Benoît Petri

Postdoctoral researcher @ University of Lausanne and University of Strasbourg

My research aims at constraining the tectonic, magmatic and metamorphic evolution of the continental lithosphere in extension using quantitative multidisciplinary approaches. In particular, I focus on late- to post-orogenic and rifting processes.


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8. Petri B., Duretz T., Mohn G., Schmalholz, S. M., Karner G.D., Müntener, O. Thinning mechanisms of heterogeneous continental lithosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 512, 147–162. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.02.007

7. Hetényi, G., Epard, J.-L., Colavitti, L., Hirzel, A. H., Kiss, D., Petri, B., Scarponi, M., Schmalholz, S. M., Subedi, S., 2018. Spatial relation of surface faults and crustal seismicity: a first comparison in the region of Switzerland. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica, 53(3), 439-461. DOI:  10.1007/s40328-018-0229-9

6. Petri, B., Skrzypek, E., Mohn, G., Mateeva, Ts., Robion, Ph., Schulmann, K., Manatschal, G., Müntener, O., 2018. Mechanical anisotropies and mechanisms of mafic magma ascent in the middle continental crust: the Sondalo magmatic system (N Italy). GSA Bulletin, 130(1-2), 331-352. DOI:10.1130/B31693.1 

5. Petri, B., Mohn, G., Skrzypek, E., Mateeva, T., Galster, F., Manatschal, G., 2017. U–Pb geochronology of the Sondalo gabbroic complex (Central Alps) and its position within the Permian post-Variscan extension. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106(8), 2873-2893. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-017-1465-x

4. Duretz, T., Petri, B., Mohn, G., Schmalholz, S. M., Schenker, F. L., 2016. The importance of structural softening for the evolution and architecture of passive margins. Scientific Reports, 6, 38704. DOI: 10.1038/srep38704

3. Petri, B., Mohn, G., Štípská, P., Manatschal, G., Schulmann, K., 2016. The Sondalo gabbro contact aureole (Campo unit, Eastern Alps): implications for mid-crustal mafic magma emplacement. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171 (5), 1-21. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-016-1263-7

2. Petri, B., Štípská, P., Skrzypek, E., Schulmann, K., Corsini, M. & Franěk, J., 2014. Thermal and mechanical behavior of the orogenic middle crust during the syn- to late-orogenic evolution of the Variscan root zone, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32 (6), 599-626. DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12081

1. Chopin, F., Schulmann, K., Štípská, P., Martelat, J.-E., Pitra, P., Lexa, O. & Petri, B., 2012. Microstructural and petrological evolution of a high pressure granitic orthogneiss during continental subduction (Orlica-Śnieznik dome, NE Bohemian Massif). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30 (4), 347-376. DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00970.x