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Aminov, J., Dupont-Nivet, G., Ruiz, D. and Gailleton, B., 2023. Paleogeographic reconstructions using QGIS: Introducing Terra Antiqua plugin and its application to 30 and 50 Ma maps. Earth-Science Reviewsp.104401.

Aminov, J., Roperch, P., Dupont-Nivet, G., Cordier, C., Guillot, S., Glodny, J., Timmerman, M.J., Sudo, M., Ruffet, G., Wilke, M. and Lagroix, F., 2023. Contractional deformation between extensional dome exhumation in Central Pamir at 17–15 Ma constrained by metamorphic and paleomagnetic data from the Bartang volcanic rocks, TajikistanTectonophysics868, p.230080.

Huang, W., Niu, S., Dekkers, M.J., Lippert, P.C., Bilardello, D., Solheid, P., Zhang, B., Dupont‐Nivet, G., van Hinsbergen, D.J. and Ding, L., 2023. Remagnetization under hydrothermal alteration of South Tibetan Paleocene lavas: Maghemitization, hematization, and grain size reduction of (titano) magnetite. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth128(3), p.e2023JB026418.

Li, L., Najman, Y., Dupont‐Nivet, G., Parra, M., Roperch, P., Kaya, M., Meijer, N., O’sullivan, P., Jepson, G. and Aminov, J., 2023. Mesozoic–Cenozoic multistage tectonic evolution of the Pamir: detrital fission‐track constraints from the Tajik BasinBasin Research

Mahéo, Gweltaz, and Guillaume Dupont-Nivet. “Plate Reconstructions and Mantle Dynamics Leading to the India–Asia Collision” in Himalaya, Dynamics of a Giant 1: Geodynamic Setting of the Himalayan Range, 2023: 1-32.

Meijer, N., Dupont-Nivet, G., Licht A., , Roperch, P., Rohrmann, A., Sun, A., Lu, S., Woutersen, A., Nowaczyk, N., (accepted), Early Eocene magnetostratigraphy and tectonic evolution of the Xining Basin, NE TibetBasin Research,

Robin-Champigneul, F., Gravendyck, J., Huang, H., Woutersen, A., Pocknall, D., Meijer, N., Dupont-Nivet, G., Erkens, R.H. and Hoorn, C., 2023. Northward expansion of the southern-temperate podocarp forest during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum: Palynological evidence from the NE Tibetan Plateau (China)Review of Palaeobotany and Palynologyp.104914.

Tardif, D., Sarr, A.C., Fluteau, F., Licht, A., Kaya, M., Ladant, J.B., Meijer, N., Donnadieu, Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Bolton, C.T. and Le Hir, G., 2023. The role of paleogeography in Asian monsoon evolution: Associated a review and new insights from climate modelling. Earth-Science Reviews, p.104464.

Woutersen, A., Jardine, P.E., Silvestro, D., Bogotá-Angel, R.G., Zhang, H.X., Meijer, N., Bouchal, J., Barbolini, N., Dupont-Nivet, G., Koutsodendris, A. and Antonelli, A., 2023. The evolutionary history of the Central Asian steppe-desert taxon Nitraria (Nitrariaceae) as revealed by integration of fossil pollen morphology and molecular data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society202(2), pp.195-214.

Yuan, X.P., Jiao, R., Liu-Zeng, J., Dupont-Nivet, G., Wolf, S.G. and Shen, X., 2023. Downstream propagation of fluvial erosion in Eastern Tibet. Earth and Planetary Science Letters605, p.118017.


Gentis, N., Licht, A., Boura, A., De Franceschi, D., Win, Z., Aung, D.W. and Dupont-Nivet, G., 2022. Fossil wood from the lower Miocene of Myanmar (Natma Formation): palaeoenvironmental and biogeographic implications. Geodiversitas44(28), pp.853-909.

Kaya*, M., Dupont-Nivet, G., Frieling, J., Fioroni, C., Rohrmann, Altıner, S.O., Vardar, E., Tanyaş, H., Plessen, B., Mamtimin, M., Guo, Z., (in press), The Eurasian Epicontinental Sea was an important carbon sink during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal MaximumCommunications Earth and Environment3 (1), 1-10

Li*, L., Dupont-Nivet, G., Najman, Y., Kaya, M., Meijer, N., Poujol, M., Aminov, J., (2022), Middle to late Miocene growth of the North Pamir, Basin Research10.1111/bre.12629.

Licht, A., Kelson, J., Bergel, S., Schauer, A., Petersen, S.V., Capirala, A., Huntington, K.W., Dupont‐Nivet, G., Win, Z. and Aung, D.W., 2022. Dynamics of pedogenic carbonate growth in the tropical domain of Myanmar. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems23(7), p.e2021GC009929.

Sarr, A.-C., Donnadieu, Y., Licht, A., Ladant, J.-B., Bolton, C. T., Fluteau, F., Laugié, M., Tardif, T., Dupont-Nivet, G., (2022), Reconciling South Asian Monsoon Rainfall and Wind Histories, Nature

Toumoulin*, A., Tardif*, D., Donnadieu, Y., Licht, A., Ladant, J.B., Kunzmann, L. and Dupont-Nivet, G., (2022), Evolution of continental temperature seasonality from the Eocene greenhouse to the Oligocene icehouse-A model-data comparisonClimate of the Past, pp.1-30.

Yuan, X.P., Jiao, R., Dupont‐Nivet, G. and Shen, X., 2022. Southeastern Tibetan Plateau growth revealed by inverse analysis of landscape evolution model. Geophysical Research Letters, p.e2021GL097623.

Wu, F., Fang, X., Yang, Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Nie, J., Fluteau, F., Zhang, T. and Han, W., 2022. Reorganization of Asian climate in relation to Tibetan Plateau uplift. Nature Reviews Earth & Environmentpp.1-17.

Zhang, R., Zhang, Z., Jiang, D., Ramstein, G., Dupont-Nivet, G., Li, X., (2022), Tibetan Plateau made central Asian drylands move northward, concentrate in narrow latitudinal bands, and increase in intensity during the CenozoicGeophysical Research Letters10.1029/2021GL093718


Ao, H., Rohling, E.J., Zhang, R., Roberts, A.P., Holbourn, A.E., Ladant, J.B., Dupont-Nivet, G., Kuhnt, W., Zhang, P., Wu, F. and Dekkers, M.J., 2021. Global warming-induced Asian hydrological climate transition across the Miocene–Pliocene boundary. Nature communications12(1), pp.1-13.

Gentis, N., Licht, A., Boura, A., De Franceschi, D., Win, Z., Aung, D.W. and Dupont-Nivet, G., (2021). Fossil woods from the lower Miocene of Myanmar (Natma Formation): paleoenvironmental and biogeographic implications. 10.1002/essoar.10506983.1

Huang*, H., Pérez-Pinedoa, D., Morley, R.J.,Dupont-Nivet, G. Philipa, A., Zaw Winf, Day Wa Aung, Licht, A., Jardine, P.E., Hoorn, C., (2021),  At a crossroads: the late Eocene flora of central Myanmar owes its composition to plate collision and tropical climate Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 

Li*, L., Dupont-Nivet, Najman, Y., Kaya, M., Meijer, N., Poujol, M., Marc, Aminov, J., (2021), Middle to late Miocene growth of the North Pamir, Basin Research, 10.1111/bre.12629.

Liu*, CC., Dupont-Nivet, G., Wang, W., Deng, CL., (2021), Magnetic response to pedogenesis in aerobic soils of different weathering degree, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 567, 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110240

Meijer*, N., Dupont‐Nivet, G., Barbolini, N., Woutersen, A., Rohrmann, A., Zhang, Y., Liu, X.J., Licht, A., Abels, H.A., Hoorn, C. and Tjallingii, R., (2021). Loess‐Like Dust Appearance at 40 Ma in Central China. Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, 36(3),  10.1029/2020PA003993

Poblete*, F., Dupont-Nivet, G., Licht, A., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Roperch, P., Mihalynuk, M.G., Johnston, S.T., Guillocheau, F., Baby, G., Fluteau, F., Robin, C., Van der Linden*, T.J.M., Ruiz*, D. and Baatsen, M., (2021), Global paleogeographic maps through the Greenhouse-Icehouse transition at 60, 40 and 20 Ma, Earth Science Reviews,  10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103508

Tardif*, D., Toumoulin*, A., Fluteau, F., Donnadieu, Y., Le Hir, G., Barbolini, N., Licht, A., Ladant, J.B., Sepulchre, P., Viovy, N., Hoorn, C., and Dupont-Nivet, G. (2021). Orbital variations as a major driver of climate and biome distribution during the greenhouse to icehouse transition. Science Advances, 7(43), p.eabh2819. 10.1126/sciadv.abh2819


Ao, H., Dupont-Nivet, G., E.J., Rohling, Zhang, P., Ladant, J.-B., Roberts, Licht, A., Liu, QS., Liu, ZH, Dekkers, M.J., Coxall, H., Jin, ZD., Huang, CJ., Xiao, GQ., Poulsen, C.J., Barbolini, N., Meijer, N., Sun, Q., Qiang, XK, Yao, J., An, ZS., (2020), Dynamics of the Eocene–Oligocene climate transition on the northeastern Tibetan PlateauNature Communications10.1038/s41467-020-18824-8

Ao, H.Rohling, E.J., Zhang, R., Holbourn, A.E.,  Ladant, J.-B., Dupont-Nivet, G., Kuhnt, W., Roberts, A.P., Liu, QS., Liu, ZH, Dekkers, M.J., Poulsen, C.J., Licht, A., Chiang, J.C.H., Liu, XD.,  Wu, F., Li, XZ., Jin, ZD., Peng, XZ., Sun, Q., Qiang, XK., Xu, Y., Zhang, P., An, ZS., (2020) Asian hydroclimate response to global warming at the Mio-Pliocene Transition, Earth Science Reviews10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103354

Barbolini*, N., Woutersen*, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Silvestro, D., Tardif, D., Coster, P.M.C., Meijer, N., Chang, C.,  Zhang, H.X., Licht, A.,Rydin, C., Koutsodendris, A., Han, F., Rohrmann*, A., Liu, X-J., Zhang, Y., Donnadieu, Y., Fluteau, F., Ladant, J-B., Le Hir, G. and Hoorn, C., (2020), Cenozoic evolution of the steppe-desert biome in Central Asia, Science Advances10.1126/sciadv.abb8227

Fang, X. Dupont-Nivet, G., Wang, CS., Song, CH., Meng, QQ., Zhang, WL., Nie, JS., Zhang, T., Mao, ZQ., Chen, Y., (2020),Revised chronology of Central Tibet uplift (Lunpola Basin). Science Advances, 6, 50,doi 10.1126/sciadv.aba7298

Govin, G., Van Der Beek, P., Najman, Y.M.R., Millar, I., Geminani, L., Huyghe, P., Dupont-Nivet, G., Bernet, M., Mark, C. and Wijbrams, J., (2020), Early onset and late acceleration of rapid exhumation in the Namche Barwa syntaxis, eastern HimalayaGeology,10.1130/G47720.1

Goussin, F., Cordier, C., Guillot, S., Boulvais, P., Roperch, P., Replumaz, A., Schulmann, K., Dupont-Nivet, G., Guo, Z., (2020) Carbonated inheritance in the Eastern Tibetan lithospheric mantle: petrological evidences and geodynamic implicationsGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,

Huang, H., Morley, R., Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Win, Z., Westerweel*, J., Grimsson, F. Zetter, R., Hoorn, C., (2020) Eocene palms from central Myanmar in a SE Asian and global perspective: Evidence from the palynological record, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society10.1093/botlinnean/boaa038

Jardine, P.E., Hoorn, C., Beer, M.A.M., Barbolini, N., Woutersen*, A., Bogota-Angel, G., Gosling, W.D., Fraser, W.T., Lomax, B.H., He,HJ., and Dupont-Nivet, G., (accepted), Sporopollenin chemistry and its durability in the geological record, Paleontology

Kaya*, M.Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Proust, J.-N., Roperch, P., Meijer*, N., Frieling, J., Fioroni, C., Altıner, S.O., Stoica, M., Barbolini, N., Aminov*, J., Mamtimin, M., Guo, Z. (2020), Birth and evolution of the Central Asian proto-Paratethys Sea (Tajik and Tarim basins) driven by Early Cretaceous tectonism and Late Cretaceous cooling, Tectonics10.1029/2019TC005983

Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Meijer*, N., Caves-Ruggenstein, J., Schauer, A., Fiebig, J., Mulch, A., Hoorn, C., Barbolini, N., and Z. Guo, (2020), Soil respiration rates through the greenhouse-icehouse transitionPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 560,doi 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110016

Licht, A., Win, Z., Westerweel*, J., Cogné, N., Morley, C.K., Chantraprasert, S., Poblete, F., Ugrai, T., Nelson, B., Aung, D.W. and Dupont-Nivet, G. (2020). Magmatic history of central Myanmar and implications for the evolution of the Burma TerraneGondwana Research10.1016/

Meijer*, N., Dupont-Nivet, G., Licht, A., Trabucho-Alexandre, J., Bourquin, S. and Abels, H.A., 2020. Identifying eolian dust in the geological record. Earth-Science Reviews10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103410

Tardif*, D., Fluteau, F., Donnadieu, Y., Le Hir, G., Ladant, J.-B., Sepulchre, P., Licht, A., Poblete, F., Dupont-Nivet, G., (2020), Eocene onset of Asian monsoons?, Climate of the past 16 (3), 847-86510.5194/cp-16-847-2020

Toumoulin*, A., Donnadieu, Y., Ladant, J.-B., Batenburg, S., Poblete, F., Dupont-Nivet, G., (accepted), Quantifying the effect of the Drake Passage opening on the Eocene Ocean, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology10.1029/2020PA003889

Westerweel*, J., Licht, A., Cogné, N.., Roperch, P., Dupont-Nivet, G., Win, Z., Swe, H.H., Thi, M.K., Aung, D.W., (2020), Eocene to Miocene northward motion of the Burma Terrane and its indentation in the Eastern Himalayas, Tectonics10.1029/2020TC006413

Xiao GQ., Sun, YQ., Yang, JL., Yin, QZ., Dupont-Nivet, G., Licht, A., Kehew, A.E., Xu, QM., Hu, YZ., Geng, JZ., Wang, ZX., Dai, GW., and Wu, ZP., (2020), Yellow River integration linked to Plio-Pleistocene increased climate instability, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109691


Blayney*, T., Dupont-Nivet, G., Proust, J.-N., Meijer*, N., Roperch, P., Najman, N., Sobel, E. R., Millar, I., Guo, Z., 2019. Tectonic evolution of the Pamir recorded in the western Tarim Basin (China): sedimentologic and magnetostratigraphic analyses of the Aertashi section. Tectonics10.1029/2018TC005146

Huang, W., Jackson, M.J., Dekkers, M.J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, B., Guo, Z. and Dupont-Nivet, G., (2019). Challenges in isolating primary remanent magnetization from Tethyan carbonate rocks on the Tibetan Plateau: Insight from remagnetized Upper Triassic limestones in the eastern Qiangtang blockEarth and Planetary Science Letters, 523, p.115695 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.035.

Kaya*, M.Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Proust, J.-N., Roperch, P., Bougeois*, L., Meijer*, N., Frieling, J., Fioroni, C., Altıner, S.O., Vardar, E., Barbolini, N., Stoica, M., Mamtimin, M., Aminov*, J., Guo, Z., (2019), Paleogene evolution of the proto-Paratethys Sea in Central Asia (Tarim Basin, western China): paleoenvironmental consequences of far field tectonic driving mechanismsBasin Research,10.1111/bre.12330 

Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Win, Z., Kaythi, M., Swe, H., Roperch, P., Ugrai, T., Littell, V., Park, D., Westerweel*, J., Jones, D., Poblete*, F., Wa Aung, D., Huang*, H., Hoorn, C., Sein, K., (2019). Paleogene evolution of the Burmese subduction margin and implications for the history of the India-Asia convergenceGeological Society of America Bulletin10.1130/B35002.1

Meijer*, N., Dupont-Nivet, G., Abels, H., Kaya*, M., Licht, A., Xiao, M., Roperch, P., Poujol, M., Zhang*, Y., Lai, Z., Guo, Z., (2019), Central Asian moisture modulated by proto-Paratethys Sea incursions since the Early EoceneEarth and Planetary Science Letters10.1016/j.epsl.2018.12.031

Page, M., Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Meijer*, N., Schauer, A., Huntington, K., Bajnai, D., Fiebig, J., Mulch, A., Guo, Z. (2019), Synchronous cooling and decline in monsoonal rainfall in northeastern Tibet through the fall into the Oligocene icehouseGeology10.1130/G45480.1

Taral, S., Chakraborty, T., Huyghe, P., van der Beek, P., Vögeli, N. and Dupont-Nivet, G., (2019), Shallow marine to fluvial transition in the Siwalik succession of the Kameng River section, Arunachal Himalaya and its implication for foreland basin evolutionJournal of Asian Earth Sciences10.1016/j.jseaes.2019.103980

Westerweel*, J., Roperch, P., Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Win, Z., Poblete, F., Ruffet, G., Swe, H.H., Thi, M.K., Aung, D.W. (2019). Burma Terrane part of the Trans-Tethyan arc during collision with India according to palaeomagnetic dataNature Geoscience10.1038/s41561-019-0443-2

Zhang*, Y., Huang, W., Zhang, Y., Poujol, M., Guillot, S., Roperch, P., Dupont-Nivet, G. and Guo, Z., (2019), Detrital zircon provenance comparison between the Paleocene-Eocene Nangqian-Xialaxiu and Gongjue basins: New insights for Cenozoic paleogeographic evolution of the eastern Tibetan PlateauPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109241


Bougeois*, L., Dupont-Nivet, G., de Rafélis, M., Tindall, J.C., Proust, J.-N., Reichart, G.-J., de Nooijer, L.J., Guo, Z., Ormukov, C., (2018), Asian monsoons and aridification response to Paleogene sea retreat and Neogene westerly shielding indicated by seasonality in Paratethys oystersEarth and Planetary Science Letters 485, 99-110. 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.036

Govin*, G., Najman, Y.M.R., Dupont-Nivet, G., Millar, I., Van Der Beek, P., Huyghe, P., O’Sullivan, P., Mark, C. and Vogeli, N., (2018), The tectonics and paleo-drainage of the easternmost Himalaya (Arunachal Pradesh, India) recorded in the Siwalik rocks of the foreland basinAmerican Journal of Science10.2475/07.2018.02

Woutersen*, A., Jardine, P.E., Bogotá-Angel, R.G., Zhang, H.X., Silvestro, D., Antonelli, A., Gogna, E., Erkens, R.H., Gosling, W.D., Dupont-Nivet, G. and Hoorn, C., (2018), A novel approach to study the morphology and chemistry of pollen in a phylogenetic context, applied to the halophytic taxon Nitraria L. (Nitrariaceae)PeerJ610.7717/peerj.5055

Zhang*, Y., Huang*, W., Huang, B., van Hinsbergen, D.J., Yang, T., Dupont‐Nivet, G. and Guo, Z., (2018), 53‐43 Ma deformation of the Eastern Tibet revealed by three stages of tectonic rotation in the Gongjue basinJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth10.1002/2018JB015443


Aminov*, J., Ding, L., Mamadjonov, Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Aminov, J., Zhang, L.Y., Yoqubov, S., Aminov, J. and Abdulov, S., (2017), Pamir Plateau formation and crustal thickening before the India-Asia collision inferred from dating and petrology of the 110–92Ma Southern Pamir volcanic sequenceGondwana Research.51, pp.310-326, 10.1016/

Ballato, P., Cifelli, F., Heidarzadeh, G., Ghassemi, M.R., Wickert, A.D., Hassanzadeh, J., Dupont‐Nivet, G., Balling, P., Sudo, M., Zeilinger, G. and Schmitt, A.K., (2017). Tectono‐sedimentary evolution of the northern Iranian Plateau: insights from middle‐late Miocene foreland‐basin depositsBasin Research10.1111/bre.12180


Blayney*, T., Najman, Y., Dupont‐Nivet, G., Carter, A., Millar, I., Garzanti, E., Sobel, E.R., Rittner, M., Andò, S., Guo, Z. and Vezzoli, G., (2016), Indentation of the Pamirs with respect to the northern margin of Tibet: Constraints from the Tarim basin sedimentary record. Tectonics, 35(10), pp.2345-2369, 10.1002/2016TC004222

Bougeois*, L., de Rafélis, M., Reichart, G.-J., Nooijer, L.J.d., and Dupont-Nivet, G., (2016), Mg/Ca in fossil oyster shells as palaeotemperature proxy, an example from the Palaeogene of Central AsiaPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.09.052

Han*, F., Rydin, C., Bolinder, K., Dupont-Nivet, G., Abels, H.A., Koutsodendris, A., Zhang, K., Hoorn, C., (2016), Steppe development on the Northern Tibetan Plateau inferred from Paleogene ephedroid pollen, Grana, 55(1), pp. 71-100, 10.1080/00173134.2015.1120343

Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Abels, H.A., Lai, Z., Guo, Z., Abell, J. & Giesler, D., (2016), Resilience of the Asian atmospheric circulation shown by Paleogene dust provenanceNature Communications, vol. 7. 10.1038/ncomms12390