Ritske S. Huismans
Professor Structural Geology and Tectonics

Head of Geodynamics Group
Department of Earth Sciences
Bergen University
Allegaten 41, N-5007 Bergen, Norway
(47) 55 58 81 16



  1. Huismans, R.S., Bertotti, G., Sanders, C., Ciulavu, D,. Cloetingh, S.A.P.L. and Dinu, C., The structural evolution of the Transylvanian basin, a sedimentary basin in a bend zone of the Carpathians, Tectonophysics, 272, 249-268, 1997.

  2. Huismans, R.S., Podladchikov, Y.Y. and Cloetingh, S.A.P.L, Transition from passive to active rifting: Relative importance of asthenospheric doming and passive extension of the lithosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 11,271-11,292, 2001.

  3. Huismans, R.S., Podladchikov, Y.Y. and Cloetingh, S., Dynamic modeling of the transition from passive to active rifting: Application to the Pannonian basin, Tectonics, 20, 1021-1039, 2001.

  4. van Wijk, J. W. ; Huismans, R. S. ; ter Voorde, M.; Cloetingh, S.A.P. L., Melt Generation at Volcanic Continental Margins: no Need for a Mantle Plume?, Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 28 , No. 20, p. 3995, 2001.

  5. Huismans, R.S., and Bertotti, G., The Transylvanian basin, transfer zone between coeval extending and contracting regions: Inferences on the relative importance of slab pull and rift push in arc-back-arc systems, Tectonics, 21, 2, 10.1029, 2002.

  6. Huismans, R.S., Podladchikov, Y.Y. and Cloetingh, S., Pannonian basin syn and post rift evolution; dynamic modeling of the transition from passive to active rifting, European Geosciences Union, Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series, 3, 41-63, 2002.

  7. Sanders, C. Huismans, R.S., van Wees, J.D., Andriessen, P., The Neogene history of the Transylvanian basin in relation to its surrounding mountains, European Geosciences Union, Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series, 3, 121-133, 2002.

  8. Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Asymmetric lithospheric extension: the role of frictional-plastic strain softening inferred from numerical experiments, Geology 30, 3, 211-214, 2002.

  9. Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Symmetric and Asymmetric lithospheric extension: Relative effects of frictional-plastic and viscous strain softening, 108, 2496, doi:10.1029/2002JB002026, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2003.

  10. Huismans, R.S., Buiter, S.J.H., and Beaumont, C., The Effect of Plastic-Viscous Layering and Strain-Softening on Mode Selection During Lithospheric Extension, J. Geophys. Res, 110, doi:10.1029/2004JB003114, 2005.

  11. Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Roles of lithospheric strain softening and heterogeneity in determining the geometry of rifts and continental margins. In Karner, G.D., Manatschal, G., & Pinhiero, L.M. (eds) Imaging, Mapping and Modelling Continental Lithosphere Extension and Breakup, pp. 107-134. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 282, DOI: 10.1144/SP282.6, 2007.

  12. Currie, C.A., Beaumont, C., Huismans, R.S., The fate of subducted sediments: A case for backarc intrusion and underplating, Geology, 2007, 35, 12, 1111-1114, doi: 10.1130/G24098A.1

  13. Morency, C., R. S. Huismans, C. Beaumont, and P. Fullsack (2007), A numerical model for coupled fluid flow and matrix deformation with applications to disequilibrium compaction and delta stability, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10407, doi:10.1029/2006JB004701.

  14. Buiter, S.J.H., Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Dissipation Analysis as a Guide to Mode Selection during Crustal Extension and Implications for the Styles of Sedimentary Basins, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06406, doi:10.1029/2007JB005272.

  15. Huismans, R.S. and Beaumont, C., Complex rifted continental margins explained by dynamical models of depth-dependent lithospheric extension, Geology, 36; 2, 163–166, doi: 10.1130/G24231A.1, 2008.

  16. Currie, C.A., Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Thinning of continental backarc lithosphere by flow-induced gravitational instability, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269, 435-446. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.02.037

  17. Braun, J., Thieulot, C., Fullsack, P., DeKool, M., Beaumont, C., Huismans, R.S., DOUAR: A new three-dimensional creeping flow numerical model for the solution of geological problems, Physics Earth Planet. Int., 171, clear76-91, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.05.003, 2008.

  18. Simon, K., Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Dynamical modeling of lithospheric extension and small-scale convection: implications for magmatism during the formation of volcanic rifted margins, Geophysical Journal International, 2009, 176, 327–350, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03891.x.

  19. Huismans, R.S. Beaumont, C., Depth-dependent extension, two-stage breakup and cratonic underplating at rifted margins, Nature, 473, 2011. doi:10.1038/nature09988 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v473/n7345/full/nature09988.html
    Supplementary Figures and Movies

  20. Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, and C. Thieulot (2011), Three‐dimensional numerical modeling of upper crustal extensional systems, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10409, doi:10.1029/2011JB0083192011JB008319proofs.pdf

  21. Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, and C. Thieulot (2012), Factors controlling the mode of rift interaction in brittle-ductile coupled 30 systems: A 3D numerical study, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, QXXXXX, doi:10.1029/2012GC004077.

  22. Gac, S., R. S. Huismans, Y. Y. Podladchikov, and J. I. Faleide (2012), On the origin of the ultradeep East Barents Sea basin, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04401, doi:10.1029/2011JB008533.

  23. Jammes, S. and Huismans, R.S., Structural styles of mountain building: controls of lithospheric rheologic stratification and extensional inheritance, J. Geophysical Res. 2012.

  24. Charlotte Fillon, Ritske S. Huismans, and Peter van der Beek, Wedge-top sedimentation effects on the growth of fold-and-thrust belts, Geology in press
    Data Repository
    , and Supplementary Movie

  25. Steer, P., Huismans, R.S., Valla, P.G., Gac, S., and Herman, F., Bimodal Plio–Quaternary glacial erosion of fjords and low-relief surfaces in Scandinavia, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1549 http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v5/n9/full/ngeo1549.html

  26. Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, Fossen, H., and C. Thieulot, 3D numerical modelling of graben interaction and linkage: a case study of the Canyonlands grabens, Utah, Basin Research in press.

    Submitted and in preparation
  • Zarifi, Z., and Huismans, R.S., A possible origin for upper mantle plumes




Updated: April, 2010