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João C. Duarte

/João C. Duarte

João C. Duarte

Auxiliary Researcher,  Ph.D at University of Lisbon 2012

Coordinator of the “Continental Margins and the Deep Ocean Frontier” Group at Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), Lisbon, Portugal

Coordinator of the Earthsystems Doctoral School at IDL

FCT Researcher, Geology Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Emails:; (Contact: 00351 934 304 714)

Research Interests: Tectonics, Geodynamics, Marine Geology, Analogue Modelling

ResearcherID: J-8695-2012
Scopus Author ID: 56276154000


Duarte, J.C., Eds, 2019. Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones. Elsevier. (Click here to order)

Duarte, J.C., and Schellart, W.P., Eds., 2016. Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards. Geophysical Monograph Series 219, American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781119054146 (Click here to order)

Strak, V., Duarte, J.C., Rosas F.R., Moresi, L., Schellart, W.P., Eds, 2016. 200 years of geodynamic modelling. Journal of Geodynamics, Volume 100, Elsevier.

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PUBLICATIONS (professional peer-reviewed)

[35] Gomes, A.S., Rosas, F.M., Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Almeida, J., Tomás, R., Strak, V., 2019. Analogue modelling of brittle shear zone propagation across upper crustal morpho-rheological heterogeneities. Journal of Structural Geology, in press.

[34] Hensen, C., Duarte, J.C., Vannucchi, P., Mazzini, A., Lever, M.A., Terrinha, P., Géli L., Henry, P., Villinger, H., Morgan, J., Schmidt, M., Gutscher M-A., Bartolome, R., Tomonaga, Y., Polonia, A., Gràcia, E., Tinivella, U., Lupi, M., Çagatay, N., Elvert, M., Sakellariou, D., Matias, L., Kipfer, R., Karageorgis, A.P., Ruffine, L., Liebetrau, V., Pierre, C., Schmidt, C., Batista, L., Gasperini, L., Burwicz, E., Neres, M. and Nuzzo, M., 2019. Marine Transform Faults and Fracture Zones: A Joint Perspective Integrating Seismicity, Fluid Flow and Life. Frontiers in Earth Science 7:39. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00039

[33] Davies H.S., Green, J.A.M., Duarte, J.C., 2018. Back to the future: Testing different scenarios for the next supercontinent gathering. Global and Planetary Change 169, 133-144.

[32] Green, J.A.M., Molloy, J.l., Davies, H.S., Duarte, J.C., 2018. Is there a tectonically driven super‐tidal cycle? Geophysical Research Letters 45, 3568-3576.

[31] Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Rosas, F.R., 2018. The future of Earth’s oceans: consequences of subduction initiation in the Atlantic and implications for supercontinent formation. Geological Magazine

[30] Chen, Z., Schellart, W.P., Duarte, J.C., Strak, V., 2017. Topography of the overriding plate during progressive subduction: A dynamic model to explain forearc subsidence. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 9632-9643. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074672

[29] Kharazizadeh, N., Schellart, W.P., Duarte, J.C., Hall, M., 2017. The influence of lithosphere and basement properties on stretching factor and the development of extensional faults across the Otway Basin, southeast Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology 88, 1059-1077.

[28] Silva, S., Terrinha, P., Matias, L., Duarte, J., Roque, C., Ranero, C., Zitellini, N., 2017. Multi-scale control on micro-seismicity distribution in the Gulf of Cadiz. Tectonophysics 717, 226-241.

[27] Rosas, F., Duarte, J.C., Almeida, P., Schellart, W., Riel, N., Terrinha, P., 2017. Analogue modelling of thrust systems: passive vs. active hanging wall strain accommodation and sharp vs. smooth fault-ramp geometries. Journal of Structural Geology 99, 45–69.

[26] Benabdellouahed, M., Klingelhoefer, F., Gutscher, M-A., Rabineau, M., Hafid, M., Biari, Y., Duarte, J.C., Michael, M., Baltzer, A., Pedoja, K., Reichert, C., Mohamed, S., 2017. Recent uplift of the Atlantic Atlas (Offshore West Morocco): Tectonic arch and submarine terraces. Tectonophysics 706-707,

[25] Meriaux, C., Meriaux, A-S., Schellart, W.P., Duarte, J.C., Duarte, S.S., Chen, Z., 2016. Mantle plumes in the vicinity of subduction zones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 454, 166-177.

[24] Neres, M., Carafa, M.M.C., Fernandes, R.; Matias, L., Duarte, J.C., Barba, S., Terrinha, P., 2016. Lithospheric deformation in the Africa–Iberia Plate Boundary: improved neotectonic modeling testing a basal-driven Alboran plate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121, 6566-6596. DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013012

[23] Duarte, J.C., and Schellart, W.P., 2016. Introduction to Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards. American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph 219. (Duarte, J.C. and Schellart, W.P. eds., Plate Boudaries and Natural Hazards). DOI: 10.1002/9781119054146.ch1

[22] Rosas, F.M., Duarte, J.C., Terrinha, P., Schellart, W.P., 2016. Seismic Potential of Thrust‐Wrench Tectonic Interference between Major Active Faults Offshore SW Iberia: A New Explanation for the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake?.American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph 219. (Duarte, J.C. and Schellart, W.P. Plate Boudaries and Natural Hazards). DOI: 10.1002/9781119054146.ch9

[21] Kharazizadeh, N., Schellart, W.P., Duarte, J.C., Hall, M., 2016. The variation of crustal stretching and different modes of rifting along the Australian Southern continental margin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 63, 159-174.

[20] Chen, Z., Schellart, W.P., Strak, V., Duarte, J.C.2016. Does subduction-induced mantle flow drive backarc extension? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 441, 200-210.

[19] Chen, Z., Schellart, W.P., Duarte, J.C., 2015. Overriding plate deformation and variability of forearc deformation during subduction: Insight from geodynamic models and application to the Calabria subduction zone. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 16, 3697–3715. DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005958

[18] Edwards. S.J., Schellart, W.P., Duarte. J.C., 2015. Geodynamic models of continental subduction and obduction of overriding plate forearc oceanic lithosphere on top of continental crust. Tectonics 34, 1494–1515. DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003884

[17] Mériaux, C.A., Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Mériaux, A-S., 2015. A two-way interaction between the Hainan plume and the Manila subduction zone. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 5796–5802. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064313

[16] Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Cruden, A.R., 2015. How weak is the subduction zone interface? Geophysical Research Letters 41, 1-10. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062876

[15] Meriaux, C.A., Duarte, J.C.,  Duarte, S., Chen, Z., Rosas, F.M., Mata, J., Schellart, W.P., and Terrinha, P. 2015. Capture of the Canary mantle plume material by the Gibraltar arc mantle wedge during slab rollback. Geophysical Journal International 201, 1717-1721.

[14] Rosas, F.R., Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Tomás, R., Grigorova, V.,  Terrinha, P., 2015. Analog modeling of different angle thrust-wrench fault interference in a brittle medium. Journal of Structural Geology 74, 81-104.

[13] Chen, Z., Schellart, W.P., Duarte, J.C.. 2015. Quantifying the energy dissipation of overriding plate deformation in three-dimensional subduction models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 120, 519–536. DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011419

[12] Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Cruden, A.R., 2014. Rheology of petrolatum – paraffin oil mixtures: applications to analogue modelling of geological processes. Journal of Structural Geology 63, 1-11.

[11] Duarte, J.C., Rosas, F.M., Terrinha, P., Schellart, W.P., Boutelier, D., Gutscher, M.A., Ribeiro, A., 2014. RAre subduction zones invading the Atlantic? Evidence from the southwest Iberia margin: REPLY. Geology 42, e329.

[10] Rosas, F.M., Terrinha, P.,  DuarteJ., Baptista, L., Kullberg, C., Almeida, J., Barata, F., Carvalho, B., Grigorova, V., Tomás, R., Almeida, P., 2014. Analog modelling of strike-slip fault (lateral) propagation from an elastic to a viscous medium: insights from trial experiments. Comunicações Geológicas 101, 1429-1432.

[9] Duarte, J.C., Schellart, W.P., Cruden, A.R., 2013. Three-dimensional dynamic laboratory models of subduction with an overriding plate and variable interplate rheology. Geophysical Journal International 195, 47-66.

[8] Duarte, J.C., Rosas, F.M., Terrinha, P., Schellart, W.P., Boutelier, D., Gutscher, M.A., Ribeiro, A., 2013. Are subduction zones invading the Atlantic? Evidence from the SW Iberia margin. Geology 41, 839-842.

[7] Gutscher, M.A., Dominguez, S., Westbrook, G.K., Le Roy, P., Rosas, F., Duarte, J.C., Terrinha, P., Miranda, J.M., Graindorge, D., Gailler, A., Sallares, V., 2012. The Gibraltar subduction: A decade of new geophysical data. Tectonophysics 574-575, 72-91.

[6] Rosas, F.M., Duarte, J.C., Neves, M.C., Terrinha, P., Silva, S., Matias, L., 2012.Thrust-wrench interference between major active faults in the Gulf of Cadiz (Africa-Eurasia plate boundary, offshore SW Iberia): tectonic implications from analogue and numerical modeling. Tectonophysics 548-549,1-2.

[5] Duarte, J.C., F.M. Rosas P., Terrinha, M-A Gutscher, J. Malavieille, Sónia Silva, L. Matias, 2011. Thrust–wrench interference tectonics in the Gulf of Cadiz (Africa–Iberia plate boundary in the North-East Atlantic): Insights from analog models. Marine Geology 289, 135–149.

[4] Duarte, J.C., Terrinha, P., Rosas, F.M., Valadares, V., Pinheiro, L.M., Matias, L., Magalhães, V., Roque, C., 2010. Crescent-shaped morphotectonic features in the Gulf of Cadiz (offshore SW Iberia). Marine Geology 271, 236–249.

[3] Terrinha, P., Matias, L., Vicente, J., Duarte, J., Luís, J., Pinheiro, L., Lourenço, N., Diez, S., Rosas, F., Magalhães, V., Valadares, V., Zitellini, N., Mendes Víctor, L. and MATESPRO Team, 2009. Morphotectonics and Strain Partitioning at the Iberia-Africa plate boundary from multibeam and seismic reflection data. Marine Geology 267, 156-174.

[2] Rosas, F.M., Duarte, J.C., Terrinha, P., Valadares, V., Matias, L., 2009. Morphotectonic characterization of major bathymetric lineaments in Gulf of Cadiz (Africa–Iberia plate boundary): Insights from analogue modelling experiments. Marine Geology 261, 33-47.

[1] Duarte, J.C., Valadares, V., Terrinha, P., Rosas, F., Zitellini, N., Gràcia, E., 2009. Anatomy and tectonic significance of WNW-ESE and NE-SW lineaments at a transpressive plate boundary (Nubia-Iberia). Trabajos de Geología 29, 237-241.



[7] Arne Richter Award 2017 for Outstanding Early Career Scientists of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

[6] Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2015 (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council (AUD$ 338,266.00).

[5] IPGP Foreign Student Award 2011 for outstanding PhD research (from the Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris).

[5] Geomod2010 best poster award. International Meeting of the Geomod community in Lisbon in 2010;

[3] PhD grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) 2007-2011.

[2] Initiation to Research Grant in the LATTEX (Tectonophysics laboratory at FCUL): April to December of 2005;

[1] Grant to Communicate Science in secondary schools from the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University: February to July of 2004.

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