Mountain belts: Structure and evolution


We study the structures and processes related to the evolution of mountain belts and their associated foreland basins. We aim at a synthesis/an integration of processes operating at various depths from the Earth’s surface to the mantle. Such processes have a bearing on the evolution of natural resources, geotechnical applications, as well as the regional and global climate.
We apply a variety of tools, including field work, geochronology & low-temperature thermochronology, geochemical analyses as well as numerical and analogue modelling.