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) 31 684 87 81
E-mail: schreurs(at)
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in which Guido Schreurs holds an official function.

Key Publications of Guido Schreurs (up to ten) :
Zwaan, F., Schreurs, G. 2021. Analogue modelling of continental rifting: an overview. in: Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic (ed.), Rifted Margins, ISTE-Wiley

Truttmann, S., Herwegh, M., Schreurs, G., Ebert, A., Hardmeier, S. 2021. The effect of pre-existing structures on the Moosfluh landslide and its lateral propagation (Great Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland). Geomorphology,

Zwaan, F., Schreurs, G. 2020. Rift segment interaction in orthogonal and rotational extension experiments: Implications for the large-scale development of rift systems. Journal of Structural Geology, 140.

Zwaan, F., Schreurs, G., Rosenau, M. 2019. Rift propagation in rotational versus orthogonal extension: Insights from 4D analogue models, Journal of Structural Geology, doi:

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:

Scheiber, T., Pfiffner, O.A., Schreurs, G. 2013. Upper crustal deformation in continent-continent collision: A case study from the Bernard nappe complex (Valais, Switzerland). Tectonics, 32, 1320-1342,

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.

Schreurs, G., Evers, S.J.T.M., Radimilahy, C., Rakotoarisoa, J.-A. 2011. The Rasikajy civilization in northeast Madagascar: a pre-European Chinese community? Etudes Ocean Indien, 46/47, 107-132,

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, 99, 1827-1847,

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.

Expertise of Guido Schreurs:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Sediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Magmatic Rocks: Formation, Metamorphism
Topic Culture/HistoryCulture / History
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.

Geoarchaeology - Early settlement of Madagascar

Analogue modelling of structures in different tectonic settings (extension, transtension, shortening, transpression, strike-slip, inversion, salt tectonics)

Last update: 4/8/22
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