Guido Schreurs

Prof. Guido Schreurs
Institut für Geologie
Universität Bern
Baltzerstrasse 1+3
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 87 60
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 87 61
E-mail: schreurs(at)
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Programs in which Guido Schreurs holds an official function:
PF-Geosciencesmember2015 -
SGSboard member2011 -

Key Publications of Guido Schreurs (up to ten) :
Zwaan, F., Schreurs, G., Naliboff, J., Buiter, S.J.H. 2016. Insights into the effects of oblique extension on continental rift interaction from 3D analogue and numerical models. Tectonophysics,

Schreurs, G., Buiter, S.J.H., Boutelier. J., Burberry, C., Callot, J.-P., Cavozzi, C., Cerca, M., Chen, J.-H., Cristallini, E., Cruden, A.R., Cruz, L., Daniel, J.-M., Da Poian, G., Garcia, V.H., Gomes, C.J.S., Grall, C., Guillot, Y., Guzmán, C., Hidayah, T.N., Hilley, G., Klinkmüller, M., Koyi, H.A., Lu, C.-Y., Maillot, B., Meriaux, C., Nilfouroushan, F., Pan, C.-C., Pillot, D., Portillo, R., Rosenau, M., Schellart, W.P., Schlische, R.W., Take, A., Vendeville, B., Vergnaud, M. Vettori, M., Wang, S.-H., Withjack, M.O., Yagupsky, D., Yamada, Y. 2016. Benchmarking analogue models of brittle thrust wedges. Journal of Structural Geology, 92, 116-139, doi:

Alonso-Henar, J., Schreurs, G., Martinez-Diaz, J.J., Alvarez-Gomez, J.A., Villamor, P. 2015. Neotectonic development of the El Salvador Fault zone and implications for deformation in the Central America Volcanic Arc. Insights from 4D analogue modelling experiments. Tectonics, DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003723

Rufer, D., Preusser, F., Schreurs, G., Gnos, E., Berger, A. 2014. Late Quaternary history of the Vakinankaratra volcanic field (central Madagascar): insights from luminescence dating of phreatomagmatic eruption deposits. Bulletin of Volcanology, doi: 10.1007/s00445-014-0817-7

Dooley, T. and Schreurs, G. 2012. Analogue modelling of intraplate strike-slip tectonics: a review and new experimental results, Tectonophysics, v. 574-575, 1-71, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.05.030.

Giese, J., Berger, A., Schreurs, G. and Gnos, E. 2011, The timing of the tectono-metamorphic evolution at the Neoproterozoic-Phanerozoic boundary in central southern Madagascar. Precambrian Research, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.01.002

Schreurs, G., Giese, J., Berger, A. and Gnos, E. 2010. A new perspective on the significance of the Ranotsara shear zone in Madagascar. International Journal of Earth Sciences (online, November 2009), DOI 10.1007/s00531-009-0490-9.

Schreurs, G., Buiter, S.J.H., Boutelier, D., Corti, G., Costa, E., Cruden, A., Daniel, J.-M., Hoth, S., Koyi, H., Kukowski, N., Lohrmann, J., Ravaglia, A., Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., Yamada, Y., Cavozzi, C., DelVentisetti, C., Elder Brady, J.A., Hoffmann-Rother, A., Mengus, J.-M., Montanari, D., Nilforoushan, F. 2006. Analogue benchmarks of shortening and extension experiments. In: Buiter, S.J.H. and Schreurs, G. (eds), Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 253, 1-25.

Schreurs, G. 2003. Fault development and interaction in distributed strike-slip shear zones: an experimental approach. In: Storti, F., Holdsworth, R.E. and Salvini, F. (eds). Intraplate strike-slip deformation belts. Geological Society London, Special Publications, 210, 35-52.

Schreurs, G. & Colletta, B. 2002. Analogue modelling of continental transpression. In: Schellart, W.P. and Passchier, C. (eds). Analogue modelling of large-scale tectonic processes. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, 7, 67-78.

Expertise of Guido Schreurs:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Sediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Magmatic Rocks: Formation, Metamorphism
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Spatial ScaleContinental
National / Cultural
Time FramePast
Past: Historical / Archeological
Past: Quarternary
Past: Tertiary
Past: Cretaceous
Past: Jurassic
Past: Triassic
Past: Palaeozoic
Past: Precambrian
Recent / Today
Time ScaleDecadal / Centennial
100 kyr
Billenial (Mio yrs)
MethodsData Collection
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
GeoForum General-TechnologyTechnologies, Engineering, Physics
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyCartography

Specialties of Guido Schreurs:
Research on tectonic structures in mountain belts and basins using direct observations, remote sensing studies, and analogue model experiments (e.g. Alps, Madagascar, Oman, El Salvador, East African margin)
Analogue modelling of structures in different tectonic settings (extension, transtension, shortening, transpression, strike-slip, inversion, salt tectonics)

Last update: 12/13/17
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