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  • Bi, H., Whitney, D. L., Song, S., & Zhou, X. (2021). HP–UHP eclogites in the East Kunlun Orogen, China: P–T evidence for asymmetric suturing of the Proto-Tethys Ocean. Gondwana Research
  • *Gordon, S. M., Kirkland, C. L., Reddy, S. M., *Blatchford, H. J., Whitney, D. L., Teyssier, C., ... & McDonald, B. J. (2021). Deformation-enhanced recrystallization of titanite drives decoupling between U-Pb and trace elements. Earth and Planetary Science Letters560, 116810.
  • *Monz, M. E., Hudleston, P. J., Prior, D. J., Michels, Z., Fan, S., Negrini, M., ... & Qi, C. (2021). Full crystallographic orientation (c and a axes) of warm, coarse-grained ice in a shear-dominated setting: a case study, Storglaciären, Sweden. The Cryosphere15(1), 303-324.
  • Cosca, M. A., Reid, M., Delph, J. R., Kuşcu, G. G., Blichert-Toft, J., Premo, W., ... & Rojay, B. (2021). Age and mantle sources of Quaternary basalts associated with “leaky” transform faults of the migrating Anatolia-Arabia-Africa triple junction. Geosphere17(1), 69-94.
  • Bi, H., Song, S., Whitney, D. L., Wang, C., & Su, L. (2021). HP–UHT granulites in the East Kunlun Orogen, NW China: Constraints on the transition from compression to extension in an arc setting of the Proto‐Tethys Ocean. Journal of Metamorphic Geology
  • #Brocard, G. Y., #Meijers, M. J., Cosca, M. A., Salles, T., Willenbring, J., Teyssier, C., & Whitney, D. L. (2021). Fast Pliocene integration of the Central Anatolian Plateau drainage: Evidence, processes, and driving forces. Geosphere
  • *Korchinski, M., Teyssier, C., Rey, P. F., Whitney, D. L., & Mondy, L. (2021). Single-phase vs two-phase rifting: Numerical perspectives on the accommodation of extension during continental break-up. Marine and Petroleum Geology123, 104715.


  • *Kang, P., Whitney, D.L., and *Fornash, K.F. (2020) Controls on development of different mineral assemblages in gabbro and basalt during subduction metamorphism. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology.
  • Kahn, M., Fayon, A. K., & *Tikoff, B. (2020). Constraints on the post-orogenic tectonic history along the Salmon River suture zone from low-temperature thermochronology, western Idaho and eastern Oregon. Rocky Mountain Geology55(1), 27-54.
  • Jin, X., Zhang, Y.-X., Whitney, D.L., Zhang, K.-J., *Raia, N.H., *Hamelin, C., Hu, J.-C., Lu, L., Shou, X.-Y., and Bin Khalid, S. (2020) Crustal material recycling induced by subduction erosion and subduction-channel exhumation: A case study of central Tibet (western China) based on P–T–t paths of the eclogite-bearing Baqing metamorphic complex. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
  • Umhoefer, P.J., #Lefebvre, C., Thomson, S.N., Cosca, M.A., Teyssier, C., and Whitney, D.L. (2020) Cenozoic tectonic evolution of a reactivated suture zone during the transition from Arabia - Eurasia collision to escape tectonics: the Ecemiş fault and adjacent basins, central Anatolia, Turkey. Geosphere.
  • *Radwany, M.R., Morgan, L., and Whitney, D.L. (2020) Conditions, mechanisms, and timing of high-grade metamorphism and ductile deformation of the southern segment of the Central Anatolian Ophiolite. International Journal of Earth Sciences. doi:10.1007/s00531-020-01908-7.
  • Whitney, D.L., *Fornash, K.F., *Kang, P., Ghent, E.D., Martin, L., Okay, A.I., and Vitale Brovarone, A. (2020) Lawsonite composition and zoning as tracers of subduction processes: a global review. Lithos (invited review paper), 370-371, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105636.
  • Whitney, D.L., *Hamelin, C., Teyssier, C., *Raia, N.H., *Korchinski, M.S., Seaton, N.C.A., #Bagley, B.C., von der Handt, A., Roger, F., and Rey, P.F. (2020) Deep crustal source of gneiss dome rocks revealed by coeval eclogite and migmatite in the Montagne Noire dome, French Massif Central. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 38, 297-327. doi:10.1111/jmg.12523.
  • Roger, F., Teyssier, C., Whitney, D.L., Respaut, J-P, Paquette, J-L, and Rey, P.F. (2020) Age of metamorphism and deformation in the Montagne Noire dome (French Massif Central): Tapping into memory of fine-grained gneisses by the U-Th-Pb geochronology on monazite. Tectonophysics, 776, 228316, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2019.228316.
  • *Fornash, K.F., and Whitney, D.L. (2020) Lawsonite-rich veins and layers as archives of fluid and element cycling at the slab-mantle interface (Sivrihisar Massif, Turkey). Chemical Geology, 533. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119356
  • #Meijers, M., Brocard, G., Whitney, D.L., and Mulch, A. (2020) Paleoenvironmental conditions and drainage evolution of the central Anatolian lake system (Turkey) during late Miocene to Pliocene surface uplift. Geosphere, 16, 490-509. doi: 10.1130/GES02135.1.


  • Whitney, D. L., & **Samuelson, W. J. (2019). Crystallization sequences of coexisting andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite, and a report on a new locality: Lesjaverk, Norway. European Journal of Mineralogy.
  • Baharifar, A. A., Whitney, D. L., Pang, K. N., Chung, S. L., & Iizuka, Y. (2019). Petrology, geothermobarometry, and PT path of spinel-bearing symplectite migmatites from the Simin area, Hamedan, Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Iran. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 28(2), 275-298.
  • *Fornash, K.F., Whitney, D.L., and Seaton, N.C.A. (2019) Lawsonite composition and zoning as an archive of metamorphic and deformation processes in subduction zones. Geosphere, 15 (1), 24-46. doi: 10.1130/GES01455.1.


  • *Nachlas, W.O., Teyssier, C., Whitney, D.L., Hirth, G. (2018) Diffusion geospeedometry in natural and experimental shear zones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 498, 129-139.
  • Meijers, M.J.M., #Brocard, G.Y., Cosca, M.A., Lüdecke T., Teyssier C., Whitney, D.L., Mulch, A. (2018) Rapid late Miocene surface uplift of the Central Anatolian Plateau margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 497, 29-41.
  • *Awalt, M., and Whitney, D.L. (2018) Petrogenesis of kyanite- and corundum-bearing mafic granulite in a meta-ophiolite, SE Turkey. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 00, 1-24.
  • #Meijers, M.J.M., Peynircioglu, A.A., Cosca, M.A., #Brocard, G.Y.Whitney, D.L., Langereis, C.G., Mulch, A. (2018) Climate stability in central Anatolia during the Messian Salinity Crisis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,
  • *Korchinski, M., Rey, P.F., Mondy, L., Teyssier, C.Whitney, D.L. (2018) Numerical investigation of deep-crust behavior under lithospheric extension. Tectonophysics, 726, 137-146.


  • Rey, P.F., Mondy, L., Duclaux, G., Teyssier, C., Whitney, D.L., Bocher, M., and Prigent, C. (2017) The origin of contractional structures in extensional gneiss domes. Geology, 45, 263-266.


  • *Fornash, K.F., Cosca, M.A., and Whitney, D.L. (2016) Tracking the timing of subduction and exhumation using 40Ar/39Ar phengite ages in blueschist and eclogite facies rocks (Sivrihisar, Turkey). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171: 67.
  • Miller, R.B., *Gordon, S.M., Bowring, S., Doran, B., McLean, N., Michels, Z., Shea, E., and Whitney, D.L. (2016) Linking deep and shallow crustal processes in an exhumed continental arc, North Cascades, Washington. Geosphere, 2, 900-924.
  • Fréville, K., Cenki-Tok, B., Trap, P., Rabin, M., Leyreloup, A., Régnier, J.-L., and Whitney, D.L. (2016) Thermal interaction of middle and upper crust during gneiss dome formation: Example from the Montagne Noire (French Massif Central). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 34, 447-462.
  • #Meijers, M.J.M., Strauss, B., Özkaptan, M., Feinberg, J.M., #Mulch, A.Whitney, D.L., and Kaymakçı, N. (2016) Age and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of partially remagnetized lacustrine sedimentary rocks (Oligocene Aktoprak basin, central Anatolia, Turkey). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17, 914-939.
  • *Gordon, S.M.Whitney, D.L.Teyssier, C.*Fossen, H., and Kylander-Clark, A. (2016) Geochronology and geochemistry of zircon from the northern Western Gneiss Region: Insights into the Caledonian tectonic history of western Norway. Lithos, 246-247, 134-148.


  • Whitney, D.L., Roger, F., Teyssier, C., Rey, P.F. and J.-P. Respaut (2015) Syn-collapse eclogite metamorphism and exhumation of deep crust in a migmatite dome: the P-T-t record of the youngest Variscan eclogite (Montagne Noire, French Massif Central). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 224-234.
  • Roger, F., Teyssier, C., Respaut, J-P., Rey, P.F., Jolivet, M., Whitney, D.L., Paquette, J-L., and Brunel, M. (2015) Timing of formation and exhumation of the Montagne Noire double dome, French Massif Central. Tectonophysics, 640-641, 53-69.
  • *Roxanne N. Renedo, *William O. NachlasDonna L. WhitneyChristian Teyssier, Sandra Piazolo, *Stacia M. Gordon, Haakon Fossen (2015) Fabric development during exhumation from ultrahigh-pressure in an eclogite-bearing shear zone, Western Gneiss Region, Norway, Journal of Structural Geology,


  • Donna L. WhitneyChristian Teyssier, #Nicholas C.A. Seaton and *Katherine F. Fornash (2014) Petrofabrics of high-pressure rocks exhumed at the slab-mantle interface from the ‘point of no return’ in a subduction zone (Sivrihisar, Turkey), Tectonics,
  • *M. S. Korchinski, J. Vry, T. A. Little, M.-A. Millet, R. Bicknell, E. Smith and A. von der Handt (2014) Timing of UHP exhumation and rock fabric development in gneiss domes containing the world's youngest eclogite Facies rocks, southeastern Papua New Guinea, Journal of Metamorphic Geology,
  • Haldan, M.M., #Meijers, M.J.M., Langereis, C.G., Larsen, B.T., Heyer, H. (2014) New palaeomagnetic results from the Oslo Graben, a Permian Superchron lava province, Geophysical Journal International,
  • *Erkan ToramanChristian TeyssierDonna L. WhitneyAnnia K. Fayon, Stuart N. Thomson and Peter W. Reiners (2014) Low-temperature thermochronologic record of Eocene migmatite dome emplacement and late Cenozoic landscape development, Shuswap core complex, British Columbia, Tectonics,
  • L. A. J. Martin, J. Hermann, L. Gauthiez-Putallaz, D. L. Whitney, A. Vitale Brovarone, *K. F. Fornash and N. J. Evans (2014) Lawsonite geochemistry and stability – implication for trace element and water cycles in subduction zones, Journal of Metamorphic Geology,
  • *William O. Nachlas, Donna L. Whitney, Christian Teyssier, Brian Bagley and #Andreas Mulch (2014) Titanium concentration in quartz as a record of multiple deformation mechanisms in an extensional shear zone, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,
  • *Idleman, L., Cosca, M.A., Thomson, S.N., Heizler, M.T., Teyssier, C., and Whitney, D.L. (2014) Burial and exhumation cycles tracked by 40Ar/39Ar and apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronology in a strike-slip fault zone, central Turkey, Tectonophysics, 612-613, 134-146.
  • #Seaton, N.C.A.Teyssier, C.Whitney, D.L., and Heizler, M.T. (2014) Quartz and calcite microfabric transitions in a pressure and temperature gradient, Sivrihisar, Turkey. Geodinamica Acta, Special issue in honor of Aral Okay


  • #Lefebvre, C., #Meijers, M. J. M., Kaymakci, N., Peynircioglu, A., Langereis, C. G. and van Hinsbergen, D. J. J., (2013) Reconstructing the geometry of central Anatolia during the late Cretaceous: Large-scale Cenozoic rotations and deformation between the Pontides and Taurides, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 366, 83-98,
  • Gülyüz, E., Kaymakci, N., #Meijers, M. J. M., van Hinsbergen, D. J. J., #Lefebvre, C., Vissers, R., Hendriks, B. and Peynircioglu, A. A., (2013) Late Eocene evolution of the Çiçekdağı Basin (central Turkey): Syn-sedimentary compression during microcontinent–continent collision in central Anatolia, Tectonophysics, 602, 286-299,
  • Fossen, H., Teyssier, C., and Whitney, D.L. (2013) Transtensional folding. Journal of Structural Geology, 56, 89-102.
  • *Gordon, S.M.Whitney, D.L.Teyssier, C., and Fossen, H. (2013) U–Pb dates and trace-element geochemistry of zircon from migmatite, Western Gneiss Region, Norway: Significance for history of partial melting in continental subduction. Lithos, 170-171, 35-53.
  • Whitney, D.L.Teyssier, C., Rey, P.F., and Buck, W.R. (2013) Continental and oceanic core complexes. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125, 273-298. doi: 10.1130/B30754.1 (invited 125th Anniversary review paper).
  • *Iredale, L.J.Teyssier, C., and Whitney, D.L. (2013) Cenozoic pure-shear collapse of the southern Menderes Massif, Turkey. Journal of the Geological Society of London. From: Robertson, A.H.F., Parlak, O. & Ünlügenç, U.C. (eds) Geological Development of Anatolia and the Easternmost Mediterranean Region. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 372, 323-342.