Peer-reviewed publications

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

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)

2020

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

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)

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 (recorded 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 (recorded 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)

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 (talk – 30 min)

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)

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)

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) (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)

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) 

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)

Conference and workshop organising/convening

2021

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

From Minerals to the Dynamics of Earth’s Interior: linking crystal chemistry, rheology and geodynamics across the scalesProposed EGU General Assembly 2021 session (main convener)

2020

Feedbacks between mantle composition, structure and evolution (14-16 September 2020). 
Three-day online mini-workshop (organiser and convener)

Written outreach articles

2020

Venus: science! Today! (Sep 2020). ‘Peculiar Planets’ blog post for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Geodynamics (GD) division blog (author)

Evidence for a hotspot Venus – clues from mysterious coronae (July 2020). Blog post for the ‘Behind the paper’ channel for Nature Astronomy (author)

Zürich: surrounded by a geologist’s playground (March 2020). ‘Geology in the city’ blog post for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS) division blog (author)

Media and online coverage (selected)

2020