Tethyan research

This long-standing research collaboration is concerned with understanding the development of the Tethys Ocean system in the Alpine-Mediterranean-Himalayan areas.

Current projects include:

  • Palaeozoic-Mesozoic tectonic evolution of the south margin of Eurasia in the Pontide Mountains, N Turkey
  • The Mesozoic-Tertiary tectonic evolution of micro-continents (e.g. rift, ocean spreading, subduction, collision) in eastern Turkey
  • Late Tertiary tectonic evolution of the southern edge of the Eurasian (Anatolian plate) exposed in Cyprus and offshore areas
  • The Tertiary tectonic evolution of the northern margin of the Arabian plate exposed in S Turkey and N Syria


Prof Alastair H.F. Robertson