on Strike-slip Faults in Central Anatolia? Donna L. Whitney; Côme Lefebvre; Stuart N. Thomson; Lauren Idleman; Michael A. Cosca; Nuretdin Kaymakci; Christian P. Teyssier; Paul J. Umhoefer

Flow of deep crust in orogens, associated surface dynamics, and the stabilization of continents. Christian P. Teyssier; Donna L. Whitney; Andreas Mulch; Patrice F. Rey

Session: Recent Developments in Geochronology, Magnetostratigraphy, and Scientific Drilling: Reducing Uncertainty in the Geologic Time Scale. Magnetostratigraphy and stable isotope geochemistry of upper Paleogene-Neogene basin sediments as tools for reconstructing the paleotopography and paleoenvironment of the Anatolian Plateau. Maud J. Meijers; Andreas Mulch; Tamás Mikes; Nuretdin Kaymakci; Gilles Y. Brocard; Murat Ozkaptan; Côme Lefebvre; Noah Keller; Donna L. Whitney.

Friday, Dec 13th

Session: Deformation Processes: Microstructure, Rheology, and the Effects of FluidsThe effect of crystal-plastic deformation on Ti concentration in quartz. William O. Nachlas; Greg Hirth; Donna L. Whitney; Christian P. Teyssier.