Pending Publications

Garber, J.M., Holder, R.H., Reimink, J.R., Smye, A.J., and Feineman, M.D. (202x) Punctuated shifts on a plate-tectonic background: a KDE-based compositional investigation of the continental igneous rock record, in review at EPSL

Garber, J.M., Rioux, M., Searle, M.P., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Hacker, B.R., Vervoort, J.D., Warren, C.J., and Smye, A.J. (202x) Dating continental subduction beneath the Samail Ophiolite: garnet, zircon, and rutile petrochronology of the As Sifah eclogites, NE Oman, accepted with minor revisions at Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Wyatt, D.M., Smye, A.J., Garber, J.M., and Hacker, B.R. (202x) Assembly and tectonic evolution of continental lower crust: Monazite petrochronology of the Ivrea-Verbano Zone (Val Strona di Omegna), in revision at Tectonics

Searle, M.P., Rioux, M., and Garber, J.M. (202x) One Line on the Map: Geological history of the Semail Thrust, Oman-UAE Mountains, in review at Journal of Structural Geology

Moser, A.C., Hacker, B.R., Gehrels, G.E., Seward, G.G.E., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., and Garber, J.M. (202x) Linking Titanite U-Pb Dates to Coupled Deformation and Dissolution-Reprecipitation, in review at Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Rioux, M., Garber, J.M., Searle, M.P., Kelemen, P., Miyashita, S., Adachi, Y., and Bowring, S. (2021b) High-precision U-Pb zircon dating of late magmatism in the Semail Ophiolite: A record of subduction initiation, JGR: Solid Earth, 126(5), doi:10.1029/2020JB020758 [publisher]

Rioux, M., Benoit, M., Amri, I., Ceuleneer, G., Garber, J.M., and Searle, M.P. (2021a) The origin of felsic intrusions within the mantle section of the Samail Ophiolite: Integrated geochemical and isotopic evidence for three distinct mixing and differentiation trends, JGR: Solid Earth, 126(5), doi:10.1029/2020JB020760 [publisher]


Garber, J.M., Rioux, M., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Hacker, B.R., Vervoort, J., and Searle, M.P. (2020b) Petrochronology of Wadi Tayin metamorphic sole metasediment, with implications for the thermal and tectonic evolution of the Samail Ophiolite (Oman/UAE), Tectonics, 39, doi:10.1029/2020TC006135 [publisher]

Cipar, J.H., Garber, J.M., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., and Smye, A.J. (2020) Active crustal differentiation beneath the Rio Grande Rift, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/s41561-020-0640-z [publisher] [PSU press release]

Rutte, D., Garber, J.M., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., and Renne, P.R. (2020) An exhumation pulse from the young Franciscan subduction zone (California, USA), Tectonics, 39, doi:10.1029/2020TC006305 [publisher/full text]

Bralower, T., Cosmidis, J., …, Garber, J., …, and Tikoo, S. (2020) The habitat of the nascent Chicxulub crater, AGU Advances, 1, e2020AV000208. [publisher/full text]


Garber, J.M., Smye, A.J., Feineman, M.D., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., and Matthews, S. (2020a) Decoupling of zircon U-Pb and trace-element systematics driven by U diffusion in eclogite-facies zircon (Monviso meta-ophiolite, W. Alps), Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175, doi:10.1007/s00410-020-01692-2 [publisher] [full text (pdf)]

Searle, M.P., Garber, J.M., Hacker, B.R., Htun, K., Gardiner, N.J., Waters, D.J., and Robb, L.J. (2020) Timing of syenite-charnockite magmatism and ruby- and sapphire metamorphism in the Mogok valley region, Myanmar, Tectonics, 39, doi:10.1029/2019TC005998 [publisher] [full text]

Aulbach, S., Massuyeau, M., Garber, J.M., Gerdes, A., Heaman, L.M., and Viljoen, K.S. (2020) Ultramafic melt- and auto-metasomatism in mantle eclogites: Compositional effects and geophysical consequences, G-cubed, 21, doi:10.1029/2019GC008774 [publisher] [full text]



Smye, A.J., Marsh, J.J., Vermeesch, P., Garber, J.M., and Stockli, D.F. (2018) Applications and Limitations of U-Pb Thermochronology to Middle and Lower Crustal Thermal Histories, Chemical Geology, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.07.003 [publisher] [full text]

Garber, J.M., Maurya, S., Hernandez, J.-A., Duncan, M.S., Zeng, L., Zhang, H.L., Faul, U., McCammon, C., Montagner, J.-P., Moresi, L., Romanowicz, B.A., Rudnick, R.L., and Stixrude, L. (2018) Multidisciplinary constraints on the abundance of diamond and eclogite in the cratonic lithosphere, G-cubed, 19, doi: 10.1029/2018GC007534 [publisher]

 [Altmetric: #1 in press attention of any paper published in G-cubed]

 [American Chemical Society "Reactions" Video: Are We Standing on a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds?]


Garber, J.M., Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Stearns, M., and Seward, G. (2017) Controls on trace-element uptake in metamorphic titanite: implications for petrochronology, Journal of Petrology, 58, 1031–1057, doi:10.1093/petrology/egx046 [publisher]


Rioux, M., Garber, J.M., Bauer, A., Bowring, S., Searle, M., Kelemen, P., and Hacker, B. (2016) Synchronous formation of the metamorphic sole and igneous crust of the Semail ophiolite: New constraints on the tectonic evolution during ophiolite formation from high-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology, EPSL, 451, 185–195, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.051 [publisher]


Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Garber, J.M., Rioux, M., Cherry, A.G., and Ambrose, T.K. (2015) Structure and metamorphism beneath the obducting Oman ophiolite: evidence from the Bani Hamid granulites, northern Oman Mountains, Geosphere, 11(6), doi:10.1130/GES01199.1 [publisher]


Carlson, W.D., Hixon, J., Garber, J.M., and Bodnar, R.J. (2014) Controls on metamorphic equilibration: the importance of intergranular solubilities mediated by fluid composition, JMG, 32, doi:10.1111/jmg.12113 [publisher]

Garber, J.M., Roeske, S.M., Warren, J., Mulcahy, S.R., McClelland, W.C., Austin, L.J., Renne, P.R., and Vujovich, G.I. (2014), Crustal Shortening, Exhumation, and Strain Localization in a Collisional Orogen: The Bajo Pequeño Shear Zone, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Argentina, Tectonics, 33, doi:10.1002/2013TC003477 [publisher]

Fong, T., Bualat, M., Deans, M., …, Garber, J., …, and Kobayashi, L. (2011) Robotic Follow-up for Human Exploration, AIAA 2010 Conference & Exposition, AIAA SPACE Forum, doi:10.2514/6.2010-8605. [pdf]

Other Publications

Garber, J.M. (2012). Chapter 1: Precambrian Rocks of the Grand Canyon. Part of UC Davis Ecogeomorphology Field Guide to the Grand Canyon, available online at []

Barnes, J., French, R., Garber, J., Poole, W., Smith, P., and Tian, Y. (2012) Science concept 2: The structure and composition of the lunar interior provide fundamental information on the evolution of a differentiated planetary body, in: Kring, D., and Durda, D., eds., A Global Lunar Landing Site Study to Provide the Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon, LPI Contribution No. 1694, Houston, TX: Lunar and Planetary Institute, pp. 47–131 [pdf]


Garber, J.M. (2011) Chapter 1: Tectonic History of British Columbia: Historical and Current Influences on the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser River System, in Chilko-Chilcotin River Network: A Lakes and Rivers Ecosystem [field guide], eds. J. Mount and P. Moyle [pdf]

Righter, K., and Garber, J.M. (2011) The HED [Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite] Compendium. Published online at []