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Maud Meijers
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Paleomagnetic Laboratory
Fort Hoofddijk
Utrecht University..
Faculty of Earth Sciences, 
Utrecht University 
Budapestlaan 17
3584 CD Utrecht 
The Netherlands 

Phone +31 30 253 1676
Fax +31 30 243 1677
E-mail Meijers@geo.uu.nl

Research
Publications
Fieldwork

My PhD thesis

 
Research of Maud Meijers
Opening and closure of the Tethys oceans: Mesozoic Cimmerian deformation around the present-day Black Sea
The geodynamic evolution of the areas surrounding the Black Sea -i.e. the North Dobrogea Orogen, Crimea, the Greater Caucasus and the Turkish Pontides, Anatolides and Taurides- is rather controversial. Geological data from tectonic records in those areas allow widely differing scenarios about the Mesozoic geodynamic evolution. From paleomagnetic data in the Global Paleomagnetic Database (GPMDB), if available, we are unable to distinguish between those contrasting scenarios. 

Maud  during the ISES Turkey excursion (May 2006)
Therefore, new paleomagnetic data from sedimentary and volcanic Mesozoic sections in those areas are a crucial prerequisite to propose a sustainable geodynamic model, and will be obtained through this study. To enable correction for the well-known inclination error in sediments, we intend to use a new approach through the statistical model TK03.GAD of Tauxe and Kent (2004). This model requires large datasets, that we are able to provide because of a new, automated measuring system that is available. To obtain better age constraints on sampled sections, Ar40/Ar39 radiometric dating will be carried out where needed. I want that piece of rock !
Cretaceous mudstones, Caucasus (Russia)
This project is carried out together with Randell Stephenson of the Free University, Amsterdam. 

Cretaceous limestone-clay/marl-silt section, Caucasus (Russia)

publications Publications of Maud Meijers
in revision
  • Meijers, M.J.M , Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Langereis, C.G., Altiner, D., Dekkers, M.J., Kaymakci, N. and Stephenson, R.A. (2010). Pervasive Paleogene remagnetization of the central Taurides fold-and-thrust belt (southern Turkey) and implications for rotations in the Isparta Angle, Geophysical Journal International, in revision
2010
  • Dupont-Nivet, G., Lippert, P., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Meijers, M.J.M. and Kapp, P. (2010). Paleolatitude and age of the Indo-Asia collision, Geophys. J,. Int., 182, 1189-1198. 
  • Meijers, M.J.M. (2010). Tethyan evolution of the Black Sea region since the Paleozoic: a paleomagnetic approach (PhD thesis Utrecht University), Geologica Ultraiectina, 319 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Hamers, M.F., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Van der Meer, D.G., Kitchka, A., Langereis, C.G. and Stephenson, R.A. (2010). New late Paleozoic paleopoles from the Donbas Foldbelt (Ukraine): implications for the Pangea A vs. B controversy, Earth and  Planetary Science Letters, 297, 18-33. 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Kaymakci, N., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A. and Hippolyte, J.-C.  (2010). Late Cretaceous to Paleocene oroclinal bending in the Central Pontides (Turkey), Tectonics, 29, TC4016, doi:10.1029/2009TC002620. 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Langereis, C.G., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Kaymakci, N., Stephenson, R.A. and  Altiner, D. (2010). Jurassic-Cretaceous low paleolatitudes from the circum-Black Sea region (Crimea and Pontides) due to True Polar Wander, Earth and  Planetary Science Letters, 296, 210-226.   
  • Meijers, M.J.M , Vrouwe, B., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Kuiper, K.F., Wijbrans, J. , Davies, G.R., Stephenson, R.A., Kaymakci, N., Matenco, L. and Saintot, A. (2010). Jurassic arc volcanism on Crimea (Ukraine): implications for the paleo-subduction zone configuration of the Black Sea region, Lithos, in press 
2005
  • Meijers, M. J. M. 2005. Palaeomagnetic data from Crimea (Ukraine): New constraints for Mesozoic plate tectonic reconstructions of the southern margin of  the East European Platform (revised 2008). Cambridge, CASP Reports, Black Sea Project (Phase II): 48 


Abstracts / Conferences

2009
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Kaymakci, N., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Saintot, A., Wijbrans, J., Stephenson, R.A., Langereis, C.G., 2009, Jurassic-Cretaceous Evolution of the Circum-Black Sea Region: Paleomagnetic Studies in the Pontides (Turkey) and Crimea (Ukraine) Combined with New Radiometric Ages from Crimea, 2nd International Symposium on the Geology of the Black Sea Region, Ankara 2009 
  • Matenco, L., Stephenson, R., van Otterloo, J., Oldenhuis, R., Vrouwe, B., Popadiuk, I., Stovba, S., Meijers, M.J.M., 2009, Triassic-Jurassic syn-kynematic evolution of the Crimean Mountains: mechanisms of basin opening and inversion in relationship with an early evolution of a restricted oceanic embayment,  2nd International Symposium on the Geology of the Black Sea Region, Ankara 2009 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Kaymakci, N., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., 2009, Timing and Formation of the Central Pontides Orocline: Relations with the Indentation of the Kirsehir Block and the Opening of the Black Sea Basins,  62nd Geological Congress of Turkey, Ankara 2009 
  • Kaymakci, N., Hippolyte, J.-C., Kuscu,  I., Özçelik, Y., Demirer, A., Meijers, M.J.M., Post-Palaeozoic Evolution of Black Sea Region,  62nd Geological Congress of Turkey, Ankara 2009 
2008
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., 2008, Low Eurasian latitudes in the late Jurassic: evidence for True Polar Wander, AGU Fall Meeting San Francisco 2008
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Kaymakci, N., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., 2008, Quantifying subduction and rifting of the Tethys oceans: Paleomagnetic analysis of the Mesozoic of the circum-Black Sea region, 33rd IGC Congress, Oslo 2008 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Hamers, M.F., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., van der Meer, D.G., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., 2008, An extended Paleozoic Apparent Polar Wander Path for Eurasia: new Permo-Carboniferous paleopoles from the Donbas region (Ukraine), 9th Dutch Geological Conference, Veldhoven 2008 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Kaymakci, N., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., 2008, Quantifying opening and closure of the Tethys oceans: Paleomagnetic analysis of the Mesozoic of the circum-Black Sea region, 9th Dutch Geological Conference, Veldhoven 2008 
  • Kaymakci, N.,   Meijers, M.J.M., Langereis, C.G., Van Hinsbergen,  D.J.J., 2008, Paleomagnetism of Central Pontides: inverted southern margin of the Black Sea Basin, 9th Dutch Geological Conference, Veldhoven 2008 
2007
  • Hamers, M.F., Meijers, M.J.M., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., van der Meer, D.G., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., 2007, An extended Paleozoic Apparent Polar Wander Path for Baltica: new Permo-Carboniferous paleopoles from the Donbas region (Ukraine), AGU Fall Meeting San Francisco 2007 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Kaymakci, N., Hippolyte, J.-C., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., 2007, Opening and closure of the Tethys oceans: Mesozoic deformation around the present-day Black Sea,  MEBE (Middle East Basin Evolution project), Paris 2007 
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Okay, A.I., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A. and Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., 2007, Paleolatitude reconstruction of upper Permian limestone olistoliths within the Karakaya Complex (Turkey): Eurasia or Gondwana ?,  Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 06296, EGU General Assembly, Vienna 2007
2006
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Langereis, C.G., Stephenson, R.A., Saintot, A., Krijgsman, W., Bakhmutov, V.G., 2006, Opening and closure of the Tethys oceans: Mesozoic geodynamics around the present-day Black Sea, 8th Dutch Geological Conference, Veldhoven 2006 
  • Meijers, M.J.M.,Stephenson, R.A., Langereis, C.G., Saintot, A., Bakhmutov, V.G., 2006, Opening and closure of the Tethys oceans: Mesozoic geodynamics  around the present-day Black Sea,  MEBE (Middle East Basin Evolution project), Kiev 2006 
2005
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Deenen, M.H., Saintot, A., Stephenson, R., Krijgsman, W. and Langereis, C.G. (2005). Paleomagnetic Evidence for Large Scale Southward Translation of Crimea (East European Platform) During the Jurassic, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (US). 
  • Meijers, M.J.M, Deenen, M.H.L; Saintot, A.; Krijgsman, W.; Langereis, C.G. (2005). Paleomagnetic evidence for large-scale northward terrane translation of Crimea since the Jurassic, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 07271, EGU General Assembly 2005, Vienna (Austria).