Dr Sabin Zahirovic

Telephone +61 416 77 55 89

Biographical details

Sabin is a postdoctoral research associate in the EarthByte Group, School of Geosciences. He completed his PhD (University of Sydney) in 2014 titled “Post-Pangea global plate kinematics and geodynamic implications for Southeast Asia”. Sabin has been at the School of Geosciences since December 2008, working in various roles as a Research Assistant, Lab Demonstrator, Tutor and Associate Lecturer at junior, intermediate and senior undergraduate levels.

Research interests

Sabin’s research has focussed on the plate-mantle system, especially in the Tethyan tectonic domain, including the India-Eurasia collision, Southeast Asian tectonics, the NW Australian Shelf and New Guinea. Sabin also has ongoing interests in deep-time plate reconstructions and paleogeography, with a recent focus on the links between plate tectonics and the planetary deep carbon cycle.

Teaching and supervision

Currently Sabin is supervising one PhD student and several research assistants within the EarthByte Group, and leads the New Guinea- stream of the 5-year Basin GENESIS Hub project funded by the Australian Research Council and industry partners.

Current projects

Tectonic evolution and deep mantle structure of eastern Tethyan domain since the Permian

Plate tectonics and geodynamics of the New Guinea margin

The Deep Carbon Cycle (DCC) through geological time: An interdisciplinary synthesis of the carbon cycle in the Earth’s lithosphere-biosphere system

Associations

EarthByte Group, School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney

Awards and honours

2018 - Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Emerging Leader Award

2015 - School of Geosciences Special Recognition Award

2012 - Faculty of Science Award for Citizenship

2011 - LA Richardson Memorial Prize in Geophysics, George Harris Scholarship, University of Sydney Medal, Vice-Chancerllor's Research Scholarship, Australian Postgraduate Award

2010 - Geological Society of Australia Student Scholarship, Australian Institute of Geoscientists Bursary

2009 - Quodling Testimonial Prize for Crystallography and Petrology

2008 - WH Maze Prize in Intermediate Geography

2007 - Geographical Society of NSW Student Award, Edgeworth David Prize in Palaentology

In the media

https://theconversation.com/aftershocks-hit-papua-new-guinea-as-it-recovers-from-a-remote-major-earthquake-94176

https://deepcarbon.net/dco-workshop-integrates-deep-carbon-science-tectonic-models-earth-through-time

https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gd/2017/10/04/the-lost-tethyan-seaways-a-deep-earth-and-deep-time-perspective-on-eastern-tethyan-tectonics/

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/cool-jobs-mapping-unknown

http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/03/earths-tectonic-plates-skitter-about

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/03/27/earth-tectonic-plates-video_n_6956254.html?ir=Australia

http://www.buzzfeed.com/natashaumer/this-is-what-the-earth-really-looked-like-200-million-years

http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2012/nov/23/pacific-sandy-island-video

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/06/the-story-behind-the-island-that-wasnt-there/

Sabin's research and updates can be viewed at the EarthByte webpage:

http://www.earthbyte.org/tag/sabin-zahirovic/

International links

United States

(California Institute of Technology) Long-term EarthByte collaboration with Prof. Mike Gurnis on linking plate reconstructions with geodynamics

Selected grants

2018

  • Carbon Down Under: Galvanizing Australia�s research community for the next decade of deep-time Earth modelling and visualization of deep carbon science; Zahirovic S, Muller R; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation/Research grant.
  • The Deep Carbon Cycle (DCC) through geological time: An interdisciplinary synthesis of the carbon cycle in the Earth's lithosphere-biosphere system; Zahirovic S, Muller R; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation/Research grant.

2017

  • Understanding the deep carbon cycle from icehouse to greenhouse climates; Muller R, Zahirovic S; DVC Research/Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020 (SREI).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Young, A., Flament, N., Maloney, K., Williams, S., Matthews, K., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R. (2019). Global kinematics of tectonic plates and subduction zones since the late Paleozoic Era. Geoscience Frontiers, 10(3), 989-1013. [More Information]
  • Moron Polanco, S., Cawood, P., Haines, P., Gallagher, S., Zahirovic, S., Lewis, C., Moresi, L. (2019). Long-lived transcontinental sediment transport pathways of East Gondwana. Geology, 47(6), 513-516. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Williams, S., Mortimer, N., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S. (2019). Magma production along the Lord Howe Seamount Chain, northern Zealandia. Geological Magazine, Article in press, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Cao, W., Williams, S., Flament, N., Zahirovic, S., Scotese, C., Muller, R. (2019). Palaeolatitudinal distribution of lithologic indicators of climate in a palaeogeographic framework. Geological Magazine, 156(2), 331-354. [More Information]
  • Dutkiewicz, A., Muller, R., Cannon, J., Vaughan, S., Zahirovic, S. (2019). Sequestration and subduction of deep-sea carbonate in the global ocean since the Early Cretaceous. Geology, 47(1), 91-94. [More Information]
  • Cao, W., Flament, N., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Muller, R. (2019). The interplay of dynamic topography and eustasy on continental flooding in the late Paleozoic. Tectonophysics, 761, 108-121. [More Information]
  • Wang, H., Wang, Y., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S., Leng, W. (2018). A long-lived Indian Ocean slab: Deep dip reversal induced by the African LLSVP. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 497, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Muller, R., Cannon, J., Qin, X., Watson, R., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Pfaffelmoser, T., Seton, M., Russell, S., Zahirovic, S. (2018). GPlates: Building a Virtual Earth Through Deep Time. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(7), 2243-2261. [More Information]
  • Goff, J., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R. (2018). No Evidence for Milankovitch Cycle Influence on Abyssal Hills at Intermediate, Fast, and Superfast Spreading Rates. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(19), 10305-10313. [More Information]
  • Pall, J., Zahirovic, S., Doss, S., Hassan, R., Matthews, K., Cannon, J., Gurnis, M., Moresi, L., Lenardic, A., Muller, R. (2018). The influence of carbonate platform interactions with subduction zone volcanism on palaeo-atmospheric CO2 since the Devonian. Climate of the Past, 14(6), 857-870. [More Information]
  • Johansson, L., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R. (2018). The Interplay Between the Eruption and Weathering of Large Igneous Provinces and the Deep-Time Carbon Cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 5380-5389. [More Information]
  • Cao, W., Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Williams, S., Golonka, J., Muller, R. (2017). Improving global paleogeography since the late Paleozoic using paleobiology. Biogeosciences, 14(23), 5425-5439. [More Information]
  • Harrington, L., Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R. (2017). The role of deep Earth dynamics in driving the flooding and emergence of New Guinea since the Jurassic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 479, 273-283. [More Information]
  • Matthews, K., Maloney, K., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2016). Global plate boundary evolution and kinematics since the late Paleozoic. Global and Planetary Change, 146, 226-250. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R., Seton, M., Gurnis, M. (2016). Large fluctuations of shallow seas in low-lying Southeast Asia driven by mantle flow. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(9), 3589-3607. [More Information]
  • Yang, T., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S. (2016). Mantle-induced subsidence and compression in SE Asia since the early Miocene. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(5), 1901-1909. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Mortimer, N., Williams, S., Quilty, P., Gans, P., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S., Moore, J., Matthews, K. (2016). Melanesian back-arc basin and arc development: Constraints from the eastern Coral Sea. Gondwana Research, 39, 77-95. [More Information]
  • Muller, R., Seton, M., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Matthews, K., Wright, N., Shephard, G., Maloney, K., Barnett-Moore, N., Hosseinpour, M., Cannon, J., et al (2016). Ocean Basin Evolution and Global-Scale Plate Reorganization Events since Pangea Breakup. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, 44, 107-138. [More Information]
  • Yang, T., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S. (2016). Slab avalanche-induced tectonics in self-consistent dynamic models. Tectonophysics, 746, 251-265. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Matthews, K., Flament, N., Muller, R., Hill, K., Seton, M., Gurnis, M. (2016). Tectonic evolution and deep mantle structure of the eastern Tethys since the latest Jurassic. Earth-Science Reviews, 162, 293-337. [More Information]
  • Gibbons, A., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Whittaker, J., Yatheesh, V. (2015). A tectonic model reconciling evidence for the collisions between India, Eurasia and intra-oceanic arcs of the central-eastern Tethys. Gondwana Research, 28(2), 451-492. [More Information]
  • Bai, Y., Wu, S., Liu, Z., Muller, R., Williams, S., Zahirovic, S., Dong, D. (2015). Full-fit reconstruction of the South China Sea conjugate margins. Tectonophysics, 661, 121-135. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Flament, N. (2015). Tectonic speed limits from plate kinematic reconstructions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 418, 40-52. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2014). The Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. Solid Earth, 5(1), 227-273. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Williams, S., Zahirovic, S., Micklethwaite, S. (2013). Obituary: Sandy Island (1876-2012). EOS, 94(15), 141-142. [More Information]
  • Wright, N., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M. (2013). Towards community-driven paleogeographic reconstructions: integrating open-access paleogeographic and paleobiology data with plate tectonics. Biogeosciences, 10(3), 1529-1541. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Muller, 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]
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Whittaker, J. (2012). Insights on the kinematics of the India-Eurasia collision from global geodynamic models. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13(4), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Zahirovic, S., DiCaprio, L., Spasojevic, S., Muller, R., Boyden, J., Seton, M., Manea, V., Bower, D. (2012). Plate Tectonic Reconstructions with Continuously Closing Plates. Computers and Geosciences, 38(1), 35-42. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Zahirovic, S., Tobin, J., Hill, K., Matthews, K., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Hassan, R., Seton, M., Muller, R., Brocard, G., Rey, P. (2018). Eastern Tethyan tectonics and geodynamics since Pangea breakup. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Austria: EGU.
  • Seton, M., Williams, S., Mortimer, N., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S. (2018). Geophysical and geological characterisation of dredge locations from RV Southern Surveyor voyage ss2012_v06 (ECOSATI): hotspot activity in northern Zealandia. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Muller, R., Russell, S., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Williams, C. (2018). Modelling and visualising distributed crustal deformation of Australia and Zealandia using GPlates 2.0. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Rey, P. (2018). Plio-Pleistocene river drainage evolution in New Guinea. Implications for reservoir mineralogy predictions. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Alac, R., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Muller, R. (2018). Surface Process Models of The Lake Eyre Basin Using Badlands Software. 26th ASEG Conference / AEGC Conference, unkown: CSIRO Publishing. [More Information]
  • Tobin, J., Zahirovic, S., Hassan, R., Rey, P. (2018). Tectonic and Geodynamic Evolution of the Northern Australian Margin and New Guinea. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
  • Zahirovic, S., Matthews, K., Yang, T., Flament, N., Garrad, D., Brocard, G., Iwanec, J., Hill, K., Gurnis, M., Hassan, R., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2018). Tectonics and geodynamics of the eastern Tethys and northern Gondwana since the Jurassic. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Yang, T., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2018). Tectonics and mantle convection controlling the long-term emergence and flooding of Southeast Asia since the Cretaceous. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Austria: EGU.
  • Harrington, L., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Muller, R. (2018). The role of tectonics, geodynamics and surface processes in shaping Australian topography since the Pangea supercontinent. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Austria: EGU.
  • Brocard, G., Ding, X., Salles, T., Zahirovic, S., Rey, P., Muller, R. (2018). Transcontinental Cainozoic paleovalleys of Western Australia. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R., Seton, M., Hill, K., Gurnis, M. (2015). 3-D Plate Tectonic Reconstructions of New Guinea Since the Triassic. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Wright, N., Muller, R., Seton, M. (2015). Data-Driven Paleogeographic Reconstructions as Constraints for the Advance and Retreat of Australian Shallow Seas. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Gibbons, A., Muller, R., Brune, S., Heine, C. (2015). Early breakup of Gondwana: constraints from global plate motion models. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2015. Copernicus Publications.
  • Flament, N., Muller, R., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S., Shephard, G., Bower, D., Seton, M., Williams, S., Skogseid, J. (2015). Evolution of Large-Scale Topography and River Drainage Direction From Mantle Flow Models. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R., Seton, M., Gurnis, M. (2015). Large-scale retreat and advance of shallow seas in Southeast Asia driven by mantle flow. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Flament, N. (2015). Plate-mantle coupling from post-Pangea plate kinematics. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2015. Copernicus Publications.
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton, M., Muller, R., Flament, N. (2014). Post-Jurassic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2014. Copernicus Publications.
  • Seton, M., Mortimer, N., Williams, S., Quilty, P., Meffre, S., Gans, P., Micklethwaite, S., Moore, J., Zahirovic, S. (2014). Reconstruction of the Melanesian back-arc basins: implications for Ontong Java Plateau accretion. 2014 GSA Annual Meeting. GSA Abstracts.

Other

  • Zahirovic, S., Brocard, G., Connell, J., Beucher, R. (2018), Aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea as it recovers from a remote major earthquake.
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Whittaker, J. (2010), Can geodynamic modelling help resolve the India-Eurasia collision controversy?.
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Whittaker, J., Flament, N., Gurnis, M. (2010), The India - Eurasia collision and marginal basin evolution in the NW Pacific.

2019

  • Young, A., Flament, N., Maloney, K., Williams, S., Matthews, K., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R. (2019). Global kinematics of tectonic plates and subduction zones since the late Paleozoic Era. Geoscience Frontiers, 10(3), 989-1013. [More Information]
  • Moron Polanco, S., Cawood, P., Haines, P., Gallagher, S., Zahirovic, S., Lewis, C., Moresi, L. (2019). Long-lived transcontinental sediment transport pathways of East Gondwana. Geology, 47(6), 513-516. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Williams, S., Mortimer, N., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S. (2019). Magma production along the Lord Howe Seamount Chain, northern Zealandia. Geological Magazine, Article in press, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Cao, W., Williams, S., Flament, N., Zahirovic, S., Scotese, C., Muller, R. (2019). Palaeolatitudinal distribution of lithologic indicators of climate in a palaeogeographic framework. Geological Magazine, 156(2), 331-354. [More Information]
  • Dutkiewicz, A., Muller, R., Cannon, J., Vaughan, S., Zahirovic, S. (2019). Sequestration and subduction of deep-sea carbonate in the global ocean since the Early Cretaceous. Geology, 47(1), 91-94. [More Information]
  • Cao, W., Flament, N., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Muller, R. (2019). The interplay of dynamic topography and eustasy on continental flooding in the late Paleozoic. Tectonophysics, 761, 108-121. [More Information]

2018

  • Wang, H., Wang, Y., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S., Leng, W. (2018). A long-lived Indian Ocean slab: Deep dip reversal induced by the African LLSVP. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 497, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Brocard, G., Connell, J., Beucher, R. (2018), Aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea as it recovers from a remote major earthquake.
  • Zahirovic, S., Tobin, J., Hill, K., Matthews, K., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Hassan, R., Seton, M., Muller, R., Brocard, G., Rey, P. (2018). Eastern Tethyan tectonics and geodynamics since Pangea breakup. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Austria: EGU.
  • Seton, M., Williams, S., Mortimer, N., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S. (2018). Geophysical and geological characterisation of dredge locations from RV Southern Surveyor voyage ss2012_v06 (ECOSATI): hotspot activity in northern Zealandia. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Muller, R., Cannon, J., Qin, X., Watson, R., Gurnis, M., Williams, S., Pfaffelmoser, T., Seton, M., Russell, S., Zahirovic, S. (2018). GPlates: Building a Virtual Earth Through Deep Time. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(7), 2243-2261. [More Information]
  • Muller, R., Russell, S., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Williams, C. (2018). Modelling and visualising distributed crustal deformation of Australia and Zealandia using GPlates 2.0. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Goff, J., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R. (2018). No Evidence for Milankovitch Cycle Influence on Abyssal Hills at Intermediate, Fast, and Superfast Spreading Rates. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(19), 10305-10313. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Rey, P. (2018). Plio-Pleistocene river drainage evolution in New Guinea. Implications for reservoir mineralogy predictions. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Alac, R., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Muller, R. (2018). Surface Process Models of The Lake Eyre Basin Using Badlands Software. 26th ASEG Conference / AEGC Conference, unkown: CSIRO Publishing. [More Information]
  • Tobin, J., Zahirovic, S., Hassan, R., Rey, P. (2018). Tectonic and Geodynamic Evolution of the Northern Australian Margin and New Guinea. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
  • Zahirovic, S., Matthews, K., Yang, T., Flament, N., Garrad, D., Brocard, G., Iwanec, J., Hill, K., Gurnis, M., Hassan, R., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2018). Tectonics and geodynamics of the eastern Tethys and northern Gondwana since the Jurassic. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Yang, T., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2018). Tectonics and mantle convection controlling the long-term emergence and flooding of Southeast Asia since the Cretaceous. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Austria: EGU.
  • Pall, J., Zahirovic, S., Doss, S., Hassan, R., Matthews, K., Cannon, J., Gurnis, M., Moresi, L., Lenardic, A., Muller, R. (2018). The influence of carbonate platform interactions with subduction zone volcanism on palaeo-atmospheric CO2 since the Devonian. Climate of the Past, 14(6), 857-870. [More Information]
  • Johansson, L., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R. (2018). The Interplay Between the Eruption and Weathering of Large Igneous Provinces and the Deep-Time Carbon Cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 5380-5389. [More Information]
  • Harrington, L., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Muller, R. (2018). The role of tectonics, geodynamics and surface processes in shaping Australian topography since the Pangea supercontinent. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Austria: EGU.
  • Brocard, G., Ding, X., Salles, T., Zahirovic, S., Rey, P., Muller, R. (2018). Transcontinental Cainozoic paleovalleys of Western Australia. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. [More Information]

2017

  • Cao, W., Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Williams, S., Golonka, J., Muller, R. (2017). Improving global paleogeography since the late Paleozoic using paleobiology. Biogeosciences, 14(23), 5425-5439. [More Information]
  • Harrington, L., Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R. (2017). The role of deep Earth dynamics in driving the flooding and emergence of New Guinea since the Jurassic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 479, 273-283. [More Information]

2016

  • Matthews, K., Maloney, K., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2016). Global plate boundary evolution and kinematics since the late Paleozoic. Global and Planetary Change, 146, 226-250. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R., Seton, M., Gurnis, M. (2016). Large fluctuations of shallow seas in low-lying Southeast Asia driven by mantle flow. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(9), 3589-3607. [More Information]
  • Yang, T., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S. (2016). Mantle-induced subsidence and compression in SE Asia since the early Miocene. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(5), 1901-1909. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Mortimer, N., Williams, S., Quilty, P., Gans, P., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S., Moore, J., Matthews, K. (2016). Melanesian back-arc basin and arc development: Constraints from the eastern Coral Sea. Gondwana Research, 39, 77-95. [More Information]
  • Muller, R., Seton, M., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Matthews, K., Wright, N., Shephard, G., Maloney, K., Barnett-Moore, N., Hosseinpour, M., Cannon, J., et al (2016). Ocean Basin Evolution and Global-Scale Plate Reorganization Events since Pangea Breakup. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, 44, 107-138. [More Information]
  • Yang, T., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S. (2016). Slab avalanche-induced tectonics in self-consistent dynamic models. Tectonophysics, 746, 251-265. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Matthews, K., Flament, N., Muller, R., Hill, K., Seton, M., Gurnis, M. (2016). Tectonic evolution and deep mantle structure of the eastern Tethys since the latest Jurassic. Earth-Science Reviews, 162, 293-337. [More Information]

2015

  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R., Seton, M., Hill, K., Gurnis, M. (2015). 3-D Plate Tectonic Reconstructions of New Guinea Since the Triassic. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. [More Information]
  • Gibbons, A., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Whittaker, J., Yatheesh, V. (2015). A tectonic model reconciling evidence for the collisions between India, Eurasia and intra-oceanic arcs of the central-eastern Tethys. Gondwana Research, 28(2), 451-492. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Wright, N., Muller, R., Seton, M. (2015). Data-Driven Paleogeographic Reconstructions as Constraints for the Advance and Retreat of Australian Shallow Seas. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. [More Information]
  • Seton, M., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S., Whittaker, J., Gibbons, A., Muller, R., Brune, S., Heine, C. (2015). Early breakup of Gondwana: constraints from global plate motion models. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2015. Copernicus Publications.
  • Flament, N., Muller, R., Gurnis, M., Zahirovic, S., Shephard, G., Bower, D., Seton, M., Williams, S., Skogseid, J. (2015). Evolution of Large-Scale Topography and River Drainage Direction From Mantle Flow Models. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Bai, Y., Wu, S., Liu, Z., Muller, R., Williams, S., Zahirovic, S., Dong, D. (2015). Full-fit reconstruction of the South China Sea conjugate margins. Tectonophysics, 661, 121-135. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Flament, N., Muller, R., Seton, M., Gurnis, M. (2015). Large-scale retreat and advance of shallow seas in Southeast Asia driven by mantle flow. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. [More Information]
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Flament, N. (2015). Plate-mantle coupling from post-Pangea plate kinematics. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2015. Copernicus Publications.
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Flament, N. (2015). Tectonic speed limits from plate kinematic reconstructions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 418, 40-52. [More Information]

2014

  • Zahirovic, S., Seton, M., Muller, R., Flament, N. (2014). Post-Jurassic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2014. Copernicus Publications.
  • Seton, M., Mortimer, N., Williams, S., Quilty, P., Meffre, S., Gans, P., Micklethwaite, S., Moore, J., Zahirovic, S. (2014). Reconstruction of the Melanesian back-arc basins: implications for Ontong Java Plateau accretion. 2014 GSA Annual Meeting. GSA Abstracts.
  • Zahirovic, S., Seton, M., Muller, R. (2014). The Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Southeast Asia. Solid Earth, 5(1), 227-273. [More Information]

2013

  • Seton, M., Williams, S., Zahirovic, S., Micklethwaite, S. (2013). Obituary: Sandy Island (1876-2012). EOS, 94(15), 141-142. [More Information]
  • Wright, N., Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M. (2013). Towards community-driven paleogeographic reconstructions: integrating open-access paleogeographic and paleobiology data with plate tectonics. Biogeosciences, 10(3), 1529-1541. [More Information]

2012

  • Seton, M., Muller, 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]
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Flament, N., Gurnis, M., Whittaker, J. (2012). Insights on the kinematics of the India-Eurasia collision from global geodynamic models. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13(4), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Zahirovic, S., DiCaprio, L., Spasojevic, S., Muller, R., Boyden, J., Seton, M., Manea, V., Bower, D. (2012). Plate Tectonic Reconstructions with Continuously Closing Plates. Computers and Geosciences, 38(1), 35-42. [More Information]

2010

  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Whittaker, J. (2010), Can geodynamic modelling help resolve the India-Eurasia collision controversy?.
  • Zahirovic, S., Muller, R., Seton, M., Whittaker, J., Flament, N., Gurnis, M. (2010), The India - Eurasia collision and marginal basin evolution in the NW Pacific.

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