​​​​​Orogenic Architecture and Crustal Growth 

from Accretion to Collision

IGCP 662
7. Prof. Suzanne Yvette O’REILLY
Prof.  Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, (Australia)
Macquarie UniversityAustralia
    Leading the Australian working group and directing petrology and geochemical group to undertake a comparative study of the Lachlan orogen in eastern Australia with the CAOB and Tethyan belt, including Tibet and Iran.
    O’Reilly completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia (1973). She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the integration of geophysical, geochemical, petrological, petrophysical and tectonic data to construct realistic lithospheric structure and evolution models (4-D Lithosphere Mapping) and understand whole-mantle dynamics through time. She has undertaken extensive studies on the origin of basaltic magmas and their geodynamic significance; trace element dispersions, residence sites and mineral partitioning in the mantle; realistic geological interpretations of geophysical datasets; relationships between mantle geochemistry and structure, volcanic activity, tectonic environment and lithosphere-scale controls for the distribution of economic deposits to enhance resource exploration targeting success. She is currently Director of the Australian Council (RC) Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and GEMOC and has been Chief Investigator in many international projects including 4 large collaborative projects funded by China NSF/Australia ARC, French sub-Antarctic Program, IODP, and Spitsbergen Program funded by NASA.She is an elected member of the Australian Academy of Science, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and letters. Her awards include the Order of Australia for services to Geoscience, the Copernicus Visiting Professorship (Italy, 2013), Doctor Honoris Causa (Lyon). She has over 300 refereed publications with and h-index of 94: Clarivate (ISI) 2017 Highly Cited Researcher.
Key publications include:
    1. Griffin, W.L. and O’Reilly, S.Y. 2017. The Earliest Subcontinental mantle. In M. Van Kranendonk, H. Smithies and V. Bennett (eds.) Earth’s Oldest Rocks. 2nd edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam in press
    2. Griffin, W.L., Begg, G.K. and O'Reilly, S.Y. 2013. Continental-root control on the genesis of magmatic ore deposits. Nature Geoscience 6, 905-910.
    3. O’Reilly, S.Y. and Griffin, W.L. 2013. Moho vs Crust-Mantle Boundary: Evolution of an idea. Tectonophysics, 609,535-546. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.031.
    4. O’Reilly, S.Y. and Griffin, W.L. 2012. Mantle Metasomatism. In D.E. Harlov and H. Austrheim (eds.) Metasomatism and the Chemical Transformation of Rock, Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-28394-9_12. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012. Pp 467-528.
    5. O’Reilly, S.Y. and Griffin, W.L., 2010. The Lithosphere-Asthenosphere boundary: Can we sample it? Lithos, 102, 1-13.
    6. O’Reilly, S.Y., Zhang, M., Griffin, W.L., Begg, G. and Hronsky, J. 2009. Ultradeep continental roots and their oceanic remnants: a solution to the geochemical “crustal reservoir” problem? Lithos, 112, Supp. 2, 1043-1054.
    7. Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Afonso, J.C., and Begg, G.C. 2009. The composition and evolution of lithospheric mantle: A re-evaluation and its tectonic implications. Journal of Petrology, 50, 1185-1204.
    8. O’Reilly, S.Y. and Griffin, W.L. 2006. Imaging chemical and thermal heterogeneity in the subcontinental lithospheric mantle: Geophysical implications. Tectonophysics, 416, 289-309. The most highly cited publication in Tectonophysics in the last 5 years (Elsevier award)
    9. O’Reilly, S.Y. and Griffin, W.L. 1996. 4-D Lithosphere Mapping; methodology and examples. Tectonophysics, 262, 1-18.
    10. O’Reilly, S.Y., Griffin W.L. and Ryan, C.G. 1991. Residence of trace elements in metasomatized spinel lherzolite xenoliths: a proton-microprobe study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 109, 98-113.