Sergei Pisarevsky


  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 4434 Citations
  • 27 h-Index

Personal profile


I came to UWA from the All-Russian Petroleum Institute (VNIGRI) in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1998 as a Gledden Fellow and became a UWA staff member in mid-2002. I have a field experience in Fennoscandia, Siberia, West Australia,East European Platform, Central Asia, Crimea, Caucasus, Arctic islands (Svalbard), North-Eastern Asia,and Kamchatka. My recent work was focused on the Precambrian palaeogeography.Being the project secretary and map compiler for the UNESCO project IGCP 440, I participate in the palaeotectonic map of Rodinia presented in the 32nd IGC in Florence (2004). I am also the administrator of IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) Global Palaeomagnetic Databases being responsible for regular updating of these databases and their development(see During last few years I carried out several palaeomagnetic studies of Precambrian rocks of Western Australia, Tasmania, Siberia, Sweden, Karelia, Zambia, and Mauritania, including palaeomagnetic studies of Precambrian deep drill holes in Western Australia and Zambia.

Roles and responsibilities

GIS, databases, software development

Future research

Precambrian palaeogeography, palaeomagnetism, GIS, databases

Funding overview

Research is supported by Tectonics CRS,National Science Foundation (USA), UWA and AAS grants

Previous positions

Before 1999: Senior Research Associate, All-Russian Petroleum Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia

Current projects

Global tectonic database and palaeogeographic maps
North Laurentia margin and the position of Siberia in Rodinia
Mesoproterozoic Palaeomagnetism of Southern Sweden
Global Palaeomagnetic Databases

Industrial relevance

Collaborating with the WA Geological Survey - palaeomagnetism of Neoproterozoic deep drill holes


Tectonics, palaeomagnetism, Precambrian geology, global palaeogeography




  • Paleomagnetism
  • Plate tectonics and paleogeography
  • Precambrian geology

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Projects 2003 2015

Research Output 2000 2017

2 Citations

Fennoscandia before Nuna/Columbia: Paleomagnetism of 1.98-1.96 Ga mafic rocks of the Karelian craton and paleogeographic implications

Lubnina, N. V., Pisarevsky, S. A., Stepanova, A. V., Bogdanova, S. V. & Sokolov, S. J. May 2017 In : Precambrian Research. 292, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

apparent polar wander path
9 Citations

Laurentia-Baltica-Amazonia relations during Rodinia assembly

Cawood, P. A. & Pisarevsky, S. A. May 2017 In : Precambrian Research. 292, p. 386-397 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations
6 Citations

Quantifying the evolution of the continental and oceanic crust

Puetz, S. J., Condie, K. C., Pisarevsky, S., Davaille, A., Schwarz, C. J. & Ganade, C. E. Jan 2017 In : Earth-Science Reviews. 164, p. 63-83 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article