Urs Schaltegger

portrait Prof. Urs Schaltegger

Isotope geochemistry and geochronology
Dépt. des sciences de la Terre
Université de Genève
rue des Maraîchers 13
CH-1205 Genève

Phone: +41 (0) 22 379 66 38
Phone2: +41 (0) 22 379 66 19
Fax: +41 (0) 22 379 32 10
E-mail: urs.schaltegger(at)unige.ch
URL Institution: https://www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/en/
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Key Publications of Urs Schaltegger (up to ten) :
Caricchi L., Simpson G. & Schaltegger U. (2014) Zircons reveal magma fluxes in the Earth’s crust. Nature 511, 457-461

Schaltegger U., Ulianov A., Müntener O., Ovtcharova M., Vonlanthen P., Vennemann T., Antognini M. & Girlanda F. (2015) Megacrystic zircon with planar fractures in miaskite-type nepheline-bearing pegmatites formed at high pressures in the lower crust (Ivrea Zone, southern Alps). American Mineralogist 100, 83-94

Schaltegger U., Schmitt A. & Horstwood M. (2015) U-Th-Pb zircon geochronology by ID-TIMS, SIMS and laser ablation ICP-MS: recipes, interpretations and opportunities. Invited review Chem Geol., 402, 89-110

Baresel B., D'Abzac F.-X., Bucher H. & Schaltegger U. (2017) High-precision time-space correlation through coupled apatite and zircon tephrochronology: an examples from the Permo-Triassic boundary in S. China. Geology, doi:10.1130/G38181.1

Schaltegger U. & Davies J.H.F.L. (2017) Petrochronology of zircon and baddeleyite in igneous rocks: reconstructing magmatic processes at high temporal resolution. In: Reviews in Mineralogy and Geo-chemistry, vol 83, 297-328, doi:10.2138/rmg.2017.83.11

Baresel B., Bucher H., Bagherpour B., Brosse M., Guodun K., Schaltegger U. (2017) Timing of global regression and microbial bloom marking the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. Nature Sci. Rep., 7:43630, doi:10.1038/srep43630

Davies J.H.F.L., Marzoli A., Bertrand A., Youbi H., Ernesto N. & Schaltegger U. (2017) End-Triassic mass extinction started by intrusive CAMP activity. Nature Communications 8, 15596, doi:10.1038/ncomms15596

Expertise of Urs Schaltegger:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic HydrosphereOcean
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
Sediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Magmatic Rocks: Formation, Metamorphism
Topic Integrated SystemsBiogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Time FramePast: Tertiary
Past: Cretaceous
Past: Jurassic
Past: Triassic
Past: Palaeozoic
Past: Precambrian
Time Scale100 kyr
Billenial (Mio yrs)
MethodsData Collection
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis

Specialties of Urs Schaltegger:
Radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geochronology, timescales of magmatic systems, environmental change in the geological past and biotic feedback timescales, mass extinctions

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