Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 2004, Geology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • M.Sc., 2000, Geology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • B.Sc., 1996, Geology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 


Research Interests

  • Zagros Mountains, Pyrenees, High Atlas Mountains, Caribbean, Carpathians
  • Thrust tectonics, diapirism, growth strata, foreland basins, rifted margins, analogue and numerical modelling 


Past Projects










Casciello, E., J. Vergés, E. Saura, G. Casini, N. Fernández, E. Blanc, S. Homke, and D. W. Hunt (2009), Fold patterns and multilayer rheology of the Lurestan Province, Zagros Simply Folded Belt (Iran), Journal of the Geological Society, 166(5), 947-959, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492008-138.

Casini, G., et al. (2011), Sub-seismic fractures in foreland fold and thrust belts: Insight from the Lurestan Province, Zagros Mountains, Iran, Petroleum Geoscience, 17(3), 263-282, doi: 10.1144/1354-079310-043.

Dewit, J., et al. (2012), Reservoir characteristics of fault-controlled hydrothermal dolomite bodies: Ramales platform case study, edited, pp. 83-109.

Gagala, L., J. Vergés, E. Saura, T. Malata, J. C. Ringenbach, P. Werner, and P. Krzywiec (2010), Forward model of the Eocene-Miocene orogenic evolution of Polish and Slovak Outer Carpathians.

Głgała, T., J. Vergés, E. Saura, T. Malata, J. C. Ringenbach, P. Werner, and P. Krzywiec (2012), Architecture and orogenic evolution of the northeastern Outer Carpathians from cross-section balancing and forward modeling, Tectonophysics, 532-535, 223-241, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.02.014.

Homke, S., J. Vergés, P. van der Beek, M. Fernàndez, E. Saura, L. Barbero, B. Badics, and E. Labrin (2010), Insights in the exhumation history of the NW Zagros from bedrock and detrital apatite fission-track analysis: Evidence for a long-lived orogeny, Basin Research, 22(5), 659-680, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00431.x.

Jiménez-Munt, I., M. Fernàndez, E. Saura, J. Vergés, and D. Garcia-Castellanos (2012), 3-D lithospheric structure and regional/residual Bouguer anomalies in the Arabia-Eurasia collision (Iran), Geophysical Journal International, 190(3), 1311-1324, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05580.x.

Romaire, I., J. Verges, E. Casciello, E. Saura, N. Fernández, D. W. Hunt, and G. Casini (2010), Fracture distribution of a non-cylindrical anticline located on a major basement fault.

Saura, E., J. Vergés, D. Brown, P. Lukito, S. Soriano, S. Torrescusa, R. García, J. R. Sánchez, C. Sosa, and R. Tenreyro (2009), Reply to comment by Andrzej Pszczółkowski on "structural and tectonic evolution of western Cuba fold and thrust belt" by Eduard Saura et al, Tectonics, 28(2), doi: 10.1029/2008TC002429.

Saura, E., et al. (2011), Basin architecture and growth folding of the NW Zagros early foreland basin during the Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary, Journal of the Geological Society, 168(1), 235-250, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-092.

Vergés, J., E. Saura, E. Casciello, M. Fernàndez, A. Villaseñor, I. Jiménez-Munt, and D. García-Castellanos (2011), Crustal-scale cross-sections across the NW Zagros belt: Implications for the Arabian margin reconstruction, Geological Magazine, 148(5-6), 739-761, doi: 10.1017/S0016756811000331.


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