Maître de conférences (Associate professor)

Research interests

  • Formation and evolution of the continental lithosphere
  • Deformation of the continental lithosphere
  • Development of lithospheric-scale magmatic systems
  • Development of magmatic fabrics and textures
  • Rock fabric analysis


  • Magmatic and metamorphic petrology: microstructural analysis, geochemistry, thermodynamic modeling
  • Structural geology: quantitative structural and microstructural analysis, texture and fabric analysis (AMS, EBSD, µXCT)
  • Geochronology: U-Pb, Ar-Ar dating
  • Field geology and mapping: GIS


  • Cristallographie, Minéralogie, Pétrographie (L2)
  • Pétrologie magmatique (L3)
  • Terrain de pétrologie magmatique (L3)
  • Ressources minérales et énergétiques (L3)
  • Matériaux géologiques et cycle des roches (1A)
  • Pétrologie magmatique et modélisation (M1)
  • Cinématique et géodynamique (M1 SVT)

Selection of publications

  • Mattsson T., Petri B., Almqvist B., McCarthy W., Burchardt S., Palma J.O., Hammer Ø., Galland O., 2021. Decrypting magnetic fabrics (AMS, AARM, AIRM) through the analysis of mineral shape fabrics and distribution anisotropy. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth126. DOI:10.1029/2021JB021895
  • Petri B., Duretz T., Mohn G., Schmalholz S. M., Karner G.D., Müntener O. Thinning mechanisms of heterogeneous continental lithosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 512, 147–162. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.02.007
  • Petri B., Skrzypek E., Mohn G., Mateeva Ts., Robion Ph., Schulmann K., Manatschal G., Müntener O., 2018. Mechanical anisotropies and mechanisms of mafic magma ascent in the middle continental crust: the Sondalo magmatic system (N Italy). GSA Bulletin, 130(1-2), 331-352. DOI:10.1130/B31693.1
  • Duretz T., Petri B., Mohn G., Schmalholz S. M., Schenker F. L., 2016. The importance of structural softening for the evolution and architecture of passive margins. Scientific Reports, 6, 38704. DOI: 10.1038/srep38704
  • Petri B., Mohn G.,Štípská P., Manatschal G., Schulmann K., 2016. The Sondalo gabbro contact aureole (Campo unit, Eastern Alps): implications for mid-crustal mafic magma emplacement. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171 (5), 1-21. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-016-1263-7

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