Selected Publications


Zibra, I., White, J.C., Menegon, L., Dering, G., and Gessner, K. 2018.  The ultimate fate of synmagmatic shear zone: interplay between rupturing and ductile flow in a cooling granite pluton.  Journal of Structural Geology 110, 1-23.

Phillips, N.J., and White, J.C. 2017.  Grain size dependent strength of phyllosilicate-rich gouges in the shallow crust: Insights from the SAFOD site.  J. Geophys. Res. Soild Earth, 122, 5789-5812, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013828

Siman-Tov, Shalev, Brodsky, E.E., Stock, G.M., and White, J.C. 2017.  The capping shear-layer of glacial polish.  Geology 45 (11): 987-990.  doi: https//

Milles, S.G., Gerbi, C., Marsh, J.H., Yates, M.F., Seaman, S.J., and White, J.C. 2017.  Tectonic and chemical implications of cathodoluminescent microstructures in quartz, Parry Sound domain, Ontario, Canada.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 54(6): 677-692, doi:10.1139/cjes-2016-0168.

Rogowitz, A., White, J.C., and Grasemann, B. 2016.  Strain localization in ultramylonite marbles by simultaneous activation of dislocation motion and grain boundary sliding (Syros, Greece).  Solid Earth, 7, 355-366.

Hadizadeh, J., Tullis, T.E., White, J.C. and Konkachbaev, A.I. 2015.  Shear localization, velocity weakening behavior, and development of cataclastic foliation in experimental granite gouge. Journal of Structural Geology 71, 86-99.

Kushnir, A.R.L., Kennedy, L.A., Misra, S., Benson, P. and White, J.C. 2015.  The mechanical and microstructural behaviour of calcite-dolomite composites: An experimental investigation.  Journal of Structural Geology, 70, 200-216.

Kirkpatrick, J.D., Rowe, C.D., White, J.C. and Brodsky, E.E. 2013. Silica gel formation during fault slip: Evidence from the rock record. Geology 41, 1015–1018.

White, J.C. 2012. Paradoxical pseudotachylyte – Fault melt outside the seismogenic zone. Journal of Structural Geology 38, 11-20.


White, J.C. 2018.  Micromechanical signatures of co-existing fracture and flow in naturally deformed rocks.  Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 20, EGU2018-10654.

White, J.C., and Lin, Aiming, 2017.  Slip Zone versus Damage Zone Micromechanics, Arima-Takasuki Tectonic Line, Japan.  In: Properties of Active Fault Damage Zone and Fault Dating, Am.  Geophyss. Un. Abstract T14D-03.  Fall Mtg., New Orleans.

Calhoun, L., White, J.C., and Jefferson, C. 2017.  Paradoxical mid-crustal displacements, transposition and stratigraphic continuity: an integrated geological and geophysical study of tectonic evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Amer Group, Nunavut, Canada.  21st International Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology & Tectonics, Inverness, Scotland.

White, J.C. 2017.  Localization in Naturally Deformed Systems - the Default State? Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 19, EGU2017-10763.

Rogowitz, A., Grasemann, B., Morales, Luiz, F.G., Huet, B., and White, J.C. 2017.  Strain rate dependent activation of slip systems in calcite marbles from Syros (Cyclades, Greece).   Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 19, EGU2017-12324.

White, J.C., and Lin, Aiming, 2016.  Ultracataclasites and Tectonic Fluidization Along Active Faults, Arima-Takasuki Tectonic Line, Japan - A TEM Study.  In: Properties of Active Fault Damage Zone and Fault Dating, Am. Gerophys. Un. Abstract T42A-02.  Fall Mtg., San Francisco.

White, J.C., Zibra, I. and Mengon, L. 2016.  Deformation processes along the Moyagee Fault, Western Australia - a subtle interplay of fracture, flow and mineralizing fluids.  Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 18, EGU2016-10806.

White, J.C. 2015.  Grain Boundary and Interface Phenomena in Deformed Rocks - Implications for Creep Processes in the Lithosphere.  Am.  Geophys. Un. Abstract T41C-2906.  Fall Mtg., San Francisco.

White, J.C. 2015.  Nano-particulates, silicification and fluid pressure transitions - fluid flow versus mineralization, Kiggavik Region, Nunavut, Canada.  Proc. 1st TIGeR Conference.

White, J.C. 2015.  Grain boundary sliding in rocks: Necessity, characterization and implications.  20th International Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology & Tectonics, Geotectonic Research, vol. 97, p.168.

Rogowitz, A., Grasemann, B., and White, J.C. 2015.  Strain localization in ultramylonitic calcite marbles by dislocation creep-accommodated grain boundary sliding.  Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 17, EGU2015-11757.