Peer-reviewed publications

Under review

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M.D. and Tackley, P.J. (2021). Coupled dynamics and evolution of primordial and recycled heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle. Under review for EGU Solid Earth (preprint scientific discussion)

2020

Gülcher, A. J. P., Gerya, T.V., Montési, L.G.J. and Munch, J. (2020) Corona structures driven by plume-lithosphere interactions and evidence for ongoing plume activity on Venus. Nature Geoscience, vol. 13, pp. 547-554, DOI:10.1038/s41561-020-0606-1

Gülcher, A. J. P., Gebhardt, D., Ballmer, M.D. and Tackley, P.J. (2020). Variable dynamic styles of primordial heterogeneity preservation in Earth’s lower mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 536, 116160, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116160

2019

Gülcher, A. J. P., Beaussier, S. J. and Gerya, T.V., (2019). On the formation of oceanic detachment faults and their influence on intra-oceanic subduction initiation: 3D thermomechanical modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 506, pp. 195-208, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.10.042

Invited seminars

2021

NASA Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. “Venus Geodynamics” Open Session panelist

Imperial College Earth & Planets seminar. Lower-mantle composition, rheology, and heterogeneity through time

Zehijang University Earth and Data seminar. Corona structures driven by plume-lithosphere interactions and evidence for a hotspot Venus (recorded seminar talk)

Oxford Geophysics Seminar (seismology/geodynamics groups). Towards a recipe of the deep Earth: the dynamics and evolution of chemically-distinct reservoirs in the lower mantle

2020

ETH Planetary Geophysics SeminarCorona structures driven by plume-lithosphere interactions and evidence for a hotspot Venus

University of Maryland Department of Geology seminar seriesEvidence for widespread ongoing plume activity on Venus – clues from corona morphologies (recorded seminar talk)

IGCP 648 virtual seminar series ‘Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics’. Towards a recipe of the deep Earth: chemical and rheological heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle (recorded seminar talk)

Conference and workshop presentations (selected)

2021

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2021). Coupled dynamics of primordial and recycled heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle, and their present-day seismic signatures. EGU virtual 2021 (vPICO presentation)

2020

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2020). The coexistence of recycled and primordial heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle: a geodynamical perspective. AGU virtual 2020 (oral presentation)

Golabek, G. J., Gülcher, A. J. P., Thielmann, M., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2020). Strain-weakening rheology in Earth’s lower mantle and its control on mantle convection and tectonics. AGU virtual 2020 (iPoster)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Gerya, T., Montési, L., and Munch, J. (2020). Widespread ongoing plume activity on Venus revealed by variations in the morphology of large coronae. Europlanet Science Congress 2020 online (oral presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P. (2020). Evidence for widespread ongoing plume activity on Venus – clues from corona morphologies. NASA GISS Venus Science Today mini-workshop (oral presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Yan, J., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2020). The formation and preservation of chemical heterogeneities in the lower mantle. Goldschmidt virtual 2020 (interactive PDF presentation)

Golabek, G. J., Gülcher, A. J. P., Thielmann, M, Tackley, P. J. and Ballmer, M. D. (2020). Strain-weakening rheology in Earth’s lower mantle: a multi-scale numerical endeavour. ShareEGU 2020 (oral presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M. D., Tackley, P. J. and Koelemeijer, P. (2020). The formation, preservation and seismic signatures of chemical heterogeneities in the lower mantle. ShareEGU 2020 (oral presentation

2019

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2019). Constraints on primordial heterogeneity preservation in the lower mantle and impications for global-scale mantle dynamics. AGU Fall Meeting, SF, USA (poster presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P. (2019). Primordial and rheological heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle and implications for global-scale mantle dynamics. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics seminar series, ETH Zürich (oral presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Golabek, G. J., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2019). Strain-dependent weakening in Earth’s lower mantle and its control on mantle convection dynamics. Ada Lovelace workshop, Sienna, Italy (poster presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2019). Rheological constraints on primordial heterogeneity preservation in Earth’s mantle. Ada Lovelace workshop, Sienna, Italy (poster presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M. D. and Tackley, P. J. (2019). The effect of rheological and tectonic parameters on the preservation of primordial reservoirs in Earth’s lower mantle: a numerical study. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria (poster presentation), Outstanding Student Poster Presentation award

2018

Ballmer, M. D., Gülcher, A. J. P., Gebhardt, D., and Waszek, L. (2018). The formation and preservation of primordial heterogeneity in the Earth’s mantle. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, USA (poster presentation)

Gülcher, A. J. P., Gerya, T. V., Montési, L. G. J. and Munch, J. (2018). Plume penetration into Venusian lithosphere and the origin of coronae. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, USA (poster presentation) 

2017

Gülcher, A. J. P., Beaussier, S. J. and Gerya, T. V., (2017). On the formation of oceanic detachment faults and their influence on intra-oceanic subduction initiation: 3D thermomechanical modeling. XV International Workshop on Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics, Putten, the Netherlands (poster presentation)

Conference and workshop organising/convening

2021

Venus Science and ExplorationEuroplanet Science Congress 2021 session (convener)

Ancient mantle heterogeneities through time: from observations to modellingGoldschmidt 2021 session (convener)

From Minerals to the Dynamics of Earth’s Interior: linking crystal chemistry, rheology and geodynamics across the scales. EGU 2021 Gather Online session GD 7.3 (convener)

Meet the EGU-Journal-Editors. EGU 2021 Gather Online short course SC2.14 (convener)

2020

Feedbacks between mantle composition, structure and evolutionOnline mini-workshop, September 14-16, 2020 (organiser and convener)

Media and online coverage (selected)

2020