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Research Interests

Taxonomy and biochronology of Radiolaria; stratigraphy of Mesozoic basins.
Since her M.Sc. on Middle Triassic radiolarians from Slovenia and Ph.D. on Jurassic and Cretaceous radiolarian biostratigraphy of the Budva Zone in Montenegro, she has continued her radiolarian research in the Dinarides. Currently she is mostly working on radiolarian cherts from Turkey, Iran and Oman. She has been continuously involved in joint projects on taxonomy and biochronology of Mesozoic radiolarians conducted under the auspices of InterRad (International Association of Radiolarian Paleontologists).

Selected publications

Kukoč, D., Goričan, Š., Košir, A., Belak, M., Halamić, J., Hrvatović, H. 2014. Middle Jurassic age of basalts and the post-obduction sedimentary sequence in the Guevgueli Ophiolite Complex (Republic of Macedonia). International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s00531-014-1086-6.

De Wever, P., O'Dogherty, L., Goričan, Š. 2014. Monsoon as a cause of radiolarite in the Tethyan realm. Comptes Rendus Géoscience 346, 287-297.

Jach, R., Djerić, N., Goričan, Š., Reháková, D. 2014. Integrated stratigraphy of the Middle-Upper Jurassic of the Krížna Nappe, Tatra Mountains. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 84 (1), 1-33.

Krische, O., Goričan, Š., Gawlick, H.-J. 2014. Erosion of a Jurassic ophiolitic nappe-stack as indicated by exotic components in the Lower Cretaceous Rossfeld Formation of the Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria). Geologica Carpathica 65 (1), 3-24.

Rožič, B., Goričan, Š., Švara, A., Šmuc, A. 2014. The Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous succession of the Ponikve Klippe: the southernmost outcrops of the Slovenian Basin in Western Slovenia. Rivista italiana di paleontologia e stratigrafia 120 (1), 83-102.

Šegvić, B., Kukoč, D., Dragičević, I., Vranjković, A., Brčić, V., Goričan, Š., Babajić, E., Hrvatović, H. 2014. New record of Middle Jurassic radiolarians and evidence of Neotethyan dynamics documented in a mélange from the Central Dinaridic Ophiolite Belt (CDOB, NE Bosnia and Herzegovina). Ofioliti 39 (1), 31-41.

Moix, P., Goričan, Š. 2013. Jurassic and Cretaceous radiolarian assemblages from the Bornova mélange in northern Karaburun Peninsula (western Turkey) and its connection to the İzmir-Ankara mélanges. Geodinamica Acta 26 (1/2), 56-67.

Skobe, S., Goričan, Š., Skaberne, D., Verbič, T., Mišič, M., Zupančič, N. 2013. K-feldspar rich shales from Jurassic bedded cherts in southeastern Slovenia. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 106 (3), 491-504.

Celarc, B., Goričan, Š., Kolar-Jurkovšek, T. 2013. Middle Triassic carbonate-platform break-up and formation of small-scale half-grabens (Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia). Facies 59, 583-610.

Goričan, Š., Carter, E.S., Guex, J., O'Dogherty, L., De Wever, P., Dumitrica, P., Hori, R.S., Matsuoka, A., Whalen, P. 2013. Evolutionary patterns and paleobiogeography of Pliensbachian and Toarcian (Early Jurassic) Radiolaria. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386, 620-636.

Goričan, Š., Košir, A., Rožič, B., Šmuc, A., Gale, L., Kukoč. D., Celarc, B., Črne, A.E., Kolar-Jurkovšek, T., Placer, L., Skaberne, D. 2012: Mesozoic deep-water basins of eastern Southern Alps (NW Slovenia).- Journal of Alpine Geology, 54, 101-143. (PDF)

Gawlick, H.-J., Goričan, Š., Missoni, S., Lein, R. 2012: Late Anisian platform drowning and radiolarite deposition as a consequence of the opening of the Neotethys ocean (High Karst nappe, Montenegro).- Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 183, 349-358. (PDF)

Goričan, Š., Pavšič., J., Rožič. B. 2012: Bajocian to Tithonian age of radiolarian cherts in the Tolmin Basin (NW Slovenia).- Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 183, 369-382. (PDF)

Kukoč, D., Goričan, Š., and Košir, A., 2012, Lower Cretaceous carbonate gravity-flow deposits from the Bohinj area (NW Slovenia): evidence of a lost carbonate platform in the Internal Dinarides: Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, v. 183, p. 383-392. (PDF)

Guex, J., O'Dogherty, L., Carter, E.S., Goričan, Š., Dumitrica, P., Bartolini, A. 2012. Geometrical transformations of selected Mesozoic radiolarians. Geobios 45, 541-554.

O'Dogherty, L., De Wever, P., Goričan, Š., Carter, E.S., Dumitrica, P. 2011: Stratigraphic ranges of Mesozoic radiolarian families.- Palaeoworld, 20, 102-115.

Črne, A. E., Weissert, H., Goričan, Š., Bernasconi, S. M. 2011: A biocalcification crisis at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary recorded in the Budva Basin (Dinarides, Montenegro).- Geol. Soc. Amer. Bulletin, 123, 40-50.

Carter, E. S., Goričan, Š., Guex, J., O'Dogherty, L., De Wever, P., Dumitrica, P., Hori, R. S., Matsuoka, A., Whalen, P. A. 2010: Global radiolarian zonation for the Pliensbachian, Toarcian and Aalenian.- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 297, 401-419.

O'Dogherty, L., Carter, E. S., Goričan, Š., Dumitrica, P. 2010: Triassic radiolarian biostratigraphy. In: Lucas, S. G. (Ed.). The Triassic Timescale, Geological Society, Special Publication 334, 163-200.

Robin, C., Goričan, Š., Guillocheau, F., Razin, P., Dromart, G., Mosaffa, H. 2010: Mesozoic deep-water carbonate deposits from the southern Tethyan passive margin in Iran (Pichakun nappes, Neyriz area): biostratigraphy, facies sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.- In: Leturmy, P., Robin, C. (Eds.). Tectonic and Stratigraphic Evolution of Zagros and Makran during the Mesozoic−Cenozoic, Geological Society, Special Publication 330, 179-210.

Moix, P., Goričan, Š., Marcoux, J. 2009: First evidence of Campanian radiolarians in Turkey and implications for the tectonic setting of the Upper Antalya Nappes.- Cretaceous Research, 30, 952-960.

O'Dogherty, L., Carter, E. S., Dumitrica, P., Goričan, Š., De Wever, P. 2009: An illustrated and revised catalogue of Mesozoic radiolarian genera - objectives, concepts and guide for users.- Geodiversitas, 31 (2), 191-212.

O'Dogherty, L., Carter, E. S., Dumitrica, P., Goričan, Š., De Wever, P., Hungerbühler, A., Bandini, A. N., Takemura, A. 2009: Catalogue of Mesozoic radiolarian genera : part 1: Triassic. Geodiversitas, 31 (2), 213-270.

O'Dogherty, L., Carter, E. S., Dumitrica, P., Goričan, Š., De Wever, P., Bandini, A. N., Baumgartner, P. O., Matsuoka, A. 2009: Catalogue of Mesozoic radiolarian genera : part 2: Jurassic - Cretaceous.- Geodiversitas, 31 (2), 271-356.

O'Dogherty, L., De Wever, P., Goričan, Š. 2009: Historical perspective: 140 years of Mesozoic radiolarian taxonomy.- Geodiversitas, 31 (2). 357-369.

Beccaro, P., Diserens, M.-O., Goričan, Š, Martire, L. 2008: Callovian radiolarians from the lowermost calcare Selcifero di Fonzaso at Ponte Serra (Trento Plateau, Southern Alps, Italy).- Riv. ital. paleontol. stratigr. 114 (3), 489-504.

Črne, A.E., Goričan, Š. 2008: The Dinaric carbonate platform margin in the early Jurassic : a comparison between succession in Slovenia and Montenegro.- Boll. Soc. Geol. Ital., 127 (2), 389-405.

O'Dogherty, L., De Wever, P., Goričan, Š. 2008: Tuguriella a new name for Tugurium O'Dogherty 1994 (Radiolaria), non Ficher 1880 (Gastropoda); incidences on its systematic position.- Lethaia, 41, 299-300.

O'Dogherty, L., Bill, M., Goričan, Š., Dumitrica, P. & Masson, H. 2006: Bathonian radiolarians from an ophiolitic mélange of the Alpine Tethys (Gets Nappe, Swiss-French Alps).- Micropaleontology 51/6, 425-485.

Goričan, Š., Carter,  E.S., Dumitrica, P., Whalen, P.A., Hori, R.S., De Wever, P., O'Dogherty, L., Matsuoka, A. & Guex, J. 2006: Catalogue and systematics of Pliensbachian, Toarcian and Aalenian radiolarian genera and species.- Založba ZRC, Ljubljana. 446 pp.

De Wever, P., O'Dogherty, L., Goričan, Š. 2006: The plankton turnover at the Permo-Triassic boundary, emphasis on radiolarians.- Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 99, Supl. 1, 49-62.

Šmuc, A. & Goričan, Š. 2005: Jurassic sedimentary evolution of a carbonate platform into a deep-water basin, Mt. Mangart (Slovenian-Italian border).- Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 111/1, 45-70.

Halamić, J., Marchig, V. & Goričan, Š. 2005: Jurassic radiolarian cherts in north-western Croatia: geochemistry, material provenance and depositional environment.- Geologica Carpathica 56/2, 123-136.

Goričan, Š., Halamić, J., Grgasović, T. & Kolar-Jurkovšek, T. 2005: Stratigraphic evolution of Triassic arc-backarc system in northwestern Croatia.- Bull. Soc. Géol. France 176/1, 3-22.

Goričan, Š. & Šmuc, A. 2004: Albian Radiolaria and Cretaceous stratigraphy of Mt. Mangart (western Slovenia) - Razprave 4. razreda SAZU 45/3, 29-49, Ljubljana.

Goričan, Š., Šmuc, A. & Baumgartner, P.O. 2003: Toarcian Radiolaria from Mt. Mangart (Slovenian-Italian border) and their paleoecological implications.- Marine Micropaleontology 49/3, 275-301.

O'Dogherty, L. &, Goričan, Š. 2002: Protunuma quadriperforatus n. sp., a new species of Jurassic Radiolaria.- Micropaleontology 48, suppl. 1, 35-41.

Halamić, J., Marchig, V. & Goričan, Š. 2001: Geochemistry of Triassic radiolarian cherts in north-western Croatia.- Geologica Carpathica 52/6, 327-342.

Goričan, S., Karamata, S., Batočanin-Srećković, D. 1999: Upper Triassic (Carnian-Norian) Radiolarians in Cherts of Sjenica (SW Serbia) and the Time Span of the Oceanic Realm Ancestor of the Dinaridic Ophiolite Belt.- Bulletin T. CXIX de l'Académie serbe des sciences et des arts, Classe des sciences mathématiques et naturelles, Sciences naturelles 39, 141-149.

Halamić, J., Goričan, S., Slovenec, D. & Kolar-Jurkovšek, T. 1999: A Middle Jurassic Radiolarite-Clastic Succession from the Medvednica Mt. (NW Croatia).- Geologia Croatica 52/1, 29-57.

Dumitrica, P., Baumgartner, P.O. & Goričan, Š. 1997: Pterotrabs n. gen., a new genus of Jurassic Hagiastridae (Radiolaria).- Revue de Micropaléontologie 40/2, 167-179.

Ramovš, A. & Goričan, Š. 1995: Late Anisian-Early Ladinian radiolarians and conodonts from Šmarna Gora near Ljubljana, Slovenia.- Razprave 4. razreda SAZU 36, 179-221, Ljubljana.

Halamić, J. & Goričan, Š. 1995: Triassic Radiolarites from Mts. Kalnik and Medvednica (Northwestern Croatia).- Geologia Croatica 48/2, 129-146.

Baumgartner, P.O., O’Dogherty, L., Goričan, Š., Dumitrica-Jud, R., Dumitrica, P., Pillevuit, A., Urquhart, E., Matsuoka, A., Danelian, T. 1995a: Radiolarian catalogue and systematics of Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Tethyan genera and species.– In: Baumgartner, P.O., O’Dogherty, L., Goričan, Š., Urquhart, E., Pillevuit, A., De Wever, P. (Eds.), Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Radiolaria of Tethys: Occurrences, Systematics, Biochronology. Mémoires de Géologie (Lausanne), 23, 37-688.

Baumgartner, P.O., Bartolini, A., Carter, E.S., Conti, M., Cortese, G., Danelian, T., De Wever, P., Dumitrica, P., Dumitrica-Jud, R., Goričan, Š., Guex, J., Hull, D.M., Kito, N., Marcucci, M., Matsuoka, A., Murchey, B., O’Dogherty, L., Savary, J., Vishnevskaya, V., Widz, D. & Yao, A. 1995b: Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous radiolarian biochronology of Tethys based on Unitary Associations.– In: Baumgartner, P.O., O’Dogherty, L., Goričan, Š., Urquhart, E., Pillevuit, A., De Wever, P. (Eds.), Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Radiolaria of Tethys: Occurrences, Systematics, Biochronology. Mémoires de Géologie (Lausanne), 23, 1013-1038.

Goričan, Š. 1995: Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous radiolarian biochronology of the Budva Zone (Dinarides, Montenegro).- In: Baumgartner, P. O., O’Dogherty, L., Goričan, Š., Urquhart, E., Pillevuit, A. & De Wever, P.(Eds.): Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Radiolaria of Tethys: Occurrences, Systematics, Biochronology. Mémoires de Géologie 23, 847-863, Lausanne.

Goričan, Š. 1994: Jurassic and Cretaceous radiolarian biostratigraphy and sedimentary evolution of the Budva Zone (Dinarides, Montenegro).- Mémoires de Géologie 18, 1-177, Lausanne.

Goričan, Š. & Buser, S. 1990: Middle Triassic radiolarians from Slovenia (Yugoslavia).- Geologija 31-32 (1988/89), 133-197, Ljubljana.

Obradović, J. & Goričan, Š. 1988: Siliceous Deposits in Yugoslavia: Occurrences, Types and Ages. In: Hein, J. R., Obradović, J. (Eds.): Siliceous Deposits of the Tethys and Pacific Regions.- Springer Verlag, 51-64.

Goričan, Š. 1987: Jurassic and Cretaceous radiolarians from the Budva Zone (Montenegro, Yugoslavia).- Revue de Micropaléontologie 30, 177-196.

Pavšič, J., Goričan, Š. 1987: Lower Cretaceous nannoplankton and Radiolaria from Vrsnik (Western Slovenia).- Razprave 4. razreda SAZU, 27, 15-36, Ljubljana.

Curriculum Vitae

University Education

B.Sc. – 1983, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
M.Sc. – 1988, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ph.D. – 1993, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Career Employment

Since 1983 employed at Ivan Rakovec Institute of Paleontology, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana.

Fellowships for invited researchers

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Histoire de la Terre, Paris: six months during 2003 to 2010
Université de Rennes 1: one month in 2008.

Keywords

Radiolaria • stratigraphy • Mesozoic