2015-present Research Fellow, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
2014-2015 Professor, RSES, ANU, Australia
2012-2015 Associate Director for Higher Degree Research, RSES, ANU, Australia
2010-2013 Associate Professor, RSES, ANU, Australia
2005-2015 QEII Fellow, RSES, ANU, Australia
2002-2004 APD-Fellow, Dep. of Geology, ANU, Australia
1998-2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), Australian National University (ANU), Australia
1998 Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
1994 Master Degree in Geological Sciences, Torino University, Italy

Stable isotope analyses of metamorphic minerals to trace fluids in the crust:

Tracing the passage of fluids in rocks in not a trivial matter. Fluids commonly escape the rock leaving behind chemical traces or minute inclusions in the minerals they interacted with. Variations in the isotopic composition of water-soluble elements (such as oxygen and boron) can be used to trace the passage of aqueous fluids. Importantly, using an ion microprobe (e.g. SHRIMP), oxygen and boron isotopes in minerals can be analyzed at the same micro scale as chemical zoning and age, making it possible to reconstruct P-T-time-fluid path from complex metamorphic minerals.
As a group we are working on the measurements of oxygen isotopes in-situ in a range of minerals commonly found in metamorphic rocks.

  • The measurement of oxygen isotopes in garnet by ion microprobe requires a reference frame to account for matrix effects due to the variable composition of garnet: we have defined the necessary correction algorithm for variations in grossular (Ca) spessartine (Mn) and andradite (Fe+3) components (Martin et al. 214). Applications to garnet from subducted crust have returned spectacular results and testify to the robustness of oxygen isotopes in garnet in this setting (e.g. Martin et al. 2014, PhD thesis Laure Gauthiez-Putallaz and Morgan Williams, Fig. 1).
  • The diffusion of oxygen isotopes in garnet is under investigation experimentally (PhD thesis Mari Scicchitano).
  • Monazite is a common chronometer for metamorphic terranes, and we have developed standards and protocols for matrix corrections to achieve accurate oxygen isotope analysis in situ (Rubatto et at. 2014). Fig. 2.
  • Apatite is a common mineral in crustal rocks and has proven to be an excellent recorder of oxygen isotope signatures. The fractionation of oxygen isotopes between apatite-garnet and its record of metasomatism has been investigated in the blueschists of the Tansvali zone of Turkey (PhD thesis Laure Gauthiez-Putallaz) and the ore deposit of Cannington (Thesis Maxine Kerr).
  • Rutile oxygen isotope analysis by ion microprobe is less straightforward. Whereas matrix effects are not expected large variations in measured values correlate to grain orientation (PhD thesis Laure Gauthiez-Putallaz).
  • Serpentine minerals are ubiquitous when mafic and ultramafic rocks interact with aqueous fluids. We have investigated standards and matrix effects for the accurate analysis of oxygen isotopes in antigorite, lizardite and chrysotile by SHRIMP ion microprobe (PhD thesis Mari Scicchitano).

Boron is another element that is highly soluble and thus can be used to trace fluid-rock interactions. The analysis of boron isotopes by ion microprobe demands matrix matched standards for the minerals of interest (e.g. antigorite and mica) and improvement in the sensitivity and signal stability during measurement (PhD thesis Morgan Williams). 



Ion microprobe in-situ dating of U-Pb minerals (zircon, monazite, allanite, titanite, rutile, baddelejite) with a composite internal structure. Dating of minerals or mineral zones formed at different stages during the evolution of a rock unit in order to define detailed P-T-time paths and thus determine rates of geological processes (e.g. exhumation, subduction, cooling, melt residence and extraction). Combining different isotopic schemes in order to unravel complex geological evolutions (Fig. 3 and 4).

P-T-time paths
P-T-time paths

Metamorphic petrology of U-Pb accessory minerals

Stability of U-bearing minerals over a wide range of P-T-fluid conditions. Understanding the chemical variation of such minerals with varying P-T and fluid composition in order to link datable minerals and metamorphic conditions. Quantifying solubility and mobility of trace and major elements in metamorphic and hydrothermal fluids.

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Carosi, Rodolfo; Montomoli, Chiara; Iaccarino, Salvatore; Massonne, Hans-Joachim; Rubatto, Daniela; Langone, Antonio; Germignani, Lorenzo; Visoná, Dario (2016). Middle to late Eocene exhumation of the Greater Himalayan Sequence in the Central Himalayas: Progressive accretion from the Indian plate. Geological Society of America bulletin, 128(11/12), pp. 1571-1592. Geological Society of America 10.1130/B31471.1

Chakraborty, Sumit; Anczkiewicz, Robert; Gaidies, Frank; Rubatto, Daniela; Sorcar, Nila; Faak, Katherine; Mukhopadhyay, Dilip; Dasguspta, Somnath (2016). A review of thermal history and timescales of tectonometamorphic processes in Sikkim Himalaya (NE India) and implications for rates of metamorphic processes. Journal of metamorphic geology, 34(8), pp. 785-803. Wiley 10.1111/jmg.12200

Stepanov, Aleksandr S.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg; Korsakov, Andrey V. (2016). Contrasting PT paths within the Barchi-Kol UHP terrain (Kokchetav Complex): Implications for subduction and exhumation of continental crust. American mineralogist, 101(4), pp. 788-807. Mineralogical Society of America 10.2138/am-2016-5454

Gauthiez‑Putallaz, Laure; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2016). Dating prograde fluid pulses during subduction by in situ U–Pb and oxygen isotope analysis. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 171(2), pp. 1-20. Springer 10.1007/s00410-015-1226-4

Zedgenizov, Dmitry; Rubatto, Daniela; Shatsky, V. S; Ragozin, Alexey; Kalinina, Victoria (2016). Eclogitic diamonds from variable crustal protoliths in the northeastern Siberian craton: trace elements and coupled δ13C – δ18O signatures in diamonds and garnet inclusions. Chemical geology, 422, pp. 46-59. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.12.018

Montomoli, Chiara; Carosi, Rodolfo; Rubatto, Daniela; Visonà, Dario; Iaccarino, Salvatore (2016). Tectonic activity along the inner margin of the South Tibetan detachment constrained by syntectonic leucogranite emplacement in Western Bhutan. Italian journal of geosciences, 135(3), pp. 1-41. Società Geologica Italiana 10.3301/IJG.2015.26

Stepanov, Aleksandr; Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela; Korsakov, Andrey, V.; Danyushevsky, Leonid (2016). Melting history of an ultrahigh-pressure paragneiss revealed by multiphase solid inclusions in garnet, Kokchetav massif, Kazakhstan (In Press). Journal of petrology Oxford University Press


Rubatto, Daniela; Angiboust, Samuel (2015). Oxygen isotope record of oceanic and high-pressure metasomatism: a P-T-time-fluid path for the Monviso eclogites (Italy). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 170(5-6) Springer 10.1007/s00410-015-1198-4

Ewing, Tanya A.; Rubatto, Daniela; Beltrando, Marco; Hermann, Jörg (2015). Constraints on the thermal evolution of the Adriatic margin during Jurassic continental break-up: U–Pb dating of rutile from the Ivrea–Verbano Zone, Italy. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 169(4), pp. 1-22. Springer 10.1007/s00410-015-1135-6

Wang, Jia-Min; Rubatto, Daniela; Zhang, Jin-Jiang (2015). Timing of Partial Melting and Cooling across the Greater Himalayan Crystalline Complex (Nyalam, Central Himalaya): In-sequence Thrusting and its Implications. Journal of petrology, 56(9), pp. 1677-1702. Oxford University Press 10.1093/petrology/egv050

Phillips, G.; Offler, R.; Rubatto, D.; Phillips, D. (2015). High-pressure metamorphism in the southern New England Orogen: Implications for long-lived accretionary orogenesis in eastern Australia. Tectonics, 34(9), pp. 1979-2010. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1002/2015TC003920


Ganade de Araujo, Carlos E.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg; Cordani, Umberto G.; Caby, Renaud; Basei, Miguel A. S. (2014). Ediacaran 2,500-km-long synchronous deep continental subduction in the West Gondwana Orogen. Nature communications, 5, p. 5198. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ncomms6198

Regis, Daniele; Rubatto, Daniela; Darling, James; Cenki, Bénédicte; Zucali, Michele; Engi, Martin (2014). Multiple metamorphic stages within an eclogite-facies terrane (Sesia Zone, Western Alps) revealed by Th-U-Pb petrochronology. Journal of petrology, 55(7), pp. 1429-1456. Oxford University Press 10.1093/petrology/egu029

Acosta-Vigil, Antonio; Rubatto, Daniela; Bartoli, Omar; Cesare, Bernardo; Meli, Sandro; Pedrera, Antonio; Azor, Antonio; Tajčmanová, Lucie (2014). Age of anatexis in the crustal footwall of the Ronda peridotites, S Spain. Lithos, 210-211, pp. 147-167. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.08.018

Rubatto, Daniela; Putlitz, Benita; Gauthiez-Putallaz, Laure; Crépisson, Céline; Buick, Ian S.; Zheng, Yong-Fei (2014). Measurement of in-situ oxygen isotope ratios in monazite by SHRIMP ion microprobe: Standards, protocols and implications. Chemical geology, 380, pp. 84-96. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.04.029

Stepanov, Aleksandr S.; Hermann, Joerg; Korsakov, Andrey V.; Rubatto, Daniela (2014). Geochemistry of ultrahigh-pressure anatexis: fractionation of elements in the Kokchetav gneisses during melting at diamond-facies conditions. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 167(5) Springer 10.1007/s00410-014-1002-x

Padoan, Marta; Rossetti, Piergiorgio; Rubatto, Daniela (2014). The Choco 10 gold deposit (El Callao, Bolivar State, Venezuela): Petrography, geochemistry and U–Pb geochronology. Precambrian research, 252, pp. 22-38. Elsevier 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.06.024

Martin, Laure A.J.; Rubatto, Daniela; Crépisson, Céline; Hermann, Joerg; Putlitz, Benita; Vitale-Brovarone, Alberto (2014). Garnet oxygen analysis by SHRIMP-SI: Matrix corrections and application to high-pressure metasomatic rocks from Alpine Corsica. Chemical geology, 374-375, pp. 25-36. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.02.010

Janots, Emilie; Rubatto, Daniela (2014). U–Th–Pb dating of collision in the external Alpine domains (Urseren zone, Switzerland) using low temperature allanite and monazite. Lithos, 184-187, pp. 155-166. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.10.036

Konzett, Jürgen; Krenn, Kurt; Rubatto, Daniela; Hauzenberger, Christoph; Stalder, Roland (2014). The formation of saline mantle fluids by open-system crystallization of hydrous silicate-rich vein assemblages – Evidence from fluid inclusions and their host phases in MARID xenoliths from the central Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 147, pp. 1-25. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.gca.2014.10.015

François, C.; Philippot, P.; Rey, P.; Rubatto, D. (2014). Burial and exhumation during Archean sagduction in the East Pilbara Granite-Greenstone Terrane. Earth and planetary science letters, 396, pp. 235-251. Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.025

Ewing, Tanya A.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2014). Hafnium isotopes and Zr/Hf of rutile and zircon from lower crustal metapelites (Ivrea–Verbano Zone, Italy): Implications for chemical differentiation of the crust. Earth and planetary science letters, 389, pp. 106-118. Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.029


Zanchetta, Stefano; Poli, Stefano; Rubatto, Daniela; Zanchi, Andrea; Bove, Giovanni Maria (2013). Evidence for deep subduction of Austroalpine crust (Texel Complex, NE Italy). Rendiconti Lincei, 24(2), pp. 163-176. Springer Milan 10.1007/s12210-013-0239-z

Rubatto, Daniela; Chakraborty, Sumit; Dasgupta, Somnath (2013). Timescales of crustal melting in the Higher Himalayan Crystallines (Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya) inferred from trace element-constrained monazite and zircon chronology. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 165(2), pp. 349-372. Springer 10.1007/s00410-012-0812-y

Hermann, J.; Zheng, Y.-F.; Rubatto, D. (2013). Deep Fluids in Subducted Continental Crust. Elements, 9(4), pp. 281-287. Mineralogical Society of America 10.2113/gselements.9.4.281

Ewing, Tanya A.; Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela (2013). The robustness of the Zr-in-rutile and Ti-in-zircon thermometers during high-temperature metamorphism (Ivrea-Verbano Zone, northern Italy). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 165(4), pp. 757-779. Springer 10.1007/s00410-012-0834-5

Carosi, Rodolfo; Montomoli, Chiara; Rubatto, Daniela; Visonà, Dario (2013). Leucogranite intruding the South Tibetan Detachment in western Nepal: implications for exhumation models in the Himalayas. Terra nova, 25(6), pp. 478-489. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/ter.12062


Gregory, C.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg; Berger, A.; Engi, M. (2012). Allanite behaviour during incipient melting in the southern Central Alps. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 84, pp. 433-458. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.gca.2012.01.020

Manzotti, P.; Rubatto, Daniela; Darling, J.; Zucali, M.; Cenki-Tok, B.; Engi, M. (2012). From Permo-Triassic lithospheric thinning to Jurassic rifting at the Adriatic margin: Petrological and geochronological record in Valtournenche (Western Italian Alps). Lithos, 146-147, pp. 276-292. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.05.007

Stepanov, A.S.; Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela; Rapp, R.P. (2012). Experimental study of monazite/melt partitioning with implications for the REE, Th and U geochemistry of crustal rocks. Chemical geology, 300-301, pp. 200-220. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.01.007

Li, P.; Rosenbaum, G.; Rubatto, Daniela (2012). Triassic asymmetric subduction rollback in the southern New England Orogen (eastern Australia): the end of the Hunter-Bowen orogeny. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59(6), pp. 965-981. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/08120099.2012.696556

Rosenbaum, G.; Li, P.; Rubatto, Daniela (2012). The contorted New England Orogen (Eastern Australia): New evidence from U-Pb geochronology of early Permian granitoids. Tectonics, 31(1), pp. 1-14. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1029/2011TC002960

P, Vonlanthen; Fitz Gerald, J.D.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2012). Recrystallization rims in Valle d'Arbedo zircon: An integrated cathodoluminescence, LA-ICP-MS, SHRIMP and TEM study. American mineralogist, 97(2-3), pp. 369-377. Mineralogical Society of America 10.2138/am.2012.3854

Gasser, Deta; Bruand, Emilie; Rubatto, Daniela; Stüwe, Kurt (2012). The behaviour of monazite from greenschist facies phyllites to anatectic gneisses: An example from the Chugach Metamorphic Complex, southern Alaska. Lithos, 134-135, pp. 108-122. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.12.003

Gasser, D.; Rubatto, Daniela; Bruand, E.; Stuwe, K. (2012). Large-scale, short-lived metamorphism, deformation, and magmatism in the Chugach metamorphic complex, southern Alaska: A SHRIMP U-Pb study of zircons. Geological Society of America bulletin, 124(5-6), pp. 886-905. Geological Society of America 10.1130/B30507.1

Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T.; Rubatto, Daniela; Fernández-Soler, J.M.; Jabaloy, A.; López-Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V.; González-Lodeiro, F.; Galindo-Zaldívar, J.; Padrón-Navarta, J.A. (2012). Late Variscan magmatism in the Nevado-Filábride Complex: U-Pb geochronologic evidence for the pre-Mesozoic nature of the deepest Betic complex (SE Spain). Lithos, 146-147, pp. 93-111. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.03.027


Rubatto, D.; Regis, D.; Hermann, Jörg; Boston, K.; Engi, M.; Beltrando, M.; McAlpine, S. (2011). Yo-yo subduction recorded by accessory minerals in the Italian Western Alps. Nature geoscience, 4(5), pp. 338-342. London: Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ngeo1124

Spandler, C.; Pettke, Thomas; Rubatto, D. (2011). Internal and External Fluid Sources for Eclogite-facies Veins in the Monviso Meta-ophiolite, Western Alps: Implications for fluid Flow in Subduction Zones. Journal of petrology, 52(6), pp. 1207-1236. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/petrology/egr025

Cenki-Tok, B.; Oliot, E.; Rubatto, D.; Engi, M.; Berger, A.; Goncalves, P.; Thomsen, T.; Manzotti, P.; Regis, D.; Robyr, M.; Janots, E.; Spandler, C. (2011). Preservation of Permian allanite within an Alpine eclogite facies shear zone at Mt Mucrone, Italy: Mechanical and chemical behaviour of allanite during mylonitization. Lithos, 125(1-2), pp. 40-50. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.01.005

Tailby, N.D.; Walker, A.M.; Berry, A.J.; Hermann, Jörg; Evans, K.A.; Mavrogenes, J.A.; O’Neill, H.S.C.; Rodina, I.S.; Soldatov, A.V.; Rubatto, Daniela; Sutton, S.R. (2011). Ti site occupancy in zircon. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 75(3), pp. 905-921. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.gca.2010.11.004

Martin, L.; Rubatto, Daniela; Brovarone, A. Vitale; Hermann, Jörg (2011). Late Eocene lawsonite-eclogite facies metasomatism of a granulite sliver associated to ophiolites in Alpine Corsica. Lithos, 125(1-2), pp. 620-640. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.03.015

Ewing, T.A.; Rubatto, Daniela; Eggins, S.; Hermann, Jörg (2011). In situ measurements of hafnium isotopes in rutile by LA-MC-ICPMS: Protocol and applications. Chemical geology, 281(1-2), pp. 72-82. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.11.029


Visona, Dario; Rubatto, Daniela; Villa, Igor M. (2010). The mafic rocks of Shao La (Kharta, S. Tibet): Ordovician basaltic magmatism in the greater himalayan crystallines of central-eastern Himalaya. Journal of Asian earth sciences, 38(1-2), pp. 14-25. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jseaes.2009.12.004

Vignaroli, Gianluca; Rossetti, Federico; Rubatto, Daniela; Theye, Thomas; Lisker, Frank; Phillips, David (2010). Pressure-temperature-deformation-time (P-T-d-t) exhumation history of the Voltri Massif HP complex, Ligurian Alps, Italy. Tectonics, 29(6), pp. 1-35. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1029/2009TC002621

Rubatto, Daniela; Ferrando, Simona; Compagnoni, Roberto; Lombardo, Bruno (2010). Carboniferous high-pressure metamorphism of Ordovician protoliths in the Argentera Massif (Italy), Southern European Variscan belt. Lithos, 116(1-2), pp. 65-76. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.12.013

Carosi, R.; Montomoli, C.; Rubatto, Daniela; Visonà, D. (2010). Late Oligocene high-temperature shear zones in the core of the Higher Himalayan Crystallines (Lower Dolpo, western Nepal). Tectonics, 29(4), n/a-n/a. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1029/2008TC002400

Groppo, Chiara; Rubatto, Daniela; Rolfo, Franco; Lombardo, Bruno (2010). Early Oligocene partial melting in the Main Central Thrust Zone (Arun valley, eastern Nepal Himalaya). Lithos, 118(3-4), pp. 287-301. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.05.003

Compagnoni, Roberto; Ferrando, Simona; Lombardo, Bruno; Radulesco, Nicholas; Rubatto, Daniela (2010). Paleo-European crust of the Italian Western Alps: Geological history of the Argentera Massif and comparison with Mont Blanc-Aiguilles Rouges and Maures-Tanneron Massifs. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, 36(3) The Virtual Explorer Pty Ltd. 10.3809/jvirtex.2010.00228

Buick, I.S.; Clark, C.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg; Pandit, M.; Hand, M. (2010). Constraints on the Proterozoic evolution of the Aravalli–Delhi Orogenic belt (NW India) from monazite geochronology and mineral trace element geochemistry. Lithos, 120(3-4), pp. 511-528. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.09.011

Acosta-Vigil, A.; Buick, I.; Hermann, Jörg; Cesare, B.; Rubatto, Daniela; London, D.; Morgan, G. B. (2010). Mechanisms of Crustal Anatexis: a Geochemical Study of Partially Melted Metapelitic Enclaves and Host Dacite, SE Spain. Journal of petrology, 51(4), pp. 785-821. Oxford University Press 10.1093/petrology/egp095

Beltrando, M.; Rubatto, Daniela; Manatschal, G. (2010). From passive margins to orogens: The link between ocean-continent transition zones and (ultra)high-pressure metamorphism. Geology, 38(6), pp. 559-562. Geological Society of America 10.1130/G30768.1


Janots, Emilie; Engi, Martin; Rubatto, Daniela; Berger, Alfons; Gregory, Courtney; Rahn, Meinert (2009). Metamorphic rates in collisional orogeny from in situ allanite and monazite dating. Geology, 37(1), pp. 11-14. Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America 10.1130/G25192A.1

Gregory, C.; McFarlane, C.R.M.; Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela (2009). Tracing the evolution of calc-alkaline magmas: in-situ Sm-Nd isotope studies of accessory minerals in the Bergell Igneous Complex, Italy. Chemical geology, 260(1-2), pp. 73-86. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.12.003

Sassier, C.; Leloup, P. H.; Rubatto, Daniela; Galland, O.; Yue, Y.; Lin, Ding (2009). Direct measurement of strain rates in ductile shear zones: A new method based on syntectonic dikes. Journal of geophysical research, 114(B1), pp. 1-22. American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2008JB005597

Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg; Berger, Alfons; Engi, Martin (2009). Protracted fluid-induced melting during Barrovian metamorphism in the Central Alps. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 158(6), pp. 703-722. Springer 10.1007/s00410-009-0406-5

Gabudianu Radulescu, Ioan; Rubatto, Daniela; Gregory, Courtney; Compagnoni, Roberto (2009). The age of HP metamorphism in the Gran Paradiso Massif, Western Alps: A petrological and geochronological study of “silvery micaschists”. Lithos, 110(1-4), pp. 95-108. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2008.12.008

Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela (2009). Accessory phase control on the trace element signature of sediment melts in subduction zones. Chemical geology, 265(3-4), pp. 512-526. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.05.018

Cesare, Bernardo; Rubatto, Daniela; Gómez-Pugnaire, María Teresa (2009). Do extrusion ages reflect magma generation processes at depth? An example from the Neogene Volcanic Province of SE Spain. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 157(2), pp. 267-279. Springer 10.1007/s00410-008-0333-x


Azor, A.; Rubatto, D.; Simancas, J. F.; González Lodeiro, F.; Martínez Poyatos, D.; Martín Parra, L. M.; Matas, J. (2008). Rheic Ocean ophiolitic remnants in southern Iberia questioned by SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages on the Beja-Acebuches amphibolites. Tectonics, 27(5), n/a-n/a. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1029/2008TC002306

Rubatto, D.; Muntener, O.; Barnhoorn, A.; Gregory, C. (2008). Dissolution-reprecipitation of zircon at low-temperature, high-pressure conditions (Lanzo Massif, Italy). American mineralogist, 93(10), pp. 1519-1529. Mineralogical Society of America 10.2138/am.2008.2874

Kaczmarek, M.-A.; Müntener, O.; Rubatto, D. (2008). Trace element chemistry and U–Pb dating of zircons from oceanic gabbros and their relationship with whole rock composition (Lanzo, Italian Alps). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 155(3), pp. 295-312. Springer 10.1007/s00410-007-0243-3


Jagoutz, Oliver; Müntener, Othmar; Manatschal, Gianreto; Rubatto, Daniela; Péron-Pinvidic, Gwenn; Turrin, Brent; Villa, Igor (2007). The rift-to-drift transition in the North Atlantic: A stuttering start of the MORB machine? Geology, 35(12), pp. 1087-1090. Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America 10.1130/G23613A.1

Beltrando, M.; Rubatto, Daniela; Compagnoni, R.; Lister, G. (2007). Was the Valaisan Basin floored by oceanic crust? Evidence of Permian intra-plate magmatism in the Versoyen Unit (Valaisan Domain, NW Alps). Ofioliti, 32, pp. 85-99. Edizioni E T S

Zhang, Lifei; Ai, Yongliang; Li, Xuping; Rubatto, Daniela; Song, Biao; Williams, Samantha; Song, Shuguang; Ellis, David; Liou, J.G. (2007). Triassic collision of western Tianshan orogenic belt, China: Evidence from SHRIMP U–Pb dating of zircon from HP/UHP eclogitic rocks. Lithos, 96(1-2), pp. 266-280. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.09.012

Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2007). Experimental zircon/melt and zircon/garnet trace element partitioning and implications for the geochronology of crustal rocks. Chemical geology, 241(1-2), pp. 38-61. Elsevier 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.01.027

Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2007). Zircon Behaviour in Deeply Subducted Rocks. Elements, 3(1), pp. 31-35. Mineralogical Society of America 10.2113/gselements.3.1.31

Bauer, Christoph; Rubatto, Daniela; Krenn, Kurt; Proyer, Alexander; Hoinkes, Georg (2007). A zircon study from the Rhodope metamorphic complex, N-Greece: Time record of a multistage evolution. Lithos, 99(3-4), pp. 207-228. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2007.05.003


Dobrestov, N.L.; Buslov, M.M.; Rubatto, Daniela; Safonova, I.Y. (2006). Shalkar Ophiolite Complex, northern Kazakhstan: structural setting, age, geochemistry and genesis. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 47, pp. 475-484. Rossijskaja Akademija Nauk, Sibirskoe Otdelenie

Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela; Korsakov, A.; Shatsky, V.S. (2006). The age of metamorphism of diamondiferous rocks determined with SHRIMP dating of zircon. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 47, pp. 513-520. Rossijskaja Akademija Nauk, Sibirskoe Otdelenie

Buick, I.S.; Allen, C.; Pandit, M.; Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2006). The Proterozoic magmatic and metamorphic history of the Banded Gneiss Complex, central Rajasthan, India: LA-ICP-MS U–Pb zircon constraints. Precambrian research, 151(1-2), pp. 119-142. Elsevier 10.1016/j.precamres.2006.08.006

Buick, Ian S.; Hermann, Jörg; Williams, Ian S.; Gibson, Roger L.; Rubatto, Daniela (2006). A SHRIMP U–Pb and LA-ICP-MS trace element study of the petrogenesis of garnet–cordierite–orthoamphibole gneisses from the Central Zone of the Limpopo Belt, South Africa. Lithos, 88(1-4), pp. 150-172. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2005.09.001

Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela; Trommsdorff, V. (2006). Sub-solidus Oligocene zircon formation in garnet peridotite during fast decompression and fluid infiltration (Duria, Central Alps). Mineralogy and petrology, 88(1-2), pp. 181-206. Springer 10.1007/s00710-006-0155-3

KIM, S; OH, C; WILLIAMS, I; Rubatto, Daniela; RYU, I; RAJESH, V; KIM, C; GUO, J; ZHAI, M (2006). Phanerozoic high-pressure eclogite and intermediate-pressure granulite facies metamorphism in the Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea: Implications for the eastward extension of the Dabie–Sulu continental collision zone. Lithos, 92(3-4), pp. 357-377. Elsevier 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.03.050

Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg; Buick, Ian S. (2006). Temperature and Bulk Composition Control on the Growth of Monazite and Zircon During Low-pressure Anatexis (Mount Stafford, Central Australia). Journal of petrology, 47(10), pp. 1973-1996. Oxford University Press 10.1093/petrology/egl033


Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T.; Galindo-Zaldívar, J.; Rubatto, Daniela; Gonzalez-Lodeiro, F.; Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V. López; Jabaloy, A. (2004). A reinterpretation of the Nevado-Filábride and Alpujárride complexes (Betic Cordillera): field, petrography and U-Pb ages from orthogneisses (western Sierra Nevada, S Spain). Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 84, pp. 303-322. Staeubli Verlag AG

Spandler, Carl; Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela (2004). Exsolution of thortveitite, yttrialite and xenotime during low temperature recrystallization of zircon and their significance for trace element incorporation in zircon. American mineralogist, 89, pp. 1795-1806. Mineralogical Society of America


Stucki, A.; Rubatto, Daniela; Trommsdorff, V. (2003). Mesozoic ophiolite relics in the Southern Steep Belt of the Central Alps. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 83(3), pp. 285-300. Stäubli

Cesare, Bernardo; Gomez-Pugnaire, Maria Teresa; Rubatto, Daniela (2003). Residence time of S-type anatectic magmas beneath the Neogene Volcanic Province of SE Spain: a zircon and monazite SHRIMP study. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 146(1), pp. 28-43. Springer 10.1007/s00410-003-0490-x

Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela (2003). Relating zircon and monazite domains to garnet growth zones: age and duration of granulite facies metamorphism in the Val Malenco lower crust. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21(9), pp. 833-852. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 10.1046/j.1525-1314.2003.00484.x

Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2003). Zircon formation during fluid circulation in eclogites (Monviso, Western Alps): implications for Zr and Hf budget in subduction zones. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 67(12), pp. 2173-2187. Elsevier Science 10.1016/S0016-7037(02)01321-2

Rubatto, Daniela; Scambelluri, Marco (2003). U-Pb dating of magmatic zircon and metamorphic baddeleyite in the Ligurian eclogites (Voltri Massif, Western Alps). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 146(3), pp. 341-355. Springer 10.1007/s00410-003-0502-x


Lombardo, B.; Rubatto, D.; Castelli, D. (2002). Ion microprobe U-Pb dating of zircon from a Monviso metaplagiogranite: implications for the evolution of the Piedmont-Ligurian Tethys in the Western Alps. Ofioliti, 27(2), pp. 109-118. Edizioni E T S

Castelli, Daniele; Rubatto, Daniela (2002). Stability of Al- and F-rich titanite in metacarbonate: petrologic and isotopic constraints from a polymetamorphic eclogitic marble of the internal Sesia Zone (Western Alps). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 142(6), pp. 627-639. Springer 10.1007/s00410-001-0317-6

Cesare, B.; Rubatto, D.; Hermann, J.; Barzi, L. (2002). Evidence for Late Carboniferous subduction-type magmatism in mafic-ultramafic cumulates of the SW Tauern window (Eastern Alps). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 142(4), pp. 449-464. Springer 10.1007/s004100100302

Rubatto, Daniela (2002). Zircon trace element geochemistry: partitioning with garnet and the link between U–Pb ages and metamorphism. Chemical geology, 184(1-2), pp. 123-138. Elsevier 10.1016/S0009-2541(01)00355-2

Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V. López; Rubatto, D.; Gómez-Pugnaire, M. T.; Trommsdorff, V.; Müntener, O. (2002). Middle Miocene high-pressure metamorphism and fast exhumation of the Nevado-Filábride Complex, SE Spain. Terra nova, 13(5), pp. 327-332. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1046/j.1365-3121.2001.00354.x


Rubatto, D.; Schaltegger, U.; Lombardo, B.; Compagnoni, R. (2001). Complex Paleozoic magmatic and metamorphic evolution in the Argentera Massif (Western Alps) resolved with U-Pb dating. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 81(2), pp. 213-228. Stäubli

Hermann, Jörg; Rubatto, Daniela; Korsakov, Andrei; Shatsky, Vladislav S. (2001). Multiple zircon growth during fast exhumation of diamondiferous, deeply subducted continental crust (Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan). Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 141(1), pp. 66-82. Springer 10.1007/s004100000218

Rubatto, Daniela; Hermann, Jörg (2001). Exhumation as fast as subduction? Geology, 29(1), pp. 3-6. Geological Society of America 10.1130/0091-7613(2001)​029<0003:EAFAS>​2.0.CO;2

Rubatto, Daniela; Williams, Ian S.; Buick, Ian S. (2001). Zircon and monazite response to prograde metamorphism in the Reynolds Range, central Australia. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 140(4), pp. 458-468. Springer 10.1007/PL00007673


Rubatto, Daniela; Gebauer, D. (1999). Eo/Oligocene (35 Ma) high-pressure metamorphism in the Monte Rosa nappe (western Alps): implications for paleogeography. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 79(1), pp. 353-362. Stäubli 10.5169/seals-60212

Rubatto, Daniela; Gebauer, Dieter; Compagnoni, Roberto (1999). Dating of eclogite-facies zircons: the age of Alpine metamorphism in the Sesia–Lanzo Zone (Western Alps). Earth and planetary science letters, 167(3-4), pp. 141-158. Elsevier 10.1016/S0012-821X(99)00031-X


Froitzheim, N.; Rubatto, Daniela (1998). Continental breakup by detachment faulting: field evidence and geochronological constraints (Tasna nappe, Switzerland). Terra nova, 10(4), pp. 171-176. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1046/j.1365-3121.1998.00187.x

Rubatto, Daniela; Gebauer, Dieter; Fanning, Mark (1998). Jurassic formation and Eocene subduction of the Zermatt-Saas-Fee ophiolites: implications for the geodynamic evolution of the Central and Western Alps. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 132(3), pp. 269-287. Springer 10.1007/s004100050421