​​​​​Orogenic Architecture and Crustal Growth 

from Accretion to Collision

IGCP 662
5. Prof. Inna SAFONOVA
Prof. Inna Safonova (Russia)
Novosibirsk State University
    Leading and directing the Russian working groups to study accretion andcontinental growth of the northwestern CAOB.
    Inner is the Head of Laboratory of Evolution of Paleo-Oceans and Mantle Magmatism (LEPOM) at the Geology-Geophysical Department of Novosibirsk State University and a Senior Research Scientist at the Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy SB RAS, both in Novosibirsk, Russia. Her H-index is 21, total citations = 2150 according to Google Scholar. She received her M.Sc. (1987) from the Novosibirsk State University (Honors), and her Ph.D. (2005) from Russian Academy of Sciences. She has been a visiting researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (2004-2015), University of Tokyo (2010-2014) and a Brain Pool Program Researcher in the Korea Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (2010-2012) and was an awardee of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2007-2009, 2014-2015 and 2017. Over the past 15 years, Inna has advised many graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. She has published over 80 peerreviewed papers in SCI journals, is a coauthor of several monographs, and has been an Associate Editor of Gondwana Research Journal for 7 years and Geoscience Frontiers for 6 years. Research fields include continental growth in Central Asia, Pacific-type orogenic belts, ocean plate stratigraphy, tectonic erosion, geochronology, igneous geochemistry and petrology, mantle magmatism. Proposer and Leader of IGCP#592 Project “Continental construction in Central Asia” of UNESCO-IUGS (2012-2016). Leader of a Megagrant Project of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia “A multidisciplinary study of Pacific-type orogenic belts and development of a holistic model linking evolution of oceans, their active margins and mantle magmatism” (no. №14.Y26.31.0018; 2017-2019).
Key publications include:
    1. Safonova, I., Kotlyarov, A., Krivonogov, S., Xiao, W. Intra-oceanic arcs of the Paleo-Asian Ocean, Gondwana Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2017.04.005.
    2. Safonova I., 2017. Juvenile versus recycled crust in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt: Implications from ocean plate stratigraphy, blueschist belts and intra-oceanic arcs. Gondwana Research 47, 6–27.
    3. Safonova I., Maruyama, S., Kojima S., Komiya T., Krivonogov S., Koshida K., 2016. Recognizing OIB and MORB in accretionary complexes: a new approach based on ocean plate stratigraphy, petrology, and geochemistry. Gondwana Research 33, 92-114.
    4. Safonova, I., Biske, G., Romer, R.L., Seltmann, R., Simonov, V., Maruyama, S., 2016. Middle Paleozoic mafic magmatism and ocean plate stratigraphy of the South Tianshan, Kyrgyzstan. Gondwana Research 30, 236-256.
    5. Safonova, I., Maruyama, S., Litasov, K., 2015. Generation of hydrous-carbonate plumes in the mantle transition zone linked to tectonic erosion and subduction. Tectonophysics 662, p. 454-471.
    6. Safonova, I., Santosh, M., 2014. Accretionary complexes in the Asia-Pacific region: Tracing archives of ocean plate stratigraphy and tracking mantle plumes. Gondwana Research 25,126-158.
    7. Safonova I., Maruyama, S., 2014. Asia: a frontier for a future supercontinent Amasia. International Geology Review 59, 1051-1071.
    8. Safonova, I., Seltmann, R., Kroener, A., Gladkochub, D., Schulmann, K., Xiao, W., Kim, T., Komiya, T., Sun, M., 2011. A new concept of continental construction in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (compared to actualistic examples from the Western Pacific). Episodes, v. 34, no. 4,pp. 186-194.
    9. Safonova, I.Yu., Maruyama, S., Hirata, T., Kon, Y., Rino S., 2010. LA ICP MS U-Pb ages of detrital zircons from Russia largest rivers: implications for major granitoid events in Eurasia and global episodes of supercontinent formation. Journal of Geodynamics 50, 134-153.
    10. Safonova, I.Y., 2009. Intraplate magmatism and oceanic plate stratigraphy of the Paleo-Asian and Paleo-Pacific Oceans from 600 to 140 Ma, Ore Geology Reviews35, 137-154.