Peer reviewed

 *= PhD student;  **= BSc/MSc student

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In press

  • Pastor-Galán, D., Dias da Silva, I., Groenewegen, T., Krijgsman, W., Tangled up in folds: tectonic significance of superimposed folding at the core of the Central Iberian curve (W Iberia). International Geology Review.
  • van der Boon, A., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Rezaeian, M., Gürer, D., Honarmand, M., Pastor-Galán, D., Krijgsman, W., Langereis, C.G., Quantifying Arabia-Eurasia convergence accommodated in the Greater Caucasus by paleomagnetic reconstruction. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters.
  • Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Dekkers, M.J., Langereis, C.G., Paleomagnetism in Extremadura (Central Iberian Zone, Spain) Paleozoic rocks: extensive remagnetizations and further constraints on the extent of the Cantabrian orocline. Journal of Iberian Geology. PDF
  • Pastor-Galán, D., Nance, R.D., Murphy, J.B., Spencer, C., Supercontinents: myths, mysteries, and milestones. Geological Society of London Special Publications.


  • 24. Meijers, M., Smith, B., Pastor-Galan, D., Degenaar, R., Sadradze, N., Adamia, S., Sahakyan, L., Avagyan, A., Sosson, M., Rolland, Y., Langereis, C., Muller. C. Progressive orocline formation in the Lesser Caucasus. Journal of the Geological society of London Special Publication
  • 23. Pastor-Galán, D., Mulchrone, K.F., **Koymans, M., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Langereis, C.G., Bootstrapped Total Least Squares orocline test: A robust method to quantify vertical axis rotation patterns in orogens, with examples from the Cantabrian and Aegean oroclines. Lithosphere, v. 9, p. 499-511, DOI: 10.1130/L547.1 PDF


  • 22. Pastor-Galán, D., Dekkers, M.J., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Brouwer, D., Groenewegen, T., Krijgsman, W., Fernández-Lozano, J., Yenes, M., Álvarez-Lobato, F. Paleomagnetism of the Central Iberian curve’s putative hinge: too many oroclines in the Iberian Variscides. Gondwana Research, 39 96–113 DOI: 10.1016/ PDF
  • 21. Fernández-Lozano, J., Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Franco, M.P. New kinematic constraints on the Cantabrian orocline: a paleomagnetic study from the Peñalba and Truchas Synclines, NW Spain. Tectonophysics, 681, 95–208. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.019 PDF
  • 20. **Koymans, M., Langereis, C., Pastor-Galán, D. van Hinsbergen, D., an online multi-platform open source environment for paleomagnetic data analysis. Computers and Geosciences, 97, pp.127-137, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.05.007 PDF


  • 19. Pastor-Galán, D., **Ursem., B., Meere, P.A., Langereis, C., Extending the Cantabrian Orocline to two continents (from Gondwana to Laurussia). Paleomagnetism from South Ireland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432, pp.223-231, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.019 PDF
  • 18. Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., Pastor-Galán, D., Johnston, S.T., Linneman, U., Hofmann, M., Shaw, J., Colmenero, J.R., Hernández, P. (2015) Significance of detrital zircons in Siluro-Devonian rocks from Iberia. Journal of the Geological Society 172 (3) p. 309-322, DOI: 10.1144/jgs2014-118 PDF
  • 17 Pastor-Galán, D., **Groenewegen, T., **Brouwer, D., Krijgsman, W., Dekkers, M.J., One or two Oroclines in the Variscan orogen of Iberia? Implications for Pangea amalgamation. Geology 43-6, 527-530, DOI:10.1130/G36701.1 PDF
  • 16. Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Collins, A.S., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Pastor-Galán, D., González-Clavijo E., Jourdan, F., Weil, A.B. (2015) Dating of lithospheric buckling: 40Ar/39Ar ages of syn-orocline strike-slip shear zones in northwestern Iberia. Tectonophysics 643, 44-54 


  •  15. Shaw, J., Johnston, S.T., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Pastor-Galán, D. (2014) Provenance variability along the Early Ordovician north Gondwana margin: Paleogeographic and tectonic implications of U-Pb detrital zircon ages from the Armorican Quartzite of the Iberian Variscan belt. GSA Bulletin, B30935.1. DOI: 10.1130/B30935.1 PDF
  • 14. Fernández-Suárez, J., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Pastor-Galán D., Hofmann, M., Murphy, J.B., Linnemann, U. (2014) The Ediacaran-Early Cambrian detrital zircon record of NW Iberia. Possible sources and paleogeographic constraints. International Journal of Earth Sciences 103, 5, 1335-1357, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-013-0923-3 PDF
  • 13. Pastor-Galán D., Martín-Merino, G., Corrochano, D. (2014) Timing and structural evolution in the limb of an orocline: the Pisuerga-Carrión Unit (southern limb of the Cantabrian Orocline, NW Spain). Tectonophysics, 622, 110–121, DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.03.004 PDF


  • 12. Pastor-Galán D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., Murphy, J.B., Nieto, F., (2013) Tectonic evolution of NW Iberia during the Paleozoic inferred from the geochemical record of detrital rocks in the Cantabrian Zone. Lithos, 182–183, 211–228. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.09.007 PDF
  • 11. Mulchrone, K.F., Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G. (2013) Mathematica code for least-squares cone fitting and equal-area stereonet representation. Computers and Geosciences, 54, 203–210 PDF
  • 10. Weil, A.B., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Johnston, S.T., Pastor-Galán, D., (2013) Kinematic constraints on buckling a lithospheric-scale orocline along the northern margin of Gondwana: A geologic synthesis, Tectonophysics 582, 25-49, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.10.00 PDF
  • 9. Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Murphy, J.B., Fernández-Suárez, J., Hoffman, M., Linnemann, U., (2013) Provenance analysis of the Paleozoic sequences of the northern Gondwana margin in NW Iberia: passive margin to Variscan collision and orocline development. Gondwana Research DOI: 10.1016/ PDF


  • 8. Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Weil, A.B., Fernández-Suárez, J., Johnston, S.T., Murphy, J.B. (2012) A virtual tour of the Ibero-Armorican orocline. Journal of the Virtual Explorer v. 43, paper 2. PDF
  • 7. Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Mulchrone, K.F., Huerta, P., (2012) Conical folding in the core of an orocline. A geometric analysis from the Cantabrian Arc (Variscan Belt of NW Iberia). Journal of Structural Geology. v. 39, 210-223 PDF
  • 6. Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Johnston, S.T., Weil, A.B., Pastor-Galán, D., Fernández-Suárez, J. (2012) Buckling an orogen: The Cantabrian Orocline. GSA Today. v.22, no. 7, 4-7 PDF
  • 5. Pastor-Galán. D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Zulauf, G., Zanella, F.,(2012) Analogue modeling of lithospheric scale orocline buckling: Constraints on the evolution of the Ibero Armorican Arc. GSA Bulletin. v. 124, no. 7-8, 1293-1309 PDF


  • 4. Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., Jeffries, T. E., Johnston, S.T., Pastor-Galán, D., Murphy, J. B., González, M.P.F., and Gonzalo, J.C., 2011. Diachronous post-orogenic magmatism within a developing orocline in Iberia, European Variscides: Tectonics, Vol. 30, TC5008, 17pp. PDF 
  • 3. Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Weil, A.B., 2011. Orocline timing through joint analysis: Insights from the Ibero-Armorican Arc. Tectonophysics 507, 31–46 PDF
  • 2. Fernández-Suárez, J., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Johnston, S.T., Pastor-Galán, D., Jenner, G.A., Murphy, J.B. 2011. Iberian late-Variscan granitoids: Some considerations on crustal sources and the significance of “Mantle Extraction Ages”. Lithos, v. 123, no. 1-4, p. 121-132. PDF 


  • 1. Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., 2009. Factors affecting finite strain estimation in low-grade, low-strain clastic rocks. Journal of Structural Geology 31(12) pp. 1586-1596 PDF 

In Spanish

  • 2. Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Dietl, C., Zanella, F., Modelización análoga del desprendimiento de una raíz litosférica. ¿Puede un oroclinal producir el desprendimiento del manto litosférico? Geogaceta, 52, 2012  PDF
  • 1. Pastor-Galán, D.,Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., 2008. Determinación de la deformación finita en dos secciones distintas (Talas Ala Tau, Kirguistán y Zona Cantábrica, NO de España). Relaciones entre litología y deformación interna. Studia Geologica Salmanticensia, 44 (2), p 221-258.


  • Pastor-Galán, D., 2013, Evolución geodinámica del Oroclinal Ibero Armoricano. Geología estructural, modelización análoga y geocronología. Nova Terra, 43. A Coruña. ISBN: 978-84-9749-548-6. PDF