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63. Malcles, O., Mazzotti, S., Vernant, P., Godard, V. : Late Pleistocene – Holocene denudation, uplift, and morphology evolution of the Armorican Massif (western Europe), EGUsphere [preprint],



62. Malcles, O., Vernant, P., Fink, D., Cazes, G., Ritz, J.-F., Fujioka, T., and Chery, J., (2024). Cosmogenic nuclide-derived downcutting rates of canyons within large limestone plateaus of southern Massif Central (France) reveal a different regional speleogenesis of karst networks, Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 679–690,

61. Damon, A., Mazzotti, S., Vernant, P., Vachon, R., Grosset, J., Ego, F., Baumont, D.,(2023). Impact of far-field glacially-induced stresses on fault stability in the eastern Paris Basin. Tectonophysics, 864.

60. Grosset, J., Mazzotti, S., and Vernant, P. (2023): Glacial isostatic adjustment strain rate – stress paradox in the Western Alps, impact on active faults and seismicity, Solid Earth, 14, 1067–1081.

59. Mazzotti, S., Vergeron, X., Malcles, O., Grosset, J., Vernant, P., (2023). Impact of long-term erosion on crustal stresses and seismicity in stable continental regions. Geology, 51 (8), 733–737.

58. Ergintav, S., Floyd, M., Paradissis, D., Karabulut, H., Vernant, P., Masson, F., Georgiev, I., Konca, A. O., Dogan, U., King, R., and Reilinger, R., (2023). New geodetic constraints on the role of faults and blocks vs. distribute strain in the Nubia-Arabia-Eurasia zone of active plate interactions. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 32 (3), 248-261.  

57. Debels, P., Galant, P., and Vernant, P., (2023). Drinking in the dark. A new method to distinguish use-alteration from natural alteration on Neolithic pots and evidence of acid liquid storage in karstic cave contexts. J. of Archeological Science, 150, 239-242,

56. Malcles O., and Vernant, P., (2022). Les paysages ardéchois, héritage ancien ou histoire récente. Bulletin de la Société géologique d’Ardèche – Volume 15,

55. Vernant, P., Malcles, O., Fink, D., and Cazes, G., (2022). Regional karst network genesis due to removal of ghost rocks revealed by burial dating. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of Speleology Savoie Mont-Blanc 2022 – Volume 4 “Geomorphology”, 239-242,

54. Vernant, P., Cazes, G., and Malcles, O., (2022). 3D surveying of the Garrel cave (France) reveals the major role of faults in the speleogenesis and cave geometry. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of Speleology Savoie Mont-Blanc 2022 – Volume 6 “Techniques & Society”, 79-82,

53.  Jaillet, S., Calvet, M., Delannoy, J.-J., Hobléa, F., Maire, R., Perrette, Y., and Vernant, P., (2022). French mountains karsts markers of landscape evolution. Karstologia, 79, 21–34,

52.  Furst, S. L., Doucet, S., Vernant, P., Champollion, C., and Carme, J.-L., (2021). Monitoring surface deformation of deep salt mining in Vauvert (France), combining InSAR and leveling data for multi-source inversion. Solid Earth, 12, 15–34,

51. Cornou, C., Ampuero, J.-P., Aubert, C., Audin, L., Baize, S., Billant, J., Brenguier, F., … Vallée, M., van den Ende, M., Vernant, P., Vial, B., Weng, H., (2021). Rapid response to the Mw 4.9 earthquake of November 11, 2019 in Le Teil, Lower Rhône Valley, France. Comptes Rendus. Géoscience, Volume 353 (2021) no. S1, pp. 441-463. doi : 10.5802/crgeos.30.

50.  Malcles, O., Vernant, P., Chery, Ritz, J.-F., Cazes, G., & Fink, D., (2020). Âges d’enfouissement, fantômes de roches et structuration karstique, cas de la vallée de la Vis (Sud de la France) », Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement .

49.  Malcles, O., Vernant, P., Chery, J., Camps, P., Cazes, G., Ritz, J.-F., & Fink, D. (2020). Determining the Plio-Quaternary uplift of the southern French Massif Central; a new insight for intraplate orogen dynamics. Solid Earth, 11(1), 241–258.

48.  Masson, C., Mazzotti, S., Vernant, P., & Doerflinger, E. (2019). Extracting small deformation beyond individual station precision from dense Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) networks in France and western Europe. Solid Earth, 10(6), 1905–1920.

47.  Khorrami, F., Vernant, P., Masson, F., Nilfouroushan, F., Mousavi, Z., Nankali, H., et al. (2019). An up-to-date crustal deformation map of Iran using integrated campaign-mode and permanent GPS velocities. Geophys. J. Int., 217(2), 832–843.

46.  Masson, C., Mazzotti, S., & Vernant, P., 2019. Precision of continuous GPS velocities from statistical analysis of synthetic time series. Solid Earth, 10(1), 329–342.

45.  Walpersdorf, A., Pinget, L., Vernant, P., Sue, C., Deprez, A., the RENAG team, 2018. Does Long-Term GPS in the Western Alps Finally Confirm Earthquake Mechanisms? Tectonics, 37(10), 3721–3737.

44.  Champollion, C., Devile, S., Chéry, J., Doerflinger, E., Le Moigne, N., Bayer, R., and Vernant, P., 2018. Estimating epikarst water storage by time-lapse surface to depth gravity measurements, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,

43.  Poujol, A., Ritz, J.-F., Vernant, P., Huot, S., Maate, S., & Tahayt, A., 2017. Which fault destroyed Fes city (Morocco) in 1755? A new insight from the Holocene deformations observed along the southern border of Gibraltar Arc. Tectonophysics. Tectonophysics, 712-713, 303–311.

42.  Marechal, A., Mazzotti, S., Cattin, R., Cazes, G., Vernant, P., Drukpa, D., et al., 2016. Evidence of interseismic coupling variations along the Bhutan Himalayan arc from new GPS data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(24), 12,399–12,406.  

41.  Nguyen, H. N., Vernant, P., Mazzotti, S., Khazaradze, G., & Asensio, E., 2016. 3-D GPS velocity field and its implications on the present-day post-orogenic deformation of the Western Alps and Pyrenees. Solid Earth, 7(5), 1349–1363. 

40. Baratin, L.-M., Mazzotti, S., Chery, J., Vernant, P., Tahayt, A., Mourabit, T., 2016. Incipient mantle delamination, active tectonics and crustal thickening in Northern Morocco: Insights from gravity data and numerical modeling.Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 454(C), 113–120. 

39. Nocquet, J. M., Sue, C., Walpersdorf, A., Tran, T., Lenôtre, N., Vernant, P., et al. 2016. Present-day uplift of the westernAlps. Scientific Reports, 1–6. 

38.Chéry, J., Genti, M., Vernant, P., 2016. Ice cap melting and low-viscosity crustal root explain the narrow geodetic uplift of the Western Alps. Geophys. Res. Lett., 1–8.

37. Genti, M., Chery, J., Vernant, P., Rigo, A., 2016. Impact of gravity forces and topography denudation on normal faulting in Central–Western Pyrenees: Insights from 2D numerical models, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 201(2), 947–964. doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2015.08.004

36.  Rigo, A., Vernant, P., Feigl, K., Goula, X., Khazaradze, G., Talaya, J. Morel, L., Nicolas, J., Baize, S., Chéry, J., Sylvander, M., 2015, Present-day deformation of the Pyrenees revealed by GPS surveying and earthquake focal mechanisms until 2011, Geophysical Journal International, 201(2), 947–964. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv052

35.  Vernant, P., 2015, What can we learn from 20 years of interseismic GPS measurements across strike-slip faults?, Tectonophysics, 644-645, 22-39, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.01.013

34.  Vernant, P., Bilham, R., Szeliga, W., Drukpa, D., Kalita, S., Bhattacharyya, A. K., Gaur, V. K., Pelgay, P., Cattin, R., Berthet, T., 2014. Clockwise rotation of the Brahmaputra Valley relative to India: Tectonic convergence in the eastern Himalaya, Naga Hills, and Shillong Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. doi:10.1002/2014JB011196

33.  Poujol, A., Ritz, J. F., Tahayt, A., Vernant, P., Condomines, M., Blard, P. H., et al., 2014. Active tectonics of the northern Rif (Morocco) from Geomorphic and Geochronological data, J. of Geod., 77, 70-88,. doi:10.1016/j.jog.2014.01.004

32.  Vernant, P., Reilinger, R., McClusky, S., 2014, Geodetic evidence for low coupling on the Hellenic subduction plate interface, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 385(C), 122–129. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.018.

31.  He, J., Vernant, P., Chery, J., Wang, W., Lu, S., Ku, W., et al., 2013 , Nailing down the slip rate of the Altyn Tagh fault. Geophysical Research Letters, 2013GL057497. doi:10.1002/2013GL057497.

30.  Ferenc, M., Nicolas, J., Van Dam, T., Polidori, L., Rigo, A., Vernant, P., 2013, An estimate of the influence of loading effects on tectonic velocities in the Pyrenees, Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 58, 56-75. doi:10.1007/s11200-012-0458-2.

29.  Karakhanyan, A., Vernant, P., Doerflinger, E., Avagyan, A., Philip, H., Aslanyan, R., Champollion, C., Arakelyan, S., Collard, P., Baghdasaryan, H., Peyret, M., Davtyan, V., Calais, E., Masson, F., 2013, GPS constraints on continental deformation in the Armenian region and Lesser Caucasus, Tectonophysics, 592, 39-45, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.02.002.

28.  Vernant, P., Hivert, F., Chéry, J., Steer, P., Cattin, R., Rigo, A., 2013,  Erosion-induced isostatic rebound triggers extension in low convergent mountain ranges, Geology. 41, 467-470. Doi: 10.1130/G33942.1.

27. Rizza, M., Vernant, P., Ritz, J.F., Peyret, M., Djamour, Y., Nankali, H., Nazari, H., Mahan, S., Salamati, R. & Tavakoli, F., 2013, Morphotectonic and geodetic evidences for a constant slip rate over the last 45 kyr on the Tabriz fault. Iran, Geophysical Journal International.

26. Koulali, A., Ouazar, D., Tahayt, A., King, R. W., Vernant, P., Reilinger, R. E., McClusky, S., Mourabit, T., Davila, J. M., Amraoui, N., 2011. New GPS constraints on active deformation along the Africa-Iberia plate boundary, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 308, 211-217, Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.048.

25. Djamour, Y., Vernant, P., Nankali, H. & Tavakoli, F., 2011. NW Iran-Eastern Turkey present-day kinematics: results from the Iranian Permanent GPS Network. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 307, 27-34 Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.029.

24. Djamour, Y., Vernant, P., Bayer, R., Nankali, H., Ritz, J.F., Hinderer, J., Hatam, Y., Luck, B., Le Moigne, N., Sedighi, M. & Khorrami, F., 2010. GPS and gravity constraints on continental deformation in the Alborz mountain range, Iran., Geophysical Journal International, 183, 1287-1301.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04811.

23. Pérouse, E., Vernant, P., Chéry, J., Reilinger, R., McClusky, S., 2010, Active surface deformation and sub-lithospheric processes in the Western Mediterranean constrained by numerical models, Geology. 38, 823-826. Doi: 10.1130/g30963.1.

22. McClusky, S., Reilinger, R., Ogubazghi, G., Amleson, A., Healeb, B., Vernant, P., Sholan, J., Fisseha, S., Asfaw, L., Bendick, R., Kogan, L., 2010, Kinematics of the southern Red Sea-Afar Triple Junction and implications for plate dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, doi:10.1029/2009GL041127.

21. Reilinger, R., McClusky, S., Paradissis, D., Ergintav, S., Vernant, P., 2010, Geodetic constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Aegean region and strain accumulation along the Hellenic subduction zone, Tectonophysics, 488, 22-30, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.05.027.

20. Vernant, P., Fadil, A., Mourabit, T., Ouazar, D., Koulali, A., Martin, Davila, J., Garate, J., McClusky, S., Reilinger, R., 2010, Geodetic constraints on active tectonics of the Western Mediterranean: Implications for the kinematics and dynamics of the Nubia- Eurasia plate boundary zone, J. of Geod., 49, 123-129, Doi:10.1016/j.jog.2009.10.007.

19. Peyret, M., Djamour, Y., Hessami, K., Regard, V., Bellier, O., Vernant, P., Daignières, M., Nankali, H., Van Gorp, S., Goudarzi, M., Chéry, J., Bayer, R., Rigoulay, M., 2009, Present-day strain distribution across the Minab-Zendan-Palami fault system from dense GPS transects, Geophys. J. Int. 179, p. 751-762.

18. Jacob, T., Chery, J., Bayer, R., Le Moigne , N., Boy, J.-P., Vernant, P., Boudin, F., 2009, Time-lapse surface to depth gravity measurements on a karst system reveal the dominant role of the epikarst as a water storage entity, Geophys. J. Int. 178, p. 347-360. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04118.x.

17. Tahayt A., Mourabit, T., Rigo, A., Feigl, K. L., Fadil, A., McClusky, S., Reilinger, R., Serroukh, M., Ouazzani-Touhami, A., Ben Sari, D., Vernant, P., 2008, Mouvements actuels des blocs tectoniques dans l’Arc Bético-Rifain à partir des mesures GPS entre 1999 et 2005, C. R. Acad. Sci., p. 400-413. doi:10.1016/j.crte.2008.02.003.

16. Gomez, F., Karam, G., Khawlie, M., McClusky, S., Vernant, P., Reilinger, R., Jaafar, R., Tabet, C., Khair, K., Barazangi, M., 2007, Global Positioning System measurements of strain accumulation and slip transfer through the restraining bend along the Dead Sea fault system in Lebanon, Geophys. J. Int. 168, p. 1021–1028. doi:10.1111/j.1365- 246X.2006.03328.x

15. Masson, F., Van Gorp, S., Chéry, J., Djamour, Y., Tatar, M., Tavakoli, F., Nankali, H., Vernant, P., 2006, Extension in NW Iran Driven by the Motion of the South Caspian Basin, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 252, p. 180-188.

14. Walpersdorf, A., Hatzfeld, D., Nankali, H., Tavakoli, F., Nilforoushan, F., Tatar, M., Vernant, P., Chery, J., and Mason, F., 2006, Difference in the GPS deformation pattern of North and Central Zagros (Iran), Geophys. J. Int. 167, p. 1077-1088.

13. Vernant, P., and Chery, J., 2006, Low fault friction in Iran implies localized deformation for the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 246, p. 197-206.

12. Fadil, A., Vernant, P., McClusky, S., Reilinger, R., Gomez, F., Ben Sari, D., Mourabit, T., Feigl, K.L., and Barazangi, M., 2006, Active Tectonics of the western Mediterranean: GPS evidence for roll back of a delaminated subcontinental lithospheric slab beneath the Rif Mountains, Morocco, Geology. 34, p. 529-532.

11. Ritz J-F., Nazari H., Ghassemi A., Salamati R., Shafei A., Solaymani S., and Vernant, P. 2006, Active transtension inside Central Alborz: A new insight into the Northern Iran- Southern Caspian geodynamics, Geology., 34, p. 477-480.

10. Vernant, P., J. Chéry, 2006, Mechanical modelling of oblique convergence in the Zagros, Iran, Geophys. J. Int., 165, p. 991-1002.

9.Reilinger, R., McClusky, S., Vernant, P., Laurence, S., Ergintav, S., Cakmak, R., Ozener, H., et al., 2006, GPS Constraints on Continental Deformation in the Africa-Arabia-Eurasia Continental Collision Zone and Implications for the Dynamics of Plate Interactions, J. Geophys. Res. 111 (B5), doi:10.1029/2005JB004051

8. Bayer, R., J. Chéry, M. Tatar, E. Doerflinger, M. Abbassi, P. Vernant, F. Nilforoushan, V. Regard, O. Bellier, 2006. Active deformation in Zagros-Makran transition zone inferred from GPS measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 165, p. 373-381.

7. Chery, J., Vernant, P., 2006. Lithospheric elasticity promotes episodic fault activity: Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 243, p. 211-217.

6.Mahmoud., S., R. Reilinger, S. McClusky, P. Vernant, Ali Tealeb, 2005. GPS Evidence for Northward Motion of the Sinai Block: Implications for E. Mediterranean Tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 238, p. 217-224.

5. Masson, F., J. Chéry, D. Hatzfeld, J. Martinod, P. Vernant, F. Tavakoli, M. Ghafory- Ashtiani, 2005. Seismic versus aseismic deformation in Iran inferred from earthquakes and geodetic data , Geophys. J. Int., 160, p. 217-226.

4. Vernant, P., F. Nilforoushan, J. Chéry, R. Bayer, Y. Djamour , F. Masson, H. Nankali, J.-F. Ritz, M. Sedighi, F. Tavakoli, 2004. Deciphering oblique shortening of central Alborz in Iran using geodetic data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 223, p. 177-185.

3. Vernant, P., F. Nilforoushan, D. Hatzfeld, M. Abbassi, C. Vigny, F. Masson, H. Nankali, J. Martinod, A. Ashtiani, R. Bayer, F. Tavakoli, and J. Chéry, 2004. Contemporary Crustal Deformation and Plate Kinematics in Middle East Constrained by GPS measurements in Iran and Northern Oman, Geophys. J. Int., 157, 381-398.

2. Nilforoushan, F., F. Masson, P. Vernant, C. Vigny, J. Martinod, M. Abbassi, H. Nankali, D. Hatzfeld, R. Bayer, F. Tavakoli, A. Ashtiani, E. Doerflinger, M. Daignières, P. Collard, and J. Chéry, 2003. GPS network monitors the Arabia-Eurasia collision deformation in Iran, J. Geodesy, 77, 411-422.

1. Vernant, P., F. Masson, R. Bayer, and A. Paul, 2002. Sequential inversion of local earthquake traveltimes and gravity anomaly: the example of the western Alps, Geophys. J. Int., 150, 79-90.


7. Vernant, P., Cinématique des failles actives et géodynamique en domaine intracontinental, GPS et modélisation numérique, Mémoire d’habilitation à diriger les recherches, Univ. Montpellier II, 251 pp., 18 Décembre 2003. 

6. Bayer, R., E. Shabanian, V. Regard, P. Vernant, F. Nilforoushan, M. Abbassi, J. Chéry, M. Tatar, E. Doerflinger, M. Peyret, M. Daignières, O. Bellier, D. Hatzfeld and M. Mokhtari, 2003. Active deformation in Zagros-Makran transition zone inferred from GPS measurements, actes du congrès SEE4, Téhéran, Iran.

5. Ritz, J.-F., S. Balescu, S. Soleymani, M. Abbassi, H. Nazari, K. Feghhi, E. Shabanian, H. Tabassi, Y. Farbod, M. Lamothe, J.-L. Michelot, M. Massault, J. Chéry, and P. Vernant, 2003. Determining the long-term slip rate along the Mosha Fault, Central Alborz, Iran. Implications in terms of seismic activity, actes du congrès SEE4, Téhéran, Iran.

4. Nilforoushan, F., Masson, F., Chéry, J., Nankali, H., Vernant, P., Tavakoli, F., Bayer, R., 2003. Present-day surface deformation in the Central Alborz (Iran) from GPS measurements, actes du congrès SEE4, Téhéran, Iran.

3. Masson, F. Nilforoushan, P. Vernant, M. Abbassi, D. Hatzfeld, C. Vigny, F. Tavakoli, R. Bayer, J. Chéry, E. Doerflinger and J. Martinod, 2003. Tectonic implications of GPS measurements in Iran, actes du congrès SEE4, Téhéran, Iran.

2. Vernant, P., Cinématique actuelle et dynamique de l’Iran : GPS et modélisation numérique, Thèse, Univ. Montpellier II, 251 pp., 18 Décembre 2003.

1. Vernant, P., Inversion conjointe des anomalies de propagation sismique et de pesanteur : application aux Alpes Occidentales (programme GéoFrance 3D), Mémoire de DEA, Univ. Montpellier II, 46 pp, 22 Juin 2000.