Jon Mosar

Team leader

My research is related to the tectonic development of mountain belts, foreland basins and fold-and-thrust belts, as well as passive margins. I have also been involved in a series of projects on plate tectonics. My areas of research mainly concern the northern Alpine foreland in Switzerland and France and the Greater Caucasus in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia. Plate-tetonic investigations cover the Tethys domain and the North Atlantic. Presently I am working on the orogenic development of the Greater Caucasus and the understanding of the formation of faults and the associated stress field in the Alpine foreland.

More details are  can be found on my personal page.

Phone: +41 26 300 89 82  | e-mail: jon.mosar(at)  | Office: 0.305