Professor Dietmar Muller

Room 406
Professor of Geophysics and Australian Laureate Fellow, School of Geosciences

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9036 6533
Fax 9351 0184

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Biographical details

Dietmar Müller received his undergraduate degree from the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel in Germany, followed by a PhD in Earth Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego/California in 1993. After joining the University of Sydney as a Lecturer in Geophysics in 1993, he established the University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science and built the EarthByte e-research group. His achievements have been acknowledged by winning the year 2000 Fresh Science Prize, awarded by the British Council and ‘ScienceNow!’, followed by the Carey Medal in 2004 for his contributions to the understanding of global tectonics. In 2006, he was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and in 2009 he was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship.

He has supervised 14 research fellows, and graduated 18 PhD students. He has received over $15 m in government and industry funding, national and international.

Research interests

His EarthByte research group is known for pursuing open innovation, involving the collaborative development of open-source software as well as global digital data sets made available under a creative commons license. One of the fundamental aims of the EarthByte Group is geodata synthesis through space and time, assimilating the wealth of disparate geological and geophysical data into a four-dimensional Earth model. His research interests include marine geology and geophysics, plate tectonics, geodynamics, continental margin evolution, deep Earth natural resources, paleoclimate and seafloor imaging.

In the media

Data mining: a new frontier for mineral exploration [27 August 2013]
http://www.geosci.usyd.edu.au/news_events/index.shtml

Clues for Stressed Australian explorers – Energy News Premium.net [18 July 2013]
http://earthbyte.org/media/Clues_for_stressed_%20Australian_explorers_EnergyNews_July2013.pdf

Launch of the Big Data Knowledge Discovery Group at SIRCA [6 June 2013]
http://earthbyte.org/media/Big_Data_Knowledge_Discovery_project_launched_at_SIRCA.docx

Stock market data mining leads the way for mining industry [6 June 2013]
http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=11708

New Map pinpoints earthquake hot spots – ABC [29 January 2013]
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/innovations/new-map-pinpoints-earthquake-hot-spots/1077012

Earthquake map may predict future disasters [12 December 2012]
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/new-earthquake-map-could-predict-future-disasters.htm

Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots [5 December 2012]
http://www.egu.eu/news/50/scientists-pinpoint-great-earthquake-hot-spots/

Industry Partnerships

  • Statoil
  • Intrepid Geophysics
  • Shell international Exploration and Production
  • Total

Selected grants

2014

  • Completing the global seafloor fabric and magnetic lineation project; Müller R, Wessel P; National Science Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Basin GENeSIS Hub - GEodyNamics of Sedimentary Systems; Müller R; Office for Science and Research (NSW)/Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP).
  • GENeSIS Hub – GEodyNamics of SedImentary Systems; Müller R, Rey P, Moresi L, Rawling T, Elders C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH).
  • Structure and Evolution of the Australian Continent - Simulation Analysis and Modelling Software Infrastructure – Number 2; Müller R; AuScope Limited/CRIS Collaboration Agreement.
  • Renewing Intersect's share of the National Computational Infrastructure's peak facility; Lewis G, Müller R, Radom L, Stampfl C, Reimers J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2013

  • AuScope EarthByte e-research infrastructure development; Müller R; Australian Government: Department of Industry/Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme.
  • Dynamic Earth Models and Surface Maps for Frontier Hydrocarbon Exploration; Müller R, Gurnis M; Statoil/Industry Grant.

2009

  • The Virtual Geological Observatory: a 4D view into the Earth through deep-time data-mining; Müller R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Australian Laureate Fellowships (FL).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Barnett-Moore, N., Flament, N., Heine, C., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. (2014). Cenozoic uplift of south Western Australia as constrained by river profiles. Tectonophysics, 622, 186-197. [More Information]
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Whittaker, J., Wessel, P., Müller, R., DeMets, C., Merkouriev, S., Cande, S., Gaina, C., Eagles, G., Granot, R., et al (2014). Community infrastructure and repository for marine magnetic identifications. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 15, 1629-1641. [More Information]
  • Butterworth, N., Talsma, A., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Bunge, H., Schuberth, B., Shephard, G., Heine, C. (2014). Geological, tomographic, kinematic and geodynamic constraints on the dynamics of sinking slabs. Journal of Geodynamics, 73, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Bai, Y., Williams, S., Müller, R., Liu, Z., Hosseinpour, M. (2014). Mapping crustal thickness using gravity data: Methods and uncertainties. Geophysics, 79(2), 27-36. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2014). The Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. Solid Earth, 5(1), 227-273. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2014). The Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. Solid Earth, 5, 227-273. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Skogseid, J., Heine, C., Müller, R. (2014). Topographic assymetry of the South Atlantic from global models of mantle flow and lithospheric stretching. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 387, 107-119. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2013). A review of observations and models of dynamic topography. Lithosphere, 5(2), 189-210. [More Information]
  • Coltice, N., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Rolf, T., Müller, R., Tackley, P. (2013). Convergence in tectonic reconstructions and mantle convection models for significant fluctuations in seafloor spreading. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 383, 92-100. [More Information]
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Granot, R., Müller, R. (2013). Early India-Australia spreading history revealed by newly detected Mesozoic magnetic anomalies in the Perth Abyssal Plain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(7), 3275-3284. [More Information]
  • Masterton, S., Gubbins, D., Müller, R., Singh, K. (2013). Forward modelling of oceanic lithospheric magnetisation. Geophysical Journal International, 192(3), 951-962. [More Information]
  • Hosseipour, M., Müller, R., Williams, S., Whittaker, J. (2013). Full-fit reconstruction of the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay. Solid Earth, 4(2), 461-479. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Goncharov, A., Williams, S., Müller, R., Leitchenkov, G. (2013). Global sediment thickness data set updated for the Australian-Antarctic Southern Ocean. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 14(8), 3297-3305. [More Information]
  • Heine, C., Zoethout, J., Müller, R. (2013). Kinematics of the South Atlantic rift. Solid Earth, 4(2), 215-253. [More Information]
  • Quevedo, L., Hansra, B., Morra, G., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. (2013). Oblique mid ocean ridge subduction modelling with the parallel fast multipole boundary element method. Computational Mechanics, 51, 455-463. [More Information]
  • Morra, G., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Quevedo, L., Müller, R. (2013). Organization of the tectonic plates in the last 200 Myr. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 373, 93-101. [More Information]
  • Landgrebe, T., Merdith, A., Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, R. (2013). Relationships between palaeogeography and opal occurrence in Australia: A data-mining approach. Computers and Geosciences, 56, 76-82. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Williams, S., Müller, R. (2013). Revised tectonic evolution of the Eastern Indian Ocean. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 14(6), 1891-1909. [More Information]
  • Müller, R., Dutkiewicz, A., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C. (2013). Seawater chemistry driven by supercontinent assembly, breakup, and dispersal. Geology (Boulder), 41(8), 907-910. [More Information]
  • Gibbons, A., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2013). The breakup of East Gondwana: Assimilating constraints from Cretaceous ocean basins around India into a best-fit tectonic model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(3), 808-822. [More Information]
  • Mjelde, R., Goncharov, A., Müller, R. (2013). The Moho: Boundary above upper mantle peridotites or lower crustal eclogites? A global review and new interpretations for passive margins. Tectonophysics, 609, 636-650. [More Information]
  • Shephard, G., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2013). The tectonic evolution of the Arctic since Pangea breakup: Integrating constraints from surface geology and geophysics with mantle structure. Earth-Science Reviews, 124, 148-183. [More Information]
  • Merdith, A., Landgrebe, T., Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, R. (2013). Towards a predictive model for opal exploration using a spatio-temporal data mining approach. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60(2), 217-229. [More Information]
  • Matthews, K., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2012). A global-scale plate reorganization event at 105−100 Ma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 355-356, 283-298. [More Information]
  • Williams, S., Müller, R., Landgrebe, T., Whittaker, J. (2012). An open-source software environment for visualizing and refining plate tectonic reconstructions using high-resolution geological and geophysical data sets. GSA TODAY, 22(4-5), 4-9. [More Information]
  • Müller, R., Dyksterhuis, S., Rey, P. (2012). Australian paleo-stress fields and tectonic reactivation over the past 100 Ma. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59(1), 13-28. [More Information]
  • Gibbons, A., Barckhausen, U., van den Bogaard, P., Hoernle, K., Werner, R., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2012). Constraining the Jurassic extent of Greater India: Tectonic evolution of the West Australian margin. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(5), 1-25.
  • Shephard, G., Liu, L., Müller, R., Gurnis, M. (2012). Dynamic topography and anomalously negative residual depth of the Argentine Basin. Gondwana Research, 22(2), 658-663. [More Information]
  • Greenwood, D., Herold, N., Huber, M., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2012). Early to middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia. Geology (Boulder), 40(6), e274-e274. [More Information]
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Zahirovic, S., Gaina, C., Torsvik, T., Shephard, G., Talsma, A., Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Maus, S., et al (2012). Global continental and ocean basin reconstructions since 200 Ma. Earth-Science Reviews, 113(3-4), 212-270. [More Information]
  • Quevedo, L., Morra, G., Müller, R. (2012). Global paleo-lithospheric models for geodynamical analysis of plate reconstructions. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 212-213, 106-113.
  • Butterworth, N., Quevedo, L., Morra, G., Müller, R. (2012). Influence of overriding plate geometry and rheology on subduction. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(6), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Whittaker, J. (2012). Insights on the kinematics of the India-Eurasia collision from global geodynamic models. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(4). [More Information]
  • Herold, N., Huber, M., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2012). Modeling the Miocene climatic optimum: Ocean Circulation. Paleoceanography, 27(1), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Zahirovic, S., DiCaprio, L., Spasojevic, S., Müller, R., Boyden, J., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Manea, V., Bower, D. (2012). Plate Tectonic Reconstructions with Continuously Closing Plates. Computers and Geosciences, 38(1), 35-42. [More Information]
  • Morra, G., Quevedo, L., Müller, R. (2012). Spherical dynamic models of top-down tectonics. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(3), 5. [More Information]
  • Shephard, G., Bunge, H., Schuberth, B., Müller, R., Talsma, A., Moder, C., Landgrebe, T. (2012). Testing absolute plate reference frames and the implications for the generation of geodynamic mantle heterogeneity structure. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 317-318, 204-217. [More Information]
  • Qin, X., Müller, R., Cannon, J., Landgrebe, T., Heine, C., Watson, R., Turner, M. (2012). The GPlates Geological Information Model and Markup Language. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 1, 111-134. [More Information]
  • Müller, R., Landgrebe, T. (2012). The link between great earthquakes and the subduction of oceanic fracture zones. Solid Earth, 3, 447-465. [More Information]
  • Matthews, K., Hale, A., Gurnis, M., Müller, R., DiCaprio, L. (2011). Dynamic subsidence of Eastern Australia during the Cretaceous. Gondwana Research, 19(2), 372-383. [More Information]
  • Herold, N., Huber, M., Greenwood, D., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2011). Early to middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia. Geology (Boulder), 39(1), 3-6.
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2011). Full-fit, palinspastic reconstruction of the conjugate Australian-Antarctic margins. Tectonics, 30(6), Article no. TC6012-1-Article no. TC6012-21. [More Information]
  • DiCaprio, L., Gurnis, M., Müller, R., Tan, E. (2011). Mantle dynamics of continentwide Cenozoic subsidence and tilting of Australia. Lithosphere, 3(5), 311-316. [More Information]
  • Herold, N., Huber, M., Müller, R. (2011). Modeling the Miocene climatic optimum, Part 1: land and atmosphere. Journal of Climate, 24(24), 6353-6372. [More Information]
  • Hoernle, K., Hauff, F., Werner, R., van den Bogaard, P., Gibbons, A., Conrad, S., Müller, R. (2011). Origin of Indian Ocean Seamount Province by shallow recycling of continental lithosphere. Nature Geoscience, 4(2), 883-887. [More Information]
  • Matthews, K., Müller, R., Wessel, P., Whittaker, J. (2011). The tectonic fabric of the ocean basins. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B12109-1-B12109-28.
  • DiCaprio, L., Müller, R., Gurnis, M. (2010). A dynamic process for drowning carbonate reefs on the northeastern Australian margin. Geology (Boulder), 38(1), 11-14.
  • Herold, N., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2010). Comparing early to middle Miocene terrestrial climate simulations with geological data. Geosphere, 6(6), 952-961. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Gurnis, M. (2010). Development of the Australian-Antarctic depth anomaly. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 11(11), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Rey, P., Müller, R. (2010). Fragmentation of active continental plate margins owing to the buoyancy of the mantle wedge. Nature Geoscience, 3(4), 257-261. [More Information]
  • Mjelde, R., Wessel, P., Müller, R. (2010). Global pulsations of intraplate magmatism through the Cenozoic. Lithosphere, 2(5), 361-376. [More Information]
  • Heine, C., Müller, R., Steingberger, B., DiCaprio, L. (2010). Integrating deep Earth dynamics in paleogeographic reconstructions of Australia. Tectonophysics, 483(1-2), 135-150. [More Information]
  • Shephard, G., Müller, R., Liu, L., Gurnis, M. (2010). Miocene drainage reversal of the Amazon River driven by plate-mantle interaction. Nature Geoscience, 3(12), 870-875. [More Information]
  • Liu, L., Gurnis, M., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Saleeby, J., Müller, R., Jackson, J. (2010). The role of oceanic plateau subduction in the Laramide orogeny. Nature Geoscience, 3(5), 353-357. [More Information]
  • Tong, J., You, Y., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2009). Climate model sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 concentrations for the middle Miocene. Global and Planetary Change, 67(3-4), 129-140.
  • Herold, N., You, Y., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2009). Climate model sensitivity to changes in Miocene paleotopography. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56(8), 1049-1059.
  • Maus, S., Barckhausen, U., Berkenbosch, H., Bournas, N., Brozena, J., Childers, V., Dostaler, F., Fairhead, J., Finn, C., Frese von, R., Müller, R., et al (2009). EMAG2: A 2-arc min resolution Earth Magnetic Anomaly Grid compiled from satellite, airborne, and marine magnetic measurements. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 10(8), 1-12.
  • DiCaprio, L., Müller, R., Gurnis, M., Goncharov, A. (2009). Linking active margin dynamics to overriding plate deformation: Synthesizing geophysical images with geological data from the Norfolk Basin. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 10(1), 1 of 14-14 of 14. [More Information]
  • DiCaprio, L., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2009). Long-wavelength tilting of the Australian continent since the Late Cretaceous. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 175-185. [More Information]
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Müller, R., Heine, C. (2009). Mid-Cretaceous seafloor spreading pulse: Fact or fiction? Geology (Boulder), 37(8), 687-690.
  • Becker, T., Conrad, C., Buffett, B., Müller, R. (2009). Past and present seafloor age distributions and the temporal evolution of plate tectonic heat transport. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 233-242. [More Information]
  • You, Y., Huber, M., Müller, R., Poulsen, C., Ribbe, J. (2009). Simulation of the Middle Miocene Climate Optimum. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(L04702), L04702-1-L04702-5.
  • Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Roest, W. (2008). Age, spreading rates, and spreading asymmetry of the world's ocean crust. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 9(4), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Dyksterhuis, S., Müller, R. (2008). Cause and evolution of intraplate orogeny in Australia. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 36(6), 495-498.
  • Clark, S., Müller, R. (2008). Convection models in the Kamchatka region using imposed plate motion and thermal histories. Journal of Geodynamics, 46(1-2), 1-9.
  • Clark, S., Stegman, D., Müller, R. (2008). Episodicity in back-arc tectonic regimes. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 171(1-4), 265-279.
  • Torsvik, T., Müller, R., Van der Voo, R., Steinberger, B., Gaina, C. (2008). Global plate motion frames: Toward a unified model. Reviews of Geophysics, 46(3), RG3004-1-RG3004-44.
  • Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Roest, W., Wessel, P., Smith, W. (2008). How supercontinents and superoceans affect seafloor roughness. Nature, 456(7224), 938-941.
  • Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Steinberger, B., Heine, C. (2008). Long-Term Sea-Level Fluctuations Driven by Ocean Basin Dynamics. Science, 319(5868), 1357-1362.
  • Herold, N., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., You, Y., Huber, M. (2008). Middle Miocene tectonic boundary conditions for use in climate models. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 9(10), Q10009-1-Q10009-10. [More Information]
  • Maus, S., Yin, F., Luhr, H., Monoj, C., Rother, M., Rauberg, J., Michaelis, I., Stolle, C., Müller, R. (2008). Resolution of direction of oceanic magnetic lineations by the sixth-generation lithospheric magnetic field model from CHAMP satellite magnetic measurements. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 9(7), Q07021-1-Q07021-10. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Leitchenkov, G., Stagg, H., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Goncharov, A. (2008). Response to comment on "Major Australian-antarctic plate reorganization at Hawaiian-emperor bend time". Science, 321(5888), 490. [More Information]
  • Xie, X., Müller, R., Ren, J., Jiang, T., Zhang, C. (2008). Stratigraphic architecture and evolution of the continental slope system in offshore Hainan, northern South China Sea. Marine Geology, 247, 129-144.
  • Heine, C., Müller, R., Steinberger, B., Torsvik, T. (2008). Subsidence in intracontinental basins due to dynamic topography. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 171(1-4), 252-264.
  • Spasojević, S., Liu, L., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2008). The case for dynamic subsidence of the U.S. east coast since the Eocene. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(L08305), 1-6.
  • Hillis, R., Müller, R. (2003). Introduction. Evolution and dynamics of the Australian plate. Geological Society of Australia Special Publication, 11, 1-7.

Conferences

  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2013). Newly-recognised Continental Fragments Rifted from the West Australian Margin. WABS 2013: West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Australia: Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Limited.
  • Hall, L., Gibbons, A., Bernardel, G., Whittaker, J., Nicholson, C., Rollet, N., Müller, R. (2013). Structural Architecture of Australia's Southwest Continental Margin and Implications for Early Cretaceous Basin Evolution. WABS 2013: West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Australia: Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Limited.
  • Whittaker, J., Halpin, J., Williams, S., Hall, L., Gardner, R., Kobler, M., Daczko, N., Müller, R. (2013). Tectonic Evolution and Continental Fragmentation of the Southern West Australian Margin. WABS 2013: West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Australia: Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Limited.
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2012). Full-fit reconstructions of the southern Australian Margin and Antarctica - implications for correlating geology between Australia and Antarctica. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, Crows Nest, NSW: Conference Action Pty Ltd.

2014

  • Barnett-Moore, N., Flament, N., Heine, C., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. (2014). Cenozoic uplift of south Western Australia as constrained by river profiles. Tectonophysics, 622, 186-197. [More Information]
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Whittaker, J., Wessel, P., Müller, R., DeMets, C., Merkouriev, S., Cande, S., Gaina, C., Eagles, G., Granot, R., et al (2014). Community infrastructure and repository for marine magnetic identifications. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 15, 1629-1641. [More Information]
  • Butterworth, N., Talsma, A., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Bunge, H., Schuberth, B., Shephard, G., Heine, C. (2014). Geological, tomographic, kinematic and geodynamic constraints on the dynamics of sinking slabs. Journal of Geodynamics, 73, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Bai, Y., Williams, S., Müller, R., Liu, Z., Hosseinpour, M. (2014). Mapping crustal thickness using gravity data: Methods and uncertainties. Geophysics, 79(2), 27-36. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2014). The Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. Solid Earth, 5(1), 227-273. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2014). The Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. Solid Earth, 5, 227-273. [More Information]
  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Skogseid, J., Heine, C., Müller, R. (2014). Topographic assymetry of the South Atlantic from global models of mantle flow and lithospheric stretching. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 387, 107-119. [More Information]

2013

  • Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2013). A review of observations and models of dynamic topography. Lithosphere, 5(2), 189-210. [More Information]
  • Coltice, N., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Rolf, T., Müller, R., Tackley, P. (2013). Convergence in tectonic reconstructions and mantle convection models for significant fluctuations in seafloor spreading. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 383, 92-100. [More Information]
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Granot, R., Müller, R. (2013). Early India-Australia spreading history revealed by newly detected Mesozoic magnetic anomalies in the Perth Abyssal Plain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(7), 3275-3284. [More Information]
  • Masterton, S., Gubbins, D., Müller, R., Singh, K. (2013). Forward modelling of oceanic lithospheric magnetisation. Geophysical Journal International, 192(3), 951-962. [More Information]
  • Hosseipour, M., Müller, R., Williams, S., Whittaker, J. (2013). Full-fit reconstruction of the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay. Solid Earth, 4(2), 461-479. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Goncharov, A., Williams, S., Müller, R., Leitchenkov, G. (2013). Global sediment thickness data set updated for the Australian-Antarctic Southern Ocean. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 14(8), 3297-3305. [More Information]
  • Heine, C., Zoethout, J., Müller, R. (2013). Kinematics of the South Atlantic rift. Solid Earth, 4(2), 215-253. [More Information]
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2013). Newly-recognised Continental Fragments Rifted from the West Australian Margin. WABS 2013: West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Australia: Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Limited.
  • Quevedo, L., Hansra, B., Morra, G., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. (2013). Oblique mid ocean ridge subduction modelling with the parallel fast multipole boundary element method. Computational Mechanics, 51, 455-463. [More Information]
  • Morra, G., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Quevedo, L., Müller, R. (2013). Organization of the tectonic plates in the last 200 Myr. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 373, 93-101. [More Information]
  • Landgrebe, T., Merdith, A., Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, R. (2013). Relationships between palaeogeography and opal occurrence in Australia: A data-mining approach. Computers and Geosciences, 56, 76-82. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Williams, S., Müller, R. (2013). Revised tectonic evolution of the Eastern Indian Ocean. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 14(6), 1891-1909. [More Information]
  • Müller, R., Dutkiewicz, A., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C. (2013). Seawater chemistry driven by supercontinent assembly, breakup, and dispersal. Geology (Boulder), 41(8), 907-910. [More Information]
  • Hall, L., Gibbons, A., Bernardel, G., Whittaker, J., Nicholson, C., Rollet, N., Müller, R. (2013). Structural Architecture of Australia's Southwest Continental Margin and Implications for Early Cretaceous Basin Evolution. WABS 2013: West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Australia: Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Limited.
  • Whittaker, J., Halpin, J., Williams, S., Hall, L., Gardner, R., Kobler, M., Daczko, N., Müller, R. (2013). Tectonic Evolution and Continental Fragmentation of the Southern West Australian Margin. WABS 2013: West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Australia: Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Limited.
  • Gibbons, A., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2013). The breakup of East Gondwana: Assimilating constraints from Cretaceous ocean basins around India into a best-fit tectonic model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(3), 808-822. [More Information]
  • Mjelde, R., Goncharov, A., Müller, R. (2013). The Moho: Boundary above upper mantle peridotites or lower crustal eclogites? A global review and new interpretations for passive margins. Tectonophysics, 609, 636-650. [More Information]
  • Shephard, G., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2013). The tectonic evolution of the Arctic since Pangea breakup: Integrating constraints from surface geology and geophysics with mantle structure. Earth-Science Reviews, 124, 148-183. [More Information]
  • Merdith, A., Landgrebe, T., Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, R. (2013). Towards a predictive model for opal exploration using a spatio-temporal data mining approach. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60(2), 217-229. [More Information]

2012

  • Matthews, K., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R. (2012). A global-scale plate reorganization event at 105−100 Ma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 355-356, 283-298. [More Information]
  • Williams, S., Müller, R., Landgrebe, T., Whittaker, J. (2012). An open-source software environment for visualizing and refining plate tectonic reconstructions using high-resolution geological and geophysical data sets. GSA TODAY, 22(4-5), 4-9. [More Information]
  • Müller, R., Dyksterhuis, S., Rey, P. (2012). Australian paleo-stress fields and tectonic reactivation over the past 100 Ma. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59(1), 13-28. [More Information]
  • Gibbons, A., Barckhausen, U., van den Bogaard, P., Hoernle, K., Werner, R., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2012). Constraining the Jurassic extent of Greater India: Tectonic evolution of the West Australian margin. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(5), 1-25.
  • Shephard, G., Liu, L., Müller, R., Gurnis, M. (2012). Dynamic topography and anomalously negative residual depth of the Argentine Basin. Gondwana Research, 22(2), 658-663. [More Information]
  • Greenwood, D., Herold, N., Huber, M., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2012). Early to middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia. Geology (Boulder), 40(6), e274-e274. [More Information]
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2012). Full-fit reconstructions of the southern Australian Margin and Antarctica - implications for correlating geology between Australia and Antarctica. Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, Crows Nest, NSW: Conference Action Pty Ltd.
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., Zahirovic, S., Gaina, C., Torsvik, T., Shephard, G., Talsma, A., Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Maus, S., et al (2012). Global continental and ocean basin reconstructions since 200 Ma. Earth-Science Reviews, 113(3-4), 212-270. [More Information]
  • Quevedo, L., Morra, G., Müller, R. (2012). Global paleo-lithospheric models for geodynamical analysis of plate reconstructions. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 212-213, 106-113.
  • Butterworth, N., Quevedo, L., Morra, G., Müller, R. (2012). Influence of overriding plate geometry and rheology on subduction. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(6), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Whittaker, J. (2012). Insights on the kinematics of the India-Eurasia collision from global geodynamic models. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(4). [More Information]
  • Herold, N., Huber, M., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2012). Modeling the Miocene climatic optimum: Ocean Circulation. Paleoceanography, 27(1), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Zahirovic, S., DiCaprio, L., Spasojevic, S., Müller, R., Boyden, J., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Manea, V., Bower, D. (2012). Plate Tectonic Reconstructions with Continuously Closing Plates. Computers and Geosciences, 38(1), 35-42. [More Information]
  • McFadden, P., Barnicoat, A., Blewett, R., Collins, D., Dransfield, M., Fitzgerald, D., Haydon, B., Hough, R., Hronsky, J., McCuaig, C., Müller, R., et al (2012), Searching the Deep Earth: A Vision for exploration geoscience in Australia. , , , i-43.
  • Morra, G., Quevedo, L., Müller, R. (2012). Spherical dynamic models of top-down tectonics. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 13(3), 5. [More Information]
  • Shephard, G., Bunge, H., Schuberth, B., Müller, R., Talsma, A., Moder, C., Landgrebe, T. (2012). Testing absolute plate reference frames and the implications for the generation of geodynamic mantle heterogeneity structure. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 317-318, 204-217. [More Information]
  • Qin, X., Müller, R., Cannon, J., Landgrebe, T., Heine, C., Watson, R., Turner, M. (2012). The GPlates Geological Information Model and Markup Language. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 1, 111-134. [More Information]
  • Müller, R., Landgrebe, T. (2012). The link between great earthquakes and the subduction of oceanic fracture zones. Solid Earth, 3, 447-465. [More Information]

2011

  • Matthews, K., Hale, A., Gurnis, M., Müller, R., DiCaprio, L. (2011). Dynamic subsidence of Eastern Australia during the Cretaceous. Gondwana Research, 19(2), 372-383. [More Information]
  • Herold, N., Huber, M., Greenwood, D., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2011). Early to middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia. Geology (Boulder), 39(1), 3-6.
  • Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Müller, R. (2011). Full-fit, palinspastic reconstruction of the conjugate Australian-Antarctic margins. Tectonics, 30(6), Article no. TC6012-1-Article no. TC6012-21. [More Information]
  • DiCaprio, L., Gurnis, M., Müller, R., Tan, E. (2011). Mantle dynamics of continentwide Cenozoic subsidence and tilting of Australia. Lithosphere, 3(5), 311-316. [More Information]
  • Herold, N., Huber, M., Müller, R. (2011). Modeling the Miocene climatic optimum, Part 1: land and atmosphere. Journal of Climate, 24(24), 6353-6372. [More Information]
  • Hoernle, K., Hauff, F., Werner, R., van den Bogaard, P., Gibbons, A., Conrad, S., Müller, R. (2011). Origin of Indian Ocean Seamount Province by shallow recycling of continental lithosphere. Nature Geoscience, 4(2), 883-887. [More Information]
  • Matthews, K., Müller, R., Wessel, P., Whittaker, J. (2011). The tectonic fabric of the ocean basins. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B12109-1-B12109-28.

2010

  • DiCaprio, L., Müller, R., Gurnis, M. (2010). A dynamic process for drowning carbonate reefs on the northeastern Australian margin. Geology (Boulder), 38(1), 11-14.
  • Herold, N., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2010). Comparing early to middle Miocene terrestrial climate simulations with geological data. Geosphere, 6(6), 952-961. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Gurnis, M. (2010). Development of the Australian-Antarctic depth anomaly. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 11(11), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Rey, P., Müller, R. (2010). Fragmentation of active continental plate margins owing to the buoyancy of the mantle wedge. Nature Geoscience, 3(4), 257-261. [More Information]
  • Mjelde, R., Wessel, P., Müller, R. (2010). Global pulsations of intraplate magmatism through the Cenozoic. Lithosphere, 2(5), 361-376. [More Information]
  • Heine, C., Müller, R., Steingberger, B., DiCaprio, L. (2010). Integrating deep Earth dynamics in paleogeographic reconstructions of Australia. Tectonophysics, 483(1-2), 135-150. [More Information]
  • Shephard, G., Müller, R., Liu, L., Gurnis, M. (2010). Miocene drainage reversal of the Amazon River driven by plate-mantle interaction. Nature Geoscience, 3(12), 870-875. [More Information]
  • Liu, L., Gurnis, M., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Saleeby, J., Müller, R., Jackson, J. (2010). The role of oceanic plateau subduction in the Laramide orogeny. Nature Geoscience, 3(5), 353-357. [More Information]

2009

  • Tong, J., You, Y., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2009). Climate model sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 concentrations for the middle Miocene. Global and Planetary Change, 67(3-4), 129-140.
  • Herold, N., You, Y., Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M. (2009). Climate model sensitivity to changes in Miocene paleotopography. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56(8), 1049-1059.
  • Maus, S., Barckhausen, U., Berkenbosch, H., Bournas, N., Brozena, J., Childers, V., Dostaler, F., Fairhead, J., Finn, C., Frese von, R., Müller, R., et al (2009). EMAG2: A 2-arc min resolution Earth Magnetic Anomaly Grid compiled from satellite, airborne, and marine magnetic measurements. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 10(8), 1-12.
  • DiCaprio, L., Müller, R., Gurnis, M., Goncharov, A. (2009). Linking active margin dynamics to overriding plate deformation: Synthesizing geophysical images with geological data from the Norfolk Basin. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 10(1), 1 of 14-14 of 14. [More Information]
  • DiCaprio, L., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2009). Long-wavelength tilting of the Australian continent since the Late Cretaceous. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 175-185. [More Information]
  • Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Müller, R., Heine, C. (2009). Mid-Cretaceous seafloor spreading pulse: Fact or fiction? Geology (Boulder), 37(8), 687-690.
  • Becker, T., Conrad, C., Buffett, B., Müller, R. (2009). Past and present seafloor age distributions and the temporal evolution of plate tectonic heat transport. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 233-242. [More Information]
  • You, Y., Huber, M., Müller, R., Poulsen, C., Ribbe, J. (2009). Simulation of the Middle Miocene Climate Optimum. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(L04702), L04702-1-L04702-5.

2008

  • Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Roest, W. (2008). Age, spreading rates, and spreading asymmetry of the world's ocean crust. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 9(4), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Dyksterhuis, S., Müller, R. (2008). Cause and evolution of intraplate orogeny in Australia. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 36(6), 495-498.
  • Clark, S., Müller, R. (2008). Convection models in the Kamchatka region using imposed plate motion and thermal histories. Journal of Geodynamics, 46(1-2), 1-9.
  • Clark, S., Stegman, D., Müller, R. (2008). Episodicity in back-arc tectonic regimes. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 171(1-4), 265-279.
  • Torsvik, T., Müller, R., Van der Voo, R., Steinberger, B., Gaina, C. (2008). Global plate motion frames: Toward a unified model. Reviews of Geophysics, 46(3), RG3004-1-RG3004-44.
  • Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Roest, W., Wessel, P., Smith, W. (2008). How supercontinents and superoceans affect seafloor roughness. Nature, 456(7224), 938-941.
  • Müller, R., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Steinberger, B., Heine, C. (2008). Long-Term Sea-Level Fluctuations Driven by Ocean Basin Dynamics. Science, 319(5868), 1357-1362.
  • Herold, N., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Müller, R., You, Y., Huber, M. (2008). Middle Miocene tectonic boundary conditions for use in climate models. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 9(10), Q10009-1-Q10009-10. [More Information]
  • Maus, S., Yin, F., Luhr, H., Monoj, C., Rother, M., Rauberg, J., Michaelis, I., Stolle, C., Müller, R. (2008). Resolution of direction of oceanic magnetic lineations by the sixth-generation lithospheric magnetic field model from CHAMP satellite magnetic measurements. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an electronic journal of the earth sciences, 9(7), Q07021-1-Q07021-10. [More Information]
  • Whittaker, J., Müller, R., Leitchenkov, G., Stagg, H., Seton (nee Sdrolias), M., Gaina, C., Goncharov, A. (2008). Response to comment on "Major Australian-antarctic plate reorganization at Hawaiian-emperor bend time". Science, 321(5888), 490. [More Information]
  • Xie, X., Müller, R., Ren, J., Jiang, T., Zhang, C. (2008). Stratigraphic architecture and evolution of the continental slope system in offshore Hainan, northern South China Sea. Marine Geology, 247, 129-144.
  • Heine, C., Müller, R., Steinberger, B., Torsvik, T. (2008). Subsidence in intracontinental basins due to dynamic topography. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 171(1-4), 252-264.
  • Spasojević, S., Liu, L., Gurnis, M., Müller, R. (2008). The case for dynamic subsidence of the U.S. east coast since the Eocene. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(L08305), 1-6.

2003

  • Hillis, R., Müller, R. (2003). Introduction. Evolution and dynamics of the Australian plate. Geological Society of Australia Special Publication, 11, 1-7.

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