Jean-Luc Epard

Prof. Jean-Luc Epard
géologie structurale et alpine
Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTE)
Université de Lausanne
Mouline - Géopolis
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 (0) 21 692 43 66
Phone2: +41 (0) 21 692 43 06
Fax: +41 (0) 21 692 43 05
E-mail: jean-luc.epard(at)
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Additional functions:
member of the Swiss Geological Society board (Vorstand)

Key Publications of Jean-Luc Epard (up to ten) :
Epard, J.-L. & Groshong, R, H. (1993): Excess area and depth to detachment: American Assoc. Petroleum Geol. Bull. 77/8, 1291-1302.

Epard, J.-L. & Escher, A. (1996): Transition from basement to cover: a geometric model. J. Struct. Geol. 18/5, 533-548.

Genier, F. & Epard, J.-L. (2007): The Fry method applied to an augen orthogneiss: problems and results. J. Struct. Geology 29, 209-224.

Epard, J.-L. & Steck, A. (2008): Structural development of the Tso Morari ultra-high pressure nappe of the Ladakh Himalaya. Tectonophysics 451, 242-264.

Humair, F., Pedrazzini, A., Epard, J.-L., Froese, C.R., & Jaboyedoff, M. (2013): Structural characterization of Turtle Mountain anticline (Alberta, Canada) and impact on rock slope failure. Tectonophysics 605, 133-148.

Cavargna-Sani, M., Epard, J.-L. & Steck, A. (2014): Structure, geometry and kinematics of the northern Adula nappe (Central Alps). Swiss J. Geosciences 107, 135-156.

Buchs, N. & Epard, J.-L. (2019): Geology of the eastern part of the Tso Morari nappe, the Nidar Ophiolite and the surrounding tectonic units (NW Himalaya, India). Journal of Maps 15/2, 38-48.

Steck, A., Masson, H. & Epard, J.-L. (2019): The Maggia nappe: an extruding sheath fold basement nappe in the Lepontine gneiss dome of the Central Alps. International Journal of Earth Sciences.

Pantet, A., Epard, JL. & Masson, H.(2020): Mimicking Alpine thrusts by passive deformation of synsedimentary normal faults: a record of the Jurassic extension of the European margin (Mont Fort nappe, Pennine Alps). Swiss J Geosci 113, 13.

Expertise of Jean-Luc Epard:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeProcess Studies
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
Local / Community
Time FramePast
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study

Specialties of Jean-Luc Epard:
Alpine and Himalayan Geology, structural geology

Last update: 11/24/20
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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