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Our group researches mainly geoscience-related problems. Major topics are:

  • Geology and plate tectonic evolution of the Bohemian Massif and the Central European Variscan Orogen.
  • Petrogenesis of granitic rocks.
  • Chemical Th-U-Pb dating of accessory minerals with electron beam methods.  

 

The range of methodical approaches is broad and includes:

  • Outcrop descriptions and geological mapping.
  • Petrographic investigations (thin section microscopy, XRD).
  • Microscale studies of rock fabrics and mineral reaction textures by means of SEM/EDX.
  • Whole rock geochemistry (mainly XRF).  

 

Recent research projects:

  • In search of geodynamic causes for post-collisional high heat flow and granitic                  plutonism in the south-western Bohemian Massif (funded by the Austrian FWF)
  • Factors controlling the formation and breakdown of monazite in metamorphic rocks (funded by the Austrian FWF)

 

Most cited papers:

  • FINGER, F., ROBERTS, M.P., HAUNSCHMID, B., SCHERMAIER, A., STEYRER, H.P. (1997): Variscan granites of central Europe: their typology, potential sources and tectonothermal relations. Mineralogy and Petrology 61, 67-96.
  • ROBERTS, M.P., FINGER, F. (1997): Do U-Pb zircon ages from granulites reflect peak metamorphic conditions? Geology 4, 319-322.
  • FINGER, F., BROSKA, I., ROBERTS, M.P., SCHERMAIER, A. (1998): Replacement of primary monazite by apatite-allanite-epidote coronas in an amphibolite facies granite gneiss from the Eastern Alps. American Mineralogist 83, 248-258.
  • FINGER, F., GERDES, A., JANOUSEK, V., RENÉ, M., RIEGLER, G. (2007): Resolving the Variscan evolution of the Moldanubian sector of the Bohemian Massif: the significance of the Bavarian and the Moravo–Moldanubian tectonometamorphic phases. Journal of Geosciences, 52, 9–28.
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