Curriculum vitae

Professor, Raymond F. Kravis Chair in Geology


Academic degrees:

  • 1978-1981: Undergraduate studies in the Department of Geology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. B.Sc. Major in Geology.
  • 1982-1984: M.Sc. studies in the Department of Geology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Thesis on "The deformation and metamorphism of Precambrian schistose dikes in the Elat area (NE Sinai)".
  • 1985-1990: Ph.D. studies and research in the Department of Geology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dissertation on "The geodynamic evolution of the Cycladic massif, Aegean Sea - a contribution to the study of continental collision". Ph.D. - June  1990.


Post-doctoral research:

  • 1990: Researcher, Israel Geological Survey: mapping and petrology of the Precambrian basement near Elat.
  • August 1990 – September 1991: Awarded "Bourses Chateaubriand". Research in the Laboratoire de Géologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris): High-pressure metamorphism and geodynamics of the Western Alps.
  • September 1991-October 1992: Research fellow at the Laboratoire de Géologie de l'Ecole Normale   Supérieure (Paris): High-pressure metamorphism and geodynamics of the Western Alps.


Academic appointments:

  • October 1992: Lecturer, Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University. Geology.
  • 1998: Senior Lecturer, Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University. Geology.
  • 2004: Associate Professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University. Geology.
  • 2009: Professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University. Geology.


Administrative duties at the Hebrew University:

  • July 2004-July 2005: Chairman of Geology program
  • September 2006 - September 2010: Committee member HU Authority of Research Students
  • 2010 - 2011: Member of IES selection committee
  • 2010 -2011: Head of IES Ph.D. students selection committee
  • Since October 2010 - October 2012: Member of HU tenure committee, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Since September 2012 - October 2015: Chairman of Earth Science program and Geology chair


Additional activities (selected):

  • 1995 - organizing committee annual meeting of the Geological Society of Israel (Zichron Yaakov)
  • Sept. 1997 - Aug. 1998: Guest scientist and CNRS research associate at ENS - Paris (Sabbatical)
  • 2003 - Installation and maintenance of a new mineral separation lab at the IES HU
  • July 2004 - July 2008: Inst. Earth Sciences advising committee
  • 2000 – 2010 - Editorial board member, Israel Journal of Earth Sciences
  • August 2005 - August 2006 - Guest scientist at CEREGE – Aix en Provence (Sabbatical)
  • April 2006 - Session organizer and chairperson European Geosciences Union (EGU) Vienna
  • October 2007- Field leader (with M. Bröcker), pre-Penrose-Conference excursion to the Aegean Sea.
  • 2008 - Reviewer for the Open University: evaluation of a new program in Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  • 2008-2009: Chairman of a scientific/referee committee of one of the competitive Israeli research funds (Earth and Environmental Sciences).
  • April 2008: Present - Editorial board member, Journal of African Earth Sciences.
  • April 2008: Vice president, Israel Geological Society.
  • 2009 - 2010: President, Israel Geological Society.
  • 2010 - Geological Society of America (GSA) Field Forum meeting organizer (with four others).
  • 2016 – Scientific Committee Member - International Earth Science Colloquium on the Aegean Region. IESCA-2017 to be held at Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.


Awards and distinctions

  • 1983 - Diker-Shraga memorial prize of the Institute of Earth Sciences for excellence in studies.
  • 1985 - Peretz Grader memorial prize of the Geological Society of Israel.
  • 1990 - Chateaubriand post-doctoral fellowship.
  • 1996 - "Arc en Ciel" binational program with ENS Paris.
  • 1997 - Elected among HU excellent teachers on students questionnaire.
  • April 2009 - April 2010: President of the Israel Geological Society.
  • December 2015: Raymond F. Kravis Chair in Geology


Teaching responsibilities:

  • Global Tectonics (3 credit points, 3rd year students, compulsory, taught annually)
  • Optical mineralogy (with A. Matthews, 4 credit points, 2nd year students, compulsory, taught annually)
  • Precambrian crustal evolution of the ANS in southern Israel – excursion (2 credit points, compulsory for 3rd year geology students, taught annually).
  • Precambrian crustal evolution of the ANS in southern Israel – field camp near Eilat (3 days – 3 credit points).
  • Orogenic processes (10 days, 5 credit points, excursion in the Western Alps or in Greece – 3rd and graduate students, biannual)


Research Students

M.Sc. students

  • Ziv, Alon (1996). The Alpine folding on Andros, implications for strain development and the kinematics of the western Cyclades. (co-supervised with Z. Garfunkel). Currently Senior Lecturer at TAU.
  • Katz, Oded (1996). Structure and petrology of the Precambrian basement of the SE Roded Block (Elat area, Israel). (co-supervised with A. Matthews and A. Heimann). Currently Senior Researcher at the GSI.
  • Shaked, Yonatan (1997).  A geological study of the Almyropotamos tectonic window (Evia, Greece), (co-supervised with Z. Garfunkel).
  • Lensky, Nadav (1997). Petrology and structure of an Alpine HP-LT terrane - S. Evia. (co-supervised with Z. Garfunkel). Currently Senior Researcher at the GSI.
  • Kolodner, Keren (1998). High-temperature metamorphism in the eastern Cyclades (co-supervised with A. Matthews).
  • Le Bayonn, Ronan (1998). Alpine deformation and metamorphism at the base of the Dora Maira coesite-bearing terrane (Western Alps, Italy). (DEA a l’ENS (Paris), co-supervised with C. Chopin).
  • Rosenbaum, Gideon (1999). Crustal deformation at high-pressure metamorphic conditions (Syros, Greece). (co-supervised with Z. Garfunkel). Currently Associate Professor at the School of Physical Sciences - Earth Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Zeffren, Sara (2001). 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of hangingwall rocks above low-angle detachments (Tinos and Ikaria, Greece). (co-supervised with A. Heimann, Geological Survey).
  • Crouvi, Onn (2001). Remote Sensing for lithological mapping, using the Airborne Hyperspectral Scanner DAIS 7915. Example from Timna valley. (with E. Ben-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, and M. Beyth, Geological Survey). Currently researcher at the GSI.
  • Beeri, Yaron (2002). The island of Anaphi (Cyclades): a bridge between the internal and the external Hellenides. (co-supervised with A. Matthews). Currently Senior  researcher at Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.
  • Gerssman, Ronen (2005). Remote sensing mapping (with ground control) of an active rift: Zula bay (Red sea Eritrea).(co-supervised with E. Ben Dor and M. Beyth).
  • Morag, Navot (2006). Geochronology and advanced petrology of detritus from Alpine foreland basins, SE France. (co-supervised with Y. Harlavan). Currently Post-Doctoral scholar at the HU.
  • Petranker, Gilad (2011). Zircon U-Pb-Hf of the Neoproterozoic and Cambro-Ordovician sequences from the central Western Taurus: Implications for provenance and North Gondwanan crustal evolution (co-supervised with A. Gerdes).
  • Zlatkin, Olga (2011). Evolution of the Menderes basement (Turkey) as revealed by coupled U-Pb-Hf in zircons. Currently Ph.D. student at HU.
  • Abbo, Avishai (2012). U-Pb-Hf in zircons from the Neoproterozoic and Lower Paleozoic of the Tauride (Turkey). Currently Ph.D. student at HU.
  • Ben Dor, Yoav (2015). Provenance of the Cambrian siliciclastic sequence in Israel: Isotope geochemistry of heavy Minerals, clays and feldspars (co-supervised with Y. Harlavan). Currently Ph.D. student at HU.
  • ·       Kedem, Nadav (in progress). Origin of the Neogene silisiclastics of the Hazeva Formation (co-supervised with Y. Harlavan).


Ph.D. students

  • Katzir, Yaron (1999). The origin and Alpine metamorphism of ultrabasic rocks in the Cycladic massif. (with Z. Garfunkel and A. Matthews). Currently Associate Professor at BGU.
  • Kolodner, Keren (2007). The provenance of the siliciclastic section in Israel and Jordan: U-Pb dating of detrital zircons. Currently chief geologist at Geoprospect Ltd.
  • Morag, Navot (2011). Evolution of the Arabian-Nubian Shield and the provenance of the Paleozoic section in Elat area (southern Israel): new insights from the Hf isotopic composition and U-Pb dating of zircon. Currently Post-Doc at HU
  • Zlatkin Olga (in progress). Peri-Gondwana terranes in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
  • Abbo, Avishai (in progress). Aspects of Precambrian-Cambrian crustal evolution in NE Africa and adjacent peri-Gondwana terranes .



  • 1998-1999: Sánchez-Gómez, Mario (Ph.D. University of Granda, Spain, 1997). Miocene exhumation in the Cyclades from radiometric dating and petrology of detrital pebbles in detached sedimentary basins. (with A. Heimann). Currently Associate Professor at Jaen University, Spain.
  • 2007 - 2008: Teutch, Nadya (Ph.D. Hebrew University). Precambrian-Cambrian pedoenesis at the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Currently Senior researcher at the Israel Geological Survey.
  • 2011-2013: Be'eri-Shlevin, Yaron (Ph.D. Ben Guryon University of the Negev 2009). Lady Davis Fellow. Provenance of Nile sediments in the Levant. Currently Senior researcher at Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.
  • 2015-2016: Morag, Navot (Ph.D. Hebrew University). Provenance of the Miocene clastic sediments of northern Israel.

List of Publications

Peer Reviewed

  1. Avigad, D. and Garfunkel, Z., (1989). Low-angle faults underneath and above a blueschist belt, Tinos (Cyclades). Terra Nova 1, 182-187.
  2. Matthews, A., Reymer, A., Avigad, D., Cochin, J. and Marko, S., (1989). Pressure and temperatures of Pan-African high-grade metamorphism in the Elat association, NE Sinai. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences 38, 1-17. 
  3. Avigad, D. and Garfunkel Z., (1991). Uplift and exhumation of high-pressure metamorphic rocks: the example of the Cycladic blueschist belt (Aegean Sea). Tectonophysics, 188: 357-372.
  4. Avigad, D., Matthews, A., Evans, B. and Garfunkel, Z., (1992). Cooling during the exhumation of a blueschist terrain (Sifnos). European Journal of Mineralogy, 4, 619-634.
  5. Avigad, D., (1992). Exhumation of coesite-bearing rocks in the Dora-Maira massif (Western Alps; Italy). Geology 20, 947-950.
  6. Avigad, D., Chopin, C., Goffé, B., & Michard, A., (1993). Tectonic model for the evolution of the western Alps. Geology, 21, 659-662.
  7. Avigad, D., (1993). Tectonic juxtaposition of blueschists and greenschists in Sifnos island  - implications for the structure of the Cycladic blueschist belt. Journal of Structural Geology, 15, 1459-1469.
  8. Avigad, D., & Garfunkel, Z., (1993). The role of extension in the unroofing of the Cycladic blueschist belt. Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, 28, 57-69.
  9. Avigad, D., Chopin, C., Goffé, B., & Michard, A., (1994). Tectonic model for the evolution of the western Alps, Reply. Geology, 762-763.
  10. Avigad, D., (1995). Exhumation of the Dabie Shan ultra-high-pressure rocks and accumulation of the Songpan-Ganzi flysch sequence, central China. Comment. Geology, 23, 764-765.
  11. Avigad, D., (1996). Precollisional ductile extension in the internal western Alps (Sesia zone, Italy). Earth & Planetary Science Letters 137, 175-188.
  12. Katzir, Y., Matthews, A., Garfunkel, Z., Schliestedt, M., Avigad, D., (1996). The tectono-metamorphic evolution of a dismembered ophiolite (Tinos, Cyclades, Greece). Geological Magazine 133, 237-254.
  13. Avigad, D., Garfunkel, Z., Jolivet, L., & Azanon, H.M., (1997). Back-arc extension and denudation of Mediterranean eclogites. Tectonics 16, 924-941.
  14. Avigad, D., Baer, G., & Heimann, A., (1998). Block rotation and continental extension in the central Aegean Sea: palaeomagnetic and structural evidence from Tinos and Mykonos (Cyclades, Greece). Earth & Planetary Science Letters 137, 23-40.
  15. Katz, O., Avigad, D., Matthews, A., Heimann, A., (1998). Precambrian metamorphic evolution of the southern Roded block, Elat area. Israel Journal of Earth Siences 47, 93-110.
  16. Avigad, D., (1998). High-pressure metamorphism and cooling on SE Naxos (Cyclades, Greece). European Journal of Mineralogy 10, 1309-1319.
  17. Matthews, A., Lieberman, J., Avigad, D., Garfunkel, Z., (1999). Fluid rock interaction and thermal evolution during thrusting of an Alpine metamorphic complex (Tinos island, Greece). Contrib. Mineral. Petrol.135: 212-224.
  18. Katzir, Y., Avigad, D. Matthews, A., Garfunkel, Z., Evans, B.W., (1999). Origin and metamorphism of ultrabasic rocks associated with a subducted passive continental margin, Naxos (Cyclades, Greece). Journal of Metamorphic Petrology 17, 301-318.
  19. Shaked, Y., Avigad, D., Garfunkel, Z., (2000). Crustal thickening and high-pressure metamorphism in the Almyropotamos window (Evia, Greece). Geological  Magazine 137, 367-380.
  20. Avigad, D., Garfunkel, Z., Jolivet, L., & Azanon, H.M., (2000). Back-arc extension and denudation of Mediterranean eclogites. Reply. Tectonics  19: (2) 410-414.
  21. Katzir, Y., Avigad, D. Matthews, A., Garfunkel, Z., Evans, B.W., (2000). Origin and P-T evolution of high-pressure ophiolitic melanges in southern Evia (NW Cyclades). Journal  Metamorphic Geology, 18: (6) 699-718.
  22. Maluski, H., Lepvrier, C., Jolivet, L., Carter, A., Roques, D., Beyssac, O., Tang, T.T., Thang N.D., Avigad, D., (2001). Ar-Ar and fission-track ages in the Song Chay Massif: Early Triassic and Cenozoic tectonics in northern Vietnam. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 19, 233-248.  
  23. Avigad, D., Ziv, A., and Garfunkel Z., (2001). Ductile and brittle shortening, extension-parallel folds and maintenance of crustal thickness in the central Aegean (Cyclades, Greece). Tectonics, 20, 277-287.
  24. Jolivet, L., Goffé B., Beyssac, O., Avigad, D., Lepvrier, C., Maluski, H., Thang, TT, (2001). Oligo-Miocene midcrustal shear zone in Indochina. Tectonics, 20, 46-57.
  25. Sanchez-Gomez, M., Avigad, D., Heimann, H., (2002). Geochronology of clasts in Miocene sedimentary sequences on Mykonos and Paros Islands: implications for back-arc extension in the Aegean Sea. J. Geol. Soc. London 159: 45-60.
  26. Bogosh, R., Avigad, D., Weissbrod, T., (2002). Geochemistry and tectonic setting of the Late Precambrian Roded quartz-diorite (southern Israel). J. African Earth Sciences, 35 (1) 51-60.
  27. Rosenbaum, G., Avigad, D., Sanchez-Gomez, M., (2002). Coaxial flattening at deep levels of orogenic belts: evidence from blueschists and eclogites on Syros and Sifnos (Cyclades, Greece). Journal of Structural Geology 24 (9) 1451-1462.
  28. Beyth, M., Avigad, D., Wetzel, H.U., Matthews, A., Berhe, S.M., (2003). Crustal Exhumation and indications for Snowball Earth in the East African Orogen: North Ethiopia and East Eritrea. Precambrian Research 123, 187-201.
  29. Avigad, D., Kolodner, K., McWilliams, M., Persing, H., Weissbrod, T.,(2003). Origin of northern Gondwana Cambrian sandstone revealed by detrital zircon SHRIMP dating. Geology 31, 227-230.
  30. Avigad, D., Chopin, C., Le Bayon, R., (2003). Thrusting and extension in the Dora Maira UHP terrane: view from below the coesite-bearing unit. Journal of Geology 111, 57-70.
  31. Katz, O., Beyth, M., Miller, N., Stern, R., Avigad, D., Basu, A., and A. Anbar (2004). A Late Neoproterozoic (~630 Ma) high-magnesium andesite suite from southern Israel: implications for the consolidation of Gondwanaland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 218, 475-490.
  32. Michard, A., Avigad, D., Goffe, B., Chopin, C., (2004). The high-pressure metamorphic front of the south Western Alps.  Schweizeriche Miner. Petro. Mittel.84/3, 213-235.
  33. Vapnik, J. and Avigad, D., (2004). A fluid-inclusion study and P-T conditions of quartz-calcite boudins and vein formation within a low-angle detachment fault in Tinos island (Aegean Sea). International  J. Earth. Sci. 93, 487-499. 1. 
  34. Shimron, A.E., and Avigad, D., (2003). The rock assemblage. In E. Black (ed) The Ma’agan Mikhael Ship: The recovery of a 2400 year-old merchantman. Israel Exploration Society and the University of Haifa. 153-182.
  35. Avigad, D., Sandler, A., Kolodner, K., Stern, RJ, McWilliams, M.O., Miller, N., Beyth, M., (2005). Mass-production of Cambrian quartz-rich sandstone as a consequence of chemical weathering of Pan-African orogens: implications for global environment. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 240, 818-826.
  36. Jolivet, L., Raimbourg, H., Labrousse, L.,Avigad, D., Leroy, Y., Austrheim, H, Andersen, T.,  (2005). Softening triggered by eclogitisation: the first step toward exhumation during continental subduction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 237, 532-547.
  37. Raimbourg, H., Jolivet, L., Labrousse, L.., Leroy, Y., and D. Avigad, (2005). Kinematics of syn-eclogite deformation in the Bergen Arcs, Norway, implications for exhumation mechanisms, in Deformation mechanisms, rheology and tectonics, vol. Special Publication 243, edited by J.-P.B. D. Gapais, P.R. Cobbold, pp. 175-192, Geol. Soc. London, London.
  38. Zeffren, S., Avigad, D., Heimann, H., Gvirtzman, Z., (2005). Age resetting of hanging wall rocks above a low-angle detachment fault on Tinos Island (Aegean Sea): K-Ar, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and thermal modeling. Tectonophysics, 400, 1-25.
  39. Stern, R.G., Avigad, D., Miller, N.R., Beyth, M., (2006). Geological Society of Africa Presidential Review: Evidence for the Snowball Earth hypothesis in the Arabian-Nubian Shield and the East African orogen. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 44, 1-20.
  40. Crouvi, O., Ben-Dor, E., Beyth, M., Avigad, D., Amit, R., (2006). Quantiative mapping of arid alluvial fan surfaces using field spectrometer and hyperspectral remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment 104, 108-117.
  41. Kolodner, K., Avigad, D., McWilliams, M., Wooden, J., Weissbrod, T., Feinstein, S., (2006). Provenance of north Gondwana Cambrian-Ordovician sandstone: U-Pb SHRIMP dating of detrital zircons from Israel and Jordan. Geological Magazine 143, 367-391.
  42. Katzir, Y., Garfunkel, Z., Avigad, D. and A. Matthews (2007). The geodynamic evolution of the Alpine orogen in the Cyclades (Aegean Sea, Greece): insights from diverse origins and modes of emplacement of ultramafic rocks. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 291; p. 17-40.
  43. Avigad, D., Stern, R.J., Beyth, M., Miller, N., McWilliams, M.O., (2007). Detrital zircon geochronology of Cryogenian diamictites and Lower Paleozoic sandstone in Ethiopia (Tigrai): age constraints on Neoproterozoic glaciation and crustal evolution of the southern Arabian-Nubian Shield. Precambrian Research 154, 88-106.
  44. Morag, N., Avigad, D., Harlavan, Y., McWilliams, M.O., Michard, A., (2008). Rapid exhumation and mountain building in the Western Alps: detrital petrology and geochronology of Tertiary basins of SE France. Tectonics 27, TC2004, doi:10.1029/2007TC002142.
  45. Gersman, R., Ben Dor, E., Beyth, M., Avigad, D., Abraha, M., and A. Kibreab, (2008). Mapping Hydrothermally Altered Rocks by the EO-1 Hyperion Sensor, Northern Danakil Depression, Eritrea. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29, 3911-3936.
  46. Stern, RJ., Avigad, D., Miller, N., Beyth, M., (2008). From Volcanic Winter to Snowball Earth:  An alternative explanation for Neoproterozoic Biosphere Stress. Springer Solid Earth Series “Links between Geological Processes, Microbial Activities, and Evolution of Life”. Y. Dilek, H. Furnes, K. Muehlenbachs Eds. 313-337.
  47. Vermeesch, P., Avigad , D., McWilliams, M.O, (2009). 500 Myr of thermal history elucidated by multi-method detrital thermochronology of North Gondwana Cambrian sandstones (Eilat area, Israel). Geological Society of America Bulletin 121, 1204-1216.
  48. Miller, N, Stern, R.J., Avigad, D., Beyth, M, Schilman, B., (2009). Cryogenian carbonate-slate sequences of the Tambien Group, N. Ethiopia : pre-“Sturtian” chemostratigraphy and regional correlations. Precambrian Research 170, 129-156.
  49. Be'eri-Shlevin, Y., Avigad, D., Matthews, A., (2009). Age and pressure-temperature constraints on magmatism and metamorphism in the Asteroussia Unit at Anafi Island (Cyclades, Greece). Israel Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 13-27
  50. Kolodner, K., Avigad, D., Ireland T.R., Grafunkel Z. (2009). Origin of Lower Cretaceous ('Nubian') sandstones of North-East Africa and Arabia from detrital zircon U-Pb SHRIMP dating. Sedimentology 56, 2010-2023.
  51. Avigad, D., Gvirtzman, Z., (2009). Late Neoproterozoic rise and fall of the northern Arabian-Nubian Shield: The role of lithospheric mantle delamination and subsequent thermal subsidence. Tectonophysics 477, 217-228.
  52. Ziv, A., Katzir, Y., Avigad, D., Garfunkel, Z., (2010). Strain development and kinematic significance of the Alpine folding on Andros (western Cyclades), Greece. Tectonophysics 488, 248-255.
  53. Morag, N., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Belousova, E., Harlavan, Y., (2011). Crustal evolution and recycling in the northern Arabian-Nubian Shield: new perspectives from zircon Lu-Hf and U-Pb systematics. Precambrian Research 186, 101-116.
  54. Miller, N, Avigad, D., Stern, R.J., Beyth, M, (2011). The Tambien Group, Northern Ethiopia (Tigre). In Arnaud, E., Halverson, G. P. & Shields-Zhou, G. (eds) The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 36, 263–276.
  55. Angerer, T., Greiling, R.O., Avigad, D., (2011). Fabric development in a weathering profile at a basement-cover interface, the sub-Cambrian peneplain, Israel: Implication for decollement tectonics. Journal of Structural Geology 33, 819-832.
  56. Morag, N., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Belousova, E., Harlavan, Y., (2011). Detrital zircon Hf isotopic composition indicates long distance transport of north Gondwana Cambro-Ordovician sandstone. Geology 39, 955-958.
  57. Sandler, A., Teutch, N., Avigad, D., (2012). Sub-Cambrian pedogenesis recorded in a weathering profile of the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Sedimentology 59. 1305-1320.
  58. Morag, N.,  Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Harlavan, Y., (2012). 1000–580 Ma crustal evolution in the northern Arabian-Nubian Shield revealed by U–Pb–Hf of detrital zircons from late Neoproterozoic sediments (Elat area, Israel). Precambrian Research 208– 211, 197– 212.
  59. Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Morag, N., Bechstädt,T., (2012). Coupled U-Pb-Hf of detrital zircons of Cambrian sandstones from Morocco and Sardinia: implications for provenance and Precambrian crustal evolution of North Africa. Gondwana Research 21, 690-703.
  60. Meinhold, G., Morton, A.C., Avigad, D., (2013). New insights into peri-Gondwana paleogeography and the Gondwana superfan system from detrital zircon U-Pb ages. Gondwana Research 23, 661–665
  61. Zlatkin, O., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., (2013). Evolution and provenance of Neoproterozoic basement and Lower Paleozoic siliciclastic cover of the Menderes Massif (Western Taurides): coupled U-Pb-Hf zircon isotope geochemistry. Gondwana Research. 23, 682–700
  62. Be’eri-Shlevin, Y., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Zlatkin, O., (2013). Detrital zircon U-Pb-Hf systematics of Israeli coastal sands:  new perspectives on the provenance of Nile sediments. Journal of the Geological Society, London. Journal of the Geological Society 171(1):107-116.
  63. Zlatkin, O., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., (2014). Peri-Amazonian provenance of the Proto-Pelagonian basement (Greece), from zircon U-Pb geochronology and Lu-Hf isotopic geochemistry. Lithos 184-187, 379–392.
  64. Avigad, D.,  Weissbrod, T., Gerdes, A., Zlatkin,O.  Ireland, T.R., Morag, N., (2015). The detrital zircon U-Pb-Hf fingerprint of the northern Arabian-Nubian Shield as reflected by a Late Ediacaran arkosic wedge (Zenifim Formation; subsurface Israel). Precambrian Research 04/2015; 266.
  65. Abbo, A., Avigad, A., Gerdes, A., Güngör, T., (2015). Cadomian basement and Paleozoic to Triassic siliciclastics of the Taurides (Karacahisar dome, south-central Turkey): Paleogeographic constraints from U-Pb-Hf in Zircons. Lithos 4, 227-
  66. Avigad, D., Abbo, A., Gerdes, A., (2016). Origin of the Eastern Mediterranean: Neo-Thetys rifting along a cryptic Cadomian suture between Afro-Arabia and the Taurides. Geological Society of America Bulletin. In press. doi:10.1130/B31370.1


Field guides:

  1. Avigad, D. and Matthews, A., (1985). The Elat metamorphic complex revisited. Geol Soc. Israel. Ann. Meeting, Eilat,  p.164-171.
  2. Avigad, D., Matthews, A., and Garfunkel, Z. (1989). The Alpine evolution of the Cyclades: an introduction and excursion guide to the islands of Sifnos and Tinos. Geol. Soc. Israel. Publ., 66pp.
  3. Katz, O., Avigad, D., Heimann, A. (1996). The geology of the Precambrian Basement in SE Roded Block. Field trip, Geological Society of Israel, Annual Meeting, Elat, pp. 22-42.
  4. Morag, N., and Avigad, D., (2010). Stages in the development of the Arabian-Nubian crust in Eilat area. Geological Society of Israel, Annual Meeting, Eilot. 47-59.
  5. Morag, N., and Avigad, D., (2016). The Precambrian basement of the Roded block in the frame of the evolution of the Arabian-Nubian shield. Geological Society of Israel, Annual Meeting, Eilat. 99-114. (in Hebrew).


Israel Geological Survey publications and maps:

  1. Bogoch, R., Gilat, A., Avigad, D., Zohar, E., Shirav, M., and Halicz, L., (1990). The Millstone gold anomaly, Roded Prospect Area: summary and evaluation. Israel Geological Survey Report. GSI/47/90, 42pp.
  2. Avigad, D., (1990). The geological map of the SE Roded area, Eilat (Scale 1:5000). Special publication of the Israel Geological Survey.
  3. Katz, O., Avigad, D., Matthews, A., Heimann, A., (1996). Preleminary note on the metamorphic and structural evolution of the southern Roded block, Elat area. Israel Geological Survey Current Research 10, 95-102.
  4. Gersman, R., Ben Dor, E., Beyth, M., Avigad, D., Abraha, M., and A. Kibreab, Baer, G., (2006). Hyperspectral Remote Sensing as a tool for Geological exploration, Northern Danakile depression, Eritrea. Report GSI/08/06, pp. 98


Popular Science

  1. Beyth, M., Avigad, D., 2006. The Earth as a Snowball. Galileo 90, p. 24-35. In Hebrew.