Special issue “Late Variscan to alpine orogenic evolution: the role of rift inheritance”


A special section of the journal Ofioliti will be dedicated to Marco Beltrando, who suddenly passed away in response to a climbing accident in December 2015. In spite of his young age, Marco developed revolutionary ideas in deciphering the role of rift inheritance in the evolution of the Alpine orogeny, by integrating data from stratigraphy, structural geology, petrology, geochronology and geochemistry.
The main theme of this Ofioliti special section is the evolution of the Alpine belt starting from late-post-Variscan times, including the development of the Jurassic Alpine Tethys. We indeed welcome any scientific contribution dealing with role of rifting inheritance in collisional orogens, as well as studies of orogens aimed at unraveling the evolution of normal to hyperextended margins and oceanic domains.

Guest editors: Roberto Compagnoni (Univ. Torino, Italy), Giorgio Vittorio Dal Piaz (Univ. Padova, Italy), Gianreto Manatschal (Univ. Strasbourg, France), Alessandra Montanini (Univ. Parma, Italy), and Riccardo Tribuzio (Univ. Pavia, Italy)

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2021