Professeur, UPMC  (Univ.P.M.Curie - Paris 6)
Sorbonne Universités

  Address:  Inst. Sciences de la Terre à Paris (ISTeP)
                  UMR UPMC-CNRS 7193
4 pl. Jussieu (T46-0 3E) 75252 PARIS

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Curriculum in brief 
    2011-   : Member of Institut Universitaire de France / Membre de l'IUF
    2009-   : Professor, UPMC - Univ. Paris 6
1999-2009:   Assistant professor / Maître de conférences, Univ. Paris 6
        2007:   Habilitation thesis / Habilitation à diriger des recherches
1994-1998:   PhD thesis / Doctorat de l’Université Paris 6
1996-1997:   Scientific Attaché in Vietnam / Attacscientifique près l’Ambassade de France, Hanoï
1991-1995:   Fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris / Elève ENS Paris

      Admin. Commimtents:
Editor in chief, Tectonophysics
Past: Coordinator of Living Earth and Environment Dept. (Pôle 3 UPMC), Deputy-director of OSU Ecce Terra.

Major ongoing scientific projects
: Zooming in between plates — Marie Curie International Training Network (end 2013 - end 2017)
        O:NLAP: Obduction no longer a puzzle — ANR-blanche project (2011 - 2014)
          ILP International Lithosphere Program Task Force IX (2010—2015 + 2015—2020)

Research and teaching interests / Thématiques de recherche et d'enseignement:
Subduction zone and obduction processes / Modalités de fonctionnement des zones de subduction/obduction
— Exhumation of HP-LT rocks / Processus d’exhumation
— Tectonics and regional geodynamics / Reconstitution géodynamique (Iran, Oman, Alpes, Turkey, Betics,...)
— Metamorphic petrology, thermobarometry / Thermobarométrie métamorphique
— In-situ Ar/Ar radiometric dating, quantification of deformation processes, etc...



80.  Locatelli M., Verlaguet A., Agard P., Federico L., Angiboust S., 2018. Intermediate-depth brecciation along the subduction plate interface (Monviso eclogite, W. Alps), Lithos, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.09.028.

79.  Agard P., Plunder A., Angiboust S., Bonnet G., Ruh J., 2018. The subduction plate interface: rock record and mechanical coupling (from long to short timescales). Lithos, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.09.029

78.  Prigent C., Agard P., Guillot S., Godard M., Dubacq B., 2018. Mantle wedge (de)formation during subduction infancy: evidence from the base of the Semail ophiolitic mantle. Journal of Petrology, in press.

77.  Prigent C., Guillot S., Agard P., Ildefonse B., 2018. Fluidassisted deformation and strain localization in the cooling mantle wedge of a young subduction zone (Semail ophiolite). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2018JB015492. 

76.  Bonnet G., Agard P., Angiboust S., Monié P., Jentzer M., Omrani J., Whitechurch H., Fournier M., 2018. Tectonic slicing and mixing processes along the subduction interface: the Sistan example (Eastern Iran), Lithos, 310-311, 269-287.

75. Bayet L., John T.., Agard P., Gao J., Li J., 2018. Massive sediment accretion at ~80 km depth along the subduction interface: evidence from the southern Chinese Tianshan, Geology, 46, 495-498, doi: 10.1130/G40201.1

74.  Vitale-Brovarone A., Agard P., Monié P., Chauvet A., Rabaute A, 2018. Tectonic and metamorphic architecture of the HP belt of New Caledonia. Earth Science Reviews, 178, 48-67. 

73.  Prigent C., Guillot S., Agard P., Lemarchand D., Soret M., Ulrich M., 2018, Transfer of subduction fluids into the deforming mantle wedge during nascent subduction: Evidence from trace elements and boron isotopes (Semail ophiolite, Oman), Earth and Planetary Sciences, 484, 213-228.

72.  Bebout, GE., Scholl D.W., Stern R., Wallace L.M., Agard P., 2018. Twenty Years of Subduction Zone Science: Subduction Top to Bottom 2 (ST2B-2). GSA Today, v. 28, doi: 10.1130/GSATG354A.


71.  Soret M., Agard P., Dubacq B., Plunder A., Yamato P., 2017, Petrological evidence for stepwise accretion of metamorphic soles during subduction infancy (Semail ophiolite, Oman and UAE), 2017, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12267

70. Jentzer, M., Fournier M., Agard P., Omrani J., Khatib M., Whitechurch H., 2017. Neogene to Present paleostress field in Eastern Iran (Sistan belt) and implications for regional geodynamics, Tectonics, 36, doi:10.1002/2016TC004275

69.  Tan Z., Agard P., Gao J., John T., Li J., Jiang T., Bayet L., Wang X., Zhang X., 2017. P–T–time-isotopic evolution of coesite-bearing eclogites: Implications for exhumation processes in SW Tianshan. Lithos, 278–281, 1–25.


68 Plunder A., Agard P., Chopin C., Soret M., Okay A., Whitechurch H, 2016. Metamorphic sole formation, emplacement and blueschist-facies overprint: early subduction dynamics witnessed by western Turkey ophiolites, Terra Nova, in press

67Agard P., Yamato P., Soret M., Prigent C., Guillot S., Plunder A., Dubacq B., Chauvet A., Monié P., 2016. Plate interface rheological switches during subduction infancy: control on slab penetration and metamorphic sole formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letterss, in press

66Angiboust S., Agard P., Glodny J., Omrani J., Oncken O. 2016. Zagros blueschists: Episodic underplating and long-lived cooling of a subduction zone. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 443, 48-58

65. Jolivet L., Faccenna C., Agard P., Frizon de Lamotte D., Menant A., Sternai P., Guillocheau F., 2016. Neo-Tethys geodynamics and mantle convection: from extension to compression in Africa and a conceptual model for obduction, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 10.1139/cjes-2015-0118

­64. Soret M., P., Agard P., Dubacq B., Vitale-Brovarone A., Monié P., Chauvet A., Whitechurch H., Villemant B. 2015, Strain localization and fluid infiltration in the mantle wedge during subduction initiation: evidence from the base of the New Caledonia ophiolite, Lithos 244, 1-19, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2015.11.022



63. Ruh J.B., Le Pourhiet L., Agard P., Burov E., Gerya T., 2015. Tectonic slicing of subducting oceanic crust along plate interfaces: Numerical modeling, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1002/2015GC005998

62. Collins N.C., Bebout G.E., Angiboust S., Agard P., Scambelluri M., Crispini L., John T., 2015. Subduction Zone Metamorphic Pathway for Deep Carbon Cycling: II.Evidence from HP/UHP Metabasaltic Rocks and Ophicarbonates, Chemical Geology, 412, 132-150.

61. Plunder A., Agard P., Chopin C., Pourteau A., Okay A. 2015. Accretion, underplating and exhumation along a subduction interface: from subduction initiation to continental subduction (Tavsanli zone, western Turkey), Lithos, 226, 233-254, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.01.007

60. Duretz T., Agard P., Yamato P., Ducassou C., Burov E., Gerya T., 2015. Thermo-mechanical modeling of the obduction process based on the Oman ophiolite case, Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2015.02.002.

59. Guillot S., Schwartz S., Reynard B., Agard P., Prigent C., 2015. Tectonic significance of serpentinites, Tectonophysics, 631, 212-250, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.033.



58. François T., Agard P., Bernet M., Meyer B., Chung S.-L., Zarrinkoub M.H., Burov E., Monié P., 2014. Cenozoic exhumation of the internal Zagros: first constraints from low-temperature thermochronology and implications for the build-up of the Iranian plateau, Lithos, 206-207, 100-112, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2014.07.021.

57. Cook-Kollars J., Bebout G.E., Collins N.C., Angiboust S., Agard P., 2014. Subduction Zone Metamorphic Pathway for Deep Carbon Cycling: I. Evidence from HP/UHP Metasedimentary Rocks, Italian Alps, Chemical Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.07.013.

56. Burov E., Francois T., Agard P., Le Pourhiet L., Meyer B., Tirel C., Lebedev S., Yamato P., Brun J.P., 2014. Rheological and geodynamic controls on the mechanisms of subduction and HP/UHP exhumation of crustal rocks during continental collision: insights from numerical models, Tectonophysics, 631, 212-250, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.033.

55. François T., Burov E., Agard P., Meyer B., 2014. Buildup of a dynamically supported orogenic plateau: Numerical modeling of the Zagros/Central Iran case study, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI: 10.1002/2013GC005223 .

54. Agard P., Zuo X., Funiciello F., Bellahsen N., Faccenna C., Savva D. 2014. Obduction:why, how and where. Clues from analog models, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.021.



53. Plunder A., Agard P., Chopin C., Okay A. 2013. Geodynamics from the Tavsanli zone, western Turkey: insights into subduction/obduction processes, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.28.

52. Whitechurch H., Omrani J., Agard P., Humbert F., Montigny R., Jolivet L., Evidence for Paleocene-Eocene evolution of the foot of the Eurasian margin (Kermanshah ophiolite, NW Iran) from back-arc to arc: Implications for regional geodynamics and obduction, Lithos, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2013.07.017.

51. Agard P., Vitale-Brovarone A., Thermal regime of continental subduction: the record from exhumed HP-LT terranes (New Caledonia, Oman, Corsica), Tectonophysics, 601,206-215.

50. Vitale-Brovarone A., Agard P., True metamorphic isograds or tectonically sliced metamorphic sequence? New high-spatial resolution petrological data for the New Caledonia case-study, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 451-469.

49. Le Pourhiet L., Huet B., Labrousse L., Yao K., Agard P., Jolivet L., Strain localisation in mechanically layered rocks beneath detachment zones, insights from numerical modelling, Solid Earth.

48. Bebout G., Agard P., Kobayashi K., Moriguti T., Nakamura E., Devolatolization history and trace element mobility in deeply subducted sedimentary rocks: evidence from Western Alps HP/UHP suites, Chemical Geology, 342, 1-20.

47. Angiboust S., Agard P., de Hoog C.J., Omrani J., Plunder A. Insights on deep, accretionary subduction processes from the Sistan ophiolitic "mélange" (Eastern Iran). Lithos, 156-159, 139-158.



46. François T., Burov E., Meyer B., Agard P., Surface topography as key constraint on thermo-rheological structure of stable cratons. Tectonophysics.

45. Angiboust S., Wolf S., Burov E., Agard P., Yamato P., 2012. Effect of fluid circulation on subduction interface tectonic processes: insights from numerical thermo-mechanical modelling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters

44. Angiboust S., Agard P., Yamato P., Raimbourg H., 2012. Eclogite breccias in a subducted ophiolite: a record of intermediate-depth earthquakes? Geology, doi: 10.1130/G32925

43. Plunder A., Agard P., Dubacq B., Chopin C. & Bellanger M. 2012. How continuous and precise is the record of P-T paths? Insights from combined thermobarometry and thermodynamic modelling into subduction dynamics (Schistes Lustrés, W. Alps), Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00969.



42. Angiboust S., Agard P., Raimbourg H., Yamato P. & Huet B. 2011. Subduction interface processes recorded by eclogite-facies shear zones (Monviso, W. Alps), Lithos 127, 222-238.

41. Agard P., Omrani J., Jolivet L., Whitechurch H., Vrielynck B., Spakman W., Monié P., Meyer B., Wortel R. Zagros orogeny: a subduction-dominated process, Geological Magazine, doi:10.1017/S001675681100046X

40 . Angiboust S., Langdon R., Agard P., Waters D., Chopin C. Multi-approach thermobarometry for eclogitization of the Monviso ophiolite (W. Alps) and implications on subduction dynamics, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00951.x



39. Agard P., Augier R. & Monié P. Shear band formation and strain localization on a regional-scale: evidence from anisotropic rocks below a major detachment (Betic Cordilleras, Spain), Journal of Structural Geology, doi 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.11.011

38. Angiboust S. & Agard P., Initial water budget: the key to detaching large volumes of eclogitized oceanic crust along the subduction channel?, Lithos, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.09.007

37. Agard P., Searle M., Alsop I., Dubacq B., Crustal stacking and expulsion tectonics during continental subduction: P-T deformation constraints from Oman, Tectonics, 29, doi: 10.1029/2010TC002669

36. Jolivet L., Labrousse L., Agard P., Lacombe O., Bailly V., Lecomte E., Mouthereau F., Mehl C. (2009) Rifting and shallow-dipping detachments, clues from the Corinth Rift and the Aegean, Tectonophysics, 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.11.001

35. Jolivet L., Trotet F., Monié P., Vidal O., Goffé B., Labrousse L., Agard P., Ghorbal B., Along-strike variations of P-T conditions in accretionary wedges and syn-orogenic extension, the HP-LT Phyllite-Quartzite nappe in Crete and the Peloponnese, Tectonophysics, 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.10.002



34. Monié P. & Agard P., Coeval blueschist exhumation along thousands of km: implications for subduction channel processes, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q07002, doi:10.1029/2009GC002428.

33. Agard P., Yamato P., Jolivet L., Burov E., Exhumation of oceanic blueschists and eclogites in subduction zones: timing and mechanisms, Earth Science Reviews, 92, 53-79, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2008.11.002

32. Gabalda S., Beyssac O., Jolivet L., Agard P., Chopin C., Thermal structure of a fossil subduction wedge in the Western Alps, Terra Nova, 21, 28-34, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2008.00849.x

31. Guillot S., Hattori K., Agard P., Schwartz S., Vidal O., Exhumation Processes in Oceanic and Continental Subduction Contexts: a Review, In : Subduction zone geodynamics (Lallemand S., Funiciello F., Eds), Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-87974-9, p. 175-205.

30. Angiboust S., Agard P., Jolivet L, Beyssac O., The Zermatt-Saas ophiolite : the largest (60 km-wide) and deepest (c. 70-80 km) continuous slice of oceanic lithosphere detached from a subduction zone? Terra Nova, 21, 171-180, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2009.00870.x.

29. Omrani J., Agard P., Whitechurch, H., Benoit M., Prouteau G., Jolivet L., Reply to : Comment by Aftabi and Atapour on « Arc magmatism and subduction history beneath the Zagros Mountains, Iran : A new report of adakites and geodynamic consequences », Lithos.



28. Fournier M., Agard P., Petit C.. Tectonic evolution of the Barles half-window from microstructural analysis: Evidence against synsedimentary deformation in the foreland basin. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 179.

27. Jolivet L., Augier R., Faccenna C., Negro F., Rimmele G., Agard P., Robin C., Rossetti F. , Crespo-Blanc A. Subduction, convergence and the mode of backarc extension in the Mediterranean region. Bulletin Société Géologique de France, 179.

26. Labrousse L., Elvevold S., Lepvrier C., Agard P., Structural analysis of high-pressure metamorphic rocks of Svalbard: Reconstructing the early stages of the Caledonian orogeny, Tectonics, 27, doi:10.1029/2007TC002249.

25. Omrani J., Agard P., Whitechurch, H., Benoit M., Prouteau G., Jolivet L., Arc-magmatism and subduction history beneath Zagros: New report of adakites and geodynamic consequences, Lithos, 106, 380-398.
24. Yamato P., Burov E., Agard P., Le Pourhiet L., Jolivet HP-UHP exhumation during slow continental subduction: Self-consistent thermodynamically and thermomechanically coupled model with application to the Western Alps, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 271, 63-74.



23. Yamato P., Agard P., Goffé B., de Andrade V., Vidal O. & Jolivet L., 2007, New, high-precision P-T estimates for Oman blueschists: implications for obduction, nappe stacking and exhumation processes. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 6, 657-682.

22. Agard P., Jolivet L., Vrielynck B., Burov E. & Monié P., 2007, Plate acceleration : the obduction trigger? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 258, 428-441.

21. Yamato P., Agard P., Burov E., Le Pourhiet L., Jolivet L. & Tiberi C., 2007, Burial and exhumation in a subduction wedge: mutual constraints from thermo-mechanical modeling and natural P-T-t data (Sch. Lustrés, W. Alps). Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B07410, DOI: 10.1029/2006JB004441.
20. Negro F., Agard P., Goffé B. & Saddiqi O., 2007, Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Temsamane (Rif, Morocco): implications for convergence across the Western Mediterranean Journal of the Geological Society of London, 164, 829-842.



19. De Andrade V., Vidal O., Lewin E., O’Brien P., Agard P. Quantification of electron microprobe compositional maps of rock thin sections: an optimized method and examples, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2006.00660.x

18. Meyer B., Mouthereau F., Lacombe O. & Agard P. "Evidence for Quaternary activity along the Deshir Fault: Implication for the Tertiary tectonics of Central Iran. Geophysical Journal International, 163, 1-10, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02784.x

17. Agard P., Monié P., Gerber W., Omrani J., Molinaro M., Labrousse L., Vrielynck B., Meyer B, Jolivet L. & Yamato P. Transient, synobduction exhumation of Zagros blueschists inferred from P-T, deformation, time and kinematic constraints: implications for Neotethyan wedge dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, B11401, doi:10.1029/2005JB004103.



16. Augier R., Agard P.,Monié P., Jolivet L., Robin C., Booth-Rea G. P-T-D-t retrograde evolution of the Nevado-Filabride complex (SE Spain) : new insights from in situ 40Ar/39 ages and metamorphic petrology. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 23, 357-381.

15. Agard P., Labrousse, L., Elvevold S., Lepvrier C., Discovery of Palaeozoic Fe-Mg carpholite (Motalafjella, Svalbard Caledonides) : a milestone for subduction zone gradients. Geology, 33, 761-764.

14. Augier R., Booth-Rea G., Agard P., Martinez-Martinez, Jolivet L., Azanon J.M., Exhumation constraints for the lower Nevado-Filabride Complex (Betic Cordillera, SE Spain): a Raman thermometry and Tweequ multiequilibrium thermobarometry approach, Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 176, 403-416.

13. Agard P., Omrani J., Jolivet L & Mouthereau F. Convergence history across Zagros (Iran): constraints from collisional and earlier deformation. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 94, 401-419, DOI 10.1007/s00531-005-0481-4



12. Labrousse L., Jolivet L., Andersen T.B., Agard P., Maluski H., Schärer U. Pressure-Temperature–Time-Deformation history of the exhumation of Ultra-High Pressure rocks in the Western Gneiss region, Norway. Geological society of America Special Paper 380, 155-183.

11. Famin V., P. Philippot, L. Jolivet & P. Agard, Evolution of hydrothermal regime along a crusta shear zone, Tinos Island, Greece. Tectonics, 23, TC5004, doii :10.1029/2003TC001509



10. Jolivet L, Faccenna C., Goffé B., Burov. E. & Agard P., Subduction tectonics and exhumation of HP metamorphic rocks of the Mediterranean orogens, 2003. American Journal of Science, 303, may, 353-409.
9. Gueydan F., Leroy Y., Jolivet L & Agard P. Continental mid-crustal shear zones induced by reaction softening and microfracturing: field evidence and localization analysis, 200.3. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B2), 2064, doi:10.1029/2001JB000611.

8. Agard P., Fournier M. & Lacombe O. Post-nappe extension in the inner Western Alps (Liguro-Piemontese Schistes Lustrés): continuity with late ductile exhumation, 2003. Terra Nova, doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3121.2003.00498.x



7. Labrousse L, Jolivet L, Agard P, Hébert R & Andersen T.B : Partial melting during exhumation of UHP eclogites (WGR, Norway), 2002. Terra Nova , 14, 263-270.

6. Parra T., Vidal O. & Agard P. : A thermodynamic model for Fe-Mg dioctahedral K-white micas using data from phase equilibrium experiments and natural pelitic assemblages, 2002. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 143, 706-732.

5. Agard P., Monié P., Goffé B. & Jolivet L. “ In situ laser probe 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the exhumation of the Schistes Lustrés unit : geodynamic implications for the evolution of the Western Alps”, 2002. Journal of metamorphic geology, 20, 599-618.



4. Agard P., Jolivet L. & Goffé B. : “ The Schistes lustrés complex : a key for understanding the exhumation of HP and UHP rocks in the Western Alps ? ”, 2001. Bulletin de la Société Geologique de France, 172, 617-636.

3. Agard P., Vidal O. & Goffé B. : “ Interlayer and Si content of phengite in HP-LT carpholite-bearing metapelites ”, 2001. Journal of metamorphic geology, 19, 477-493.



2. Agard P., Goffé B., Touret J. & Vidal O. : “ Retrograde fluid evolution in blueschist-facies metapelites (Schistes lustrés unit, Western Alps) ”, 2000. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 140, 296-315.



1. Agard P., Jullien M., Goffé B., Baronnet A. & Bouybaouène M. : “ TEM evidence for HT (300°C) smectite in a multistage clay-mineral pseudomorph in pelitic rocks (Rif, Morocco) ”, 1999. European journal of mineralogy,11, 655-668.

Ouvrages de vulgarisation

Agard P. Lemoine M., Visage des Alpes : Structure et évolution géodynamique, Commission de la Carte Géologique du Monde, 24 pl., 50 p. – mise à jour et réédition prévue pour ?...

Agard P. Lemoine M., Faces of the Alps : Structural and geodynamic evolution, Commission de la Carte Géologique du Monde, 24 pl., 50 p.

Beaux JF., Fogelgesang JF, Agard P., Boutin V. Atlas de géologie pétrologie, Dunod.

Autres ouvrages
Agard P., Poèmes à découper, Rumeur des Ages, 2004.
Agard P., Plomb des grives, Champ Vallon, 2015.

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