under review

Ruh, J.B., Valero Montesa, L., Aghajari, L., Beamud, E. and Gharabeigli, R.: Vertical-axis rotation in East Kopet Dagh, NE Iran, inferred from paleomagnetic data: Oroclinal bending or complex local folding kinematics?. Journal of Asian Earth Science.


Martínez-Loriente, S., Sallarès, V., Ranero, C., Ruh, J.B., Barckhausen, U., Grevemeyer, I. and Bangs, N.: Influence of incoming plate relief on overriding plate deformation and earthquake nucleation: Cocos Ridge subduction (Costa Rica). Tectonics.



Ruh, J.B.: Effects of fault-weakeing processes on oblique intracontinental rifting and subsequent tectonic inversion, American Journal of Science.


Granado, P. and Ruh, J.B.: Numerical modelling of sub-thrust inversion tectonics in thick-skinned fold-and-thrust belts, Tectonophysics, 763, 14-29. link


Ruh, J.B. and Vergés, J.: Effects of reactivated extensional basement faults on structural evolution of fold-and-thrust belts: Insights from numerical modelling applied to the Kopet Dagh Mountains, Tectonophysics, 746, 493-511. link

Ruh, J.B, Vergés, J. and Burg, J.-P.: Shale-related minibasins atop a massive olistostrome in an active accretionary wedge setting: Two-dimensional numerical modeling applied to the Iranian Makran, Geology, 46 (9), 791-794. link

Agard, P, Plunder, A., Angiboust, S., Bonnet, G. and Ruh, J.B.: The subduction plate interface: Rock record and mechanical coupling (from long to short time scales), Lithos, 320-321, 537-566. link


Ruh, J.B.: Effect of fluid pressure distribution on structural evolution of accretionary wedges, Terra Nova, 29 (3), 202-210. link

Ruh, J.B., Gerya, T. and Burg, J.-P.: Towards 4D modelling of orogenic belts: example from the transpressive Zagros Fold Belt, Tectonophysics, 702, 82-89. link


Ruh, J.B., Sallarès, V., Ranero, C.R. and Gerya T.: Crustal deformation dynamics and stress evolution during seamount subduction: high-resolution 3D numerical modelling, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 121 (9), 6880–6902. link

Lacombe O., Ruh J.B., Brown D. and Nilfouroushan F.: Introduction to the Special Issue: “Tectonic evolution and mechanics of basement-involved fold-and-thrust belts”, Geological Magazine, 153 (5-6), 759-762. link

Mohammadi, A., Burg, J.-P., Winkler, W., Ruh, J.B. and von Quadt, A.: Detrital zircon and provenance analysis of Late Cretaceous–Miocene onshore Iranian Makran strata: Implications for the tectonic setting, GSA Bulletin, 28 (9-10), 1481-1499. link

Ruh, J.B.: Submarine Landslides caused by Seamounts entering Accretionary Wedge Systems, Terra Nova, 28 (3), 163-170. link

Mohammadi, A., Burg, J.-P., Bouilhol, P. and Ruh, J.B.: U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry of Zahedan and Shah Kuh plutons, southeast Iran: Implication for closure of the South Sistan Suture Zone, Lithos, 248-251, 293-308. link


Ueda, K., Willet, S., Gerya, T. and Ruh, J.B..: Geomorphological–thermo-mechanical modeling: Application to orogenic wedge dynamics, Tectonophysics, 659, 12-30. link

Ruh, J.B., Le Pourhiet, L., Agard, P., Burov, G. and Gerya, T.: Tectonic slicing of subducting oceanic crust along plate interfaces: numerical modelling, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16 (10), 3505-3531. link


Ruh, J.B., Hirt, A., Mohammadi, A. and Burg, J.-P.: Folding history of the Zagros Simply Folded Belt constrained from magnetostratigraphy, Tectonics, 33 (8), 1534-1551. link

Ruh, J.B., Gerya, T. and Burg, J.-P.: 3D effects of strain vs. velocity on deformation patterns in accretionary wedges, Tectonophysics, 615-616, 122-141. link


Ruh, J.B., Gerya, T. and Burg, J.-P.: High resolution 3D numerical modeling of thrust wedges: Influence of décollement strength on transfer zones, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14 (4), 1131-1155. link


Ruh, J.B., Kaus, B. and Burg, J.-P.: Numerical investigation of deformation mechanics in fold-and-thrust belts: Influence of rheology of single and multiple décollements, Tectonics, 31. link

PhD thesis

Ruh, J.B.: Dynamic evolution of thin-skinned fold-and-thrust belts: Field study, magnetostratigraphy and numerical modelling applied to the Zagros and Makran Mountains (Iran), PhD thesis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2013). pdf