2001 - 2010


Angiolini L. 2001. Permian Brachiopods from Karakorum (Pakistan). Pt. 3. Riv. It Paleont. Strat., 107, 3, 307-344, Milano.

Zanchi, A., Gaetani, M., Angiolini, L., De Amicis, M. 2001. The 12100.000 geological map of western-central none Karakoram terrain (northern areas Pakistan). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 19/3A, 79.


Carosi R., Montomoli C. and Visone D. 2002. ls there any detachment in the Lower Dolpo (wested Nepal)? C. R. Geoscience 334, 933-940.

Musumeci G. 2002. Sillimanite-bearing shear zones in syntectonio leucogranite: fluid-assisted brittle-ductile deformation under amphibolite facies conditions. Journal of Structural Geology, 24 (9), 1491 -1505.

Visona D., and Lombardo B. 2002. Two-mica and tourmaline Ieucogranites from the Everesjf-Makalu region (Nepal-Tibet). Himalayan leucogranites genesis by isobaric heating? Lithos, 62, 125-150.

White, N.M., Pringle, M., Garzanti, E., Bickle, M., Najman, Y., Chapman, H., Friend, P. 2002. Constraints on the exhumation and erosion of the High Himalayan Slab, NW India, from foreland basin deposits. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1, 29-44.


Borghi A., Castelli D., Lombardo B., Visona D. 2003. Thermal and bario evolution of garnet from the Khar1a region of S Tibet, E Himalaya. E. J. Mineral, 15, 401-418.

Y. Najman, E. Garzanti, M. Pringle, M. Bickle, J Stix and I Khan. 2003. Early-Middle Miocene paleodrainage and tectonics in the Pakistan Himalaya. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 115, 1265-1277.

S. Guillot, E. Garzanti, D. Baratoux, D. Marquer, G. Mahéo, J.D., Sigoyer. 2003. Reconstructing the total shortening history of the NW Himalaya. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume 4, Number 7. 


P.G. DeCelles, G.E. Gehrels, Y. Najman, A.J. Martin, A. Carter, E. Garzanti. 2004. Detrital geochronology and geochemistry of Cretaceous–Early Miocene strata of Nepal: implications for timing and diachroneity of initial Himalayan orogenesis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 227, 313–330

Gaetani M., Zanchi A., Angiolini L., Olivini G., Sciunnach D., Brunton H., Nicora A., Mawson R. 2004. The Carboniferousof the Western Karakorum (Pakistan). Journal of Asian Earth Science, 23, 275-305.

Gaetani M., Burg J.P., Zanchi A., Jan QM. 2004. A Geological Transect from the Indian Plate to the E Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Prestige Fieldtrip Field GuideBook 32 IGC - Florence. 56 pp.

Garzanti E., Vezzoli G., Andò S., France-Lanord C., Singh S.K. and Foster G. 2004. Sand petrology and focugd erosion in focused erosion in collision orogens: the Brahmaputra case. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 220, 157-1 74.


Angiolini L., Brunton H., Gaetani M. 2005. Early Permian (Asselian) brachiopods from Karakorum (Pakistan) and thejf palaeobiogeographioal significance Palaeontology, 48, 1-18.

Carosi R., Montomoli C., Rubatto D. and Visona D. 2005. Extensional shear zones in the core of the Higher Himalayan Crystallines (Bhutan Himalayas): evidence for extension? Rend. Soc. Geol. lt., 1, Nuova Serie.

Garzanti E., Vezzoli G., Andò S., Paparella P. and Clift D. P. 2005. Petrology of Indus River sands: a key to interpret erosion history of the Western Himalayan Syntaxis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 229 287-302.

Najman, Y., Carter, A., Oliver, G and Garzanti, E. 2005. Provenance of Eocene foreland basin sediments, Nepal: Constraints to the timing and diachroneity of early Himalayan orogenesis. Geology. 33, 309-312.


Carosi, R., Montomoli, C., Rubatto, D. and Visona, D. 2006. Normal-sense shear zones in the core of the Higher Himalayan Crystalline (Bhutan Himalayas). evidence for exstrusion? In: RD. Law. M. Searle and L. Godin (Editors), Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation of Lower-mid Crust in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London, Special Pubblication, 268, pp. 425-444.

Szulc G., Najman, Y., Sinclair, HD. M. Pringle. M. Bickle, H. Chapman, li. Garzanti, S. Ando, P. Huyghe, J-L. Mugnier, T. Ojhann and P. DeCelles. 2006. Tectonic evolution of the Himalaya constrained by detrital 40Ar - 39Ar, Sm - Nd and petrographic data from the Siwalik foreland basin succession, SW Nepal. Basin Research, 18, 375-391.


Carosi R., Montomoli C., Rubatto D. & Visona D. 2007: Localizzazione della deformazione nel Cristallino dellAlto Himalaya: Vincoli geocronologici sulla attivita di zone di taglio precedenti al Main Central Thrust in Nepal occidentale. Rend. Soc. Geol. lt., 4, Nuova Serie.

Carosi R., Montomoli C.& Visonà D 2007: A structural transect in the Lower Dolpo. Insights on the tectonic evolution of Western Nepal . Journ. of Asian Earth Sciences 29, 407- 423.

Ferrando S., Rolfo F., Lombardo B. 2007 Fluid evolution from metamorphic peak to exhumation in Himalayan granulitised ecologites, Ama Drime range, southern Tibet. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19 439-461.

Garzanti E., Vezzoli G., Andò S., Lave J., Attal M., France-Lanord C. & DeCelles P. 2007: Quantifying sand provenance and erosion (Marsiandi River, Nepal, Himalaya). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 258, 500- 515.

Groppo C., Lombardo B., Rolfo F. & Pertusati P. 2007. Clockwise exhumation path of granulitized eclogites from the Ama Drime range (Eastern Himalayas). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 51-75.

Hubmann B. & Gaetani M. 2007. Devonian tabulate corals, calcareous algae, and bioclaustrations from he Karakorum Mountains (Nonhern Pakistan). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 113/3:

Leven E. Ja., Gaetani M., Schroeder S. 2007. New findings of Permian fusulinids and corals from Wested Karakorum and E Hindu Kush (Pakistan). Riv. leal. Paleont. Strut., 113/2, 151-166, Milano.

Montomoli C., Carosi R., Ruggieri G. & Visona D. 2007: Evoluzione dei fluidi e riattivazione fragile del Main Central Thrust nel Basso Dolpo (catena himalayans, Nepal occidentale) . Rend. Soc. Geol. lt., 4, Nuova Serie.

Zanchi, A., Gaetani, M., Sironi, S. 2007. The new geological map of Central-Western Karakoram. Rendiconti Society Geologica Italiana, 4, 315-318.


Allen, R., Najman, Y., Carter, A., Barford, D., Bickle, M.J., Chapman, H.J., Garanti, E., Vezzoli, G., Andò, S., Parrish, RR. 2008. Provenance of the Tertiary sedimentary rocke of the Indo-Burman Ranges, Burma (Myanmar): Burman arc or Himalayan-derived? Journal of the Geological Society. v. 165, 1045-1057.

Gaetani M., Mawson R., Sciunnach D., Talent J.A. 2008. The Devonian of Western Karakoram (Pakistan). Acta Geologica Polonica, 58/3.

Garzanti, E. 2008. Comment on “When and where did India and Asia collide?” by Jonathan C. Aitchison, Jason R. Ali, and Aileen M. Davis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 113 (B4)

Groppo R, and Rolfo F. 2008. Counterclockwise P-T evolution of the Aghil Range: Metamorphic record of an accretionary melange between Kunlun and Karakoram (SW Sinkiang, China). Lithos. 105, 365-378.

Nayman, Y., Bickle, M., BouDagher-Fadel, M., Carter, A., Garzanti, E., Paul, M.,Wiibrans, J., Willem, E., Oliver, Q., Parrish, R., Akhter, S.H., Allen, R., Andò, S., Chisty, E., Beisberg, L., Vezzoli, G. 2008. The Paleogene record of Himalayan erosion: Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 273. 1-14.


Groppo R., Rolfo F., and Lombardo, B. 2009. P-T Evolution across the Main Central Thrust Zone (Easter Nepal): Hidden Discontinuities Revealed by Petrology Journal of Petrology, 50, 1149-1180.

Nayman, Y., M. Bickle, E. Garzanti, M. Pringle, D. Barfod, N. Brozovic, D. Burbank, and S. Andò. 2009. Reconstructing the exhumation history of the Lesser Himalaya, NW India, from a multitechnique provenance study of the foreland basin Siwalik Group, Tectonics, 28, TC501 8, doi:1 0.1 029/2009TC002506.


Antolin, B., Appel, E., Gloaguen, R., DunkL I., Ding, L., Montomoli, Q, Liebke, U., Xu, Q. 2010. Paleomagnetic evidence for clockwise rotation and tilting in the eastern Tethyan Himalaya (SE Tibet): Implications for the Miocene tectonic evolution of the NE Himalaya .Tectonophysics 493, 172-186.

Groppo C., Rubatto D., Rolfo F., and Lombardo B. 2010. Early Qligocene partial melting in the Main Central Thrust Zone (Arun valley eastern Nepal Himalaya). Lithos,118,287-301.

Carosi. R., Montomoli C., Rubatto D, and D. Visonà D. 2010. Late Oligocene high-temperature shear zones in the core of the Higher Himalayan Crystallines (Lower Dolpo, wested Nepal). Tectonics, 29, TC4029, doi:1 0.1 029/2008TC002400.

Najman, Y., E. Appel, M. Boudagher-Fadel, P. Bown, A. Carter, E. Garzanti, L. Godin, J. Han, U. Liebke, G. Gliver, R. Parrish, and G. Vezzoli. 2010. The timing of India-Asia collision: geological, biostratigraphic and palaeomagnetic constraints. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1 029/201 0JB007673

Visonà D., Rubatto D. and Villa I. 2010. The magic rocks of Sao La (Kharta S. Tibet): Ordovician basaltic magmatism in the greater himalayan crystallines of central-eastern Himalaya Journal of Asian Earth Science; 38, 14-25.