Universität Innsbruck

Pub­li­ca­ti­ons Bern­hard Fügen­schuh


Klotz, T; Pomella, H; Reiser, M; Fügenschuh, B; Zattin, M: Differential uplift on the boundary between the Eastern and the Southern European Alps: Thermochronologic constraints from the Brenner Base Tunnel. Terra Nova 31, 281– 294, 2019. Doi: 10.1111/ter.12398.

Reiser, MK; Sabau, G; Negulescu, E; Schuster, R; Tropper, P; Fügenschuh, B: Post-Variscan metamorphism in the Apuseni and Rodna Mountains (Romania): evidence from Sm–Nd garnet and U–Th–Pb monazite dating. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 112/1, 101 – 120, 2019. Doi: 10.1007/s00015-018-0322-7.


Bertrand, A; Rosenberg, C; Rabaute, A; Herman, F; Fügenschuh, B: Exhumation mechanisms of the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps) inferred from apatite and zircon fission track thermochronology. Tectonics 36/2, 207 – 228, 2017. Doi: 10.1002/2016TC004133.

Reiser, M; Schuster, R; Spikings, R; Tropper, P; Fügenschuh, B: From nappe stacking to exhumation: Cretaceous tectonics in the Apuseni Mountains (Romania). International Journal of Earth Sciences 106/2, 659 – 685, 2017. Doi: 10.1007/s00531-016-1335-y.

Reiser, M; Schuster, R; Tropper, P; Fügenschuh, B: Constraints on the depositional age and tectonometamorphic evolution of marbles from the Biharia Nappe System (Apuseni Mountains, Romania). Geologica Carpathica 68/2, 147 – 164, 2017. Doi: 10.1515/geoca-2017-0012.


Kováč, M; Plašienka, D; Soták, J; Vojtko, R; Oszczypko, N; Less, G; Ćosović, V; Fügenschuh, B; Králiková, S: Paleogene palaeogeography and basin evolution of the Western Carpathians, Northern Pannonian domain and adjoining areas. Global and Planetary Change 140, 9 – 27, 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.03.007.

Kralikova, S; Vojtko, R; Hok, J; Fugenschuh, B; Kovac, M: Low-temperature constraints on the Alpine thermal evolution of the Western Carpathian basement rock complexes. Journal of Structural Geology 91, 144-160, 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.09.006.

Pomella, H; Flöss, D; Speckbacher, R; Tropper, P; Fügenschuh, B: The western end of the Eoalpine High-Pressure Belt (Texel unit, South Tyrol / Italy). Terra Nova 28/1, 60 – 69, 2016. Doi: 10.1111/ter.12191.

Tropper, P; Fügenschuh, B: Metamorphic transect through the Eastern alps; the tectonometamorphic evolutio of the Western Austroalpine and Southalpine basement. Geo.Alp. Veröffentlichung des Instituts für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Innsbruck und des Naturmuseums Südtirol/Museo Scienze Naturali Alto Adige, Bozen/Bolzano 13, 117 – 141, 2016.

Vojtko, R; Králiková, S; Jeřábek, P; Schuster, R; Danišík, M; Fügenschuh, B; Minár, J; Madarás, J: Geochronological evidence for the Alpine tectono-thermal evolution of the Veporic Unit (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Tectonophysics, 666, 48 – 65, 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.10.014.

Zerlauth, M; Bertrand, A; Rantitsch, G; Groß, D; Ortner, H; Pomella, H; Fügenschuh, B: Thermal history of the westernmost Eastern Alps (Penninic Rhenodanubian Flysch nappes, Helvetic nappes, and Subalpine Molasse thrust sheets). International Journal of Earth Sciences 105/5, 1525 – 1547, 2016. Doi: 10.1007/s00531-015-1267-y


Mancktelow, N; Zwingmann, H; Campani, M; Fügenschuh, B; Mulch, A: Timing and conditions of brittle faulting on the Silltal-Brenner Fault Zone, Eastern Alps (Austria). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 108/2-3, 305 – 326, 2015. Doi: 10.1007/s00015-015-0179-y.

Ortner, H; Aichholzer, S; Zerlauth, M; Pilser, R; Fügenschuh, B: Geometry, amount and sequence of thrusting in the Subalpine Molasse of Western Austria and Southern Germany, European Alps. Tectonics 34/1, 1 – 30, 2015. Doi: 10.1002/2014TC003550.

Pomella, H; Ortner, H; Zerlauth, M; Fügenschuh, B: The Alpine nappe stack in western Austria: A crustal-scale cross-section. International Journal of Earth Sciences 104/3, 733 – 745, 2015. Doi: 10.1007/s00531-014-1097-3.

Andric, N; Fügenschuh, B; Zivotic, D; Cvetkovic, V: The thermal history of the Miocene Ibar Basin (Southern Serbia): new constraints from apatite and zircon fission track and vitrinite reflectance data. Geologica Carpathica 66/1, 37 – 50, 2015. Doi: 10.1515/geoca-2015-0009.


Králiková, S; Vojtko, R; Andriessen, P; Kováč, M; Fügenschuh, B; Hóka, J; Minár; J: Late Cretaceous–Cenozoic thermal evolution of the northern part of the Central Western Carpathians (Slovakia): revealed by zircon and Apatite fission track thermochronology. Tectonophysics 615-616, 142 – 153, 2014. Doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.01.002

Kralikova, S; Vojtko, R; Sliva, L; Minar, J; Fugenschuh, B; Kovac, M; Hok, J: Cretaceous-Quaternary tectonic evolution of the Tatra Mts (Western Carpathians): constraints from structural, sedimentary, geomorphological, and fission track data. Geologica Carpathica 65/4, 307-326, 2014. Doi: 10.2478/geoca-2014-0021.

Zerlauth, M; Ortner, H; Pomella, H; Pfiffner, AO; Fügenschuh, B: Inherited tectonic structures controlling the deformation style: an example from the Helvetic nappes of the Eastern Alps. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 107/2-3, 157 – 175, 2014. Doi: 10.1007/s00015-014-0167-7.


Egglseder, M; Fügenschuh, B: Pre-alpine fold interference patterns in the northeastern Oetztal-Stubai-complex (Tyrol, Austria). Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences (Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft) 106/2, 18 – 29, 2013.

Gröger, HR; Tischler, M; Fügenschuh, B; Schmid, SM: Thermal history of the Maramure area (Northern Romania) constrained by zircon fission track analysis: Cretaceous metamorphism and Late Cretaceous to Paleocene exhumation. Geologica Carpathica 64/5, 383 – 398, 2013.


Berger, A; Mercolli, I; Kapferer, N; Fügenschuh, B: Single and double exhumation of fault blocks in the internal Sesia-Lanzo Zone andthe Ivrea-Verbano Zone (Biella, Italy). International Journal of Earth Sciences 101/7, 1877 – 1894, 2012. Doi: 10.1007/s00531-012-0755-6.

Fügenschuh, B; Mancktelow, N.S; Schmid, S: Comment on Rosenberg and Garcia: Estimating displacement along the Brenner Fault and orogen-parallel extension in the Eastern Alps, Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) (2011) 100:1129–1145. International Journal Of Earth Sciences 101/5, 1451 – 1455, 2012. Doi: 10.1007/s00531-011-0725-4.

Kapferer, N; Mercolli, I; Berger, A; Ovtcharaova, M; Fügenschuh, B: Dating emplacement and evolution of the orogenic magmatism in the international Western Alps: 2. The Biella Volcanic Suite. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 105/1, 67 – 84, 2012. Doi: 10.1007/s00015-012-0092-6.

Pomella, H; Stipp, M; Fügenschuh, B: Thermochronological record of thrusting and strike-slip faulting along the Giudicarie fault system (Alps, Northern Italy). Tectonophysics 579, 118 – 130, 2012. Doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.04.015.


A. Loprieno, Bousquet, R; Bucher, St; Dalla Torre, F; Fügenschuh, B; Schmid, St.: The Valais units in Savoy (France): a key area for understanding the palaeogeography and the tectonic evolution of the Western Alps. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 100, 963-992, 2011.

S. Schefer, Cvetkovic, V., Fügenschuh, B., Kounov, A., Ovtcharova, M., Schaltegger, U. und Schmid, S. Cenozoic granitoids in the Dinarides of southern Serbia: age of intrusion, isotope geochemistry exhumation history and significance for the geodynamic evolution of the Balkan Peninsula. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 100, 1181-1206, 2011.

D. Gasser, Bruand, E., Stuewe, K., Foster, D., Schuster, R., Fuegenschuh, B. & Pavlis, T.:  Formation of a metamorphic core complex along an obliquely convergent continental margin: structural and thermochronological evolution of the Chugach Metamorphic Complex, southern Alaska. Tectonics 30, TC2012, doi:10.1029/2010TC002776.


B. Fügenschuh and Tropper, P; Transect through the Eastern Alps: Petrology and geology in the surroundings of the Brenner base tunnel, Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Vol 2, 1-13, 2010.

H. Meyer, R. Hetzel, B. Fügenschuh, H. Strauss: Determining the growth rate of topographic relief using in situ-produced 10Be: A case study in the Black Forest, Germany. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 290, 391–402, 2010.

H. Pomella, Klötzli, U., Scholger, R., Stipp, M. und Fügenschuh, B. The Northern Giudicarie and the Meran-Mauls fault (Alps, Northern Italy) in the light of new paleomagnetic and geochronological data from boudinaged Eo-/Oligocene tonalites International Journal of Earth Sciences . DOI 10.1007/s00531-010-0612-4, 2010.

H. Dresmann, Keulen, N; Timar-Geng, Z; Fügenschuh, B; Wetzel, A; Stünitz, H.: The south-western Black Forest and the Upper Rhine Graben Main Border Fault: Thermal history and hydrothermal fluid flow. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 99/2, S. 285 – 297, 2010.

M. Reiser, Scheiber, T; Fügenschuh, B; Burger, U.: Hydrological characterisation of Lake Obernberg, Brenner pass area, Tyrol. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 103/1, S. 43 – 57, 2010.

S. Schefer, Egli, D., Missoni, S., Bernoulli, D., Fügenschuh, B., Gawlick, H.-J., Jovanovic, D., Krystyn, L., Lein, R., Schmid, S.M., and Sudar, M. N. (2010): Triassic teasediments in the internal Dinarides (Kopaonik area, southern Serbia): stratigraphy, paleogeographic and tectonic significance. Geologica Carpathica 61, S. 89 – 109, 2010.

K. Ustaszewski, Kounov, A; Schmid, S. M; Schaltegger, U; Krenn, E; Frank, W; Fügenschuh, B (2010): Evolution of the Adria-Europe plate boundary in the northern Dinarides: From continent-continent collision to back-arc extension. Tectonics, 29, TC6017, doi:10.1029/2010TC002668, 2010.


K. Ustaszewski, Schmid, S.M.; Lugović, B.; Schuster, R.; Schaltegger, U.; Bernoulli, D.; Hottinger, L.; Kounov, A.; Fügenschuh, B.; Schefer, S.: Late Cretaceous intra-oceanic magmatism in the internal Dinarides (northern Bosnia and Herzegovina): Implications for the collision of the Adriatic and European plates.. Lithos 108/1-4, 106 – 125, 2009.


H.R. Gröger, B. Fügenschuh, M. Tischler, S.M. Schmid & J. Foeken. Tertiary structural evolution and exhumation history in the Maramures area (Northern Romania) - thermochronology and structural field data. Submitted.Geol Soc. Spec. Publ., 298, pp. 169-196, 2008.

M. Tischler, Matenco, L., Filipescu, S., Gröger, H.R., Fügenschuh, B.: Tectonics and sedimentation during convergence of ALCAPA and Tisza-Dacia: The Pienide nappe emplacement and its foredeep (N. Romania), Geol Soc. Spec. Publ., 298, pp. 317-334, 2008.

S. M. Schmid, D. Bernoulli, B. Fügenschuh, L. Matenco, S. Schefer, R. Schuster, M. Tischler, K. Ustaszewski. The Alps-Carpathians-Dinarides-connection: a correlation of tectonic units, Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 101 (2008) 139–183, 2008.

K. Ustaszewski, S. M. Schmid, B. Lugović, R. Schuster, U. Schaltegger, D. Bernoulli, L. Hottinger, A. Kounov, B. Fügenschuh, S. Schefer. Late Cretaceous intra-oceanic magmatism in the internal  Dinarides (northern Bosnia and Herzegovina): Implications for the  collision of the Adriatic and European plates. Lithos, doi 10.1016/j.lithos.2008.09.010, 2008.


M. Tischler, H.R. Gröger, B. Fügenschuh & S.M. Schmid. Miocene tectonics of the Maramures area (Northern Romania) – implications for the Mid-Hungarian fault zone. International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-006-0110-x.

E. Márton, M. Tischler, L. Csontos, B. Fügenschuh & S. M. Schmid. The contact zone between the ALCAPA and Tisza-Dacia mega-tectonic units of Northern Romania in the light of new paleomagnetic data, Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 100, 109-124.


E. Kissling, S.M. Schmid, R. Lippitsch, J. Ansorge & B. Fügenschuh. Lithosphere structure and tectonic evolution of the Alpine arc: new evidence from high-resolution teleseismic tomography. In: GEE, D. G. & STEPHENSON, R. A. (eds). European Lithosphere Dynamics. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 32, 129–145. 0435-4052/06, 2006.

Z. Timar-Geng, Fügenschuh, B., Wetzel, A. & Dresmann, H. Low-temperature thermochronology of the flanks of the southern Upper Rhine Graben. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 95, 685-702, 2006.

L. M.  Keller, Fügenschuh, B., Hess, M., Schneider, B. & Schmid, S.M. The Simplon fault zone in the western and central Alps: the mechanism of Neogene faulting and folding revisited. Geology, 34, 317-320, 2006.


B. Fügenschuh, S.M. Schmid. Age and significance of core complex formation in a very curved orogen: evidence from fission track studies in the South Carpathians (Romania), Tectonophysics 404: 33-53, 2005.

L. M. Keller, M. Hess, B. Fügenschuh and S. M. Schmid. Structural and metamorphic evolution of the Camughera-Moncucco, Antrona and Monte Rosa units southwest of the Simplon line, Western Alps. Eclogae Geol. Helv. 98, 19-49, 2005.

S.M. Schmid, B. Fügenschuh, E. Kissling & R. Schuster. Reply to comment by W. Kurz on: “Tectonic map of the Alps and overall architecture of the Alpine orogen”. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 98: 99-101, 2005.


S.M. Schmid, Fügenschuh, B., Kissling, E. and Schuster, R. TRANSMED Transects IV, V and VI: Three lithospheric transects across the Alps and their forelands. In: Cavazza W, Roure F, Spakman W, Stampfli GM, and Ziegler PA (eds). The TRANSMED Atlas: The Mediterranean Region from Crust to Mantle. Springer Verlag, 2004.

S.M. Schmid, B. Fügenschuh, E. Kissling & R. Schuster. Tectonic map of the Alps and overall architecture of the Alpine orogen. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 97: 93-117, 2004.

M. Stipp, B. Fügenschuh, L. P. Gromet, H. Stünitz, and S.M. Schmid. Contemporaneous plutonism and strike-slip faulting: A case study from the Tonale fault zone north of the Adamello pluton (Italian Alps), Tectonics, 23, TC3004, doi:10.1029/2003TC001515, 2004.

S. Bucher, Ulardic, C., Bousquet R., Ceriani, S., Fügenschuh B. & Schmid, S. M. Tectonic evolution of the Briançonnais units along the ECORS-CROP transect through the Italian-French Western Alps, Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae, 97, 321-345, 2004.

Z. Timar-Geng, B. Fügenschuh, U. Schaltegger & A. Wetzel. The impact of the Jurassic hydrothermal activity on zircon fission track data from the southern Upper Rhine Graben area. Schweizerische mineralogisch petrographische Mitteilungen,84/3, 257-269, 2004.


B. Fügenschuh & S.M. Schmid. Late stages of deformation and exhumation of an orogen constrained by fission-track data: a case study in the Western Alps. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 115, 11, 1425-1440, 2003.

S. Bucher, S.M. Schmid, R. Bousquet & B. Fügenschuh. Late stage deformation in a collisional orogen (Western Alps): nappe refolding, back-thrusting or normal faulting? Terra Nova, 15, 109-117, 2003.

S. Ceriani, B. Fügenschuh, S. Potel & S.M. Schmid. The tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Frontal Penninic units of the Western Alps: correlation between low-grade metamorphism and tectonic phases. Schweizerische Mineralogisch Petrographische Mitteilungen, 83, 2, 111-131, 2003.

B. Fügenschuh, N. Froitzheim, R. Capdevila & G. Boillot. Offshore granulites from the Bay of Biscay margins: fission tracks constrain a Proterozoic to Tertiary thermal history. Terra Nova, 15, 337-342, 2003.


A. Steenken, B. Fügenschuh, S. Siegesmund & T. Heinrichs. Cooling and exhumation of the Rieserferner Pluton (Eastern Alps, Italy/Austria). International Journal of Earth Sciences: 91, pp. 799-817, 2002.


S. Ceriani, B. Fügenschuh & S.M. Schmid. Multi-stage thrusting at the “Penninic Front“ in the Western Alps between Mont Blanc and Pelvoux massifs. International Journal of Earth Sciences: 90, pp. 685-702, 2001.

N.S. Mancktelow, D. Stöckli, B. Grollimund, W. Müller, B. Fügenschuh, G. Viola, D. Seward & I.M. Villa.The DAV and Periadriatic fault systems in the Eastern Alps south of the Tauern window. International Journal of Earth Sciences: 90, pp. 593-622, 2001.


B. Fügenschuh, N.S. Mancktelow & D. Seward. The Cretaceous to Neogene cooling and exhumation history of the Oetztal-Stubai basement complex, Eastern Alps: a structural and fission-track study. Tectonics: 19, 905-918, 2000.

S. Martin, R. Polino, A. Bistacchi, M. Massironi, M. Zattin, P. Perello, F. Piana, F. Gianotti, A. Guermani & B. Fügenschuh. Exhumation of the Alpine Nappe Stack. Mem. Sci. Geol. Univ. Padova: 51/2, pp. 483-501, 2000.


B. Fügenschuh, A. Loprieno, S. Ceriani, S.M. Schmid. Structural analysis of the Subbrianconnais and Valais zone in the area of Moûtier (Savoy, Western Alps): paleogeographical and tectonic consequences. International Journal of Earth Sciences: 88, pp. 201-218, 1999.


B. Fügenschuh, N. Froitzheim, G. Boillot. Cooling history of granulite samples from the ocean-continent transition of the Galizia margin: implications for rifting. Terra Nova: 10, pp. 96-100, 1998.

S.M. Schmid, T. Berza, V. Diaconescu, N. Froitzheim, B. Fügenschuh. Orogen-parallel extension in the Southern Carpathians. Tectonophysics: 297, pp. 209-228, 1998.


B. Fügenschuh, D. Seward, N.S. Mancktelow. Exhumation in a convergent orogen: the western Tauern window. Terra Nova: 9, pp. 213-217, 1997.

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