Francisco Hervé

Ph.D. en Cs., Universidad de Hokkaido, Japón.
Dr. de 3er ciclo, Universidad de París, Francia.
Geólogo, Universidad de Chile.
Profesor Títular


Datos de Contacto

Fono (56-2) 9784541


1974: Ph.D. en Ciencias, Universidad de Hokkaido, Japón.
1968: Docteur de 3er ciclo, Universidad de París, Francia.
1965: Geólogo, Universidad de Chile.


Evolución tectónica de los Andes Patagónicos y su comparación con la Península Antártica.


Geología General
Petrología Metamórfica


2010-2012. Evolución geológica y paleontológica de las  cuencas de Magallanes  y  Larsen en el Mesozoico y Cenozoico: fuente de sus detritos  y posibles equivalencias. Proyecto Anillo Antartico ATC 105, Conicyt – Inach.

2010-2011. Precise determination of P – T – t  paths of  metamorphic units in northern Chile as a way to identify  the  tectonic regimes . Conicyt – BMBF.

2009-2012. Geochronological and petrological  studies on the spatial and temporal  variations in the metamorphic, igneous and collisional (?) processes at the Chilean portion of the active Gondwana  continental margin during the Paleozoic, including  precise U-Pb dating and isotope geochemistry of zircon. Fondecyt 1095099.

2009-2010. El metamorfismo de bajo grado en las sucesiones volcánicas de las Islas Shetland del Sur” Inach.

2008-2009. Crecimiento del continente sudamericano: evidencias petrológicas y geocronológicas de la colisión del hipotético terreno Chilenia y otros procesos similares al margen de Gondwana.  Conicyt – BMBF.


  • Poblete, F., Roperch, P., Arriagada, C., Ruffet, G., Ramírez de Arellano, C., Hervé, F., and Poujol, M., 2016, Late Cretaceous-early Eocene counterclockwise rotation of the Fueguian Andes and evolution of the Patagonia-Antarctic Peninsula system: Tectonophysics. V.668-669, p. 15-34
  • Pankhurst, R. J., Hervé, F., Fanning, C. M., Calderón, M., Niemeyer, H., Griem-Klee, S., and Soto, F., 2016, The pre-Mesozoic rocks of northern Chile: U-Pb ages, and Hf and O isotopes: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 152, p. 88-105.
  • Castillo, P., Lacassie, J. P., Augustsson, C., and Herve, F., 2015, Petrography and geochemistry of the Carboniferous-Triassic Trinity Peninsula Group, West Antarctica: implications for provenance and tectonic setting: Geological Magazine, v. 152, no. 4, p. 575-588.
  • Poblete, F., Roperch, P., Herve, F., Diraison, M., Espinoza, M., and Arriagada, C., 2014, The curved Magallanes fold and thrust belt: Tectonic insights from a paleomagnetic and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility study: Tectonics, v. 33, no. 12, p. 2526-2551.
  • Hyppolito, T., Juliani, C., García-Casco, A., Meira, V. T., Bustamante, A., and Hervé, F., 2014, The nature of the Palaeozoic oceanic basin at the southwestern margin of Gondwana and implications for the origin of the Chilenia terrane (Pichilemu region, central Chile): International Geology Review, v. 56, no. 9, p. 1097-1121.
  • Casquet, C., Hervé, F., Pankhurst, R. J., Baldo, E., Calderón, M., Fanning, C. M., Rapela, C. W., and Dahlquist, J., 2014, The Mejillonia suspect terrane (Northern Chile): Late Triassic fast burial and metamorphism of sediments in a magmatic arc environment extending into the Early Jurassic: Gondwana Research, v. 25, no. 3, p. 1272-1286.
  • Hervé, F., Fanning, C. M., Calderón, M., and Mpodozis, C., 2014, Early Permian to Late Triassic batholiths of the Chilean Frontal Cordillera (28°-31°S): SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages and Lu-Hf and O isotope systematics: Lithos, v. 184-187, p. 436-446.
  • Katja Deckart, Francisco Hervé, C. Mark Fanning, Valeria Ramírez, Mauricio Calderón, Estanislao Godoy. 2014. U-Pb Geochronology and Hf-O Isotopes of Zircons from the Pennsylvanian Coastal Batholith, South-Central Chile. Andean Geology, Vol 41, nº(1, doi 10.5027/andgeoV41n1-a03.
  • Herve, F., Calderon, M., Fanning, C. M., Pankhurst, R. J., and Godoy, E., 2013, Provenance variations in the Late Paleozoic accretionary complex of central Chile as indicated by detrital zircons: Gondwana Research, v. 23, no. 3, p. 1122-1135.
  • Moreira, P., Fernandez, R., Herve, F., Fanning, C. M., and Schalamuk, I. A., 2013, Detrital zircons U-Pb SHRIMP ages and provenance of La Modesta Formation, Patagonia Argentina: Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 47, p. 32-46.


– Hervé, F., Quiroz,D. & Duhart,P. (2009) Main geological aspects of the Chilean Fjord Region. In, Vreni Hausserman & Gûnter Fôrsterra Eds. Marine Benthic fauna of Chilean Patagonia. Santiago, Nature in Focus, 30 – 42

– Hervé, F., Faundez, V., Calderón, M., Massonne, H.-J. & Willner, A.P. 2007. Chapter 2: Metamorphic and plutonic basement complexes. In Moreno, T. and Gibbons,W. (eds.): The Geology of Chile. Spec. Vol. Geol. Soc. London , 5-19.

– Pankhurst,R. J and Hervé ,F. 2007. Chapter 1. Introduction and overview. In Moreno, T. and Gibbons,W (eds): The Geology of Chile. The Geological Society, London, 1-4.

– Hervé, F., Miller, H. and Pimpirev, C. 2006. Patagonia – Antarctica connections before Gondwana break-up. In: Fütterer D.K., Damaske D., Kleinschmidt G., Miller H., Tessensohn F. (eds) Antarctica: Contribution to global earth sciences. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 217-228.

– E. Santana , J.F. Dumont , F. Hervé and C. Zapata 2006. Regional structures and geodynamic evolution of North Greenwich (Fort Williams Point) and Dee Islands, South Shetland Islands. In: Fütterer D.K., Damaske D., Kleinschmidt G., Miller H., Tessensohn F. (eds) Antarctica: Contribution to Global Earth Sciences. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 255-260.

– Rapela, C. W., Pankhurst, R.J., Fanning, C. M. and Hervé, F. 2005. Pacific subduction coeval with the Karoo mantle plume: the Early Jurassic Subcordilleran belt of northwestern Patagonia. In: Vaughan, A. P. M., Leat, P. T. and Pankhurst, R. J. (eds) Terrane Accretion Processes at the Pacific Margin of Gondwana. Geological Society of London, Spec. Publ. 246, 217-240.


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