Bernhard Fügenschuh, peer-reviewed publications


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.