Kennet E. Flores


PUBLICATIONS


Madrigal, P., Gazel, E., Denyer, P., Smith, I., Jicha, B., Flores, K.E., Coleman, D., Snow, J., 2015 (in press). A melt-focusing zone in the lithospheric mantle preserved in the Santa Elena Ophiolite, Costa Rica. Lithos doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2015.04.015​


Flores, K.E
., Skora, S., Martin, C., Harlow, G.E., Rodríguez, D., Baumgartner, P.O., 2015. Metamorphic history of riebeckite- and aegirine-augite-bearing high-pressure–low-temperature blocks within the Siuna Serpentinite Mélange, northeastern Nicaragua. Int. Geol. Rev. 57(5-8), 943-977, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2015.1027747
This article is part of the IGR special volume "Convergent plate margin processes and their rock record"

​Flores, K.E
., Martens, U.C., Harlow, G.E., Brueckner, H.K., Pearson, N.J., 2013. Jadeitite formed during subduction: In situ zircon geochronology constraints from two different tectonic events within the Guatemala Suture Zone. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 371-372, 67-81.

Nadeau, P.A., Flores, K.E., Ustunisik, G., Zirakparvar, N.A., Grcevich, J., Pagnotta, A., Sessa, J.A., Kinzler, R.J., Macdonald, M., Mathez, E.A., Mac Low, M-M., 2013. Pilot program for teaching Earth Science in New York. Eos 94(23), 205-206.

Buchs, D.M., Pilet, S., Baumgartner, P.O., Cosca, M., Flores, K.E., Bandini, A.N., 2013. Low-volume intraplate volcanism in the Early/Middle Jurassic Pacific basin documented by accreted sequences in Costa Rica. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 14(5), 1552-1568.

Verard, C., Flores, K., Stampfli, G., 2012. Geodynamic reconstructions of the South America˗ Antarctica plate system.  J. Geodyn. 53, 43-60.

Bandini, A.N., Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Dumitrica, P., Hochard, C., Stampfli, G.M, Jackett, S-J., 2011b. Aalenian to Cenomanian Radiolaria of the Bermeja Complex (Puerto Rico) and Pacific origin of radiolarites on the Caribbean Plate. Swiss J Geosci 104, 347-408.

Bandini, A.N., Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Dumitrica, P., Jackett, S-J., 2011a. Early Jurassic to Early Late Cretaceous radiolarians from the Santa Rosa accretionary complex (Northwestern Costa Rica). Ofioliti 36(1), 1-35.

Buchs, D.M., Baumgartner, P.O., Baumgartner-Mora, C., Flores, K., Bandini, A.N., 2011. Upper Cretaceous to Miocene tectonostratigraphy of the Azuero area (Panama) and the discontinuous accretion and subduction erosion along the Middle American margin. Tectonophysics 512, 31-46.

Harlow, G.E., Flores, K., 2011. Jadeite jade: Origin, Sources, Varieties and Exploration.  Proceedings of International Symposium on Jade, 13-22.

Bandini, A. N., Flores, K., Baumgartner, P. O., Jackett, S-J. & Denyer, P., 2008. Late Cretaceous and Paleogene Radiolaria from Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: a tectonostratigraphic application. Stratigraphy, 5(1): 3-21.

Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Bandini, A. N., Girault, F., Cruz, D., 2008. Late Triassic to Cretaceous Radiolaria from Nicaragua and Northern Costa Rica -The Mesquito Oceanic terrane. Ofioliti, 33(1): 1-19.

Denyer, P., Montero, W., Flores, K., 2005. Mapa geológico de la hoja Golfo. Rev. Geol. América Central 32, Colección de mapas geológicos (6).

Denyer, P., Montero, W., Flores, K., 2005.  Apuntes sobre la geología de las hojas Golfo y Berrugate, Costa Rica.- Rev. Geol. América Central, 32, 99-108.

Flores, K.
, Denyer, P., 2005. Mapa geológico de la hoja Berrugate. Rev. Geol. América Central 32, Colección de mapas geológicos (7). 

Flores, K., Denyer, P. & Aguilar, T., 2003c. Mapa geológico de la hoja Abangares.- Rev. Geol. América Central, 29, Colección de mapas geológicos (4).

Flores, K
., Denyer, P., Aguilar, T., 2003b. Geología y estratigrafía de la hoja Abangares, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Rev. Geol. América Central 29, 127-136.

Denyer, P., Flores, K., 2003. Mapa geológico de la hoja Talolinga. Rev. Geol. América Central, 28, Colección de mapas geológicos (2).

Flores, K
., Denyer, P., 2003. Mapa geológico de la hoja Matambú. Rev. Geol. América Central 28, Colección de mapas geológicos (1).

Flores, K.
, Denyer, P., Aguilar, T., 2003a. Nueva propuesta estratigráfica: Geología de las hojas Matambú y Talolinga, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Rev. Geol. América Central, 28, 131-138.



Ready to be submitted or in preparation


Flores, K.E., et al., Unraveling the geodynamic evolution and tectonic history of the Guatemala Suture Zone: a world-class natural laboratory. Gondwana Research, Invited review article



Flores, K.E., et al., The Siuna Serpentinite Mélange (NE, Nicaragua): Witness of an Early Cretaceous collision of a Jurassic Pacific-related exotic arc. Lithosphere

Flores, K.E., et al., Petrology and tectonic significance of the southern Guatemala Suture Zone metamorphic oceanic sequences: A record of subduction, accretion, collision and exhumation. Tectonophysics

Flores, K.E., et al., Back-arc and island arc intrusives in the Baja Verapaz ophiolite (northern Guatemala Suture Zone): implications for the geodynamic evolution of the proto-Caribbean – Pacific margin since the Valanginian. Lithos

Flores, K.E., et al., Mesozoic to Lower Eocene geodynamic evolution of the circum-Pacific and Caribbean realms. Earth Sciences Reviews

Flores, K.E., et al., An evaluation of the tectonic setting and ages associated with of jadeitite occurrences worldwide: Collision or exhumation? Int. Geol. Rev



SELECTED MEETING PRESENTATIONS

Flores, K.E., Martin, C., Bonnet, G., Hemming, S., Cai., Y., Harlow, G.E., Brueckner, H.K., 2014. Metamorphic evolution of high-pressure–low-temperature rocks from the northern section of the Guatemala Suture Zone: PTt paths and tectonic implications [Talk]. XI International Eclogite Conference, Dominican Republic, Jan 31- Feb 7, 2015.



Flores, K.E., Hemming, S., Harlow, G.E., Cai., Y., Bonnet, G., Martin, C., Brueckner, H.K., 2014. Metamorphic evolution of high-pressure–low-temperature rocks from the northern section of the Guatemala Suture Zone: PTt paths and tectonic implications [Poster]. Abstract V43B-4883 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 15-19 Dec. 2014.



Bonnet, G., Flores, K.E., Martin, C., Harlow, G.E., 2014. Unraveling the polymetamorphic history of garnet-bearing metabasites: Insights from the North Motagua Mélange (Guatemala Suture Zone) [Poster]. Abstract V43B-4882 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 15-19 Dec. 2014.



Martin, C., Flores, K.E., Harlow, G.E., Marschall, H., 2014. Boron Isotopes in Antigorite from the Guatemala Suture Zone Serpentinite Mélanges, Guatemala: Origin of the Serpentinite [Poster]. Abstract V31D-4780 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 15-19 Dec. 2014.



Flores, K.E
., Brocard, G., Harlow, G.E., 2013. Unraveling the geodynamic evolution and tectonic history of the Guatemala Suture Zone: a world-class natural laboratory. [Talk]. Abstract T13F-03 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 9-13 Dec. 2013


Flores, K.E
., Brueckner, H.K., Harlow, G.E., 2013. Contrasting protolith geochemical signatures of Jurassic Pacific-related metabasites north and south of the Chortís Block (Guatemala and Nicaragua) [Invited Talk]. Abstract 12-5 Cordilleran Section, 109th Annual Meeting, Fresno, California, 20-22 May 2013. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. Programs 45(6), 20.


Flores, K.E., Harlow, G.E., 2013. Geodynamic evolution and tectonic history of the ophiolites and serpentinite mélanges in the Guatemala Suture Zone [Invited Talk]. Abstract 21-6 Cordilleran Section, 109th Annual Meeting, Fresno, California, 20-22 May 2013. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. Programs 45(6), 55.


Flores, K.E
., Martens, U., Harlow, G.E., Brueckner, H.K., 2012. Jadeitite formed during subduction: Zircon geochronology constraints from two different tectonic events on the Guatemala Suture Zone [Poster]. Abstract T21C-2574 Fall Meeting AGU, San Francisco, California, 3-7 Dec. 2012.


Flores, K.E
., Nadeu, P.A., Zirakparvar, N.A., Grcevich, J., Ustunisik, G., 2012. Unique post-doctoral positions in Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science program at the American Museum of Natural History: Involving early-career research scientists in Earth science education [Talk]. Abstract ED52A-05 Fall Meeting AGU, San Francisco, California, 3-7 Dec. 2012.


Nadeu, P.A., Flores, K.E., Zirakparvar, N.A., Grcevich, J., Ustunisik, G., Kinzler, R.J., Macdonald, M., Mathez, E.A., Mac Low, M-M., 2012. Collaboration between research scientists and educators in implementation of a Masters program for training new Earth Science teachers in New York State. Abstract ED11C-0751 Fall Meeting AGU, San Francisco, California, 3-7 Dec. 2012.


Flores, K.E
., Harlow, G.E., Brueckner, H.K., 2012. Contrasting geologic setting of metabasites from the southern section of the Guatemala Suture Zone [Poster]. Misasa IV International Symposium, Kurayoshi, Japan, 24-26 Feb. 2012, Misasa-IV Abstract volume, 42.


Harlow, G.E., Flores, K.E., Sisson, V.B., Nelson, C., Cacao, A., 2011. The Jocotán Ophiolite: A new ophiolite along the Jocotán fault, eastern Guatemala. Abstract V41C-2508 Fall Meeting AGU, San Francisco, California, 5-9 Dec. 2011.


Flores, K.E
., Harlow, G.E., Sisson, V.B., Stampfli, G.M., 2010. Tectonic origin and evolution of the Central American high-pressure/low-temperature serpentinite mélanges: A new 3D geodynamic scenario [Talk]. Abstract 291-12 GSA Annual Meeting, Denver 31 Oct. – 3 Nov., 2010. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. Programs 42(5), 670.


Flores, K.
, Stampfli, G. M., Baumgartner P. O., Hochard, C.., Bandini, A. N., Buchs, D., 2009. Mesozoic to Eocene Plate Tectonic of the Circum Pacific area: New constraints of far travel exotic terranes, subduction zone mélanges and arc-arc collisions in Central America [Talk]. IGCP-546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean Workshop “Circum-Caribbean and North Andean tectonomagmatic evolution”, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Flores, K
., Stampfli, G. M., Baumgartner P. O., Gracia-Garay, C., Hochard, C.., 2009. Mesozoic to Eocene Plate Tectonic of the Circum Pacific area: new constraints on the far travel exotic terranes, subduction zone mélanges and arc-arc collisions [Talk]. Abstract GEO10-04 Taller Proyecto 546 "Zonas de subducción del Caribe". VIII Congreso de Geología, Cuba.

Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Stampfli, G. M. and Bandini, A. N., 2009. From the “Hispanic Corridor” to the Caribbean seaway: Plate tectonics and paleoceanography of the Mesozoic Tethys-Proto-Caribbean connection. Abstract GEO10-03 Taller Proyecto 546 "Zonas de subducción del Caribe". VIII Congreso de Geología, Cuba. 


Flores, K.
, Baumgartner, P. O., Stampli, G. M., Buch, D. and Bandini, A. N., 2008. Mesozoic evolution of Central American terranes – a new approach [Talk]. Memoria: Programa y Resumenes IX Congreso Geologico de America Central, San Jose, Costa Rica: 1: 81. 


Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Bandini, A. N., Baumgartner-Mora, C., Buchs, D., 2008. Terranes of the NW-Costa Rica and the Hess escarpment: A pre-Campanian Paleo-Plate boundary. Abstracts and Program 18th Caribbean Geological Conference, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana: 1:15.


Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Bandini, A. N., 2007. Late Triassic – Jurassic Radiolaria, ultramafic and mafic rocks define the Mesquito Oceanic Terrane- The Nicaragua Basement. - 5th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Geneve: 189-190.

Bandini, A. N., Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., 2007. Seeking the Origin of the Caribbean Plate with Mesozoic Radiolaria. 5th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Geneve: 187-188.

Flores, K
., Baumgartner, P. O., Skora, S., Baumgartner, L., Cruz, D., Müntener, O., Buchs, D., Cosca, M., Bandini, A. N., 2007. Siuna Serpentinite Mélange and El Castillo Mélange (Nicaragua) two examples of oceanic assemblages of the Mesquito Oceanic Terrene [Talk]. Abstract 13, IGCP-546 Subduction zone of the Caribbean workshop “The Central America Connection: The Motagua Suture and the Chuacús Complex”, Guatemala.


Flores, K
., Baumgartner, P. O., Skora, S., Baumgartner, L., Müntener, O., Cosca, M., Cruz, D., 2007. The Siuna Serpentinite Mélange: An Early Cretaceous Subduction/Accretion of a Jurassic Arc. [Talk]. Abstract T-11D-03, Eos Trans. AGU 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., San Francisco, California, 10-14 Dec. 2007.


Flores, K
., Baumgartner, P. O., Skora, S., Baumgartner, L., Cruz, D., 2007. Pre-Aptian/Albian subduction-related mélange zone in the Siuna Area (NE-Nicaragua) - Tracing the Chortís-Caribbean paleo-plate boundary [Poster]. Memoires Geosciences-Monpellier: Subduction zone Geodynamics conference, Montpellier, France (41): 97. 


Flores, K
., Baumgartner, P. O., Skora, S., Baumgartner, L., Baumgartner-Mora, C., Rodriguez, D., 2006. Jurassic oceanic remnants in the Siuna area (NE-Nicaragua) - Tracing the Chortís-Caribbean paleo-plate boundary [Poster]. Abstract T-53B-1605, Eos Trans. AGU 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., San Francisco, California, 11-15 Dec. 2006.


Flores, K.
, Baumgartner, P. O., Denyer, P., Bandini, A. N., Baumgartner-Mora, C., 2005. Pre-Campanian terranes in Nicoya area (Costa Rica, Middle America) [Talk]. 17th Caribbean Geological Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1:25.

Baumgartner, P. O., Flores, K., Denyer, P., 2004. Discovery of ocean remnants in the Siuna area (NE-Nicaragua) [Poster]. II SwissGeoscience Meeting, Lausanne, 1:80.


​Flores, K
., Baumgartner, P. O., Denyer, P., Bandini, A. N., Baumgartner-Mora, C., 2004. Pre-Campanian terranes in Nicoya area (Costa Rica, Middle America) [Poster]. II Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lausanne, 2:139-140.


​ Denyer, P., Flores, K., 2003. Nicoya Complex sensu stricto, Cretaceous stratigraphy and terrenes of the Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica [Poster]. Memorias GEOMIN, La Habana, 24-28 de marzo, ISBN 959-7117-11-8, TPICG.40.