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Gerlinde HABLER, Dr.


Room Number: 2B328
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53475
Fax: +43-1-4277-9534

Senior Scientist

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Labmanager of the Laboratory of Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy and Focused Ion Beam Applications (FIB-SEM Laboratory)
  • Teaching

Research interests:

  • Microstructure and texture formation in metamorphic rocks
  • Mechanisms of phase transformations under deformation
  • Host – mineral inclusion systems
  • Crystallographic orientation relations
  • Microstructure and texture analysis by electron beam microanalytical methods
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Applications
  • Electron Backscatter Diffraction in SEM
  • Geology and petrology of natural metamorphic rocks
  • Correlation of petrological, structural and geochronological data
  • Inferring P-T-t-d paths of natural metamorphic rocks
  • Geology of the European Eastern Alps

Recent and current projects:

FWF I1704-N19 "The influence of defect structures at reaction interfaces and shear-deformation on reaction rim growth kinetics in the MgO-Al2O3 system"
International joint project in the framework of the Research Group FOR741-DACH Nanoscale processes and geomaterials properties

FWF I471-N19 "Re-equilibration processes in grain-internal domains: The interrelation of mineral reactions and deformation during metamorphism"
International joint project in the framework of the Research Group FOR741-DACH Nanoscale processes and geomaterials properties

IK 052 Doctoral School "Deformation of geological materials: mechanical – chemical feedback and the coupling across scales (DOGMA)"

FWF Hertha Firnberg project T319-N10 "Metamorphism and deformation in the hanging wall of extruding high-pressure rocks"

FWF P15644-GEO "Variscan vs Permian-Triassic metamorphism in the Austroalpine Basement units (AAB) of the Eastern Alps: a mineral chemical and radiogenic isotope approach"

FWF P13227-GEO "The eo-Alpine high-pressure belt: Kinematics of the emplacement of Cretaceous eclogites in the Austroalpine units of the Eastern Alps"

Selected Publications (
2006 – current, peer-reviewed):

Li, C., Griffiths, T., Pennycook, T., Mangler, C., Jeřábek, P., Meyer, J., Habler, G., Abart, R. (2016, in press): The structure of a propagating MgAl2O4/MgO interface: Linked atomic- and µm-scale mechanisms of interface motion. Philosophical Magazine & Philosophical Magazine Letters. DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2016.1205233

Ageeva, O., Habler, G., Topa, D., Waitz, T., Li, C., Pertsev, A., Griffiths, A. T., Zhilicheva, O., Abart, R. (2016): Plagioclase hosted Fe-Ti-oxide micro-inclusions in an oceanic gabbro-plagiogranite association from the Mid Atlantic Ridge at 13°34' N. American Journal of Science, 316, 85-109. DOI: 10.2475/02.2016.01

Griffiths, T. A., Habler, G., Abart, R. (2016): Crystallographic orientation relationships in host–inclusion systems: new insights from large EBSD datasets American Mineralogist, 101, 690-705. DOI: 10.2138/am-2016-5442 (link to article)

Eberlei, T., Habler, G., Wegner, W., Schuster, R., Körner, W., Thöni, M., Abart, R. (2015): Rb/Sr isotopic and compositional retentivity of muscovite during deformation. Lithos, 227, 161-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.04.007

Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G., Wheeler, J. (2015): Planar microstructures in zircon from paleo-seismic zones. American Mineralogist, 100, 1834-1847. DOI: 10.2138/am-2015-5236 (link to preprint)

Pimminger, H., Habler, G., Freiberger, N., Abart, R. (2015): Evolution of nanostructure and specific surface area during thermally driven dehydration of Mg(OH)2. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 43, 59-68. DOI: 10.1007/s00269-015-0774-5

Eberlei, T., Habler, G., Grasemann, B., Abart, R. (2014): Upper–greenschist facies intragrain deformation of albite in mylonitic meta–pegmatite and the influence of crystallographic anisotropy on microstructure formation. Journal of Structural Geology, 69, 47-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.10.001 (link to preprint)

Griffiths, T. A., Habler, G., Rhede, D., Wirth, R., Ram, F., Abart, R. (2014): Localization of submicron inclusion re-equilibration at healed fractures in host garnet. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168, 1077. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-014-1077-4 (link to preprint)

Jeřábek, P., Abart, R., Rybacki, E., Habler, G. (2014): Microstructure and texture evolution during growth of magnesio-aluminate spinel at corundum - periclase interfaces under uniaxial load: the effect of stress concentration on reaction progress. American Journal of Science, 314, 940-965. DOI: 10.2475/05.2014.02

Proyer, A., Habler, G., Abart, R., Wirth, R., Krenn, K., Hoinkes, G. (2013): TiO2 exsolution from garnet by open-system precipitation: evidence from crystallographic and shape preferred orientation of rutile inclusions. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 211-234. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-013-0872-7 (link to preprint)

Špaček, P., Ackerman, L., Habler, G., Abart, R., Ulrych, J. (2013): Garnet Breakdown, Symplectite Formation and Melting in Basanite-hosted Peridotite Xenoliths from Zinst (Bavaria, Bohemian Massif). Journal of Petrology, 54, 1691-1723. DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egt028 (link to preprint)

Habler, G., Thöni, M., Grasemann, B. (2009): Cretaceous metamorphism in the Austroalpine Matsch Unit (Eastern Alps): The interrelation between deformation and chemical equilibration processes. Mineralogy and Petrology, 97, 149-171. DOI: 10.1007/s00710-009-0094-x

Bestmann, M., Habler, G., Heidelbach, F., Thöni, M. (2008): Dynamic recrystallization of garnet and related diffusion processes. Journal of Structural Geology, 30, 777-790. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.02.007

Habler, G., Thöni, M., Miller, C. (2007): Major and trace element chemistry and Sm-Nd age correlation of magmatic pegmatite garnet overprinted by eclogite-facies metamorphism. Chemical Geology, 241, 4-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.01.026

Habler, G., Sölva, H., Thöni, M. (2006): Tracing the high pressure stage in the polymetamorphic Texel Complex (Austroalpine basement unit, Eastern Alps): P-T-t-d constraints. Mineralogy and Petrology, 88, 269-296. DOI: 10.1007/s00710-006-0143-7


Complete publication list (peer reviewed)

Department of Lithospheric Research
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