Tobias Stephan

Variscan tectonics and Early Palaeozoic evolution of Gondwana

Email Address

Tobias [dot] Stephanatgeo [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Postal Address

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Department of Geology
Bernhard-von-Cotta Straße 2
09599 Freiberg


phone: ++49 3731 393748


Scientific Work


Granites of the Erzgebirge



3D modelling of the Erzgebirge-Vogtland-Fichtelgebirge granites



Three-dimensional output of nonmetrical MDS and final discrimination of the pre-Variscan samples into the palaeogeographic groups.







Multi-dimensional scaling coupled with density-based clustering of detrital Zircon U-Pb age spectra.


GEM - Granitgebundene Erze strategischer Metalle - Bildungsbedingungen und Ableitung innovativer Suchkriterien für verborgene Erzkörper (r4, BMBF)

Entwicklung eines Verfahrens zur dreidimensionalen Prognose von verdeckten Rohstofflagerstätten am Beispiel des Erzgebirges (ZIM, BMWi)



Stephan, T., Kroner, U., Romer, R. L., Rösel, D. (2019): From a bipartite Gondwana shelf zo an arcuate Variscan belt: the Early Paleozoic evolution of northern Peri-Gondwana. Earth-Science Reviews, DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.03.012

Heinicke, J., Stephan, T., Alexandrakis, C., Gaupp, R., Buske, S. (2019): Alteration as possible cause for transition from brittle failure to aseismic slip: the case of the NW-Bohemia / Vogtland earthquake swarm region. Journal of Geodynamics 124, pp. 79-92, DOI: 10.1016/j.jog.2019.01.010

Stephan, T., Kroner, U., Romer, R. L. (2019): The pre-orogenic detrital zircon record of the Peri-Gondwana crust. Geological Magazine 156(2), pp. 281-307, DOI: 10.1017/S0016756818000031

Stephan, T., Kroner, U., Hahn, T., Hallas, P., Heuse, T. (2016): Fold/Cleavage Relationships as Indicator for Sinistral Transpression in the Rheno-Hercynian - Saxo-Thuringian Boundary Zone, Central European Variscides. Tectonophysics 681, pp. 250-262, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.03.005



Doctoral Thesis: Paleogeographic and Structural Control on the Arcuate Variscan Belt

Master´s Thesis: Variscan Tectonics of the Schwarzburg Unit (Saxo-Thuringian Zone): from a Transform Plate Boundary Zone to an Orogenic Wedge. supervised by PD Dr. Uwe Kroner and Dr. Thomas Heuse


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