U-PB Detrital Zircon Geochronology of the Lower Danube and Its Tributaries: Implications for the Geology of the Carpathians. Mihai N. Ducea, Liviu Giosan, Andrew  Carter, Constantin Balica, Adriana M. Stoica, Relu D. Roban, Ion Balintoni, Florin Filip and Lucian Petrescu Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems; 2018 DOI: 10.102­­9/2018GC007659.  Click to View     

La/Yb and crustal thickness estimates in 30 and 50 million year increments based on global zircon data.  Balica et all.  In preparation  (previously published and CUTE unpublished)  Click to View   

Early arc development recorded in Permian–Triassic plutons of the northern Mojave Desert region, California, USA. M. Robinson Cecil, Mary Ann Ferrer, Nancy R. Riggs, Kathleen Marsaglia, Andrew Kylander-Clark, Mihai N. Ducea, and Paul Stone. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 131, no. 5/6, 2018Click to View

Initial Rifting of the Lhasa Terrane from Gondwana: Insights From the Permian (~262 Ma) Amphibole‐Rich Lithospheric Mantle‐Derived Yawa Basanitic Intrusions in Southern Tibet. Yun‐Chuan Zeng, Ji‐Feng Xu , Mihai N. Ducea, Jian‐Lin Chen, Feng Huang, and Le Zhang.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 2564–2581.  2018Click to View


Episodes of dormancy and eruption of the Late Pleistocene Ciomadul volcanic complex (Eastern Carpathians, Romania) constrained by zircon geochronology. Kata Molnár, Réka Lukács, István Dunkl, Axel K. Schmitt, Balázs Kiss, Ioan Seghedi, János Szepesi, Szabolcs Harangi. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 373 (2019) 133–147. Click to View

Neoproterozoic I-type and highly fractionated A-type granites in the Yili Block, Central Asian Orogenic Belt: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications. Fuhao Xiong, Mingcai Hou, Peter A. Cawood, Hu Huang, Mihai N. Ducea,  Shijun Ni. Precambrian Research Volume 328, 15 July 2019, Pages 235-249. Click to View

The role of arc migration in Cordilleran orogenic cyclicity. James B. Chapman and Mihai N. Ducea. Geological Society of America Chapman-G46117.1. 2019 Click to View

Tectono-magmatic characteristics of post-collisional magmatism: Case study East Carpathians, Călimani-Gurghiu-Harghita volcanic range. Seghedi I., Beşuţiu L., Mirea V., Zlăgnean L., Popa, R-G., Szakácsa S., Atanasiu L., Pomeran M., Vişan M. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 293 (2019) 106270. Click to View

Evidence for a persistent magma reservoir with large melt content beneath an apparently extinct volcano. M. Laumonier, O. Karakas, O. Bachmann, F. Gaillard, R. Lukács, I. Seghedi, T. Menand, S. Harangi.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 521(2019) 79–90. Click to View

New approaches on crystallization pressure of some Late Cretaceous granitoids from Romania. Tatu M., Iatan E-L. 2019. In Geoecomarina Extended  Abstracts volume „Geosciences in the 21st Century, 217-222, ISBN 978-606-94742-7-3.  Click to View

Environmental problems associated with the mining activities in the Apuseni Mountains, Romania. Iatan Elena-Luisa 2019.  Extended Abstracts, volume „Geosciences in the 21st Century”, p.82-87, GeoEcoMar, Bucharest, ISBN 978-606-94742-7-3. Click to View

A zircon petrochronologic view on granitoids and continental evolution Balica, C., Ducea, M.N., Gehrels,G.E., Kirk, J., Roban, R.D., Luffi, P., Chapman, J.B., Triantafyllou, A., Guo, J., Stoica, A.M., Ruiz, J., Balintoni, I., Profeta, L., Hoffman, D., Petrescu L. Erath Planet. Sci Lett. (2019), Click to View

Microaerophilic Fe-oxidizing micro-organisms in Middle Jurassic ferruginous stromatolites and the paleoenvironmental context of their formation (Southern Carpathians, Romania) Mihaela Grădinaru, Iuliana Lazăr,  Mihai N. Ducea,  Lucian Petrescu. Geobiology (2019);00:1–28.  DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12376Click to View


Oxidization of the mantle caused by sediment recycling may contribute to the formation of iron-rich mantle melts, Science Bulletin. D. He, Y. Liu, C. Chen, S.F. Foley, M.N. Ducea,  (2020),  https:// Click to View

A zircon petrochronologic view on granitoids and continental evolution C. Balica, M.N. Ducea G.E. Gehrels, J. Kirk, R.D. Roban, P. Luffi J.B. Chapman, A. Triantafyllou, J. Guo, A.M. Stoica, J. Ruiz, I. Balintoni, L. Profeta, D. Hoffman, L. Petrescu, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 531 (2020) 116005. Click to View

Lithospheric evolution of the Pre- and Early Andean convergent margin, Chile. Verónica Oliveros, Paulina Vásquez , Christian Creixell , Friedrich Lucassen , Mihai N. Ducea, Isabella Ciocca , Javiera González, Mauricio Espinoza , Esteban Salazar, Felipe Coloma , Simone A. Kasemann. Gondwana Research 80 (2020) 202–227  Click to View  

Fate of the lower lithosphere during shallow-angle subduction: The Laramide example, (2020) Chapman AD, Rautela, O, Shields, J., Ducea, MN, Saleeby, J. GSA Today, 30, 4-10. 

Episodic magmatism during the growth of a Neoproterozoic oceanic arc (Anti-Atlas, Morocco), Precambrian Research, (2020). Triantafyllou, A., Berger, J., Baele, JM, Mattielli, N., Ducea, MN, Sterckx, S., Samson, S., Hodel, F.,Ennih, N., 2020, 339,  Click to View  

Fingerprinting the Late Pleistocene tephras of Ciomadul volcano, eastern–central Europe. Harangi S., Molnár K., Schmitt A. K., Dunkl I., Seghedi I, Novothny Á., Molnár M., Kiss B, Ntaflos T., Mason P. R. D. and Lukács R. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE (2020) 35(1‐2) 232–244 ISSN 0267-8179. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3177  Click to View

Asthenosphere‑induced melting of diverse source regions for East Carpathian post‑collisional volcanism Bracco Gartner A. J.J. , Seghedi I., Nikogosian I. K., Mason P. R. D. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (2020) 175:54 Click to View

Subduction-related melt refertilisation and alkaline metasomatism in the Eastern Transylvanian Basin lithospheric mantle: Evidence from mineral chemistry and noble gases in fluid inclusions Faccini B., Rizzo A. L., Bonadiman C., Ntaflos T., Seghedi I., Grégoire M., Ferretti G., Coltorti M. Lithos , DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105516  Click to View

A zircon petrochronologic view on granitoids and continental evolution. Balica, C, Ducea, MN., Gehrels, GE. Kirk, J., Roban, RD., Luffi, P., Chapman, JB., Triantafyllou, A., Guo, J., Stoica, AM., Ruiz J., Balintoni I., Profeta L., Hoffman D., Petrescu L. 2020.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 531: 116005. Click to View

Fate of the lower lithosphere during shallow-angle subduction: The Laramide example. Chapman, A.,D., Rautela O., Shields, J., Ducea, M. N., and Saleeby, J. 2020 . GSA Today 30 (1).   Click to View

Temporal-Geochemical Evolution of the Persani Volcanic Field, Eastern Transylvanian Basin (Romania): Implications for Slab Rollback Beneath the SE Carpathians. Ducea, M.N., Barla, A., Stoica, A.M., Panaiotu, C., Petrescu. 2020. Tectonics 39 (5): e2019TC005802. Click to View

Rare earth element (REE) enrichment of the late Ediacaran Kalyus Beds (East European Platform) through diagenetic uptake. Francovschia I., Gradinaru E., Roban R. D., Ducea M.N., Ciobotaruc V., Shumlyanskyyd L. Geochemistry Volume 80, Issue 2, May 2020, 125612  Click to View

Microaerophilic Fe-oxidizing micro-organisms in Middle Jurassic ferruginous stromatolites and the paleoenvironmental context of their formation (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Grădinaru M., Lazăr I., Ducea M., N.,   Petre P. 2020;18:365–393.  Click to View 

Oxidization of the mantle caused by sediment recycling may contribute to the formation of iron-rich mantle melts. Detao He, Yongsheng Liu, Chunfei Chen Stephen Foley and Ducea, Mihai N. 2020. Science Bulletin 65 (7): 519–521. Click to View

The moroccan Anti-Atlas ophiolites: Timing and melting processes in an intra-oceanic arc-back-arc environment. Hodel, Florent, Triantafyllou Antoine, Berger Julien, Macouin M. Baele, J-M, Mattielli Nadine,  Monnier Christophe, Trindade RIF, Ducea M.N., Chatir A. and others. 2020. Gondwana Research. Click to View

Lithospheric evolution of the Pre-and Early Andean convergent margin, Chile. Oliveros V., Vásquez P., Creixell C., Lucassen F., Ducea Mihai N., Ciocca I., González J., Espinoza M., Salazar E., Coloma F. and others. 2020. Gondwana Research 80: 202–227. Click to View

Lower Cretaceous provenance and sedimentary model of the Eastern Carpathians: Inferences for the evolution of the subducted oceanic domain and its European passive continental margin. Roban, R.D., Ducea, M.N., Mațenco, L., Panaiotu, G.C., Profeta, L., Krézsek, C., Melinte-Dobrinescu, M.C., Anastasiu, N., Dimofte, D., Apotrosoaei, V., Francovschi, I. 2020.  Tectonics 39: doi–10. Click to View

Jurassic segmentation of the early Andean magmatic Province in southern central Chile (35–39° S): Petrological constrains and tectonic drivers. Rossel P., Echaurren A., Ducea MN., Maldonado P., Llanos K. 2020. Lithos: 105510. Click to View

Stratigraphic and provenance analysis of Triassic rock units between 28-29° S, northern Chile: implications on the tectonic and paleogeographic evolution of the southwestern margin of Gondwana. Salazar, Esteban and Vasquez, Paulina and Vallejos, Daniela and Creixell, Christian and Oliveros, Veronica and Ducea, Mihai N. 2020} . Andean Geology 47 (2): 207–255.

Neotethyan Subduction Ignited the Iran Arc and Backarc Differently. Shafaii Moghadam, H., Li, QL., Li, XH., Stern, RJ.,  Levresse, G., Santos, JF., Lopez Martinez, M., Ducea, MN., Ghorbani, G., Hassannezhad, A. 2020.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125 (5): e2019JB018460. Click to View

Significant Zr isotope variations in single zircon grains recording magma evolution history.  Jing-Liang Guo, Zaicong Wang, Wen Zhang, Frédéric Moynier, Dandan Cui, Zhaochu Hu, Mihai N Ducea. Click to View

Episodic magmatism during the growth of a Neoproterozoic oceanic arc (Anti-Atlas, Morocco). Triantafyllou, Antoine and Berger, Julien and Baele, Jean-Marc and Mattielli, Nadine and Ducea, Mihai N and Sterckx, Sarane and Samson, Scott and Hodel, Florent and Ennih, Nasser. 2020.  Precambrian Research 339: 105610.  Click to View

Archean, highly unradiogenic lead in shallow cratonic mantle. Jun-Bo Zhang; Yong-Sheng Liu; Mihai N. Ducea; Rong Xu Geology (2020) 48 (6): 584–588.  Click to View

Asking Geoscience Questions Through a Hybrid Machine-Human Learning Approach. Seongjin Park, Mihai N. Ducea, Barbara Carrapa, Mihai Surdeanu, Robert Hayes, Dan Collins.  Journal of Geology: July 9, 2020. Click to View

Post-volcanic activities in the Early Miocene Kırka-Phrigian caldera, western Anatolia – caldera basin filling and borate mineralization processes, International Geology Review. Cahit Helvacı , Yeşim Yücel-Öztürk , Ioan Seghedi & Martin R. Palmer (2020): DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2020.1793422. To link to this article:

Microthermometry and Raman spectroscopy of fluid and melt inclusions in the alpine porphyry copper deposits from Romania: insights on micrometallogeny. Ioan PINTEA, Sorin Silviu UDUBAŞA, Elena Luisa IATAN, Ion BERBELEAC, Daniel BÎRGĂOANU, Oana Claudia CIOBOTEA-BARBU, Eduard GHINESCU (2019).  Rom. J. Mineral Deposits, vol. 92 (2019), No. 1-2, p. 9-32, ISSN 1220-5648.  Click to View

Chaharlang, R., M.N. Ducea, J. Ghalamghash, 2020, Geochemical evidences for quantifying crustal thickness over time in the Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic arc (Iran). Lithos, 374, p. 105723,, Impact factor: 3.39 Click to View

Arclogites and their role in continental evolution; part 1: Background, locations, petrography, geochemistry, chronology and thermobarometry. Ducea, M.N., A.D. Chapman, E. Bowman, A. Tryantafyllou, 2020b, Earth-Science Reviews, p. 103375, DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103375, Impact factor: 9.724  Click to View

Arclogites and their role in continental evolution; Part 2: Relationship to batholiths and volcanoes, density and foundering, remelting and long-term storage in the mantle. Ducea, M.N., E. Bowman, A.D. Chapman, C. Balica, 2020c, Earth Sciences Reviews, in press. Impact factor: 9.72

New timing and depth constraints for the Catalina Metamorphic Core complex, Southeast Arizona. Ducea, M.N., A. Triantafyllou, J. Krcmaric, 2020d,  Tectonics, 39 (8), p. e2020TC006383,, Impact factor: 3.543. Click to View

Quantitatively Tracking the Elevation of the Tibetan Plateau Since the Cretaceous: Insights From Whole-Rock Sr/Y and La/Yb Ratios. Hu F., Wu, F., Chapman, JB, Ducea, MN, Ji Q., 2020, Geophysical Research Letters, 47, article e2020GL089202, doi: 10.1029/2020GL089202, Impact Factor: 4.58. Click to View

Early Mesozoic magmatism and tectonic evolution of the Qinling Orogen: Implications for oblique continental collision. Hu, F., Liu, S., Ducea, MN, Chapman, J.B, Wu, F. and Kusky, T., 2020. Gondwana Research, Volume 88, Pages 296-332, Impact factor: 6.174. Click to View

In search for the missing arc root of the Southern California Batholith: PTt evolution of upper mantle xenoliths of the Colorado Plateau Transition Zone. Rautela, O., R., A. D. Chapman, J. E. Shields, M.N. Ducea, C.T. Lee, J. Hehe, S. Jason, 2020,  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 547, p. 116447,, Impact factor: 4.824Click to View

Peridotite versus pyroxenite input in Mongolian Mesozoic-Cenozoic lavas, and dykes. Sheldrick, T.C, G. Hahn, M.N Ducea, A.M Stoica, K. Constenius, M. Heizler , 2020.  Lithos, 376, p. 105747., Impact factor: 3.39Click to View

Negligible surface uplift following foundering of thickened central Tibetan lower crust. Zeng, Y., M.N. Ducea, J. Xu, J. Chen, Y.H. Dong, 2020,  Geology, Impact factor: 4.768. Click to View

Quaternary volcanism in Myanmar: A record of Indian slab tearing in a transition zone from oceanic to continental subduction. Zhang, L.Y., W.M. Fan, L. Ding, M.N. Ducea, A. Pullen, J.X. Li, Y.L Sun, Y.H. Yue, F.L. Cai, C. Wang, T.P. Peng, K. Sein, 2020 .  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21 (8), p. e2020GC009091., Impact factor: 3.275.  Click to View


Jurassic to Neogene Quantitative Crustal Thickness Estimates in Southern Tibet. Kurt E. Sundell, Andrew K. Laskowski, Paul A. Kapp, Mihai N. Ducea, James B. Chapman. The Geological Society of America. GSA Today, v. 31, CC-BY-NC. Click to view

Architecture of volcanic plumbing systems inferred from thermobarometry: A case study from the Miocene Gutâi Volcanic Zone in the Eastern Carpathians, Romania. Marinel Kovacs , Alexandrina Fülöp, Ioan Seghedi, Zoltán Pécskay. Lithos, Click to view

Zircon geochronology suggests a long-living and active magmatic system beneath the Ciomadul volcanic dome field (eastern-central Europe). R. Lukács, L. Caricchi, A.K. Schmitt, O. Bachmann, O. Karakas, M. Guillong, K. Molnár, I. Seghedi, Sz. Harangi. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Click to view

Negligible surface uplift following foundering of thickened central Tibetan lower crust. Yunchuan Zeng, Mihai N. Ducea, Jifeng Xu, Jianlin Chen and Yan-Hui Dong. Geology, Click to view

Use of non-traditional heavy stable isotopes in archaeological research. J.A. Stephens, M.N. Ducea, D.J. Killick, J. Ruiz, Journal of Archaeological Science. Click to view

Chapman, J. B., Shields, J. E., Ducea, M. N., Paterson, S. R., Attia, S., and Ardill, K. E., 2021, The causes of continental arc flare ups and drivers of episodic magmatic activity in Cordilleran orogenic systems: Lithos, v. 398. Article number 106307. Click to View

Ducea, M. N., Chapman, A. D., Bowman, E., and Balica, C., 2021, Arclogites and their role in continental evolution; part 2: Relationship to batholiths and volcanoes, density and foundering, remelting and long-term storage in the mantle: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 214, article number 103476. Click to View

Ducea, M. N., Chapman, A. D., Bowman, E., and Triantafyllou, A., 2021, Arclogites and their role in continental evolution; part 1: Background, locations, petrography, geochemistry, chronology and thermobarometry: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 214, article number 103375. Click to View

Fernicola, J. C., Zimicz, A. N., Chornogubsky, L., Ducea, M., Cruz, L. E., Bond, M., Arnal, M., Cardenas, M., and Fernandez, M., 2021, The Early Eocene Climatic Optimum at the Lower Section of the Lumbrera Formation (Ypresian, Salta Province, Northwestern Argentina): Origin and Early Diversification of the Cingulata: Journal of Mammalian Evolution, v. 28, no. 3, p. 621-633. Click to View

Jepson, G., Carrapa, B., George, S. W. M., Triantafyllou, A., Egan, S. M., Constenius, K. N., Gehrels, G. E., and Ducea, M. N., 2021, Resolving mid- to upper-crustal exhumation through apatite petrochronology and thermochronology: Chemical Geology, v. 565, article number 120071. Click to View

Stephens, J. A., Ducea, M. N., Killick, D. J., and Ruiz, J., 2021, Use of non-traditional heavy stable isotopes in archaeological research: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 127, article number 105334. Click to View

Vlasceanu, M., Ducea, M. N., Luffi, P., Barla, A., and Seghedi, I., 2021, Carpathian-Pannonian Magmatism Database: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 22, no. 9, Article e2021GC009970. Click to View

Zeng, Y., Ducea, M. N., Xu, J., Chen, J., and Dong, Y.-H., 2021, Negligible surface uplift following foundering of thickened central Tibetan lower crust: Geology, v. 49, no. 1, p. 45-50. Click to View

Seghedi, I., Ntaflos,T., Pécskay, Z., Panaiotu, C., Mirea V., Downes H., 2021. Miocene extension and magma generation in the Apuseni Mts. (western Romania): a review. International Geology Review, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2021.1962416.  Click to View

Scoggin, S.H., Chapman, J.B., Shields, J.E., Trzinski, A.E. ,Ducea, M. N., – Early-Paleogene magmatism in the Pinaleño Mountains, Arizona: evidence for crustal melting of diverse basement assemblages during the Laramide Orogeny. Journal of Petrology, egab095,, 2021  Click to View

Bowman, E.E., Ducea, M.N., Triantafyllou, A, 2021, Arclogites in the subarc lower crust: effects of crystallization, partial melting, and retained melt on the foundering ability of residual roots, Journal of Petrology, in press, 10.1093/petrology/egab094 Click to View

Zhang, L., Fan, W., Ding, L., Pullen, A., Ducea, M.N., Li, J., Wang, C., Xu, X., Sein, K., 2021, Forced subduction initiation within the Neotethys: An example from the mid-Cretaceous Wuntho-Popa arc in Myanmar, Geological Society of America Bulletin, in press, 10.1130/B35818.1 Click to View

Marcus J. Origlieri M J, Downs R T, Hoffman D R, Ducea M Nand Post J E., 2021, Marshallsussmanite, NaCaMnSi3O8(OH), a new pectolite-group mineral providing insight into hydrogen bonding in pyroxenoids. Mineralogical Magazine (2021), 85, 444–453, doi:10.1180/mgm.2018.2  Click to View

Stoica A., and Ducea, M.N., 2021, A Mineral Scale Geochemical Investigation of Ultramafic Rocks From the San Carlos and Kilbourne Hole Xenolith Localities, Southwestern U.S.A.; Insights Into the Origin of the Regional Shallow Mantle: Open Science Framework DOI10.17605/OSF.IO/RKV38, Revue Rom de Geol, in press. Click to View

Ducea, M.N., 2021, On the Late Permian Age (258.3 +/- 2.5 Ma) and Tectonic Significance of the Cataracte Pegmatitic Leucogranite (Valcea County, Romania): Open Science Framework DOI10.17605/OSF.IO/2GRP6, Revue Rom de Geol, in press.  Click to View

Sundell, K., Laskowski, A., Kapp, P., Ducea, M.N., Chapman, J., 2021, Jurassic to Neogene Quantitative Crustal Thickness Estimates in Southern Tibet, GSA Today, v. 31, p. 4-10, 10.1130/GSATG461A.1  Click to View

Iatan Elena-Luisa 2021. Optical mineralogy and magnetic properties of four chondritic meteorites from Algerian West Sahara Desert. Rom. J. Mineral Deposits,vol. 94 (2021), No. 1-2, ISSN 1220-5648, in press

Pintea, Ioan; Berbeleac, Ion, Udubașa, Sorin Silviu; Nuţu-Dragomir, Maria-Lidia; Iatan , Luisa Elena 2021. Fluid and melt inclusions study related to the magmatic-hydrothermal apatite-anhydrite association from Voia porphyry Cu-Au-(Mo) prospect (Metaliferi Mountains, Romania). Revue Rom de Geol, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, p15, in press