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Alberto Vitale Brovarone

Full Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography


[42] Whitney, D.L., Fornash, K.F., Kang, P., Ghent, E.D., Martin, L., Okay, A.L., Vitale Brovarone, A., Lawsonite composition and zoning as tracers of subduction processes: A global review. Lithos, 370-371, 105636.

[41] Vitale Brovarone, A., Sverjensky, D. A., Piccoli, F., Ressico, F., Giovannelli, D., Daniel, I., 2020. Subduction hides high-pressure sources of energy that may feed the deep subsurface biosphere. Nature Communications, 11:3880 |

[40] Vitale Brovarone, A., Tumiati, S., Piccoli, F., Ague, J.J, Connolly, J.A., Beyssac, O., 2020. Fluid-mediated selective dissolution of subducting carbonaceous material: implications for carbon recycling and fluid fluxes at forearc depths. Chemical Geology, 549, 119682.

[39] Giuntoli, F., Vitale-Brovarone, A., Menegon, L., Feedback between high-pressure genesis of abiotic methane and strain localization in subducted carbonate rocks. Scientific Reports, 10:9848 |

[38] Martin, C., Flores, K.E., Vitale-Brovarone, A., Angiboust, S., Harlow, G.E., 2020. Deep mantle serpentinization in subduction zones: Insight from in situ B isotopes in slab and mantle wedge serpentinites. Chemical Geology, 545, 119637.

[37] Vitale-Brovarone, A., Butch, C.J., Ciappa, A., Cleaves II, H.J, Elmaleh, A., Faccenda, M., Feineman, M., Hermann, J., Nestola, F., Cordone, A., Giovannelli, D. 2020. Let there be water: how hydration/dehydration reactions control Earth and life key properties. American Mineralogist,105, 1152-1160.

[36] Tumiati, S., Tiraboschi, C, Miozzi, F., Vitale-Brovarone, A., Manning, C.E., Sverjensky, D.A., Milani, S., Poli, S., 2020. Dissolution susceptibility of glass-like carbon versus crystalline graphite in high-pressure aqueous fluids and implications for the behavior of organic matter in subduction zones. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 273, 383-402.

[35] Sverjensky, D.A., Daniel, I., Vitale Brovarone, A., 2020. The Changing Character of Carbon in Fluids with Pressure: Organic Geochemistry of Earth's Upper Mantle fluids. In: Manning, C.E., Mao, W., Lin, J.-F. (Eds.), Carbon in Earth's interior. AGU.

[34] Peng, W., Zhang, L., Menzel, M., Vitale Brovarone, A., Tumiati, S., Shen, T., 2020. Multistage CO2sequestration in the subduction zone: insights from exhumed carbonated serpentinites, SW Tianshan UHP belt, China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 270, 218-243.

[33] McGlynn, S.E., Glass, J.J, Johnson-Finn, K., Klein, F., Sanden, S.A., Schrenk, M.O., Ueno, Y., Vitale Brovarone, A., 2020. Hydrogenation Reactions of Carbon on Earth: Linking Methane, and Margarine, and Life. American Mineralogy, 105, 599–608.

[32] McCammon, C., Bureau, H., Cleaves, H.J. II, Cottrell, E., Dorfman, M., Kellogg, L.H., Li, J., Mikhail, S., Moussallam, Y., Sanloup, C., Thomson, A., Vitale Brovarone, A., 2020. Deep Earth Carbon Reactions Through Time and Space. American Mineralogy, 105, 22-27.

[31] Molli, G., Vitale Brovarone, A., Beyssac, O., Cinquini, I., 2019. RSCM thermometry in the Alpi Apuane (NW Tuscany, Italy): New contraints for the metamorphic and tectonic history of the inner northern Apennines. Journal of Structural Geology, 113, 200-216.

[30] Zhang, S., Ague, J.J., Vitale Brovarone, A, 2018. Degassing of organic carbon during regional metamorphism of pelites, Wepawaug Schist, Connecticut, USA.Chemical Geology, 490, 30-44.

[29] Piccoli, F., Vitale Brovarone, A., Ague, J.J., 2018. Field and petrological study of metasomatism and high-pressure carbonation from lawsonite eclogite-facies terranes, Alpine Corsica. Lithos, 304-307, 16-37

[28] Vitale Brovarone., A., Chu, X., Maritn, L., Ague, J.J., Monié, P., Groppo., C., Martinez, I., Chaduteau, C., 2018. Intra-slab COH fluid fluxes evidenced by fluid-mediated decarbonation of lawsonite eclogite-facies altered oceanic metabasalts. Lithos,

[27] Vitale Brovarone, A., Agard, P., Monié, P., Chauvet, A., Rabaute, A., 2018. Tectonometamorphic architecture of the HP belt of New Caledonia. Earth Science Reviews, 168, 48-67.

[26] Bruguier, O., Bosch, D., Baby, R., Vitale Brovarone, A., Fernandez, L. Hammor, D., Laouar, R., Ouabadi, A., Abdallah, N., Mechati, M., 2017. Age of UHP metamorphism in the Western Mediterranean : Insight from rutile and minute zircon inclusions in a diamond-bearing garnet megacryst (Edough Massif, NE Algeria). EPSL, 474, 215-225.

[25] Vitale Brovarone, A., Martinez, I., Elmaleh, A., Compagnoni, R., Chaduteau, C., Ferraris, C., Esteve, I., 2017. Massive production of abiotic methane during subduction evidenced in metamorphosed ophicarbonates from the Italian Alps. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14134. []

[24] Malavieille, J., Molli, G., Genti, M., Dominguez, S., Beyssac, O., Taboada, A., Vitale Brovarone, A., Lu, C.Y., Cheng, C.T., 2016. Formation of ophiolite-bearing tectono-sedimentary mélanges inaccretionary wedges by gravity driven submarine erosion: Insightsfrom analogue models and case studies. Journal of Geodynamics, 100, 87-103.

[23] Piccoli, F., Vitale Brovarone, A., Beyssac, O., Martinez, I., Ague, J.J., Chaduteau, C., 2016. Carbonation by fluid-rock interactions at High-Pressure conditions: implications for Carbon cycling in subduction zones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 146-159.

[22] Soret, M., Agard, P., Dubacq, B., Vitale Brovarone, A., Manié, P., Chauvet, A., Whitchurch, H., Vilement, B., 2016. 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 []

[21] Lagabrielle Y., Vitale Brovarone A, Ildefonse B., Fossil Oceanic Core Complexes recognized in the blueschist metaophiolites of Western Alps and Corsica. Earth-Science Reviews, 141, 1-26.

[20] Vitale Brovarone A., 2014. Lawsonite: a delicate, yet fundamental mineral at HP-LT conditions. Introduction to a special issue on lawsonite. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32, 435-436.

[19] Martin L. A.J., Hermann J., Gauthiez‐Putallaz L., Whitney D., Vitale Brovarone A., Evans N. 2014. Lawsonite geochemistry and stability – Implication for trace element and water cycles in subduction zones. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32, 455-478 DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12093 []

[18] Martin L. A.J., Rubatto, D., Hermann J., Crépisson, C., Putliz, B., Vitale Brovarone A., 2014. Garnet oxygen analysis by SHRIMP-SI: matrix corrections and application to high pressure metasomatic rocks from Alpine Corsica. Chemical Geology, 374-375, 25-36.

[17] Vitale Brovarone, A. and Beyssac, O., 2014. Lawsonite metasomatism: a new route for water to the deep Earth. Earth and Planetary Sicence Letters, 393, 275-284.

[16] Beltrando, M., Manatschal, G., Mohn, G., Vitale Brovarone, A., Dal Piaz, G.V., Masini, E., 2014. Recognizing magma-poor rifted margins in high-pressure orogenic belts : the Alpine case study. Earth Science Reviews, 131, 88-115.

[15] Vitale Brovarone, A., Picatto, M., Beyssac, O., Lagabrielle, Y., Castelli, D., 2014. The blueschist-eclogite transition in the Alpine chain: PT paths and the role of slow-spreading extensional structures in the evolution of HP-LT mountain belts. Tectonophysics, 615-616, 96-121.

[14] Vitale Brovarone, A., Alard, O., Beyssac, O., Martin, L., Picatto, M., 2014. Lawsonite metasomatism and trace element recycling in subduction zones. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32, 498-514.

[13] Agard, P., Vitale Brovarone, A., 2013. Thermal regime of continental subduction: the record from exhumed HP-LT terranes (Oman, N. Caledonia, Corsica). Tectonophysics, 602, 206-215, DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.05.011

[12] Vitale Brovarone, A., Agard, P., 2013. 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. DOI:10.1007/s00410-013-0885-2

[11] Vitale Brovarone, A., 2013. Lawsonite-bearing omphacitites from Alpine Corsica (France). Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 102, 1377–1379

[10] Vitale Brovarone, A., Herwartz, D, 2013. Timing of metamorphism in Alpine Corsica. Lithos, 172-173, 175–191.

[9] Vitale Brovarone, A., Beyssac, O., Malavieille, J., Molli G., Beltrando, M. & Compagnoni, R., 2013 Stacking and metamorphism of continuous segments of subducted lithosphere in a high-pressure wedge: the example of Alpine Corsica (France). Earth Science Reviews, 116, 35-56.

[8] Beltrando M., Frasca G., Compagnoni R. & Vitale Brovarone A., 2012. The Valaisian controversy revisited: multi-stage folding a of Mesozoic hyper-extended margin in the Petit St Bernard Pass area (Western Alps). Tectonophysics, []

[7] Martin, A.J., Rubatto, D., Vitale Brovarone, A., Hermann, J., 2011. Late Eocene lawsonite-eclogite facies metasomatism of a granulite sliver associated to ophiolites in Alpine Corsica. Lithos, 125, 620-641. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2011.03.015 []

[6] Vitale Brovarone, A., Beltrando, M., Malavieille, J., Giuntoli, F, Tondella, E, Groppo, C., Beyssac, O. & Compagnoni, R., 2011. Inherited Ocean-Continent Transition zones in deeply subducted terranes: Insights from Alpine Corsica. Lithos, 124, 273-290, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.02.013 [] .

[5] Vitale Brovarone, A., Groppo, C., Hetenyi, G., Compagnoni, R., Malavieille, J., 2011. Coexistence of lawsonite-eclogite and blueschist: phase equilibria modeling of Alpine Corsica metabasalts and petrological evolution of subducting slabs. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29, 583-600.

[4] Healy, D., Reddy, S. M., Timms, N. E., Gray, E. M., & Vitale Brovarone, A. 2009. Trench-parallel fast axes of seismic anisotropy due to fluid-filled cracks in subducting slabs. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 283, 75-86.

Book Chapters

[3] Malavieille J., Molli G., Vitale Brovarone A., Beyssac O., 2001. CorseAlp 2011 – Field Trip Guidebook. Journal of Virtual Explorer, 39.

[2] Vitale Brovarone A., Malavieille J., Beltrando M., Molli G., Compagnoni R., 2011. CorseAlp 2011 – Field Trip Guidebook. Field Trip 1 - Geology and petrology of Ocean Continent Transition (OCT) zones metamorphosed under eclogite facies conditions. Journal of Virtual Explorer, 39.

[1] Malavieille J., Molli G., Ferrandini M., Ferrandini J., Ottaviani Spella M., Vitale Brovarone A., Beyssac O., Ciancaleoni L., Maggi M., Rossetti F., 2011. CorseAlp 2011 – Field Trip Guidebook. Field Trip 2 - General Architecture and tectonic evolution of Alpine Corsica. Insights from a transect between Bastia and the Balagne region. Journal of Virtual Explorer, 39.

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