Pavel Pitra

Associate professor. co-Resp. M1 Geomore. Resp. international relations. Resp. CHRONOS

Pavel Pitra
Geosciences Rennes

Building 15, campus Beaulieu

University of Rennes 1


RENNES 35042


Email : pavel [dot] pitra [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 2 23 23 65 06

Office number : Bât. 15, bureau 126


Pitra, P., Poujol, M., Van Den Driessche, J., Bretagne, E., Lotout, C. & Cogné, N., 2021. Late Variscan (315 Ma) subduction or deceptive zircon REE patterns and U–Pb dates from migmatite-hosted eclogites? (Montagne Noire, France). Journal of Metamorphic Geology. doi:10.1111/jmg.12609

Manzotti, P., Ballèvre, M., Pitra, P. & Schiavi, F., 2021. Missing lawsonite and aragonite found: P–T and fluid composition in meta-marls from the Combin Zone (Western Alps). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 176, 60. doi:10.1007/s00410-021-01818-0

de Hoÿm de Marien, L., Pitra, P., Cagnard, F. & Le Bayon, B., 2020. Prograde and retrograde P–T evolution of a Variscan high-temperature eclogite, French Massif Central, Haut-Allier. BSGF - Earth Sciences Bulletin, 191, 14. doi:10.1051/bsgf/2020016

Lotout, C., Poujol, M., Pitra, P., Anczkiewicz, R. & Van Den Driessche, J., 2020. From burial to exhumation: emplacement and metamorphism of mafic eclogitic terranes constrained through multimethod petrochronology: a case study from the Lévézou massif (French Massif Central, Variscan belt). Journal of Petrology. doi:10.1093/petrology/egaa046

Manzotti, P., Ballèvre, M., Pitra, P., Putlitz, B., Robyr, M. & Müntener, O., 2020. The growth of sodic amphibole at the greenschist- to blueschist-facies transition (Dent Blanche, Western Alps): bulk-rock chemical control and thermodynamic modelling. Journal of Petrology. doi:10.1093/petrology/egaa044

Kone, J., Vanderhaeghe, O., Diatta, F., Baratoux, L., Thebaud, N., Bruguier, O., Ndiaye, P. M., Duchene, S., Pitra, P. & Ganne, J., 2020. Source and deposition age of the Dialé-Daléma metasedimentary series (Kédougou-Kéniéba Inlier, Senegal) constrained by U–Pb geochronology on detrital zircon grains. Journal of African Earth Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2020.103801

Aguilar, C., Štípská, P., Chopin, F., Schulmann, K., Pitra, P., Závada, P., Hasalová, P. & Martelat, J.-E., 2020. Syn-deformational melt percolation through a high-pressure orthogneiss and the exhumation of a subducted continental wedge (Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome, NE Bohemian Massif). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 109, 1213–1246. doi:10.1007/s00531-020-01838-4

de Hoÿm de Marien, L., Le Bayon, B., Pitra, P., Van Den Driessche, J., Poujol, M. & Cagnard, F., 2019. Two-stage Variscan metamorphism in the Canigou massif: evidence for crustal thickening in the Pyrenees. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 37, 863-888. doi:10.1111/jmg.12487

Lotout, C., Pitra, P., Poujol, M., Anczkiewicz, R. & Van Den Driessche, J., 2018. Timing and duration of Variscan high-pressure metamorphism in the French Massif Central: a multimethod geochronological study from the Najac Massif. Lithos, 308-309, 381-394. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2018.03.022

Manzotti, P., Bosse, V., Pitra, P., Robyr, M., Schiavi, F. & Ballèvre, M., 2018. Exhumation rates in the Gran Paradiso Massif (Western Alps) constrained by in situ U–Th–Pb dating of accessory phases (monazite, allanite and xenotime). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173, 24. doi:10.1007/s00410-018-1452-7

Pitra, P., Schulmann, K., Martínez Catalán, J. R. & Ballèvre, M., 2017. The Variscan belt: correlations and plate dynamics. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106, 396-396. doi:10.1007/s00531-017-1449-x.

Tual, L., Pitra, P. & Möller, C., 2017. P–T evolution of Precambrian eclogite in the Sveconorwegian orogen, SW Sweden. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 35, 493–515. DOI : 10.1111/jmg.12242.

Poujol, M., Pitra, P., Van Den Driessche, J., Tartèse, R., Ruffet, G., Paquette, J.-L. & Poilvet, J.-C., 2017. Two-stage partial melting during the Variscan extensional tectonics (Montagne Noire, France). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106, 477-500. doi:10.1007/s00531-016-1369-1.

Lotout, C., Pitra, P., Poujol, M. & Van Den Driessche, J., 2017. Ordovician magmatism in the Lévézou massif (French Massif Central) : tectonic and geodynamic implications. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106, 501-515 : doi:10.1007/s00531-016-1387-z.

Manzotti, P., Pitra, P., Langlade, J. & Ballèvre, M., 2015. Constraining P–T conditions during thrusting of a higher pressure unit over a lower pressure one (Gran Paradiso, Western Alps). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 33, 981-1002.

Gueydan, F., Pitra, P., Afiri, A., Poujol, M., Essaifi, A. & Paquette, J.-L., 2015. Oligo-Miocene thinning of the Beni Bousera peridotites and their Variscan crustal host rocks, Internal Rif, Morocco. Tectonics, 34, 1244–1268.

Novotná, N., Jeřábek, P., Pitra, P., Lexa, O. & Racek, M., 2015. Repeated slip along a major decoupling horizon between crustal-scale nappes of the Central Western Carpathians documented in the Ochtiná tectonic mélange. Tectonophysics, 646, 50-64.

Ballèvre, M., Martínez Catalán, J. R., López-Carmona, A., Pitra, P., Abati, J., Díez Fernández, R., Ducassou, C., Arenas, R., Bosse, V., Castiñeiras, P., Fernández-Suárez, J., Gómez Barreiro, J., Paquette, J.-L., Peucat, J.-J., Poujol, M., Ruffet, G. & Sánchez Martínez, S., 2014. Correlation of the nappe stack in the Ibero-Armorican arc across the Bay of Biscay : a joint French-Spanish project. In : The Variscan Orogeny : Extent, Timescale and the Formation of the European Crust (eds Schulmann, K., Martínez Catalán, J. R., Lardeaux, J.-M., Janoušek, V. & Oggiano, G.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 405, pp. 77-113, The Geological Society, London.

López-Carmona, A., Abati, J., Pitra, P., Lee, J. K. W., 2014. Retrogressed lawsonite blueschists from the NW Iberian Massif: P–T–t constraints from thermodynamic modelling and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167, 1-20.

Duprat-Oualid, S., Yamato, P., & Pitra, P., 2013. Major role of shear heating in intracontinental inverted metamorphism : Inference from a thermo-kinematic parametric study. Tectonophysics, 608, 812-831,

Philippon, M., Gueydan, F., Pitra, P., & Brun, J.-P., 2013. Preservation of subduction-related prograde deformation in lawsonite pseudomorph-bearing rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31(5), 571–583.

López-Carmona, A., Pitra, P. & Abati, J., 2013. Blueschist-facies metapelites from the Malpica-Tui Unit (NW Iberian Massif): phase equilibria modelling and H2O and Fe2O3 influence in high-pressure assemblages. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31, 263-280.

Pitra, P., 2012. Emplacement, structural and P-T evolution of the 346 Ma Miřetín Pluton (eastern Teplá-Barrandian Zone, Bohemian Massif): implications for regional transpressional tectonics - Discussion. Journal of Geosciences, 57, 189-191.

Pitra, P., Poujol, M., Van Den Driessche, J., Poilvet, J.-C. & Paquette, J.-L., 2012. Early Permian extensional shearing of an Ordovician granite: The Saint-Eutrope "C/S-like" orthogneiss (Montagne Noire, French Massif Central). Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 344, 377-384.

Van Den Driessche, J. & Pitra, P., 2012. Viscous collision in channel explains double domes in metamorphic core complexes : Comment. Geology, 40, e279.

Chopin, F., Schulmann, K., Skrzypek, E., Lehmann, J., Dujardin, J. R., Martelat, J. E., Lexa, O., Corsini, M., Edel, J. B., Štípská, P. & Pitra, P., 2012. Crustal influx, indentation, ductile thinning and gravity redistribution in a continental wedge : Building a Moldanubian mantled gneiss dome with underthrust Saxothuringian material (European Variscan belt). Tectonics, 31, TC1013.

Štípská, P., Chopin, F., Skrzypek, E., Schulmann, K., Pitra, P., Lexa, O., Martelat, J. E., Bollinger, C. & Žáčková, E., 2012. The juxtaposition of eclogite and mid-crustal rocks in the Orlica–Śnieżnik Dome, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 213-234.

Chopin, F., Schulmann, K., Štípská, P., Martelat, J. E., Pitra, P., Lexa, O. & Petri, B., 2012. Microstructural and metamorphic evolution of a high-pressure granitic orthogneiss during continental subduction (Orlica–Śnieżnik dome, Bohemian Massif). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 347-376.

Poilvet, J.-C., Poujol, M., Pitra, P., Van Den Driessche, J. & Paquette, J.-L., 2011. The Montalet granite, Montagne Noire, France : An Early Permian syn-extensional pluton as evidenced by new U-Th-Pb data on zircon and monazite. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 343, 454-461.

Afiri, A., Gueydan, F., Pitra, P., Essaifi, A. & Précigout, J., 2011. Oligo-Miocene exhumation of the Beni-Bousera peridotite through a lithosphere-scale extensional shear-zone. Geodinamica Acta, 24, 49-60.

Pitra P., Kouamelan A. N., Ballèvre M., Peucat JJ., 2010. Palaeoproterozoic high-pressure granulite overprint of the Archaean continental crust : evidence for homogeneous crustal thickening (Man Rise, Ivory Coast), Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 41-58. DOI : 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2009.00852.x.

Pitra, P., Ballèvre, M., Ruffet, G., 2010. Inverted metamorphic field gradient along a Variscan suture zone (Champtoceaux Complex, Armorican Massif, France). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 183-208. DOI : 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2009.00862.x.

Ballèvre, M., Bosse, V., Ducassou, C. & Pitra, P., 2009. Palaeozoic history of the Armorican Massif : Models for the tectonic evolution of the suture zones. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 341, 174-201.

Pitra, P., Boulvais, P., Antonoff, V. & Diot, H., 2008. Wagnerite in a cordierite-gedrite gneiss : Witness of long-term fluid-rock interaction in the continental crust (Ile d’Yeu, Armorican Massif, France). American Mineralogist, 93, 315-326.

Le Bayon, B., Pitra, P. Ballèvre, M. & Bohn, M. 2006. Reconstructing P-T paths during continental collision using multi-stage garnets (Gran Paradiso nappe, Western Alps). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24(6), 477-496.

Stípská, P., Pitra, P. & Powell, R., 2006. Separate or shared metamorphic histories of eclogites and surrounding rocks ? An example from the Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24(3), 219-240.

Racek, M., Stípská, P., Pitra, P., Schulmann, K. & Lexa, O., 2006. Metamorphic record of burial and exhumation of orogenic lower and middle crust : new tectonothermal model for the Drosendorf window, Bohemian Massif. Mineralogy and Petrology, 86, 221-251.

Ballèvre, M., Pitra, P. & Bohn, M. 2003. Lawsonite growth in the epidote blueschists from the Ile de Groix (Armorican Massif, France) : a potential geobarometer. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21(7), 723-735. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1314.2003.00474.x

Pitra, P. & de Waal, S.A. 2001. High-temperature, low-pressure metamorphism and development of prograde symplectites, Marble Hall Fragment, Bushveld Complex (South Africa). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 19(3), 311-325. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1314.2001.00313.x

Pitra, P., Burg, J.-P. & Guiraud, M. 1999. Late-Variscan strike-slip tectonics between the Teplá-Barrandian and Moldanubian terranes (Czech Bohemian Massif) : petrostructural evidence. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 156(5), 1003-1020. doi:

Pitra, P. & Guiraud, M. 1996. Probable anticlockwise P-T evolution in extending crust : Hlinsko region, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 14, 49-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.1996.t01-1-00049.x

Pitra, P., Burg, J.-P., Schulmann, K. & Ledru, P. 1994. Late orogenic extension in the Bohemian Massif : petrostructural evidence in the Hlinsko region. Geodinamica Acta, 7(1), 15-30. doi:10.1080/09853111.1994.11105256