School of Earth and Environment

Ivan Savov Dr Ivan Savov

Lecturer: Subduction Zone Geochemistry High Temperature Geochemistry Research Group Leader

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 35199/ trith lab 33952 /column lab 33562
Email address: earis@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 8.132b

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

Biography

Lecturer (geochemistry & volcanology)-University of Leeds- 2008-current

Carnegie Research Fellow- Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), 2005-2008.

Research title: “Boron isotope systematics of volcanic rocks from intraplate settings”

Advisors: Profs. Steve Shirey, Rick Carlson & Erik Hauri.

Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, 2004- 2005,

Research title: “The nature and evolution of volcanism in Armenia & Western Mexico” Advisor: Prof. Jim Luhr

JOI/USSAC Schlander ODP fellow, 2003-2004

Ph.D. in Geology, University of South Florida, 2004

Dissertation title:” Petrology and geochemistry of subduction-related rocks from the Mariana arc-basin system

Advisor: Prof. Jeff Ryan

Memberships/Fellowships

American Geophysical Union

Geological Society of Amarica

GEOCHEMICAL SOCIETY

IAVCEI

Balkan Carpathian Geological Association

Research Interests

I study the fluid/magma transport and compositional evolution within convergent plate margins. I am interested in establishing novel links between the elemental and isotopic signatures of island arc and collision zone volcanic rocks and the nature of the subducted slab assemblages-various sediments, altered oceanic crust, serpentinites and their metamorphic derivatives. In the lab I trace the sources of fluids and melts in the mantle by using a wide range of chemical tracers such as the isotope ratios of B, Li, Sr, Nd, Pb and Os, in combination with the concentration of highly fluid-mobile elements such as B, Li, Sb, As, I, and Cs. I also conduct a lot of fieldwork and am an active participant in the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)- related science in the Western Pacific. The volcanic rocks I study in the field are from the active island arc volcanoes in: Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc-basin system, S. Japan, Volcan Colima (Mexico), Avachinsky volcano (Kamchatka), Volcan Cerro Negro (Nicaragua) or from Holocene to Eocene volcanic centres in Armenia, Iceland, Bulgaria, Mexico, Canada and the USA. The metamorphic rocks and mantle xenoliths I study come from various arc and forearc- related successions in the USA, Bulgaria-Greece, Marianas. In particular I am interested in studies of various aspects of melange deposits- a complex mixtures of serpentinites and veined mantle wedge peridotites with sediments and basalts/gabbros. My major tool of research is centred around the operation and maintenance of the Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry lab at U. Leeds. Currently I offer several PhD studentship projects.

Recent Collaborations:

Prof. Patty Fryer (Univ. Hawaii, USA).

Dr. Samuele Agostini (CNR- IGG, Pisa, Italy).

Dr. Detlef Rost (Univ. of Auckland, NZ).

Prof. Chuck & Laura Connor (University of South Florida, USA ).

Drs. Steve Shirey, Richard Carlson & Erik Hauri (DTM/Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)

Dr. Ralf Halama (Univ. Keele, UK)

Dr. Lubomir Metodiev (Bulgarian Geological Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria).

Drs. Khachik Meliksetian & Arkadi Karakhanian (Armenian Geological Institute, Yerevan, Armenia).

Dr. Thomas Zack (University of Gothenburg,Sweden).

Carlos Navarro-Ochoa (Colima Volcano Observatory, Mexico)

Dr. Roy Price (SUNY, USA)

Prof. Tim Elliott & Dr. Mikel Diez (Univ Bristol, UK)

Drs.Graeme Swindles, Rob Newton, Andrew McCaig; Profs. Paul Wignall & M.Wilson (Univ.Leeds, UK)

Drs.CeesJan De Hoog, Linda Kirstein & Kristina Walowski (Univ. Edinburgh, UK)

Profs. Tamsin Mather & Chris Ballentine, Drs. Steve Turner & Rosie Jones (Univ.Oxford,UK)

Drs.Madeleine Humphreys & Alex Iverson, Prof. Colin Macpherson

Teaching Interests

Isotope Geochemistry (SOEE3102/SOEE5234) (module leader)

Volcanic Processess (SOEE3171/SOEE5630)(module leader)

Cyprus (Troodos Ophiolite) Fieldclass (SOEE3040/SOEE5605)

Environmental Research Projects SOEE3030

Support duties

Leader of Univ. Leeds High Temperature Research Group:

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/research/igt/high-temperature-geochemistry/group-members/

Member of Univ. Leeds Volcanology Research Group:

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/research/igt/volcanic-studies-group/

Member of Univ. Leeds Senate (since 2016)

Project details

Project title

My past PhD students at SEE Univ. Leeds are:

Dr. Julia Crummy (now volcanologist at BSG; http://www.bgs.ac.uk/staff/profiles/7553.html)

Dr. David Collings (now lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Católica, Peru; http://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Collings3)

Dr. Elizabeth Watson (http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/e.watson) (now Postdoc at Univ. Leeds)

My current (2017) PhD students at SEE Leeds are:

Lubomira Tomanikova (http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/l.tomanika)

Project: Volatile & fluid mobile element systematics of mantle xenoliths & their basic host rocks from selected Kamchatka arc volcanoes.

(http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/research-degrees/igt/2014/savovharveydavidsonelliott/)

Patrick Sugden (http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/p.sugden)

Project: Collision related volcanoes of Armenia

http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/projects/index.php?id=234

Autumn Pugh (http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.pugh)

Project: The early Toarcian (Early Jurassic) mass extinction event & recovery in the Eastern Tethys

(http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.pugh)

Claire Cooper (https://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/c.cooper)

Project: Volcano-Climate interactions in the Holocene

(https://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/c.cooper)

Funding

NERC Funded Consortia: Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet"

For the "Mantle Volatiles: processes, reservoirs & fluxes" Consortia

More project info: http://www.deepvolatiles.org/mantle-volatiles-processes-reservoirs-and-fluxes1.html

s: processes, reservoirs and fluxes"

Project outline

Research projects I am currently (2017) involved with:

1.The fate of light elements (B-Be-Li) during hydration and dehydration of subducting slabs: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/research/igt/high-temperature-geochemistry/current-research/the-fate-of-light-elements-b-be-li-during-hydration-and-dehydration-of-subducting-slabs/

2. Elemental & isotope behaviour at ultra-high pressure (UHP) conditions:

3. The petrological & geochemical evolution of North America's most active volcano:

4. Studies of Icelandic volcanic ash from the North European Holocene tephra record.

5. Petrology & geochemistry of collision-related volcanism in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and E.Anatolia:
http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/projects/index.php?id=234

6. Using Sr, O snd C isotopes and low abundance trace elements as paleo-climate proxies http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82680/

7. Petrology & geochemistry of dykes & sills from the San Rafael Volcanic Field, Utah (USA):

8. Evolution of the W. Pacific mantle & early arc crust @ Izu-Bonin-Marianas arc-basin system: http://iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/expeditions/izu_bonin_arc.html

9. The fate of volatiles in the mantle: http://www.deepvolatiles.org/

PhD studentship opportunities for all EU students

(to begin in 2018):

Hydration of the lower oceanic crust and upper mantle: implications for element fluxes at subduction zones

Advisors: Dr Andrew McCaig, Dr Ivan Savov & Dr Jason Harvey

PROJECT LINK: http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/projects/index.php?id=335

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8 Jan 2018

Petrological & geochemical insights into subduction initiation- the case of Izu-Bonin-Mariana volcanic arc

Advisors: Dr. Ivan Savov & Dr. David Ferguson

PROJECT LINK: http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/projects/index.php?id=323

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8 Jan 2018

Publications

  • Cooper CL; Swindles GT; Savov IP; Schmidt A; Bacon KL (2018) Evaluating the relationship between climate change and volcanism, Earth-Science Reviews, 177, pp.238-247. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.11.009
  • Ishizuka O; Hickey-Vargas R; Arculus RJ; Yogodzinski GM; Savov IP; Kusano Y; McCarthy A; Brandl PA; Sudo M (2018) Age of Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc basement, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 481, pp.80-90. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.10.023
  • De Hoog JCM; Savov IP (2017) Boron Isotopes as a Tracer of Subduction Zone Processes, In: Marschall H; Foster G (Ed) Boron Isotopes: The Fifth Elelment, Advances in Isotope Geochemistry, Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64666-4_9
  • Watson EJ; Swindles GT; Lawson IT; Savov IP; Wastegård S (2017) The presence of Holocene cryptotephra in Wales and southern England, Journal of Quaternary Science, 32, pp.493-500. doi: 10.1002/jqs.2942
  • Plümper O; King HE; Geisler T; Liu Y; Pabst S; Savov IP; Rost D; Zack T (2017) Subduction zone forearc serpentinites as incubators for deep microbial life, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, pp.4324-4329. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612147114
  • Brandl PA; Hamada M; Arculus RJ; Johnson K; Marsaglia KM; Savov IP; Ishizuka O; Li H (2017) The arc arises: The links between volcanic output, arc evolution and melt composition, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461, pp.73-84. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.027
  • Watson EJ; Swindles GT; Savov IP; Lawson IT; Connor CB; Wilson JA (2017) Estimating the frequency of volcanic ash clouds over northern Europe, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 460, pp.41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.054
  • Crummy J; Savov IP; Navarro-Ochoa C; Morgan D (2017) Holocene and Late Pleistocene Eruption History of the Colima Volcanic Complex, In: Varley N; Komorowski JC (Ed) Volcán Colima: Managing the Threat, Springer Volcano Book Series, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Connor C; Connor L; Bonadonna C; Luhr J; Navarro-Ochoa C; Savov IP (2017) The 1913 eruption of the Colima Volcanic Complex, In: Varley N; Komorowski JC (Ed) Volcán Colima: Managing the Threat, Springer Volcano Book Series, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Watson EJ; Swindles GT; Stevenson JA; Savov I; Lawson IT (2016) The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash: insights from northern European cryptotephra records, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 121, pp.7177-7192. doi: 10.1002/2016JB013350
  • International Atomic Energy Agency; Aspinall WP; Charbonnier S; Connor CB; Connor LJC; Costa A; Courtland LM; Delgado Granados H; Godoy A; Hibino K; Hill BE; Komorowski JC; McNutt S; Meliksetian K; Morita S; Nakada S; Newhall C; Samaddar SK; Savov IP; Self S; Uchiyama Y; Wilson T; Yamamoto T; Watanabe K (2016) Volcanic Hazard Assessments for Nuclear Installations Methods and Examples in Site Evaluation, IAEA TECDOC Monograph Series, 1795 , 261 p., International Atomic Energy Agency, pp.1-279.
  • Reyes-Dávila GA; Arámbula-Mendoza R; Espinasa-Pereña R; Pankhurst MJ; Navarro-Ochoa C; Savov I; Vargas-Bracamontes DM; Cortés-Cortés A; Gutiérrez-Martínez C; Valdés-González C; Domínguez-Reyes T; González-Amezcua M; Martínez-Fierros A; Ramírez-Vázquez CA; Cárdenas-González L; Castañeda-Bastida E; Vázquez Espinoza de los Monteros DM; Nieto-Torres A; Campion R; Courtois L; Lee PD (2016) Volcán de Colima dome collapse of July, 2015 and associated pyroclastic density currents, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 320, pp.100-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.04.015
  • Watson EJ; Swindles GT; Lawson IT; Savov IP (2016) Do peatlands or lakes provide the most comprehensive distal tephra records?, Quaternary Science Reviews, 139, pp.110-128. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.03.011
  • Arculus RJ; Ishizuka O; Bogus KA; Gurnis M; Hickey-Vargas R; Aljahdali MH; Bandini-Maeder AN; Barth AP; Brandl PA; Drab L; Do Monte Guerra R; Hamada M; Jiang F; Kanayama K; Kender S; Kusano Y; Li H; Loudin LC; Maffione M; Marsaglia KM; McCarthy A; Meffre S; Morris A; Neuhaus M; Savov IP; Sena C; Tepley FJ; Van Der Land C; Yogodzinski GM; Zhang Z (2016) Reply to 'Unclear causes for subduction', Nature Geoscience, 9, pp.338-339. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2704
  • Surtees APH; Swindles GT; Savov IP; Scowen IJ; Edwards HGM; Munshi T (2016) Raman spectroscopy for the discrimination of tephras from the Hekla eruptions of AD 1510 and 1947, Holocene, 26, pp.432-438. doi: 10.1177/0959683615609744
  • Collings D; Savov I; Maneiro K; Baxter E; Harvey J; Dimitrov I (2016) Late Cretaceous UHP metamorphism recorded in kyanite-garnet schists from the Central Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria, Lithos, 246-247, pp.165-181. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.01.002
  • Watson EJ; Swindles GT; Savov IP; Bacon KL (2015) First discovery of Holocene cryptotephra in Amazonia, Scientific Reports, 5, . doi: 10.1038/srep15579
  • Watson E; Swindles G; Lawson I; Savov IP (2015) Spatial variability of tephra and carbon accumulation in a Holocene peatland, Quaternary Science Reviews, 124, pp.248-264. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.07.025
  • Price RE; LaRowe DE; Italiano F; Savov I; Pichler T; Amend JP (2015) Subsurface hydrothermal processes and the bioenergetics of chemolithoautotrophy at the shallow-sea vents off Panarea Island (Italy), Chemical Geology, 407-408, pp.21-45. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.04.011
  • Bond DPG; Wignall PB; Joachimski MM; Sun Y; Savov I; Grasby SE; Beauchamp B; Blomeier DPG (2015) An abrupt extinction in the Middle Permian (Capitanian) of the Boreal Realm (Spitsbergen) and its link to anoxia and acidification, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 127, pp.1411-1421. doi: 10.1130/B31216.1
  • Arculus RJ; Ishizuka O; Bogus KA; Gurnis M; Hickey-Vargas R; Aljahdali MH; Bandini-Maeder AN; Barth AP; Brandl PA; Drab L; Do Monte Guerra R; Hamada M; Jiang F; Kanayama K; Kender S; Kusano Y; Li H; Loudin LC; Maffione M; Marsaglia KM; McCarthy A; Meffre S; Morris A; Neuhaus M; Savov IP; Sena C; Tepley FJ; Van Der Land C; Yogodzinski GM; Zhang Z (2015) A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, Nature Geoscience, 8, pp.728-733. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2515
  • Metodiev L; Savov IP; Grocke D; Wignall P; Newton R; Andreeva P; Koleva-Rekavola E (2014) Palaeoenvironmental conditions recorded by 87Sr/86Sr, d13C and d18O in Late Pliensbachian-Toarcian (Jurassic) belemnites from Bulgaria, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 409, pp.98-113. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.04.025
  • Harvey J; Garrido C; Savov IP; Agostini S; Padrón-Navarta JA; Marchesi C; Sánchez-Vizcaíno V; Gómez-Pugnaire M (2014) 11B-rich fluids in subduction zones: the role of antigorite dehydration in subducting slabs and boron isotope heterogeneity in the mantle, Chemical Geology, 376, pp.20-30. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.03.015
  • Harvey J; Savov IP; Agostini S; Cliff R; Walshaw R (2014) Si-metasomatism in serpentinized peridotite: the effects of talc-alteration on strontium and boron isotopes in abyssal peridotites from Hole 1268a, ODP Leg 209, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 126, pp.30-48. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.10.035
  • Crummy JM; Savov IP; Navarro-Ochoa C; Morgan D; Wilson M (2014) High-K mafic plinian eruptions of Volcán de Colima, Mexico, Journal of Petrology, 55, pp.2155-2191. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egu053
  • Halama R; Savov IP; Garbe-Schönberg D; Schenk V; Toulkeridis T (2013) Erratum: Vesuvianite in high-pressure-metamorphosed oceanic lithosphere (Raspas Complex, Ecuador) and its role for transport of water and trace elements in subduction zones (European Journal of Mineralogy (2013) 25 (193-219) DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/00, European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, pp.1039. doi: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2361
  • Swindles G; Savov IP; Connor CB; Carrivick J; Watson E; Lawson I (2013) Volcanic ash clouds affecting Northern Europe: the long view, Geology Today, 29, pp.214-217. doi: 10.1111/gto.12026
  • Laeger K; Halama R; Hansteen T; Savov IP; Murcia H; Cortés G; Garbe-Schönberg D (2013) Crystallization conditions and petrogenesis of the lava dome from the ~900 years BP eruption of Cerro Machín Volcano, Colombia, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 48, pp.193-208. doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2013.09.009
  • Price R; Savov I; Planer-Friedrich B; Bühring S; Amend J; Pichler T (2013) Processes influencing extreme As enrichment in shallow-sea hydrothermal fluids of Milos Island, Greece, Chemical Geology, 348, pp.15-26. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.06.007
  • Halama R; Savov IP; Garbe-Schönberg D; Schenk V; Toulkeridis T (2013) The role of vesuvianite for transport of volatiles and trace elements in subduction zones: Insights from the Raspas Complex (Ecuador), European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, pp.193-206. doi: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2281
  • Pabst S; Zack T; Savov I; Ludwig T; Rost D; Tonarini S; Vicenzi E (2012) The fate of subducted oceanic slabs in the shallow mantle: Insights from boron isotopes and light element composition of metasomatized blueschists from the Mariana forearc, Lithos, pp.162-179. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.11.010
  • Connor LJ; Connor CB; Meliksetian K; Savov I (2012) Probabilistic approach to modeling lava flow inundation: a lava flow hazard assessment for a nuclear facility in Armenia, Journal of Applied Volcanology, 1, pp.1-19. doi: 10.1186/2191-5040-1-3
  • Metodiev LS; Savov IP; Gröke DR; Wignall PB; Newton RJ; Andreeva PV; Koleva-Rekalova EK (2012) Upper Pliensbachian-Toarcian (Jurassic) palaeoenvironmental perturbations in a temporal and regional context: an extended 87Sr/86Sr, δ13C and δ18O belemnite isotope study from Bulgaria, Solid Earth, 4, pp.1-47. doi: 10.5194/sed-4-315-2012
  • Courtland LM; Kruse SE; Connor CB; Connor LJ; Martin KT; Savov IP (2012) GPR investigation of tephra fallout, Cerro Negro volcano, Nicaragua: a method for constraining parameters used in tephra sedimentation models, Bulletin of Volcanology, pp.1-16. doi: 10.1007/s00445-012-0603-3
  • Pabst S; Zack T; Savov IP; Ludwig T; Rost D; Vicenzi E (2011) Evidence for boron incorporation into the serpentine crystal structure, American Mineralogist, 96, pp.1112-1119.
  • Swindles G; Lawson I; Savov IP; Connor C; Plunkett G (2011) A 7000 yr perspective on volcanic ash clouds affecting northern Europe, GEOLOGY, 39, pp.887-890. doi: 10.1130/G32146.1
  • Shi ZB; Woodhouse MT; Carslaw KS; Krom MD; Mann GW; Baker AR; Savov I; Fones GR; Brooks B; Drake N; Jickells TD; Benning LG (2011) Minor effect of physical size sorting on iron solubility of transported mineral dust, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 11, pp.8459-8469. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-8459-2011
  • Price RE; Planer-Friedrich B; Savov I; Pichler T (2010) Arsenic cycling, thioarsenates and orpiment precipitation at a shallow sea hydrothermal system, Milos Island, Greece, Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases, As 2010 - 3rd International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment, pp.66-68.
  • Luhr JF; Navarro-Ochoa C; Savov IP (2010) Tephrochronology, petrology and geochemistry of Late-Holocene pyroclastic deposits from Volcan de Colima, Mexico, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 197, pp.1-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.11.007
  • Diez M; Connor CB; Kruse SE; Connor L; Savov IP (2009) Evidence of small-volume igneous diapirism in the shallow crust of the Colorado Plateau, San Rafael Desert, Utah, LITHOSPHERE-US, 1, pp.328-336. doi: 10.1130/L61.1
  • Savov IP; Leeman WP; Lee CTA; Shirey SB (2009) Boron isotopic variations in NW USA rhyolites: Yellowstone, Snake River Plain, Eastern Oregon, 188, pp.162-172. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.03.008
  • Halama R; Savov IP; Rudnick RL; McDonough WF (2009) Insights into Li and Li isotope cycling and sub-arc metasomatism from veined mantle xenoliths, Kamchatka, CONTRIB MINERAL PETR, 158, pp.197-222. doi: 10.1007/s00410-009-0378-5
  • Foustoukos DI; Savov IP; Janecky DR (2008) Chemical and isotopic constraints on water/rock interactions at the Lost City hydrothermal field, 30 degrees N Mid-Atlantic Ridge, GEOCHIM COSMOCHIM AC, 72, pp.5457-5474. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.07.035
  • Marks MAW; Rudnick RL; Ludwig T; Marschall H; Zack T; Halama R; McDonough WF; Rost D; Wenzel T; Vicenzi EP; Savov IP; Altherr R; Markl G (2008) Sodic pyroxene and sodic amphibole as potential reference materials for in situ lithium isotope determinations by SIMS, GEOSTANDARDS AND GEOANALYTICAL RESEARCH, 32, pp.295-310.
  • Savov IP; Luhr JF; Navarro-Ochoa C (2008) Petrology and geochemistry of lava and ash erupted from Volcan Colima, Mexico, during 1998-2005, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 174, pp.241-256. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.02.007
  • Savov IP; Ryan JG; D'Antonio M; Fryer P (2007) Shallow slab fluid release across and along the Mariana arc-basin system: Insights from geochemistry of serpentinized peridotites from the Mariana fore arc, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112, . doi: 10.1029/2006JB004749
  • D'Antonio M; Savov I; Spadea P; Hickey-Vargas R; Lockwood J (2006) Petrogenesis of Eocene oceanic basalts from the West Philippine Basin and Oligocene arc volcanics from the Palau-Kyushu ridge drilled at 20 degrees N, 135 degrees E (western Pacific Ocean), OFIOLITI, 31, pp.173-187.
  • Snyder GT; Savov IP; Muramatsu Y (2006) Iodine and boron in Mariana serpentinite mud volcanoes (ODP Legs 125 and 195): Implications for forearc processes and subduction recycling, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program: Scientific Results, 195, pp.1-18.
  • Savov IP; Guggino S; Ryan JG; Fryer PB; Mottl MJ (2006) Geochemistry of serpentinite muds and metamorphic rocks from the Mariana forearc, ODP Sites 1200 and 778-779, South Chamorro and Conical Seamounts, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program: Scientific Results, 195, pp.1-49.
  • Salisbury MH; Shinohara M; Suetsugu D; Arisaka M; Diekmann B; Januszczak N; Savov IP (2006) Leg 195 synthesis: Site 1201 - A geological and geophysical section in the West Philippine Basin from the 660-km discontinuity to the mudline, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program: Scientific Results, 195, pp.1-27.
  • Fryer P; Gharib J; Ross K; Savov I; Mottl MJ (2006) Variability in serpentinite mudflow mechanisms and sources: ODP drilling results on Mariana forearc seamounts, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, . doi: 10.1029/2005GC001201
  • Savov IP; Hickey-Vargas R; D'Antonio M; Ryan JG; Spadea P (2006) Petrology and geochemistry of West Philippine Basin basalts and early Palau-Kyushu arc volcanic clasts from ODP Leg 195, site 1201D: Implications for the early history of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, J PETROL, 47, pp.277-299. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egi075
  • Hickey-Vargas R; Savov IP; Bizimis M; Ishii T; Fujioka K (2006) Origin of diverse geochemical signatures in igneous rocks from the West Philippine Basin: Implications for tectonic models, In: Christie DM; Fisher CR; Lee SM; Givens S (Ed) 166, pp.287-303.
  • Savov IP; Ryan JG; D'Antonio M; Kelley K; Mattie P (2005) Geochemistry of serpentinized peridotites from the Mariana Forearc Conical Seamount, ODP Leg 125: Implications for the elemental recycling at subduction zones, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 6, . doi: 10.1029/2004GC000777
  • Savov IP; Ryan JG; D'Antonio M; Kelley K; Mattie P (2005) Geochemistry of serpentinized peridotites from the Mariana Forearc Conical Seamount, ODP Leg 125: Implications for the elemental recycling at subduction zones, GEOCHEM GEOPHY GEOSY, 6, . doi: 10.1029/2004GC000777
  • Haydoutov I; Kolcheva K; Daieva LA; Savov I; Carrigan C (2004) Island Arc origin of the Variegated Formations from the East Rhodope, Bulgaria - Implications for the evolution of the Rhodope Massif, OFIOLITI, 29, pp.145-157.
  • Benton LD; Ryan JG; Savov IP (2004) Lithium abundance and isotope systematics of forearc serpentinites, Conical Seamount, Mariana forearc: Insights into the mechanics of slab-mantle exchange during subduction, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 5, . doi: 10.1029/2004GC000708
  • Benton LD; Ryan JG; Savov IP (2004) Lithium abundance and isotope systematics of forearc serpentinites, Conical Seamount, Mariana forearc: Insights into the mechanics of slab-mantle exchange during subduction, GEOCHEM GEOPHY GEOSY, 5, . doi: 10.1029/2004GC000708
  • Savov IP; Ryan JG; Chan L; D'Antonio M; Motll M; Fryer P; ODP Leg 195 Sci Party (2002) Geochemistry of serpentinites from the S.Chamorro Seamount, ODP Leg 195, Site 1200, Mariana forearc-iimplications for recycling at subduction zones, GEOCHIM COSMOCHIM AC, 66, pp.A670-A670.
  • Savov I; Ryan J; Haydoutov I; Schijf J (2001) Late Precambrian Balkan-Carpathian ophiolite - a slice of the Pan-African ocean crust?: geochemical and tectonic insights from the Tcherni Vrah and Deli Jovan massifs, Bulgaria and Serbia, JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH, 110, pp.299-318.
  • Swindles G; Watson E; Savov IP; Lawson I; Schmidt A; Hooper A; Cooper C; Connor C; Gloor E; Carrivick J (Accepted) Climatic control on Icelandic volcanic activity during the mid-Holocene Geology, Geology, .
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  • Li H; Arculus R; Hickey-Vargas R; Yogodzinski G; McCarthy A; Ishizuka O; Kusano Y; Brandl P; Savov IP; Tepley F; Sun W (Submitted) Unique basalt magmatism triggered by subduction inception, Nature, .
  • Yogodzinski G; Hickey-Vargas R; Bizimis M; McCarthy A; Hocking B; Savov IP; Ishizuka O; Arculus; R (Submitted) Implications of Eastern West Philippine Sea basement and forearc basalt (FAB) compositions for initiation and early history of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, .
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