(alphabetical) L. Blum, S. Brantley, A. Chin, B. Dietrich, T. Dunne, T. Ehlers, E. Eide, J. Eno, R. Fu, K. Whipple, 2009, Landscapes on the Edge: New Horizons for Research on the Earth’s Surface. US National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council, Washington D.C. 132.


Reiners, P.W., and Ehlers, T.A., (Editors), 2005, Low-Temperature Thermochronology: Techniques, Interpretations, and Applications, Mineralogical Society of America, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Washington D.C., v. 58, 22 chapters, 622 p.

* = Graduate Student author
**= Undergraduate Student author
^= Univ. Tübingen or Michigan postdoctoral scholar or staff lead author contribution


In review or revision

  • McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P.R., Long, S.P., Tobgay, T., Ehlers, T.A., Reiners, P.W., Blythe, A., Morgan, L., Glimore, M., Dering, G., 2018 (In Review), The influence of foreland structures on hinterland cooling: evaluation and drivers of exhumation in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya, Tectonics
  • *Ghoshal S., McQuarrie, N., Robinson, D., Adhikari, D.P., Morgan L., and Ehlers, T.A., 2019 (in Review), Determining fault geometry through the transport-parallel distribution of thermochronometer cooling ages, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.
  • ^Jones, T.J., and Ehlers, T.A., 2019 (In Review), Using bench top experiments to improve the quantitative skills of geoscience students., Journal of Geoscience Education
  • ^Schannwell, C., Drews, R., Ehlers, T.A., Eisen, O., Mayer, C., and Gillet-Chaulet, F., 2019 (In Review), Kinematic response of ice-rise divides to changes in oceanic and atmospheric forcing, The Cryosphere.
  • ^Lang, K.A., Ehlers, T.A., Ring, U., Kamp, P.J.J., Glotzbach, C., Stübner, K., 2019 (in Revision), Westward migration of the Southern Alps drainage divide, New Zealand, Geology
  • *Starke, J., Ehlers, T.A., Schaller, M., 2019 (In Revision), Latitudinal effects of vegetation and precipitation on catchment denudation identified along western South America.
  • *Cotte, M., Prevosti, F.J., Soibelzon, L., Ehlers, T.A., Mutz, S., Besemer, S., Bonini, S.A., Bocherens, H., 2019 (In Revision), Mammal Palaeo-ecology in the Pampas during the Pleistocene: Insights from Stable Isotopes.
  • ^Eizenhöfer, P.R., McQuarrie, N., Shelef, E., Ehlers, T.A., 2019 (In Revision), Fluvial responses to horizon- tal displacement in convergent orogens over geologic time scales. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface.


  • ^Mutz, G.S., and Ehlers, T.A., 2019 (In Press), Detection and explanation of spatiotemporal patterns in Late Cenozoic paleoclimate change relevant to Earth surface processes, Earth Surface Dynam- ics. (PDF)
  • ^Koptev A., Ehlers T. A., Nettesheim M., Whipp D. 2019 (In Press) Response of a rheologically stratified lithosphere to subduction of an indenter-shaped plate: Insights into localized exhumation at orogen syntaxes. Tectonics. (PDF)
  • Whipp, D., Ehlers, T.A., 2019, Quantifying landslide frequency and sediment residence time in the Nepal Himalaya, Science Advances, 5, (PDF)
  • *Dal Bo, I., Klotzsche, A., Schaller, M., Ehlers, T. A., Kaufmann, M.S., Fuentes-Espoz, J. P., Vereecken, H., & Van der Kruk, J., 2019. Geophysical imaging of regolith in landscapes along a climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera. Catena.180, 146-159, (PDF)
  • ^Koptev A., Beniest A., Gerya T., Ehlers T. A., Jolivet L., Leroy S. 2019, Plume-induced break-up of a sub- ducting plate: Microcontinent formation without cessation of the subduction process. Geo- physical Research Letters. 46, 3663-3675, (PDF)
  • Paeth, H., *Steger, C., Pollinger, F., ^Li, J., ^Mutz, S.G., Ehlers, T.A., 2019, Comparison of Cenozoic sur- face uplift and glacial-interglacial cycles in the Himalaya-Tibet region: Insights from a re- gional climate model and proxy data, Global and Planetary Change, 177, 10-25, (PDF)
  • *Michel, L., Glotzbach, C., Falkowski, S., Adams, B. A., Ehlers, T. A. 2019. How steady are steady-state mountain belts? A reexamination of the Olympic Mountains (Washington State, USA). Earth Surface Dynamics, 7, 275-299, (PDF)
  • *Georgieva, V., Gallagher, K., Sobczyk, A., Sobel, E., Schildgen, T.F., Ehlers, T.A., Strecker, M.R., 2019, Effect of slab-window, alkaline volcanism, and glaciation on thermochronometer cooling his- tory, Patagonian Andes, Earth. Planetary Science Letters, 511, 164-176, j.epsl.2019.01.030
  • ^Glotzbach, C., Lang, K.A., Avdievitch, N., and Ehlers, T.A., 2019 Increasing the accuracy of (U-Th(-Sm))/ He dating with 3D grain modeling, Chemical Geology. 506, 113-125, (PDF)


  • Werner, C., Schmid, M., Ehlers, T. A., Fuentes-Espoz J. P., Steinkamp, J., Forrest, M., Liakka, J., Hickler, T., 2018, Effect of changing vegetation on denudation (part 1): Predicted vegetation compo- sition and cover over the last 21 thousand years, Earth Surface Dynamics, 6, pp.829-858,
  • Schmid M., Ehlers, T. A., Werner C., Hickler, T., Fuentes-Espoz, J. P., 2018, Effect of changing vegetation on denudation (part 2): Landscape response to transient climate and vegetation cover, Earth Surface Dynamics, 6, 859-881,
  • Nettesheim M., Ehlers T.A., Whipp D., Koptev A. (2018). The influence of upper-plate advance and erosion on overriding plate deformation in orogen syntaxes. Solid Earth, 9, 1207-1224, (PDF)
  • ^Adams, B.A., and Ehlers, T.A., 2018 (In Press), Tectonic controls of Holocene erosion in a glaciated oro- gen, Earth Surface Dynamics, 6, pp. 595–610, (PDF)
  • *R. A. Oeser, N. Stroncik, *L.-M. Moskwa, *N. Bernhard, M. Schaller, *R. Canessa, *L. van den Brink, *M. Köster, *E. Brucker, *S. Stock, J.P. Fuentes, R. Godoy, F.J. Matus, R. Oses Pedraza, P. Osses McIntyre, L. Paulino, O. Seguel, M.Y. Bader, J. Boy, M.A. Dippold, T.A. Ehlers, P. Kühn, Y. Kuzyakov, P. Leinweber, T. Scholten, S. Spielvogel, M. Spohn, *K. Übernickel, K. Tielbörger, D. Wagner, F. von Blanckenburg, 2018 (In Press). Chemistry and microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera. Catena, 170, 183–203.
  • *Bernhard, N., *Moskwa, L.-M., Schmidt, K., *Oeser, R.A., Aburto, F., Bader, M.Y., Baumann, K., Blancken- burg, F. von, Boy, J., *van den Brink, L.,* Brucker, E., Büdel, B., *Canessa, R., Dippold, M.A., Ehlers, T.A., Fuentes, J.P., Godoy, R., *Jung, P., Karsten, U., *Köster, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Leinweber, P., Neidhardt, H., Matus, F., Mueller, C.W., Oelmann, Y., Oses, R., Osses, P., Paulino, L., *Samolov, E., Schaller, M., *Schmid, M., Spielvogel, S., Spohn, M., *Stock, S., Stroncik, N., Tielbörger, K., *Übernickel, K., Scholten, T., Seguel, O., Wagner, D., Kühn, P., 2018 (In Press). Pedogenic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topog- raphy: new insights from a climate gradient (arid to humid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile. Catena,
  • *Avdievitch, N.N., Ehlers, T.A., Glotzbach, C., 2018, Slow long-term exhumation of the West Central Andean Plate Boundary, Chile, Tectonics, 37, (PDF)
  • *Grin, E., Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., 2018, Spatial distribution of Cosmogenic 10Be derived denudation rates between the Western Tian Schan and Northern Pamir, Tajikistan, Geomorphology, 321, pp. 1-15,
  • *Bomberger, C., Bendick, R., Flesch, L., Ehlers, T.A., 2018, Spatial scales in topography and strain rate magnitude in the western USA, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 123, 6086-6097, (PDF)
  • ^Lang, K.A., Ehlers, T.A., Kamp, P.J.J., Ring, U., 2018, Sediment storage in the Southern Alps of New Zea- land: New observations from tracer thermochronology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 493, pp.140-149.
  • ^Mutz, S. G., Ehlers, T. A., Werner, M., Lohmann, G., Stepanek, C., & ^Li, J., 2018, Estimates of late Ceno- zoic climate change relevant to Earth surface processes in tectonically active orogens. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6, 271–301. (PDF)
  • * Gilmore, M.E., McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P., Ehlers, T.A., 2018, Testing the effects of topography, geome- try and kinematics on modelled thermochronometer cooling ages in the eastern Bhutan Hi- malaya, Solid Earth (EGU), 9, pp.599-627, (PDF)
  • *Michel, L., Ehlers, T.A., Glotzbach, C., Adams, B.A., Stübner, K., 2018, Tectonic and glacial contributions to focused exhumation in the Olympic Mountains, Washington, USA). Geology, 46(6), 491– 494, (PDF)
  • *Ansberque, C., Godard, V., Olivetti, V., Bellier, O., de Sigoyer, J., Bernet, M., Stübner, K., Tan, X., Xu, X., Ehlers, T.A., 2018, Differential exhumation across the Longriba Fault System, eastern Tibet, Tectonics, 37, 663-679.
  • ^Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., Lang, K.A.H., Schmid, M., Fuentes-Espoz, J.P., 2018, Addressing the contribu- tion of climate and vegetation cover on hill slope denudation, Chilean Coastal Cordillera, (26o-38oS), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 489, pp. 111-122.
  • Flowers, R.M., and Ehlers, T.A., 2018, Rock erodibility and the interpretation of low-temperature ther- mochronologic data, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 482, pp. 312-323, (PDF)
  • Koptev A., Gerya T., Calais E., Leroy S., Burov E. (2018). Afar triple junction triggered by plume-assisted bi-directional continental break-up. // Scientific Reports, 8 (1), 14742, (PDF)
  • Koptev A., Calais E., Burov E., Leroy S., Gerya T. (2018). Along-axis variations of rift width in a coupled lithosphere- mantle system, Application to East Africa. // Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (11), 5362-5370, (PDF)
  • Koptev A., Cloetingh S., Gerya T., Calais E., Leroy S. (2018). Non-uniform splitting of a single mantle plume by double cratonic roots: Insight into the origin of the central and southern East African Rift System. // Terra Nova, 30 (2), 125-134, (PDF)


  • *Madanipour, S., Yassaghi, A., Ehlers, T.A., Enkelmann, E., 2017 (In Press), Tectonostratigraphy, structural geometry and kinematics of the NW Iranian Plateau margin: Insights from the Talesh Mountains, Iran, American Journal of Science.
  • *Rak, A., McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T.A., 2017 (In Press), Kinematics, exhumation, and sedimentation of the north-central Andes (Bolivia): An integrated thermochronometer and thermokinematic modeling approach, Tectonics, 36, 2524-2554, (PDF)
  • *Mohadjer, S., Ehlers, T.A., Bendick R., Mutz, S.G., 2017 (In Press), Differences and similarities in GPS and Quaternary fault slip rates in the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen, Earth Science Reviews, 174, 39-52, (PDF)
  • *Madanipour, S., Ehlers, T.A., Yassaghi, Enkelmann, E.,, 2017, Accelerated middle Miocene exhumation of the Talesh Mountains constrained by U-Th/He thermochronometry: evidence for the Arabia-Eurasia collision in the NW Iranian Plateau, Tectonics, 36, .
  • ^Yanites, B.J., Becker, J., Madritsch, H., Schnellmann, M., Ehlers, T.A., 2017, Lithologic effects on landscape response to base level changes: a modelling study in the context of the eastern Jura Mountains, Switzerland, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 122,
  • *Starke, J., Ehlers, T.A., Schaller, M., 2017 (In Press), Spatial distribution of denudation rates in northern Chile (18S - 23S) determined from cosmogenic nuclides, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 122, (PDF)
  • Dietze, M., Mohadjer, S., Turowski, J.M., Ehlers, T.A., Hovius, N., 2017 (In Review), Validity, precision and limitations of seismic-based rockfall monitoring. Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 653-668.
  • *Zhao, Z., Bons, P.D., Stübner, K., Wang, G., Ehlers, T.A., 2017 (In Press), Early Cretaceous exhumation of the Qiangtang Terrane during collision with the Lhasa Terrane, Central Tibet, Terra Nova. (PDF)
  • Stübner, K., Grin, E., Hidy, A.J., Schaller, M., Gold, R.D., Ratschbacher, L., Ehlers, T., 2017, Middle and Late Pleistocene glaciations in the southwestern Pamir and their effects on topography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 466, pp. 181-194,
  • Schlunegger, F., Norton, K.P., Delunel, R., Ehlers, T.A., Madella, A., 2017, Late Miocene increase in precipi- tation in the Western Cordillera of the Andes between 18-19oS latitudes inferred from shifts in sedimentation patterns, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 462, pp. 157-168.
  • McQuarrie, N., and Ehlers, T.A., 2017, Techniques for understanding fold-and-thrust belt kinematics and thermal evolution, in Law, R.D., Thigpen, J.R., Merschat, A.J., and Stowell, H.H., eds., Link- ages and Feedbacks in Orogenic Systems: Geological Society of America Memoir 213, p. 1–30, (PDF)
  • ^Adams, B.A., and Ehlers, T.A., 2017 (In Press), Deciphering topographic signals of glaciation and rock uplift in an active orogen: a case study from the Olympic Mountains, USA, Earth Surface Pro- cesses and Landforms, (PDF)
  • Garzione, C.N. McQuarrie, N., Perez, N.D., Ehlers, T.A., Beck, S.L., Kar, N., Eichelberger, N., Chapman, A.D., Ward, K.M., Ducea, M., Lease, R.O., Poulsen, C.J., Wagner, L.S., Saylor, J.E., Zandt, G, Horton, B.K., 2017, (In Press), The Tectonic Evolution of the Central Andean Plateau and Geodynamic Implications for the Growth of Plateaus, Annual Reviews of Earth and Plane- tary Sciences.(PDF)
  • Schultz, M.H., Hodges, K.V., Ehlers, T.A., van Soest, M., Wartho, J., 2017, Thermochronologic constraints on the slip history of the South Tibetan detachment system in the Everest region, southern Tibet, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 459, pp. 105-117. (PDF)
  • Enkelmann, E., Piestrzeniewicz, A., Falkowski, S., Stübner, K., Ehlers, T.A., 2017, Thermochronology in southeast Alaska and southwest Yukon: Implications for North American Plate Response to Terrane Accretion, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, pp. 348-358.
  • ^Li, J., Ehlers, T.A., Werner, M., Mutz, S.G., Steger, C., Paeth, H., 2017, Late Quaternary climate, precipita- tion d18O, and Indian Monsoon variations over the Tibetan Plateau, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, pp. 412-422.
  • François T., Koptev A., Cloetingh S., Burov E., Gerya T. (2017). Plume-lithosphere interactions in rifted margin tectonic settings: Inferences from thermo-mechanical modelling. // Tectonophysics, (PDF)


  • ^Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., Stor, T., Torrent, J., Lobato, L., Christl, M., Lockenhuber, C., 2016, Spa- tial and temporal variations in denudation rates derived from cosmogenic nuclides from four European fluvial terrace sequences, Geomorphology, 247, pp. 180-192. (PDF)
  • ^Li, J., Ehlers, T.A., Mutz, S., Steger, C., Paeth, H., Werner, M., Poulsen, C.J., Feng, R., 2016 Modern precipitation d18O and trajectory analysis over the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen from ECHAM5-wiso simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, pp. 10,432-10,452, (PDF)
  • ^Li, J., Ehlers, T.A., Werner, M., Mutz, S., Steger, C., and Paeth, H, 2016, Late Quaternary cli- mate, precipitation d18O, and Indian Monsoon variations over the Tibetan Plateau, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, pp. 412-422. (PDF)
  • ^Mutz, S.G., Ehlers, T.A., Li, J., Steger, C., Paeth, H., Werner, M., Poulsen, C.J., 2016 (In Press) Precipita- tion d18O over the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen from ECHAM5-wiso SImulations: Statistical Analysis of Temperature, Topography, and Precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres. (PDF)
  • ^Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., Stor, T., Torrent, J., Lobato, L., Christl, M., Lockenhuber, C., 2016, Timing of fluvial terrace formation in Europe constrained by cosmogenic nuclide dating, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 451, 221-231. (PDF)
  • ^Lease, R.O., Ehlers, T.A., Enkelmann, E., 2016, Large along strike variations in the onset of Subandean deformation: Implications for Central Andes orogenic growth, Earth and Plane- tary Science Letters, 451, pp. 62-76. (PDF)
  • ^Yanites, B.J., and Ehlers, T.A., 2016, Intermittent glacial sliding velocities explain variations in long-timescale denudation, SW British Columbia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, pp. 52-61. (PDF)
  • *Grin, E., Ehlers, T.A., Schaller, M., Glaoguen, R., Ratschbacher, L., 2016, 10Be surface expo- sure age dating of the last glacial maximum in the northern Pamir Orogen (Tajikistan), Qua- ternary Geochronology, 34, pp. 47-57, (PDF)
  • *Perez, N.D., Horton, B.K., McQuarrie, N., Stübner, K., Ehlers, T.A., 2016, Andean shortening, inversion and exhumation associated with thin- and thick-skinned deformation in southern Peru, Geol. Mag., (PDF)
  • *Georgieva, V., Melnick, D., Schildgen, T.F., Ehlers, T.A., Lagabrielle, Y., Enkelmann, E., Strecker, M.R., 2016, Tectonic control on rock uplift, exhumation, and topography above an oceanic-ridge collision - Southern Patagonian Andes (47o S), Chile, Tectonics. (PDF)
  • Mohadjer, S., Ehlers, T.A., Bendick, R., Stübner K., Strube, T., 2016, A Quaternary fault database for Cen- tral Asia., Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 16, 529-542, doi:10.5194/nhess-16- 529-2016 (open access article: (PDF)
  • *Falkowski, S., E. Enkelmann, K. Drost, J. A. Pfänder, K. Stübner, and Ehlers, T.A., 2016, Cooling history of the St. Elias syntaxis, southeast Alaska, revealed by geo- and thermochronology of cobble- sized glacial detritus. Tectonics, 34, (PDF)
  • ^Stübner, K., Drost, K., Schoenberg, R., Böhhme M., Starke, J., and Ehlers, T.A., 2016, Asynchronous timing of extension and basin formation in the South Rhode core complex, SW Bulgaria and north- ern Greece, Tectonics, (PDF)


  • *Fiorella, R., Poulsen, C.J., Pilco-Zolá, S., Jeffery, M.L., Ehlers, T.A., 2015, Modern and long-term evaporation of central Andes surface waters suggests paleo archives underestimate Neogene elevations, Earth Planetary Science Letters, v. 432, pp. 59-72. (PDF)
  • *Strunden, J., Ehlers, T.A., Brehm, D., Nettesheim, M., 2015, Spatial and temporal variations in rockfall determined from TLS measurements in a deglaciated valley, Switzerland, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 120, pp. 1251-1273. (PDF)
  • ^Adams, B.A., Hodges, K.V., Whipple, K.X., Ehlers, T.A., van Soest M.C., Wartho, J., 2015, Constraints on the tectonic and landscape evolution of the Bhutan Himalaya from thermochronometry, Tectonics, v. 34, pp. 1329-1347. (PDF)
  • ^Enkelmann, E., and Ehlers, T.A., 2015, Evaluation of detrital thermochronology for quantification of glacial catchment denudation and sediment mixing, Chemical Geology, v. 411, pp. 299-309. (PDF)
  • McQuarrie, N., and Ehlers, T.A., 2015, Influence of thrust belt geometry and shortening rate on thermochronometer cooling ages: Insights from the Bhutan Himalaya, Tectonics, v. 34, pp. 1055-1079. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., Szameitat, A., Enkelmann, E., Yanites, B.J., Woodsworth, G.J., 2015, Identifying spatial variations in glacial catchment erosion with detrital thermochronology, Journal of Geophysical Research -Earth Surface, v. 120, pp. 1023-1039. (PDF)
  • ^Enkelmann, E., Ehlers, T.A., Merli, G., 2015, Thermal and exhumation history of the Eocene Chumstick Basin, Washington State, USA, Tectonics. V.34, pp. 951-969. (PDF)
  • *Fiorella, R.P., Poulsen, C.J., Pillco-Zolá, S., Barnes, J.B., Tabor, C.R., Ehlers, T.A., 2015, Spatiotemporal variability of modern precipitation d18O in the central Andes and Implications for paleoclimate and paleoaltimetry estimates, Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmospheres, v. 120, pp. 4630-4656. (PDF)
  • ^Headley, R.M., and Ehlers, T.A., 2015, Ice flow models and glacial erosion over multiple glacial-interglacial cycles, Earth Surface Dynamics, v. 3, pp. 153-170. (PDF)


  • Bendick, R., and Ehlers, T.A., 2014, Extreme localized exhumation at syntaxes initiated by subduction geometry, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, pp. 5861-5867. (PDF)
  • *Deng, B., Liu, S., Enkelmann, E., Li. Z., Ehlers, T.A., Jansa, L., 2014, Late Miocene accelerated exhumation of the Daliang Mountains, southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geol Rundsch), v.104, pp. 1061-1081. (PDF)
  • *Jeffery, M.L., Yanites, B.J., Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., 2014, Vegetation-Precipitation controls on Central Andean topography, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 119, pp. 1354-1375. DOI: 10.1002/2013JF002919. (PDF)
  • *Falkowski, S., Enkelmann, E., Ehlers, T.A., 2014, Constraining the area of rapid and deep-seated exhumation at the Yakutat plate corner, southeast Alaska, Tectonics, v. 33, pp. 597-616. (PDF)


  • Herman, F., Seward, D., Valla, P.G., Carter, A., Kohn, B., Willett, S.D., Ehlers, T.A., 2013, Worldwide acceleration of mountain erosion under a cooling climate, Nature, v. 504, pp. 423-426. (PDF)
  • ^Lease, R.O., and Ehlers, T.A., 2013, Incision into the eastern Andean Plateau during Pliocene cooling, Science, v. 341, pp. 774-776. (PDF)
  • *Grabowski, D.M., Enkelmann, E., Ehlers, T.A., 2013, Spatial extent of rapid denudation in the glaciated St. Elias syntax's region, SE Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth’s Surface, v. 118, pp. 1921-1938, (PDF)
  • *Madanipour, S., Ehlers, T.A., Yassaghi, A., Rezaeian, M., Enkelmann, E., Bohroudi, A., 2013, Synchronous deformation on orogenic plateau margins: Insights from the Arabia-Eurasia collision, Tectonophysics, v. 608, pp. 440-451. (PDF)
  • *Eichelberger, N., McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T.A., Enkelmann, E., Lease, R.O., Barnes, J.B., 2013, New constraints on the chronology, magnitude, and distribution of deformation within the central Andean orocline, Tectonics, v. 32, pp. 1432-1453. (PDF)
  • *Insel, N., Poulsen, C.J., Sturm, C., Ehlers, T.A., 2013, Climate controls on Andean precipitation d18O interannual variability, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere, v. 118, pp. 9721-9742. (PDF)
  • Thiede, R.C., and Ehlers, T.A., 2013, Large spatial and temporal variations in Himalayan denudation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 371-372, pp. 278-293. (PDF)
  • *Lee, J.P., Stockli, D.F., Kelley, S.A., Pederson, J.L., Karlstrom, K.E., Ehlers, T.A., 2013, New thermochronometer constraints on the Tertiary landscape evolution of the Central and Eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona, Geosphere, v. 9, pp. 216-228. (PDF)
  • ^Yanites, B.J., Ehlers, T.A., Becker, J.E., Schnellman, M.H., Heuberger, S., 2013, High magnitude and rapid incision from river capture: Rhine River, Switzerland, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 118, pp. 1060-1084. (PDF)
  • *Jeffery, L.M., Ehlers, T.A., Yanites, B.J., Poulsen, C. J., 2013, Quantifying the role of paleoclimate and Andean Plateau uplift on river incision, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v.118, pp. 852-871. (PDF)
  • Bao, G., Ehlers, T.A., Li, P., 2013, Radiogenic source identification for the helium production-diffusion equation, Communications Computational Physics, v. 14, pp. 1-20. (PDF)
  • *Rushlow, C.R., Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., Verges, J., 2013, Exhumation of the southern Pyrenean foldthrust belt from orogenic growth to decay, Tectonics, v. 32, pp. 843-860. (PDF)


  • ^Enkelmann, E., Ehlers, T.A., Buck, G., Schatz, A.K., 2012, Advantages and challenges of automated apatite fission track counting, Chemical Geology, v. 322-323, pp. 278-289. (PDF)
  • ^Yanites, B.J., and Ehlers, T.A., 2012, Global climate and tectonic controls on the denudation of glaciated mountains, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 325-326, pp. 63-75. (PDF)
  • Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., Insel, N., McQuarrie, N., Poulsen, C.J., 2012, Linking orography, climate, and exhumation across the central Andes, Geology, v. 40, pp. 1135-1138. (PDF)
  • *Olen, S., Ehlers, T.A., Densmore, M.S., 2012, Limits to reconstructing paleotopography from thermochronometer data, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 117. (PDF)
  • *Jeffery, L.M., Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., 2012, Impacts of Cenozoic global cooling, surface uplift and an inland seaway on South American Paleoclimate and Precipitation δ18O, Geological Society of America Bulletin. (PDF)
  • *Insel, N., Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., Sturm, C., 2012, Response of meteoric δ18O to surface uplift – implication for Cenozoic Andean Plateau growth, Earth Planetary Science Letters, v. 317-318, p. 262-272. (PDF)


  • Enkelmann, E., Ehlers, T.A., Zeitler, P.K., Hallet, B., 2011, Denudation of the Namche Barwa Antiform, Eastern Himalaya, Earth Planetary Science Letters, v. 307, pp. 323-333. (PDF)
  • Bao, G., Y. Dou, Ehlers, T.A., Li, P., Wang, Y., Xu, Z., 2011, Quantifying tectonic and geomorphic interpretations of thermochronometer data with inverse problem theory, Communications Computational Physics, v. 9, pp. 129-146. (PDF)


  • Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., Insel, N., 2010, Onset of convective rainfall during gradual Late Miocene rise of the Central Andes, Science, v. 328, pp. 490-493. DOI: 10.1126/science.1185078. Published online April 1 2010; 10.1126/science.1185078 (Science Express Reports). (PDF)
  • ^Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., Blum, J.D., 2010, Soil transport on a moraine foreslope, Geomorphology, v. 115, pp. 117-128. (PDF)
  • *Insel, N., Ehlers, T.A., Schaller, M., Barnes, J.B., Tawacoli, S., Poulsen, C.J., 2010, Spatial and Temporal Variability in Denudation across the Bolivian Andes from Multiple Geochronometers, Geomorphology, v. 122, pp. 65-77. (PDF)


  • *Whipp, D.M. Jr., Ehlers, T.A., Braun, J., Spath, C.D., 2009, Effects of exhumation kinematics and topographic evolution on detrital thermochronometer data, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 114. (PDF)
  • *Schildgen, T., Ehlers, T.A., Whipp, D.M. Jr., van Soest, M., Whipple, K., Hodges, K., 2009, Quantifying canyon incision and Andean Plateau surface uplift, southwest Peru: A thermochronometer and numerical modeling approach, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 114. (PDF)
  • *Insel, N., Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., 2009, Influence of the Andes Mountains on South American moisture transport, convection, and precipitation, Climate Dynamics, v.35, pp. 1477-1492. (Highlighted in Nature Geoscience News and Views Article, 2009, v. 2, p. 607). (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., and Poulsen, C.J., 2009, Influence of Andean uplift on climate and paleoaltimetry estimates, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 281, pp. 238-248. (Selected as a Science magazine Editor’s Choice article, 2009, v. 324, p. 857). (PDF)
  • *Barnes, J.B., and Ehlers, T.A., 2009, End member models for Andean Plateau uplift, Earth Science Reviews, v. 97, pp. 105-132. (PDF)
  • ^Stock, G.M., Frankel K.L., Ehlers, T.A., Schaller, M., Briggs, S.M., Finkel R.C., 2009, Spatial and temporal variations in denudation of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah, USA, Lithosphere GSA, v. 1, pp. 34-40. (PDF)
  • Thiede, R.C., Ehlers, T.A., Bookhagen, B., Strecker, M.R., 2009, Erosional variability along the northwest Himalaya, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 114. (PDF)
  • ^Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., Blum, J.D., Kallenberg, M.A., 2009, Quantifying glacial moraine age, erosion, and soil mixing with cosmogenic depth profiles, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 114. (PDF)
  • ^Schaller, M., Blum, J.D., Ehlers, T.A., 2009, Combining cosmogenic nuclides and major elements from moraine soil profiles to improve weathering rate estimates, Geomorphology, v. 106, pp. 198-205. (PDF)


  • McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T.A., *Barnes, J.B., Meade, B., 2008, Temporal variations in climate and tectonic coupling in the Central Andes, Geology, v. 36, pp. 999-1002. (PDF)
  • McQuarrie, N., *Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., 2008, Geometric, kinematic, and erosional history of the central Andean Plateau, Bolivia (15-17°S), Tectonics, v. 27. (PDF)
  • *Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., McQuarrie, N., O’Sullivan, P., Tawackoli, S., 2008, Thermochronometer record of central Andean Plateau growth, Bolivia (19.5°S), Tectonics, v. 27. (PDF)


  • *Whipp, D.M., and Ehlers, T.A., 2007, Influence of groundwater flow on thermochronometer derived exhumation rates in the Nepalese Himalaya, Geology, v. 35, p. 851-854. (PDF)
  • *Huntington, K.W., Ehlers, T.A., Hodges, K.V., * Whipp, D.M. Jr., 2007, Topography, exhumation pathway, age uncertainties, and the interpretation of erosion rates from thermochronometer data, Tectonics, v. 26. (PDF)
  • *Reich, M., Ewing R.C., Ehlers, T.A., Becker, U., 2007, Low-temperature anisotropic diffusion of helium in zircon: Implications for zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronometry, Geochimica Cosmochemica acta, v. 71, pp. 3119-3130. (PDF)
  • Rahl, J.M., Ehlers, T.A., van der Pluijm B.A., 2007, Quantifying transient erosion of orogens with detrital thermochronology from syntectonic basin deposits, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 256, pp. 147-161. (PDF)
  • *Densmore, M.S, Ehlers, T.A., Woodsworth, G.J., 2007, Effect of alpine glaciation on thermochronometer age-elevation profiles, Geophysical Research Letters, v.34. (PDF)
  • *Whipp, D.M., Ehlers, T.A., Blythe, A., Ruhl, K., Hodges, K., Burbank, D., 2007, Plio-Quaternary erosion and kinematic history of the Central Himalaya: thermo-kinematic model of thermochronometer exhumation, Tectonics, v. 26. (PDF)


  • Ehlers, T.A., Farley, K.A., Rusmore, M.E., Woodsworth, G.J., 2006, Apatite (U-Th)/He signal of large magnitude and accelerated glacial erosion: southwest British Columbia, Geology, v. 34, pp. 765-768. (PDF)
  • ^Stock, G.M, Ehlers, T.A., Farley, K.A., 2006, Where does sediment come from? Quantifying catchment erosion with detrital apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry, Geology, v. 34, pp. 725-728. (PDF)
  • *Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., McQuarrie, N., O’Sullivan, P.B., Pelletier, J.D., 2006, Eocene to recent variations in erosion across the central Andean fold-thrust-belt, northern Bolivia: Implications for plateau evolution, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 248, pp. 118-133. (PDF)
  • ^Schaller, M., and Ehlers, T.A., 2006, Limits to quantifying climate driven changes in denudation rates with cosmogenic radionuclides, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 248, pp. 153-167. (PDF)


  • Shuster, D., Ehlers, T.A., Rusmore, M.R., Farley, K.A., 2005, Rapid glacial erosion at 1.8 Ma revealed by 4He/3He thermochronometry, Science, v. 310, pp. 1668-1670. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., 2005, Crustal thermal processes and thermochronometer interpretation. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 58, pp. 315-350. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., ** Chaudhri, T., ** Kumar, S., Fuller, C.W., Willett, S.D., Ketcham, R., Brandon, M.T., Belton, D., Kohn, B., Gleadow, A.J., Dunai, T., Fu, F., 2005, Computational tools for low-temperature thermochronometer interpretation, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 58, pp. 589-622. (PDF)
  • Reiners, P.W., Ehlers, T.A., Zeitler, P., 2005, Past, present, and future of thermochronology, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 58, pp. 1-18. (PDF)
  • Heimsath, A.H., and Ehlers, T.A., 2005, Editorial: Quantifying rates and timescales of geomorphic processes, Earth Surface Processes and Soils, v. 30, pp. 917-922. (PDF)
  • Reiners, P.W., and Ehlers, T.A., 2005, Preface to Low-Temperature Thermochronology, techniques, interpretations, and applications, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 58, pp.V-iX. (PDF)


  • Armstrong, P.A., Taylor, A.R., Ehlers, T.A., 2004, Is the Wasatch fault footwall (Utah, USA) segmented over million year time scales? Geology, v. 32, pp. 385-388. (PDF)


  • Armstrong, P.A., Ehlers, T.A., Chapman, D.S., Farley, K.A., Kamp, P.J.J., 2003, Exhumation of the Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah: 1. Constraints from low-temperature thermochronometers, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., Willett, S.D., Armstrong, P.A., Chapman, D.S., 2003, Exhumation of the Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah: 2. Thermo-kinematics of exhumation, erosion and thermochronometer interpretation, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., and Farley, K.A., 2003 (Invited), Apatite (U-Th)/He Thermochronometry: methods and applications to problems in tectonics and surface processes, EPSL-Frontiers, v. 206, pp. 1-14. . (Article listed on the ‘Top 25 Hottest’ (top cited) articles for EPSL since 2010.) (PDF)
  • Reiners, P.W., Ehlers, T.A., Gran-Mitchell, S., Montgomery, D.R., 2003, Coupled spatial variations in precipitation and long-term erosion rates across the Washington Cascades, Nature, v. 426, pp. 645-647.  (PDF)
  • Reiners, P.W., Zhou, Z., Ehlers, T.A., Changhai, X., Brandon, M.T., Donelick, R.A., Nicolescu, S., 2003, Post-orogenic evolution of the Dabie Shan, eastern China, from (U-Th)/He and fission-track thermochronology, American Journal of Science, v. 303, pp. 489-518. (PDF)


  • Reiners, P.W., Ehlers, T.A., Garver, J.I., Gran-Mitchell, S., Montgomery, D., Vance, J.A., Nicolescu, S., 2002, Late Miocene exhumation and uplift of the Washington Cascades, Geology, v. 30, pp. 767-770. (PDF)


  • Wannamaker, P.E., Bartley, J.M., Sheehan, A.F., Jones, C.M., Lowry, A.R., Dumitru, Ehlers, T.A., Holbrook, W.S., Farmer, G.L., Unsworth, M.J., Chapman, D.S., Okaya, D.A., John, B.E., and Wolfe, J.A., 2001, Great Basin-Colorado Plateau transition in Central Utah: An interface between active extension and stable interior, in Proceedings of the J. Hoover Mackin Symposium on The Geological Transition: Colorado Plateau to Basin and Range, Utah Geological Association and American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 30, GB78, 38 p. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., Armstrong, P.A., and Chapman, D.S., 2001, Normal fault thermal regimes and the interpretation of low-temperature thermochronometers, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, v. 126, pp.179-194. (PDF)


  • Ehlers, T.A., and Chapman, D.S., 1999, Normal fault thermal regimes: conductive and hydrothermal heat transfer surrounding the Wasatch Normal Fault, Utah, Tectonophysics, v. 312, pp. 217-234. (PDF)
  • Ehlers, T.A., and Chan, M.A., 1999, Tidal sedimentology and estuarine deposition of the Proterozoic Big Cottonwood Formation, Utah, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 69, pp. 1169-1180. (PDF)

1997- And Older

  • Ehlers, T. A., Chan, M. A., and Link, P. K., 1997, Proterozoic tidal, glacial, and fluvial sedimentation in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah; Brigham Young University Geology Studies, v. 23, 1997 GSA field trip guide.
  • Clark, J., and Ehlers, T.A., 1993, Glacial isostasy of the Door Peninsula, Wisconsin; in Pleistocene geomorphology and stratigraphy of the Door Peninsula, A. Schneider (ed.), Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene, v. 40, pp. 31-36.