Pending Publications

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 review at Tectonics

Garber, J.M., Rioux, M., Searle, M.P., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Hacker, B.R., Vervoort, J.D., and Warren, C. (202x) Dating continental subduction beneath the Samail Ophiolite: garnet, zircon, and rutile petrochronology of the As Sifah eclogites, NE Oman, in prep

Garber, J.M., Holder, R.H., Smye, A.J., Reimink, J.R., and Feineman, M.D. (202x) The compositional distribution of igneous rocks through time reveals the punctuated continuum of plate tectonics, in prep

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


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 []