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2020

Marzen, R.E.; Shillington, D.J., Lizarralde, D.; Knapp, J.H.; Heffner, D., Davis, J.; Harder, S. (2020) Limited and Localized Magmatism in the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. Nature Communications. v. 11. doi: 10.1038/s41467-17193-6.

 Hopper, E.; Gaherty, J.B.; Shillington, D.J., Accardo, N.J.; Nyblade, A.A.; Holtzman, B.K.; Havlin, C.; Scholz, C.A.; Chindandali, P.R.N.; Ferdinand, R.W.; Mgboni, G.; Mulibo, G. (2020) Preferential localised thinning of lithospheric mantle in the melt-poor Malawi Rift. Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/s41561-020-0609-y

Accardo, N.J.; Gaherty, J.B.; Shillington, D.J.; Hopper, E.; Nyblade, A.A.; Ebinger, C.J.; Scholz, C.A.; Chindandali, P.R.N.; Wambura-Ferdinand, R.; Mbogoni, G.; Russell, J.B.; Holtzman, B.K.; Havlin, C.; Class, C. (2020). Thermo-chemical modification of the Upper Mantle beneath the Northern Malawi Rift Constrained from Shear Velocity Imaging. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. doi: 10.1029/2019GC008843.

Scholz, C.A.; Shillington, D.J., Wright, L.J.M., Accardo, N.J.; Gaherty, J.B.; Chindandali, P (2020) Intrarift Fault Fabric, Segmentation, and Basin Evolution of the Lake Malawi (Nyasa) Rift, East Africa. Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES02228.1

Shillington, D.J., Scholz, C.A.; Chindandali, P.R.N.; Gaherty, J.B.; Accardo, N.J.; Onyango, E.; Ebinger, C.J.; Nyblade, A.A. (2020) Controls on rift faulting in the North Basin of the Malawi (Nyasa) Rift, East Africa. Tectonics, 36, doi:10.1029/2019TC005633.

Lynner, C.; Van Avendonk, H.J.A.; Becel, A.; Christeson, G.L.; Dugan, B.; Gaherty, J.B.; Harder, S.; Hornbach, M.J.; Lizarralde, D.; Long, M.D.; Magnani, M.B.; Shillington, D.J.; Aderhold, K.; Eilon, Z.C.; Wagner, L.S. (2020) The eastern North American Margin community seismic experiment: An amphibious active- and passive-source dataset, Seism. Res. Lett., 91, 533-540, doi: 10.1785/0220190142

2019

Ebinger, C.J.; Oliva, S.J.; Pham, T.-Q.; Peterson, K; Chindandali, P.; Illsley‐Kemp, F.; Drooff, C.; Shillington, D.J.; Accardo, N.J.; Gallacher, R.J.; Gaherty, J.; Nyblade, A.A.; Mulibo, G. (2019) Kinematics of Active Deformation in the Malawi Riftand Rungwe Volcanic Province, Africa. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 20, doi:10.1029/2019GC008354

Marzen, R.E., Shillington, D.J., Lizarralde, D., Harder, S.H. (2019) Constraints on Appalachian Orogenesis and Continental Rifting in the Southeastern US from Wide-Angle Seismic Data. J. Geophys. Res., 124, doi:10.1029/2019JB017611

Lymer, G., Creswell, D.J.F.; Reston, T.J.; Bull, J.M.; Sawyer, D.S.; Morgan, J.K.; Stevenson, C.; Causer, A.; Minshull, T.A.; Shillington, D.J. (2019) 3D development of detachment faulting during continental breakup, Earth. Planet Sci. Lett. doi:10.1016/j.espl.2019.03.018.

Abers, G.A., Adams; A.N.; Haeussler, P.N.; Roland, E.; Shore, P.J., Wiens, D., Schwartz, S.Y.; Sheehan, A.F.; Shillington, D.J.; Webb, S.; Worthington, L.L. (2019) Examining Alaska’s earthquakes on land and sea, Eos, 100, doi:10.1029/2019EO117621.

Gaherty, J.B., Zheng, W., Shillington, D.J., Pritchard, M. E., Henderson, S. T. Chindandali, P. R. N., Mdala, H., Shuler, A., Lindsey, N., Oliva, S.J., Nooner. S., Scholz, C. A., Schaff, D. (2019) Faulting processes during early-stage rifting: seismic and geodetic analysis of the 2009-2010 Northern Malawi earthquake sequence, Geophys. J. Intl. doi:10.1093/gji/ggz119 

McNeill, L.C.; Shillington, D.J., Carter, G., Everest, J., Gawthorpe, R., Miller, C., Phillips, M., Collier, R., Cvetkoska, A., De Gelder, G., Diz Ferreiro, P., Doan, M.-L., Ford, M., Geraga, M., Gillespie, J., Hemelsdael, R., Herrero-Bervera, E., Ismaiel, M., Janikian, L., Kouli, K., Le Ber, E., Li, S., Maffione, M., Mahoney, C., Machlus, M.L., Michas, G., Nixon, C., Oflaz, S.A., Omale, A.P., Panagiotopoulos, K., Pechivanidou, S., Sauer, S., Seguin, J., Sergiou, S., Zhakaraova, N., Green, S., (2019) High-resolution record reveals climate-driven environmental and sedimentary changes in an active rift. Scientific Reports, 9, 3166, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40022-w 

2018

Accardo, N.J., Shillington, D.J., Gaherty, J.B., Scholz, C.A., Nyblade, A. A., Chindandali, P. R. N., Kamihanda, G., McCartney, T., Wood, D., Ferdinand, R.W. (2018) The Growth and Interaction of Large Border Faults in the Malawi Rift revealed by 3D Seismic Refraction Imaging, J. Geophys. Res. V. 123, 10003-10025 doi: 10.1029/2018JB016504

Grijalva, A., Nyblade, A.A., Homman, K., Accardo, N.J., Gaherty, J.B., Ebinger, C.J., Shillington, D.J., Chindandali, P.R.N., Mbogoni, G., Ferdinand, R.W., Mulibo, G., O’Donnell, J.P., Kachingwe, M., and Tepp, G., (2018). Seismic evidence for plume- and craton-influenced upper mantle structure beneath the northern Malawi rift and the Rungwe volcanic province, East Africa, Geochem. Geophys Geosys, v. 19, 3980-3994.

Borrego, D.; Nyblade, A.A., Accardo, N.J., Gaherty, J.B.; Ebinger, C.J.; Shillington, D.J., Chindandali, P.R.N.; Mbogoni, G.; Ferdinand, R.W.; Mulibo, G.; O’Donnell, J.P.; Kashingwe, M.; Tepp, G. (2018) Crustal Structure Surrounding the Northern Malawi Rift and Beneath the Rungwe Volcanic Province, East Africa, Geophys J. Intl. v. 215, 1410-1426.

Tepp, G., Ebinger, C.J., Zal, H., Accardo, N.J., Gallacher, R., Shillington, D. J., Gaherty, J.B., Keir, D., Nyblade, A.A., Mbogoni, G., Chindandali, P. R. N., Ferdinand, R.W., Mulibo, G. D., Kamihanda, G, (2018). Seismic anisotropy of the upper mantle below magmatic and weakly magmatic sectors of the Western rift, East Africa, J. Geophys. Res, 123, 5644-5660

Schuba, C.N., Gray, G.G., Morgan, J.K., Sawyer, D.S., Shillington, D.J., Reston, T.J., Bull, J.M., Jordan, B.E. (2018) A low-angle detachment fault revealed: Three-dimensional images of the S-reflector fault zone along the Galicia passive margin. Earth Planet Sci. Lett, v. 492, 232-238, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.012

Hill, J.C., Brothers, D.S., Hornbach, M.J., Sawyer, D.E., Shillington, D.J., Bécel, A. (2018) Subsurface controls on the development of the Cape Fear Slide Complex, central US Atlantic Margin, Geological Society Special Publication. v. 477, SP477.17.

Li, J., Shillington, D.J., Saffer, D.M.; Bécel, A.; Nedimovic, M.R.; Webb, S.C.; Kuehn, H.; Keranen, K.M.; Abers, G.A. (2018) Connections between subducted sediment, pore-fluid pressure, and earthquake behavior along the Alaska megathrust. Geology. doi: 10.1130/G39557.1 

2017

Shillington, D.J., Minshull, T.A.; Edwards, R.A.; White, N. (2017) Crustal structure of the Mid Black Sea High from wide-angle seismic data, Petroleum Geology of the Black Sea, Geological Society Special Publication, ed: Simmons, M. D., Tari, G. C. & Okay, A. I. v. 464, doi: 10.1144/SP464.6.

Bécel, A.; Shillington, D.J., Delescluse, M.; Nedimovic, M.R.; Abers, G.A.; Saffer, D.M.; Webb, S.C.; Keranen, K.M.; Rochi, P.-H.; Li, J., Kuehn, H. (2017) Tsunamigenic structures in a creeping section of the Alaska subduction zone, Nature Geoscience. doi: 10.1038/NGEO2990. 

Accardo, N.J.; Gaherty, J.B.; Shillington, D.J., Ebinger, C.J.; Nyblade, A. A.; Mbogoni, G. J.; Chindandali, P.R.N.; Ferdinand, R. W. ; Mulibo, G. D.; Kamihanda, G.; Keir, D.; Scholz, C.A.; Selway, K.; O’Donnell, J.P.; Tepp, G., Gallacher, R.; Mtelela, K.; Salima, J.; Mruma, A. (2017). Surface-wave imaging of the weakly-extended Malawi Rift from ambient-noise and teleseismic Rayleigh waves from onshore and lake-bottom seismometers, Geophys. J. Intl., 209, 1892-1905.

2016

Shillington, D.J.; Gaherty, J.B.; Ebinger, C.J.; Scholz, C.A.; Selway, K.;  Nyblade, AA; Bedrosian, P.A.; Class, C.; Nooner, S.L.; Pritchard, M.E.; Elliott, J.; Chindandali, P.R. N.; Mbogoni, G.; Ferdinand, R.W.; Boniface, N.; Manya, S.; Kamihanda, G.; Saria, E.; Mulibo, G.; Salima, J.; Mruma, A.; Kalindekafe, L.; Accardo, N.J.; Ntambila, D.; Kachingwe, M.; Mesko, G.T.;  McCartney, T.; Maquay, M.; O’Donnell, J. P.; Tepp, G.; Mtelela, K.; Trinhammer, P.; Wood, D.;  Ernest Aaron, E.; Gibaud, M.; Rapa, M.; Pfeifer, C.; Mphepo, F.; Gondwe, D.; Arroyo, G.; Eddy, C.; Kamoga, B.; Moshi, M. (2016), Acquisition of a Unique Onshore/Offshore Geophysical and Geochemical Dataset in the Northern Malawi (Nyasa) Rift, Seismological Research Letters, 87, 1-11, doi: 10.1785/0220160112. 

Tominaga, M.; Tivey, M.A.; MacLeod, C.J.; Morris, A.; Lissenberg, C.J.; Shillington, D.J.; Ferrini, V. (2016) Characterization of the in situ magnetic architecture of oceanic crust (Hess Deep) using near-source vector magnetic data, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 4130-4146, doi:10.1002/2015JB012783

Bayrakci, G.; Minshull, T.A.; Sawyer, D.S.; Klaeschen, D., Papenberg, C., Reston, T. J.; Ranero, C., Bull, J.M.; Davy, R.G., Shillington, D.J.; Morgan, J.K. (2016) Fault-controlled hydration of the upper mantle during continental rifting. Nature Geoscience, 9, 384-387, doi:10.1038/ngeo2671

2015

Li, J.; Shillington, D.J.; Bécel, A.; Nedimovic, M.R.; Webb, S.C.; Kuehn, H. (2015) Downdip variations of seismic reflection character: Implications for fault structure and seismogenic behavior in the Alaska subduction zone. J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012338. 

Shillington, D.J.; Bécel, A., Nedimović, M.R., Kuehn, H., Webb, S.C. Abers, G.A., Keranen, K.M.; Li, J.; Delecluse, M.; Mattei-Salicrup, G.A. (2015). Link between plate fabric, hydration and subduction zone seismicity in Alaska. Nature Geoscience, Vol. 8, 961-964, doi:10.1038/ngeo02586. 

Bécel, A.; Shillington, D.J.; Nedimović, M.R., Kuehn, H., Webb, S.C.W. (2015) Origin of dipping structures in fast-spreading oceanic lower crust offshore Alaska imaged by multichannel seismic data. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 424, 26-27, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.016. 

2013

Kurt, H.; Sorlien, C.C., Seeber, L, Steckler, M.S., Shillington, D.J., Cifci, G., Cormier, M.-H., Dessa, J.-X., Atgin, O., Dondurur, D., Demirbag, E., Okay, S., Imren, C., Gurcay, S., and Carton, H. (2013), Steady late Quaternary slip on the North Anatolian fault near Istanbul, Turkey, Geophys. Res. Lett.  Vol 40, 4555-4559, doi:10.1002/grl.50882.

Janiszewski, H. A., G. A. Abers, Shillington, D.J., and J. A. Calkins (2013), Crustal structure along the Aleutian island arc: New insights from receiver functions constrained by active source data, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys, 14, p. 2977-2992, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20211

Eddy, D.R., Van Avendonk, H.J.A., Shillington, D.J. (2013) Compressional and shear-wave velocity structure of the continent-ocean transition zone at the eastern Grand Banks, Newfoundland. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50511. 

Ferrini, V.L., Shillington, D.J., MacLeod, C.J., Gillis, K.M., Teagle, D.A.F, Hurst, S., Cazenave, P., Tominaga, M., JC021 Shipboard Scientific Party, (2013) Evidence of gravitational collapse on the north slope of Hess Deep from multi-resolutional bathymetry data. Marine Geology., 339, p. 13-21, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.03.006

Shillington, D.J., Van Avendonk, H.J.A.; Behn, M.D., Kelemen, P.B.; Jagoutz, O. (2013) Constraints on the composition of the Aleutian arc lower crust from VP/VS. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/grl.50375. 

2012

Shillington, D.J., Seeber, L., Sorlien, C.C., Steckler, M.S., Kurt, H., Dondurur, D., Çifci, G., Imren, C., Cormier, M.-H., McHugh, C.M.G, Gurcay, S., Poyraz, D., Okay, S., Athin, O., Diebold, J.B. (2012) Evidence for wide-spread creep on the Sea of Marmara transform basin from marine geophysical data, Geology, 40, 439-442, doi:10.1130/G32652.1.

Sorlien, C.C., Akhun, S.D., Seeber, L., Steckler, M.S., Shillington, D.J, Kurt, H., Çifçi, G.; Poyraz, D.T.; Gürcay, S., Dondurur, D., İmren, C.,Perincek, E., Okay, S., Kücük, H.M, Diebold, J.B. (2012). Uniform basin growth over the last 500 ka, North Anatolian Fault, Marmara Sea, Turkey, Tectonophysics, 518, 1-16,  doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.10.006. 

2010

Crosby, A., White, N., Edwards, G.R.H., Shillington, D.J. (2010). Self-consistent strain rate and heat flow modelling of lithospheric extension: application to Newfoundland-Iberia conjugate margins. Petroleum Geoscience, 16. 247-256.

Péron-Pinvidic, G, Shillington, D.J., Tucholke, B.E., (2010). Characterization of the U reflection on the Newfoundland margin: Evidence for widespread early post-rift magmatism on a magma-poor rifted margin. Geophys J. Intl., 182, 113-136. 

2009

Edwards, R. A., Scott, C.L., Shillington, D.J., Minshull, T.A.,Brown, P.J., and White, N.J. (2009), Wide-angle seismic data reveal sedimentary and crustal structure of the Eastern Black Sea, The Leading Edge, 28, 1056-1065.

Scott, C.L., Shillington, D.J., Minshull, T.A., Edwards, R.A., Brown, P.J., White, N.J. (2009) Wide angle data reveal extensive overpressures in the Eastern Black Sea Basin. Geophys J. Intl., 178, 1145-1163, doi: 1110.1111/j.1365-1246X.2009.04215.x. 

Péron-Pinvidic, G., Van Wijk, J., Shillington, D.J., Gernigon, L. (2009). An introduction to the Tectonophysics Special Issue “The role of magmatism in continental lithosphere extension” Tectonophys. 468, 1-5, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.09.019.

Van Avendonk, H.J.A., Lavier, L.L., Shillington, D.J., Manatschal, G. (2009). Extension of continental crust at the eastern margin of the Grand Banks, Newfoundland. Tectonophysics. 468, 131-148, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.05.030.

Shillington, D.J., Scott, C.L., Minshull, T.A., Edwards, R.A., Brown, P.J., White, N. (2009). An abrupt transition from magma-starved to magma-rich rifting in the eastern Black Sea. Geology. 37, 7-10, doi:10.1130/G25302A.1.

2008

Shillington, D.J., Hopper, J.R., Holbrook, W.S., (2008). Seismic signal penetration beneath post-rift sills on the Newfoundland margin. Geophysics  73, B99-B107, doi:10.1190/1.2972131. 

Crosby, A., White, N., White, G.R.H., Shillington, D.J. (2008) Evolution of the Newfoundland-Iberia conjugate passive margins. Earth Planet Sci. Lett. Vol. 273, p. 214-226, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.06.039. 

Shillington, D.J., White, N.J., Minshull, T.A., Edwards, G.R.H., Jones, Stephen M., Edwards, R.A., Scott, C.L (2008). Cenozoic evolution of the eastern Black Sea: a test of depth-dependent stretching models. Earth Planet. Sci Lett. Vol. 265, p. 360-378, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.033. 

Shillington, D.J., Minshull, T.A., Peirce, C., O’Sullivan, J. (2008) P and S wave velocities of consolidated sediments from a pilot seafloor seismic survey in the North Celtic Sea Basin, offshore Ireland, Geophysical Prospecting. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2478.2007.00669.x  

2007

Shillington, D.J., Tucholke, B.E., Karner, G.D., Sawyer, D., Holbrook, W.S., Delius, H., (2007). Linking core and seismic data without logs: Core-seismic correlation at Site 1276.  Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, Vol. 210. webpage

Pross, J., Pletsch, T., Shillington, D.J., Ligouis, B., Kus, J., Schellenberg, F. (2007). Thermal alteration of terrestrial palynomorphs in mid-Cretaceous organic-rich mudstones intruded by an igneous sill (Newfoundland Margin, ODP Hole 1276A). Intl. J. Coal Geol. Vol. 70, p. 277-291.

2006

Van Avendonk, H.J.A., Holbrook, W.S., Nunes, G.T., Shillington, D.J., Tucholke, B.E., Louden, K.E., Larsen, H.C., Hopper, J.R. (2006). Seismic velocity structure of the rifted margin of the eastern Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada. J. Geophys Res. Vol. 111, B11404, doi:10.1029/2005JB004156. 

Shillington, D.J., Holbrook, W.S., Van Avendonk, H.J.A., Tucholke, B.E., Hopper, J.R., Louden, K.E., Larsen, H.C. (2006). Evidence for asymmetric nonvolcanic rifting and slow incipient oceanic accretion from seismic reflection data on the Newfoundland nonvolcanic margin. J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 111, B09402, doi:10.1029/2005JB003981. 

2005

Karner, G.D., Shillington, D.J., (2005). Basalt Sills of the ‘U Reflector’, Newfoundland Basin: A Serendipitous Dating Technique. Geology, Vol. 33, p. 985-988. 

Minshull, T.A., White, N.J., Edwards, R.A., Shillington, D.J., Scott, C.L., Demirer, A., Shaw-Champion, M., Jones, S., Erduran, M.  Besevli, T., Raven, K., Price, A., Peterson, B., Coskun, G. (2005). New Seismic Data Reveal the Deep Structure of the Eastern Black Sea Basin. EOS, Vol. 86, p. 413,419. PDF

2004

Shillington, D.J., Van Avendonk, H.J.A., Holbrook, W.S., Kelemen, P., Hornbach, M., (2004). Composition and structure of the central Aleutian island arc from arc-parallel wide-angle seismic data. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Vol. 5, Q10006, doi:10.1029/2004GC000715. 

Van Avendonk, H.J.A., Shillington, D.J., Holbrook, W.S., Hornbach, M., (2004). Inferring crustal structure in the Aleutian island arc from a sparse wide-angle data set. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Vol. 5, Q08008, doi: 10.1029/2004GC000664. 

Shillington, D.J., Holbrook, W.S., Tucholke, B.E., Hopper, J.R., Louden, K.E., Larsen, H.C., Van Avendonk, H.J.A.,Deemer, S., Hall, J. (2004). Marine Geophysical Data on the Newfoundland Non-volcanic Rifted Margin Around SCREECH Transect 2.  In Tucholke, B.E., Sibuet, J.-C., Klaus, A., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Reports, Vol. 210: College Station, TX. webpage

Hopper, J.R., Funck, T., Tucholke, B.E., Larsen, H.C., Holbrook, W.S., Louden, K.E., Shillington, D., Lau, H., (2004). Continental breakup and the onset of ultra-slow seafloor spreading off Flemish Cap on the Newfoundland Rifted Margin. Geology, Vol. 32, p. 93-96. 

Other non-refereed publications

Shillington, D.J. (2019) Water takes a deep dive into the Mariana Trench. Nature News and Views. v. 563, 335-336.

Shillington, D.J., McNeill, L.C.; Carter, G.D.O., and the Expedition 381 Participants. (2019) Expedition 381 Preliminary Report: Corinth Active Rift Development. International Ocean Discovery Program. doi: 10.14379/iodp.pr.381.2018

McNeill, L.C.; Shillington, D.J., Carter, G.D.O., and the Expedition 381 Participants. (2019) Corinth Active Rift Development. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 381: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). Doi:10.14379/iodp.proc.381.102.2019

Tucholke, B.E., Sibuet, J.-C., Klaus, A., et al. (2004). Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 210: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.210.2004