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Dr Amaury Pourteau

Dr Amaury Pourteau Dr Amaury Pourteau
Position Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 312.321
Phone +61 8 9266 7501
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Brief Summary

My research interests lie in unravelling petrological and geochemical processes involved during metamorphism and apprehending their tectonic significance.  

My first works, back at the University of Potsdam (Germany), have addressed the subduction- to collision-related evolution of the long-lived Aegean–Anatolian subduction system, with emphasis on the blueschist-facies metamorphic rocks of Turkey. In early 2016, I joined Zheng–Xiang Li's ARC Laureate team at Curtin University and I am leading field-based studies aimed to decipher the Proterozoic tectonic evolution of NE Australia and its implications for Nuna, the Mesoproterozoic supercontinent.


In the frame of the recently funded ARC Laureate Fellowship to ZX Li (2015–2020) on "How the Earth Works", and Curtin University co-funding for both the Laureate Fellowship grant and the ARC Center of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS, 2011–2017), a number of PhD scholarships for up to four years each are available. Check out for themes here. The students will join a team of over 15 researchers and PhD students in a vibrant research environment at Curtin University's The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), the Department of Applied Geology, and will become members of IGCP 648: Supercontinent Cycles and GlobalGeodynamics. Current core research staff in the team include Prof. Zheng-Xiang Li, and Drs Grant Cox, Uwe Kirscher, Ross Mitchell, Sergei Pisarevsky, Weihua Yao, Nan Zhang and myself.
Interested candidates are invited to contact Josh Beardmore at josh.beardmore 'at' // +61 8 9266 4163

Employment History

Feb. 2016–Present               Research Fellow — Curtin University, Australia

Mar. 2013–Feb. 2016           Post-doctoral Researcher — Universität Potsdam, Germany

Mar. 2013–Feb. 2016           Assistant to the IUGS President

Jan. 2012–Feb. 2013           Assistant — Universität Potsdam, Germany

Oct. 2007–Dec. 2011           Doctoral student — Universität Potsdam, Germany

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[11] Pourteau A., Oberhänsli R., Candan O., Barrier E. & Vrielynck B. (2016) Neotethyan Closure History of Western Anatolia—A Geodynamic Discussion. International Journal of Earth Sciencesdoi:10.1007/s00531-015-1226-7

[10] Scheffler F., Oberhänsli R., Pourteau A., Candan O. & Immenhauser A. (2016) Sedimentologic to metamorphic processes recorded in the high-pressure/low-temperature Mesozoic Rosetta Marble of Anatolia. International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi:10.1007/s00531-015-1214-y

[9] Çetinkaplan M., Pourteau A., Candan O., Koralay O. E., Oberhänsli R., Okay A. & Chen F. (2016) P–T–t evolution of Eclogite/Blueschist Facies Metamorphism in Alanya Massif: Time and Space Relations with HP Event in Bitlis Massif, Turkey, International Journal of Earth Sciencesdoi:10.1007/s00531-014-1092-8

[8] Schmidt A., Pourteau A., Oberhänsli R. & Candan O. (2015) Lu–Hf geochronology on cm-sized garnets using microsampling: new constraints on garnet growth rates and duration of metamorphism during continental collision (Menderes Massif, Turkey). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.015

[7] Plunder A., Agard P., Chopin C., Pourteau A. & Okay A. (2015) Accretion, underplating and exhumation along a subduction interface: from subduction initiation to continental subduction (Tavşanlı zone, W. Turkey), Lithosdoi::10.1016/j.lithos.2015.01.007

[6] Pourteau A., Bousquet R., Vidal O., Plunder A., Düsterhöft E., Candan O. & Oberhänsli R. (2014) Multistage growth of Fe-Mg-carpholite and Fe-Mg-chloritoid, from field evidence to thermodynamic modelling, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrologydoi:10.1007/s00410-014-1090-7

[5] Oberhänsli R., Koralay E., Candan O., Pourteau A. & Bousquet R. (2014) Late Cretaceous eclogitic high-pressure relics in the Bitlis Massif, Geodinamica Acta, doi:10.1080/09853111.2013.858951

[4] Scheffler F., Oberhänsli R., Pourteau A., Di Lucia M. & Candan O. (2014) The Rosetta Marbles from Fesleğen, Ören Unit, SW Anatolia, International Journal of Earth Sciencedoi:10.1007/s00531-013-0936-y

[3] Pourteau A., Sudo M., Candan O., Lanari P., Vidal O. & Oberhänsli R. (2013) Neotethys closure history of Anatolia: insight from 40Ar–39Ar geochronology and PT estimation in high-pressure metasediments, Journal of Metamorphic Geologydoi:10.1111/jmg.12034

[2] Jolivet L., Faccenna C., Huet B., Labrousse L., Le Pourhiet L., Lacombe O., Lecomte E., Burov E., Denèle Y., Brun J.-P., Philippon M., Paul A., Salaün G., Karabulut H., Piromallo C., Monié P., Gueydan F., Okay A., Oberhänsli R., Pourteau A., Augier R., Gadenne L. & Driussi O. (2013) Aegean tectonics: Strain localisation, slab tearing and trench retreat, Tectonophysicsdoi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.06.011

[1] Pourteau A., Candan O. & Oberhänsli R. (2010) High‐pressure metasediments in central Turkey: Constraints on the Neotethyan closure history, Tectonics,doi:10.1029/2009TC002650

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