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Gilmore, M.E., McQuarrie, N., Eizenhofer, P.R. and Ehlers T.A., 2018, Testing the effects of topography, geometry and kinematics on modeled thermochronometer cooling ages in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya: Solid Earth, v. 9, p. 1-29, PDF




Rak, A., McQuarrie, N. and Ehlers T.A., 2017, Kinematics, exhumation, and sedimentation of the north-central Andes (Bolivia): An integrated thermochronometer and thermokinematic modeling approach: Tectonics, v. 36, doi: 10.1002/2016TC004440. PDF


Tate, G.W., McQuarrie, N., Tiranda, H., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Harris, R., Willett, S.D., Reiners, P.W., Fellin, M.G., Zachariasse, W.J., 2017, Reconciling regional continuity with local variability in structure, uplift and exhumation of the Timor orogen: Gondwana Research, v. 49, p. 364–386, PDF


Schepers, G., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J Spakman, W. Kosters, M., Boschman, L., and McQuarrie, N., 2017, South-American plate advance and forced Andean trench retreat as drivers for transient flat subduction episodes: Nature Communications, v. 8, 15249, 10.1038/ncomms15249. PDF


Garzione, C.N., McQuarrie, N., Perez, N.D., Ehlers, T.A., Beck, S., Kar, N., Eichelberger, N., Chapman, A.D., Ward, K.M., Ducea, M., Lease, R.O., Poulsen, C.J., Wagner, L.S., Horton, B.K., Saylor, J.E., Zandt, G., 2017, The tectonic evolution of the Central Andean Plateau and geodynamic implications for the growth of plateaus, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 45, p. 529-559.  PDF


McQuarrie, N. and Ehlers T.A., 2017, Techniques for understanding fold-thrust belt kinematics and thermal evolution: in Law, R.D., Thigpen, J.R., Merschat, A.J., Stowell, H.H., (eds) Linkages and Feedbacks in Orogenic Systems, Geological Society of America Memoir, 213, doi:10.1130/2017.1213(02).  PDF




Perez, N. D., Horton, B. K., McQuarrie, N., Stubner, K., and Ehlers, T. A., 2016, Andean shortening, inversion and exhumation associated with thin- and thick-skinned deformation in southern Peru: Geological Magazine, v., 153, p. 1013-1041, doi:10.1017/S0016756816000121. PDF




Tate, G.W., McQuarrie, N., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Bakker, R., Harris, R.A. and H. Jiang, 2015, Australia going down under: Quantifying continental subduction during arc-continent accretion in Timor-Leste: Geosphere, v. 11, doi:10.1130/GES01144.1. PDF


Eichelberger, N., McQuarrie, N., Ryan, J., Karimi, B., Beck, S., Zandt, G., 2015, Evolution of crustal thickening in the central Andes Bolivia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 426, p. 191-203, PDF


McQuarrie, N. and Ehlers T.A., 2015, Influence of thrust belt geometry and shortening rate on thermochronometer cooling ages: Insights from the Bhutan Himalaya: Tectonics, 34, doi:10.1002/ 2014TC003783. PDF


Chapman, A.D., Ducea, M.N., McQuarrie, N., Coble., M., Petrescu, L., Hoffman, D., 2015, Constraints on plateau architecture and assembly from deep crustal xenoliths, northern Altiplano (SE Peru): Geological Society of America Bulletin 05/2015.


Eichelberger, N., and McQuarrie, N., 2015, Kinematic Reconstruction of the Bolivian Orocline: Geosphere v. 11, p. 445-462, doi:10.1130/GES01064.1. PDF


Eichelberger, N., and McQuarrie, N., 2014, 3-D Finite Strain at the Andean Orocline and Implications for grain-scale shortening in orogens: Geological Society of America Bulletin. doi:10.1130/B30968.1. PDF




Tate, G.W., McQuarrie, N., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Bakker, R.R., Harris, R., Willett, S., Reiners, P., Fellin, M.G., Ganerod, M., Zachariasse, J-W., 2014, Resolving spatial heterogeneities in exhumation and surface uplift in East Timor: constraints of deformation processes in young orogens: Tectonics v, 15, p. 1089–1112. doi:10.1002/2013TC003436. PDF


Aben, F.M., Dekkers, M.J., Bakker, R.R., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Zachariasse, J-W., Tate, G.W., McQuarrie, N., Harris, R., Duffy, B., 2014, Untangling inconsistent magnetic polarity records through an integrated rock magnetic analyses: a case study on Neogene sections in East Timor: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems v, 33, p. 2531–2544. doi:10.1002/2014GC005294


Karimi, B., McQuarrie, N., Lin, J-S, Harbert, W., 2014, Determining the Geometry of the North Anatolian Fault East of the Marmara Sea through Integrated Stress Modeling and Remote Sensing Techniques: Tectonophysics, v. 623, p. 14-22 PDF


McQuarrie, N., Tobgay, T., Long, S.P., Reiners, P.W., Cosca, M.A., 2014, Variable exhumation rates and variable displacement rates: documenting a recent slowing of Himalayan shortening in western Bhutan: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 386, p. 161-174, PDF




Eichelberger, N., McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T.A., Enkelmann, E., Barnes, J.B., Lease, R.O., 2013, New constraints on the chronology, magnitude, and distribution of deformation within the central Andean orocline: Tectonics, v. 32, p. 1-22, doi:10.1002/tect.20073. PDF


Leier, A., McQuarrie, N., Garzione, C., Eiler, J., 2013, Oxygen isotope evidence for multiple pulses of surface uplift in the Central Andes, Bolivia: Earth and Planetary Science Lettersdoi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.025. PDF


McQuarrie, N., Long, S.P., Tobgay, T., Nesbit, J.N., Gehrels, G., Ducea, M., 2013, Documenting basin scale, geometry and provenance through detrital geochemical data: lessons from Neoproterozoic to Ordovician strata of Bhutan:  Gondwana Research, 23, p. 1491-1510, doi 10.1016/ PDF


McQuarrie, N., and van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., 2013, Retrodeforming the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone: Age of collision versus magnitude of continental subduction: Geology, 41, p. 315-318, doi:10.1130/G33591.1. PDF




Barnes, J.B., Ehlers T.A., Insel, N., McQuarrie, N., Poulsen C.J., 2012, Linking orography, climate, and exhumation across the central Andes: Geology, 40, p. 1135-1138, doi:10.1130/G33229.1. PDF


Long, S.P., McQuarrie, N., Tobgay T., Coutand, I., Cooper, F., Reiners, P., Wartho, J., Hodges, K., 2012, Variable shortening rates in the eastern Himalayan thrust belt, Bhutan: insights from multiple thermochronologic and geochronologic datasets tied to kinematic reconstructions: Tectonics, 31, TC5004, doi:10.1029/2012TC003155. PDF


Robinson, D.M. and McQuarrie, N. 2012, Pulsed deformation and variable slip rates in the Central Himalayan Thrust Belt: Lithosphere, 4, p. 449-464, doi: 10.1130/L204.1. PDF


Corrie, S.L., Kohn, M.J., McQuarrie, N., and Long, S.P., 2012, Flattening the Bhutan Himalaya: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 349–350, p. 67–74. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.001. PDF


van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Lippert, P.C., Dupont-Nivet, G., McQuarrie, N., Doubrovine, P.V., Spakman, W., Torsvik, T.H., 2012, Cretaceous opening and Cenozoic closure of the Greater Indian Basin reconciles India-Asia crustal shortening and lithospheric convergence records: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 109, p. 7659-7664, doi/10.1073/pnas.1117262109. PDF


Sak, P.B., McQuarrie, N., Oliver, B.P., Lavdovsky, N., Jackson, M.S., 2012, Unraveling the central Appalachian fold-thrust belt, Pennsylvania: the power of sequentially restored balanced cross sections for a blind fold-thrust belt: Geosphere, 8, doi:10.1130/GES00676.1. PDF


Tobgay T, McQuarrie, N., Long, S.P., Kohn, M.J., Corrie, S.L., 2012, The age and rate of displacement along the Main Central Thrust in the western Bhutan Himalaya: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 319-320, p. 146-158, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.005. PDF




Gehrels, G.E., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Pullen, A., Blakey, R., Weislogel, A., Ding, L., Guynn, J., Martin, A.McQuarrie, N., and Yin, A., 2011, Detrital zircon geochronology of pre‐Tertiary strata in the Tibetan‐Himalayan orogeny: Tectonics, 30, TC5016, doi:10.1029/2011TC002868. PDF


McQuarrie, N., 2011, Tectonics: Unexpected Andean Earthquakes: Nature Geosciences, 4, pg. 357-358, DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1167. PDF


Long, S.P., McQuarrie, N., Tobgay, T., Grujic, D., and Hollister, L., 2011, Geologic map of Bhutan: The Journal of Maps, 2011, p. 184-192, 1:500,000-scale, doi:10.4113/jom.2011.1159. PDF, MAP


Porter, R., Zandt, G., McQuarrie, N., 2011, Pervasive lower crustal seismic anisotropy in southern California: Evidence for underplated schists, Lithosphere, 3, p. 201-220 doi:10.1130/L126.1. PDF


Long, S.P., McQuarrie, N., Tobgay, T., Hawthorn, J., 2011, Quantifying Internal Strain and Deformation Temperature in the Eastern Himalaya, Bhutan: Implications for the Evolution of Strain in Thrust Sheets: Journal of Structural Geology, 33, p. 579-608, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.12.011. PDF


Long, S.P., McQuarrie, N., Tobgay, T., Rose, C.V., Gehrels, G., and Grujic, D., 2011, Tectonostratigraphy of the Lesser Himalaya of Bhutan: Implications for the Stratigraphic Architecture of the Northern Indian Margin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, p. 1406-1426, doi: 10.1130/B30202.1. PDF


Long, S.P., McQuarrie, N., Tobgay, T., and Grujic, D., 2011, Geometry and crustal shortening of the Himalayan fold-thrust belt in Bhutan: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, p. 1427-U244, doi: 10.1130/B30203.1. PDF




Tobgay, T., Long, S.P., McQuarrie, N., Ducea, M., and Gehrels, G., 2010, Using isotopic and chronologic data to fingerprint strata: The challenges and benefits of variable sources to tectonic interpretations, the Paro Formation, Bhutan Himalaya: Tectonics, 29, TC6023, doi: 10.1029/2009TC002637. PDF


McQuarrie, N. and Oskin, M., 2010, Palinspastic restoration of NAVDat and implications for the origin of magmatism in southwestern North America: Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B10401 doi:10.1029/2009JB0006435. PDF


Leier, A.L., McQuarrie, N., Horton, B.K., and Gehrels, G.E., 2010, Upper Oligocene conglomerate units in the Altiplano, Central Andes: the record of deformation and deposition along the margin of a hinterland basin: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80, p. 750-762, doi: 10.21 10/jsr.2010.064. PDF


Long, S.P. and McQuarrie, N., 2010, Placing limits on channel flow: insights from the Bhutan Himalaya: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 290, p. 375-390, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.12.033. PDF


Gotberg, N., McQuarrie, N. and Carlotto, V., 2010, Comparison of crustal thickening budget and shortening estimates in southern Peru (12-14 S): Implications for mass balance and rotations in the "Bolivian orocline": Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122, p. 727-742, doi:10.1130/B26477.1.  PDF




Lease, R.O., McQuarrie, N., Oskin, M., Leier, A., 2009, Dextral shear on the Bristol-Granite Mountains Fault zone: Successful geologic prediction from kinematic compatibility of the Eastern California Shear zone: Journal of Geology, 117, p. 37-53 DOI: 10.1086/593320. PDF





McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T.A., Barnes, J., Meade, B., 2008, Temporal variation in climate and tectonic coupling in the central Andes: Geology, 36, p. 999-1002, doi: 10.1130/G25124A.1 PDF


Sigloch, K., McQuarrie, N., and Nolet, G., 2008, Two-stage subduction history under North America inferred from multiple-frequency tomography: Nature Geosciences, 1 doi:10.1038/ngeo231. PDF


McQuarrie, N., Robinson, D., Long, S., Tobgay, T., Grujic, D., Gehrels, G., Ducea, M., 2008, Preliminary stratigraphic and structural architecture of Bhutan: Implications for the along strike architecture of the Himalayan system: Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  272, p. 105-117, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.04.030. PDF


McQuarrie, N., Barnes, J., Ehlers, T.A., 2008, Geometric, kinematic and erosional history of the central Andean Plateau (15-17 S), northern Bolivia: Tectonics, 27, TC3007, doi:10.1029/2006TC002054. PDF


Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., McQuarrie, N., O Sullivan, P.B., Tawackoli, S., 2008, Thermochronometer record of central Andean plateau growth, Bolivia (19.5 S): Tectonics, 27, TC3003, doi:10.1029/2007TC002174. PDF




Barnes, J., Ehlers, T.A., McQuarrie, N, O Sullivan, P.B., Pelletier, J.D., 2006, Eocene to recent variations in erosion across the central Andean fold-thrust belt, northern Bolivia: implications for plateau evolution: Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  248, p. 118-133. PDF


McQuarrie, N. and Wernicke, B.P., 2005, An Animated Tectonic Reconstruction of Southwestern North America since 36 MA: Geosphere, 1, p. 147-172. doi: 10.1130/GES00016.1 PDF


McQuarrie, N., Horton, B.K., Zandt, G., Beck, S., and DeCelles, P.G., 2005, The lithospheric evolution of the central Andean Plateau, Tectonophysics,  399, p. 15-37. PDF


McQuarrie, N., 2004Crustal-scale geometry of Zagros fold-thrust belt, Iran. Journal of Structural Geology 26, p. 519-535. PDF




McQuarrie, N., Stock, J.M., Verdel, C., and Wernicke, B.P., 2003 Cenozoic evolution of the Neotethys and implications for the causes of plate motions. Geophysical Research Lettters, 30, 2036, doi:10.1029/2003GL017992. PDF


McQuarrie, N., 2002, Initial plate geometry, shortening variations, and evolution of the Bolivian orocline: Geology, 30, p. 867-870. PDF


McQuarrie, N., 2002, the kinematic history of the central Andean fold-thrust belt, Bolivia: implications for building a high plateau: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 114, p. 950-963. PDF


McQuarrie, N. and Davis, G.H., 2002, Crossing the several scales of strain-accomplishing mechanisms: the central Andean fold-thrust belt: Journal of Structural Geology, 24, p. 1587-1602.  PDF


McQuarrie, N. and DeCelles, P.G., 2001, Geometry and structural evolution of the Central Andean backthrust belt, Bolivia: Tectonics, 20, p. 669-692. PDF


McQuarrie, N. and Chase C.G., 2000, Raising the Colorado Plateau: Geology, 28, p. 91-94. PDF


pre 2000


McQuarrie, N. and Rodgers, D.W., 1998, Subsidence of a volcanic basin by flexure and lower crustal flow -- the eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho: Tectonics, 17, p. 203-220.  PDF