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Emmel, B., Kumar, R., Jacobs, J., Ueda, K., van Zuilen, M., Matola, R., 2014. The low-temperature thermochronological record of sedimentary rocks from the central Rovuma Basin (N Mozambique) - Constraints on provenance and thermal history. Gondwana Research, 25, 1216–1229.

Ksienzyk, A., Dunkl, I., Jacobs, J., Fossen, H., Kohlmann, F., 2014. From orogen to passive margin: constraints from fission track and (U–Th)/He analyses on Mesozoic uplift and fault reactivation in SW Norway. In: Corfu, F., Gasser, D. & Chew, D. M. (eds) New Perspectives on the Caledonides of Scandinavia and Related Areas. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 390, doi.org/10.1144/SP390.27

Mieth, M., Jacobs, J., Ruppel, A., Damaske, D., Läufer, A., Jokat, W., 2014. New detailed aeromagnetic and geological data of eastern Dronning Maud Land: Implications for refining the tectonic and structural framework of Sør Rondane, East Antarctica. Precambrian Research, 245, 174-185.

Thomas, R.J., Bushi, A.M., Roberts, N.M.W., Jacobs, J., 2014. Geochronology of granitic rocks from the Ruangwa region, southern Tanzania – links with NE Mozambique and beyond. Journal of African Earth Sciences, in press.

Davids, C., Wemmer, K., Zwingmann, H., Kohlmann, F., Jacobs, J., Bergh, S.G., 2013. K–Ar illite and apatite fission track constraints on brittle faulting and the evolution of the northern Norwegian passive margin. Tectonophysics, 608, 196–211.

Johannessen, K.C., Kohlmann, F. Ksienzyk, A.K., Dunkl, I., Jacobs, J., 2013: Tectonic evolution of the SW Norwegian passive margin based on low-temperature thermochronology from the innermost Hardangerfjord. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, 93, 242-260.

Riedel, S., Jacobs, J., Jokat, W., 2013. Aeromagnetics of Dronning Maud Land and geodynamic implications for Rodinia and Gondwana reconstructions. Tectonophysics, 585, 161-171.

Thomas, R.J., Roberts, N.M.W., Jacobs, J., Bushi, A.M., Horstwood, M.S.A., Mruma, A., 2013. Structural and geochronological constraints on the evolution of the eastern margin of the Tanzania Craton in the Mpwapwa area, central Tanzania. Precambrian Research, 224, 671–689.

Emmel, B., Boger, S.D., Jacobs, J., Daszinnies, M.C., 2012. Maturity of central Madagascar's landscape — Low-temperature thermochronological constraints. Gondwana Research, 21, 704-713.

Ksienzyk, A., Jacobs, J., Boger, S.D., Kosler, J., Sircomb, K.N., Whitehouse, M.J., 2012. U-Pb ages of metamorphic monazite and detrital zircon from the Northampton Complex: evidence of two orogenic cycles in Western Australia. Precambrian Research, 196-197, 275-294.

Ueda, K., Jacobs, J., Thomas, R.J., Kosler, J., Horstwood, M.S.A., Wartho, J.-A., Jourdan, F., Emmel, B., Matola, R., 2012. Postcollisional high-grade metamorphism, orogenic collapse, and differential cooling of the East African Orogen of Northeast Mozambique. The Journal of Geolology, 120, 507-530.

Ueda, K., Jacobs, J., Thomas, R.J., Kosler, J., Jourdan, F., Matola, R., 2012. Delamination-induced late-tectonic deformation and high-grade metamorphism of the Proterozoic Nampula Complex, northern Mozambique. Precambrian Research, 196-197, 275-294.

Emmel, B., Kumar, R., Ueda, K., Jacobs, J., Daszinnies, M.C., Thomas, R.J., Matola, R., 2011. Thermochronological history of an orogen-passive margin system: An example from northern Mozambique. Tectonics, 30, TC202, doi:10.1029/2010TC002714

Boyd, R., Nordgulen, O., Thomas, R.J., Bingen, B., Bjerkgard, T., Grenne, T., Henderson, I., Melezhik, V.A., Often, M., Sandstad, J.S., Solli, A., Tveten, E., Viola, G., Key, R.M., Smith, R.A.,  Gonzalez, E., Hollick, L.J., Jacobs, J., Jamal, D., Motuza, G., Bauer, W., Daudi, E., Feitio, P.,  Manhica, V., Moniz, A.,  Rosse, D., 2010. The geology and geochemistry of the East African Orogen in northeastern Mozambique. S. Afr. J. Geol., 113, 87-129.

Macey, P.H., Thomas, R.J., Grantham, G.H., Ingram, B.A., Jacobs, J., Armstrong, R.A., Roberts, M.P., Bingen, B., Hollick, L., de Kock, G.S., Viola, G., Bauer, W., Gonzales, E., Bjerkgard, T., Henderson, I.H.C., Sandstad, J.S., Cronwright, M.S., Harley, S., Solli, A., Nordgulen, O., Motuza, G., Daudi, E., Manhica, V., 2010. Mesoproterozoic geology of the Nampula Block, northern Mozambique: Tracing fragments of Mesoproterozoic crust in the heart of Gondwana. Precambrian Res. 182, 124-148.

Thomas, R.J., Jacobs, J., Horstwood, M.S.A., Ueda, K., Bingen, B., Matola, R., 2010. The Mecubúri and Alto Benfica Groups, NE Mozambique: Aids to unravelling ca. 1 and 0.5 Ga events in the East African Orogen. Precambrian Res. 178, 72-90.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J. and Daszinnies, M.C., 2009. Combined titanite and apatite fission-track data from Gjelsvikfjella, East Antarctica - another piece of a concealed intracontinental Permo-Triassic Gondwana rift basin? In: Lisker F., Ventura B.and Glasmacher U. (eds.), Thermochronological methods: from palaeotemperature constraints to landscape evolution models, J. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ, 324, 317-330; . doi: 10.1144/SP324.21

Jacobs, J., Bauer, W., Weber, K., Spaeth, G. & Thomas, R.J., 2009. Geology of the Sivorg Terrane, Heimefrontfjella, East Antarctica, and new U-Pb Zircon provenance analyses of metasedimentary rocks. Polarforschung, 79, 11-19.

Bauer, W., Fielitz, W., Jacobs, J. & Spaeth, G., 2009. Neoproterozoic mafic dykes of the Heimfrontfjella (East Antarctica). Polarforschung, 79, 33-38.

Jacobs, J., Bauer, W., Kreutzer, S., Patzelt, G., Schmidt, R., Schulze, P., Siegesmund, S., Spaeth, G., Thomas, R.J., Weber, K., Zarske, G., 2009. Geological map Heimefrontfjella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, scale 1 : 250 000.

Jacobs, J., 2009. A review of two decades (1986 – 2008) of geochronological work in Heimefrontfjella, and geotectonic interpretation of western Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Polarforschung, 79, 47-57.

Daszinnies,M. C., Jacobs, J., Wartho, J.-A. and Grantham, G. H., 2009,. Post Pan-African thermo-tectonic evolution of the north Mozambican basement and its implication for the Gondwana rifting. Inferences from 40Ar/39Ar hornblende, biotite and titanite fission-track dating In: Lisker F., Ventura B. and Glasmacher U. (eds.), Thermochronological methods: from palaeotemperature constraints to landscape evolution models, J. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ. 324, 261-286.

Bingen, B., Jacobs, J., Viola, G., Henderson, I.H.C., Skår, Ø., Boyd, R., Thomas, R.J., Solli, A., Key, R.M., Daudi, E.X.F., 2009. Geochronology of the Precambrian crust in the Mozambqiue belt in NE Mozambique, and implications for Gondwana assembly. Precambrian Res.,170, 231-255

Jöns, N., Emmel, B., Schenk, V. and Razakamanana, T. , 2009,. From orogenesis to passive margin - the cooling history of the Bemarivo Belt (N Madagascar), a multi-thermochronometer approach. Gondwana Research, 16, 72-81, doi:10.10167j.gr.2009.02.006.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J., Crowhurst, P., Austegard, A. and Schwarz-Schampera, U., 2008. Apatite single-grain (U-Th)/He data from Heimefrontfjella, East Antarctica: Indications for differential exhumation related to glacial loading? Tectonics, 27, TC6010, doi:10.1029/2007TC002220.

Jacobs, J., Bingen, B., Thomas, R.J., Bauer, W., Wingate, M.T.D., Feitio, P., 2008. Early Paleozoic orogenic collapse and voluminous late-tectonic magmatism in Dronning Maud Land and Mozambique: insights into the partially delaminated orogenic root of the East African-Antarctic Orogen? J. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ., 308, 69-90.

Ueda, K., Gerya, T.V., Sobolev, S.V., 2008. Subduction initiation by thermal-chemical plumes - Numerical studies. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 171, 296-312.

Emmel, B., Jöns, N.,  Kröner, A.,  Jacobs, J., Wartho, J-A., Schenk,V., Razakamanana, T., Austegard, A., 2008. From closure of the Mozambique ocean to Gondwana breakup - new evidences from geochronological data of the Vohibory terrane, SW Madagascar. The Journal of Geology, 116, 21-38.

Li, Z.X., Bogdanova, S.V., Collins, A.S., Davidson, A., De Waele, B., Ernst, R.E., Fitzsimons, I.C.W., Fuck, R.A., Gladkochub, D.P., Jacobs, J., Karlstrom, K.E., Lu, S., Natapov, L.M., Pease, V., Pisarevsky, S.A., Thrane, K., Vernikovsky, V., 2008. Assembly, configuration, and break-up history of Rodinia: A synthesis. Precambrian Research, 160, 179–210.

Jacobs, J., Pisarevsky, S., Thomas, R.J., Becker, T., 2008. The Kalahari Craton during the assembly and dispersal of Rodinia. Precambrian Research, 160, 142-158.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J. Crowhurst, P. and Daszinnies, M.C., 2007. Combined apatite fission-track and single grain apatite (U-Th)/He ages from basement rocks of central Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica) – possible identification of thermally overprinted crustal segments? Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 264, 72-88.

Emmel, B., Geiger, M., Jacobs, J., 2006. Detrital apatite fission-track ages in Middle Jurassic strata at the rifted margin of W-Madagascar – indicator for a protracted resedimentation history. Sedimentary Geology, 186, 27-38.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J., Kastowski, M., Graser, G., 2006. Phanerozoic upper crustal tectono-thermal development of basement rocks from of central Madagascar: an integrated structural and fission-track study. Tectonophysics, 412, 61-86.

Bauer, W. & Jacobs, J., 2005. Comment on "A geochronological and geochemical study of rocks from Gjelsvikfjella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica?implications for Mesoproterozoic correlations and assembly of Gondwana". Precamb. Res., 138, 177-179.

Paech, H.-J., Bauer, W., Piazolo, S., Jacobs, J. & Markl, G., 2005. Comparison of the Geology of Central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, with other areas of the Gondwana supercontinent. Geol. Jahrbuch, B97, 309-340.

Jacobs, J. & Thomas, R.J., 2004. A Himalayan-type indenter-escape tectonic model for the southern part of the Late Neoproterozoic/Early Paleozoic East African-Antarctic Orogen. Geology, 32, 721-724.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J., Razakamanan, T., 2004. Titanite and apatite fission track analyses on basement rocks of central-southern Madagascar: constraints on exhumation and denudation rates along the eastern rift shoulder of the Morondava basin. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 38, 343-361.

Bauer, W., Jacobs, J. & Paech, H.-J., 2004. Structural evolution of the Proterozoic basement of central Dronning Maud Land. Geol. Jahrbuch, B96, 325-364

Meier,  S., Jacobs, J. & Olesch, M., 2004. Tectono-thermal evolution of the continental margin of central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica: apatite fission-track thermochronology. Geol. Jahrbuch, B96, 423-448

Mikhalsky, E.V. & Jacobs, J., 2004. Orthogneisses from the central Dronning Maud Land: geochemistry and some petrogenetic implications. Geol. Jahrbuch, B96, 49-76

Jacobs, J., Bauer, W., Fanning, C.M., 2003. Late Neoproterozoic/Early Palaeozoic events in central Dronning Maud Land and significance for the southern extension of the East African Orogen into East Antarctica. Precamb. Res., 126, 27-53.

Jacobs, J., Bauer, W., Fanning, C.M., 2003. New age constraints for Grenville-age metamorphism in western central Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica), and implications for the palaeogeography of Kalahari in Rodinia. Int. J. of Earth Sci., 92, 301-315.

Bauer, W., Jacobs, J., Fanning, M. & Schmidt, R., 2003. Geochemical constraints for Late Mesoproterozoic arc and back-arc volcanism in the Heimefrontfjella (East Antarctica) and implications for the palaeography at the southeastern margin of the Kaapvaal-Grunehogna Craton. Gondwana Research, 6, 449-465.

Bauer, W., Fielitz, W., Jacobs, J., Fanning, C.M., Spaeth, G., 2003. Post-Grenville mafic dykes from Heimefrontfjella (Western Dronning Maud Land / Antarctica). Antarctic Science, 15, 379-391.

Owada, M., Baba, S., Läufer, A., Elvevold, S., Shiraishi, K., Jacobs, J., 2003. Geology of eastern Mühlig-Hofmannfjella and Filchnerfjella in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica: A preliminary report on a Japan-Norway-Germany joint geological investigation. Polar Geoscience, 16, 108-136

Jacobs, J., Fanning, C.M., Bauer, W., 2003. Timing of Grenville-age vs. Pan-African medium- to high grade metamorphism in western Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica) and significance for correlations in Rodinia and Gondwana. Precamb. Res., 125, 1-20.

Bauer, W., Thomas, R.J. & Jacobs, J., 2003. Proterozoic to Cambrian history of central to western Droning Maud Land, SE Africa and surrounding areas in the context of Gondwana assemble. In: Yoshida, M., Windley, B.F. & Dasgupta, S (eds.): Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup. Geol. Soc. Lond., Spec. Publ., 206, 247-269.

Yoshida, M., Jacobs, J., Santosh, M. and Rajesh, H.M., 2003. Role of Pan-African Events in East Gondwana: A critical overview. In: Yoshida, M., Windley, B.F. & Dasgupta, S (eds.): Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup. Geol. Soc. Lond., Spec. Publ., 206, 57-76

Jacobs, J. & Breitkreuz, C., 2003. Zircon and apatite fission-track thermochronology of Late Carboniferous volcanic rocks of the NE German Basin. Int. J. of Earth Sci., 92, 165-172.

Jacobs, J., Klemd, R., Fanning, C.M., Bauer, W. & Colombo, F., 2002. Extensional collapse of the Late Neoproterozoic/Early Palaeozoic East African/Antarctic Orogen in central Dronning Maud Land. In: Yoshida, M., Windley, B.F. & Dasgupta, S (eds.): Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup. Geol. Soc. Lond., Spec. Publ., 206, 271-287.

Jacobs, J. & Thomas, R.J., 2002. A titanite fission-track profile across the SE Archean Kaapvaal craton and the Mesoproterozoic Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa: evidence for differential cryptic Meso- to Neoproterozoic tectonism. J. Afr. Earth Sci., 33, 323-333.

Jacobs, J. & Thomas, R.J., 2002. The Mozambique Belt from an East Antarctic perspective. In: Gamble, J. A.; Skinner, D. N. B.; Henrys, S. (eds.): Antarctica at the close of a millennium. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin, 35, 3-18.

Jacobs, J. & Bauer, W., 2001. Gjelsvikfjella, Mühlig-Hoffmann-Gebirge: Another piece of the East Antarctic Orogen? Z. dt. geol. Ges., 152, 249-259.

Golynsky, A. & Jacobs, J. 2001. Grenville-age versus Pan-African magnetic anomaly imprints in western Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. J. Geology, 109, 136-142.