School of Earth and Environment

Marjorie Wilson Prof Marjorie Wilson

Emeritus Professor of Igneous Petrogenesis

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 35236
Email address: b.m.wilson@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 8.111

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

Biography

BA degree in Geology at Oxford University (1973), followed by a Masters degree at the University of California, Berkeley (1974); PhD at Leeds University (1976); NERC research fellowship at Leeds University (1976-78); academic position at Leeds since 1978. Emeritus Professor from August 2013.

Since 1994 she has been the Executive Editor of Journal of Petrology, one of the leading ISI cited journals in the field of Geosciences.

She was a member of the NERC Council (2007-2013), having previously served as a member of the NERC Science and Innovation Strategy Board (SISB) from 2003-2007.

Research Interests

Petrogenesis of continental and oceanic magmatism and its relationship to mantle and lithosphere dynamics; Atmospheric impacts of large basaltic eruptions;
Role of mafic magma recharge in triggering volcanic eruptions.

Academic CV (pdf file)

Publications

  • Schmidt A; Skeffington RA; Thordarson T; Self S; Forster PM; Rap A; Ridgwell A; Fowler D; Wilson M; Mann GW; Wignall PB; Carslaw KS (2016) Selective environmental stress from sulphur emitted by continental flood basalt eruptions, Nature Geoscience, 9, pp.77-82. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2588
  • Guo Z; Wilson M; Zhang M; Cheng Z; Zhang L (2015) Post-collisional Ultrapotassic Mafic Magmatism in South Tibet: Products of Partial Melting of Pyroxenite in the Mantle Wedge Induced by Roll-back and Delamination of the Subducted Indian Continental Lithosphere Slab, Journal of Petrology, 56, pp.1365-1405. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv040
  • Guo Z; Wilson M; Zhang L; Zhang M; Cheng Z; Liu J (2014) The role of subduction channel mélanges and convergent subduction systems in the petrogenesis of post-collisional K-rich mafic magmatism in NW Tibet, Lithos, 198-199, pp.184-201. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.03.020
  • Crummy JM; Savov IP; Navarro-Ochoa C; Morgan D; Wilson M (2014) High-K mafic plinian eruptions of Volcán de Colima, Mexico, Journal of Petrology, 55, pp.2155-2191. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egu053
  • Guo Z; Zhang M; Cheng Z; Zhang L; Wilson M (2013) Post-collisional, K-rich mafic magmatism in south Tibet: constraints on Indian slab-to-wedge transport processes and plateau uplift, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, pp.1-30. doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0860-y
  • Guo Z; Wilson M (2012) The Himalayan leucogranites: Constraints on the nature of their crustal source region and geodynamic setting, Gondwana Research, 22, pp.360-376. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2011.07.027
  • Niu Y; Wilson M; Humphreys ER; O'Hara MJ (2012) A trace element perspective on the source of ocean island basalts (OIB) and fate of subducted ocean crust (SOC) and mantle lithosphere (SML), EPISODES, 35, pp.310-327.
  • Schmidt A; Carslaw KS; Mann GW; Rap A; Pringle KJ; Spracklen DV; Wilson M; Forster PM (2012) Importance of tropospheric volcanic aerosol for indirect radiative forcing of climate, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, pp.7321-7339. doi: 10.5194/acp-12-7321-2012
  • Schmidt A; Ostro B; Carslaw KS; Wilson M; Thordarson T; Mann GW; Simmons AJ (2011) Excess mortality in Europe following a future Laki-style Icelandic eruption., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108, pp.15710-15715. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108569108
  • Niu YL; Wilson M (2011) Magma generation and evolution and global tectonics: An issue in honour of Peter J. Wyllie for his life-long contributions by means of experimental petrology to understanding how the Earth works Foreword, J PETROL, 52, pp.1239-1242. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egr028
  • Niu YL; Wilson M; Humphreys ER; O'Hara MJ (2011) The Origin of Intra-plate Ocean Island Basalts (OIB): the Lid Effect and its Geodynamic Implications, J PETROL, 52, pp.1443-1468. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egr030
  • EditorsBeccaluva L; Bianchini G; Wilson M (Ed) (2011) Volcanism and Evolution of the African Lithosphere, Geological Society of America Special Paper, 478, Geological Society of America.
  • Davidson J; Wilson M (2011) Differentiation and source processes at Mt. Pelee and the Quill: Active volcanoes in the Lesser Antilles Island Arc, Journal of Petrology, . doi: 10.1093/petrology/egq095
  • Bianchini G; Beccaluva L; Bonadiman C; Nowell GM; Pearson DG; Siena F; Wilson M (2010) Mantle metasomatism by melts of HIMU piclogite components: new insights from Fe-lherzolite xenoliths (Calatrava Volcanic District, central Spain), In: Coltorti M; Downes H; Gregoire M; O'Reilly SY (Ed) Petrological Evolution of the European Lithospheric Mantle, Special Publication, 337, Geological Society, pp.107-124.
  • Schmidt A; Carslaw KS; Mann GW; Wilson M; Breider TJ; Pickering SJ; Thordarson T (2010) The impact of the 1783-1784 AD Laki eruption on global aerosol formation processes and cloud condensation nuclei, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 10, pp.6025-6041. doi: 10.5194/acp-10-6025-2010
  • Cortes JA; Palma JL; Wilson M (2007) Deciphering magma mixing: The application of cluster analysis to the mineral chemistry of crystal populations, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 165, pp.163-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.05.018
  • Lustrino M; Wilson M (2007) The circum-Mediterranean anorogenic Cenozoic igneous province, EARTH-SCI REV, 81, pp.1-65. doi: 10.1016/j.eascirev.2006.09.002
  • EditorBeccaluva L; Bianchini G; Wilson M (Ed) (2007) Cenozoic Volcanism in the Mediterranean Area, Geological Society of America Special Paper, 418, Geological Society of America.
  • Bianchini G; Beccaluva L; Bonadiman C; Nowell G; Pearson G; Siena F; Wilson M (2007) Evidence of diverse depletion and metasomatic events in harzburgite-lherzolite mantle xenoliths from the Iberian plate (Olot, NE Spain): Implications for lithosphere accretionary processes, Lithos, 94, pp.25-45. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.06.008
  • Stephenson RA; Yegorova T; Brunet MF; Stovba S; Wilson M; Starostenko V; Saintot A; Kusznir N (2006) Late Palaeozoic intra- and pericratonic basins on the East European Craton and its margins, Geological Society Memoir, 32, pp.463-479. doi: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2006.032.01.29
  • Cortes JA; Wilson M; Condliffe E; Francalanci L (2006) The occurrence of forsterite and highly oxidizing conditions in basaltic lavas from Stromboli volcano, Italy, J PETROL, 47, pp.1345-1373. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egl012
  • Guo ZF; Wilson M; Liu JQ; Mao Q (2006) Post-collisional, potassic and ultrapotassic magmatism of the northern Tibetan Plateau: Constraints on characteristics of the mantle source, geodynamic setting and uplift mechanisms, J PETROL, 47, pp.1177-1220. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egl007
  • Wilson M; Downes H (2006) Tertiary-Quaternary intra-plate magmatism in Europe and its relationship to mantle dynamics, In: Stephenson R; Gee D (Ed) European Lithosphere Dynamics, Geological Society of London Memoir, 32, London: The Geological Society, pp.147-166.
  • Fairhead JD; Wilson M (2005) Plate tectonic processes in the South Atlantic Ocean: Do we need deep mantle plumes?, Special Paper of the Geological Society of America, 388, pp.537-553. doi: 10.1130/0-8137-2388-4.537
  • Cortes JA; Wilson M; Condliffe E; Francalanci L; Chertkoff DG (2005) The evolution of the magmatic system of Stromboli volcano during the Vancori period (26-13.8 ky), J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 147, pp.1-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgoeres.2005.03.005
  • Fairhead JD; Wilson M (2005) Plate tectonic processes in the South Atlantic Ocean: do we need deep mantle plumes?, In: Foulger; R G; Natland; H J; Presnall; C D; Anderson; L D (Ed) Plates, plumes and paradigms, Geological Society of America Special Paper, Geological Society of America, pp.537-553.
  • Alexandre P; Chalot-Prat F; Saintot A; Wijbrans J; Stephenson R; Wilson M; Kitchka A; Stovba S (2004) The 40Ar/39Ar dating of magmatic activity in the Donbas Fold Belt and the Scythian Platform (Eastern European Craton), Tectonics, 23, . doi: 10.1029/2003TC001582
  • Alexandre P; Chalot-Prat F; Saintot A; Wijbrans J; Stephenson R; Wilson M; Kitchka A; Stovba S (2004) The Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of magmatic activity in the Donbas Fold Belt and the Scythian Platform (Eastern European Craton), TECTONICS, 23, . doi: 10.1029/2003TC001582
  • Wilson M; Neumann ER; Davies GR; Timmerman MJ; Heeremans M; Larsen BT (2004) Permo-Carboniferous magmatism and rifting in Europe: an introduction, In: Wilson M; Neumann E-R; Davies GR; Timmerman MJ; Heeremans M; Larsen BT (Ed) Permo-Carboniferous magmatism and rifting in Europe, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 223, Geological Society of London, pp.1-10.
  • Wilson BM; Neumann ER; Davies GR; Timmerman MJ; Heeremans M; Larsen BT (2004) Permo-Carboniferous magmatism and rifting in Europe, Geological Society of London Special Publication , Geological Society of London, pp.500.
  • Corfield SM; Wheeler W; Karpuz R; Wilson M; Helland R (2004) Exploration 3D seismic data over the Gjallar Ridge, Mid-Norway: visualisation of structures on the Norwegian volcanic margin from Moho to seafloor, In: Davies RJ; Cartwright JA; Stewart SA; Lappin M; Underhill JR (Ed) 3D seismic technology: Application to the exploration of sedimentary basins, Geological Society of London Memoir, 29, Geological Society of London, pp.177-186.
  • Neumann ER; Wilson M; Heeremans M; Spencer EA; Obst K; Timmerman MJ; Kirstein LA (2004) Carboniferous-Permian rifting and magmatism in southern Scandinavia, the North Sea, and northern Germany: a review, In: Wilson M; Neumann E-R; Davies GR; Timmerman MJ; Heeremans M; Larsen BT (Ed) Permo-Carboniferous magmatism and rifting in Europe, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 223, Geological Society of London, pp.11-40.
  • Beccaluva L; Bianchini G; Coltorti M; Perkins WT; Siena F; Vaccaro C; Wilson M (2001) Multistage evolution of the European lithospheric mantle: new evidence from Sardinian peridotite xenoliths, CONTRIB MINERAL PETR, 142, pp.284-297.
  • Wilson M; Patterson R (2001) Intraplate magmatism related to short-wavelength convective instabilities in the upper mantle: Evidence from the tertiary-quaternary volcanic province of western and central Europe, In: Ernst RE; Buchan KL (Ed) pp.37-58.
  • Wilson M; Shimron AE; Rosenbaum JM; Preston J (2000) Early Cretaceous magmatism of Mount Hermon, Northern Israel, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 139, pp.54-67.
  • Wilson M; Wijbrans JR; Fokin PA; Nikishin AM; Gorbachev VI; Nazarevich BP (2000) Ar-40/Ar-39 dating, geochemistry and tectonic setting of Early Carboniferous dolerite sills in the Pechora basin, foreland of the Polar Urals, Tectonophysics, 313, pp.107-118.
  • Wilson M; Wijbrans J; Fokin PA; Nikishin AM; Gorbachev VI; Nazarevich BP (1999) 40Ar/39Ar dating, geochemistry and tectonic setting of Early Carboniferous dolerite sills in the Pechora basin, foreland of the Polar Urals, Tectonophysics, 313, pp.107-118. doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(99)00192-4
  • Bianchini G; Wilson M (1999) Tertiary-Quaternary magmatism within the Mediterranean and surrounding regions, In: Durand B; Jolivet L; Horvath F; Seranne M (Ed) The Mediterranean Basins: Tertiary extension within the Alpine Orogen, Geological Society Special Publication, 156, London: Geological Society, pp.141-168.
  • Dunworth EA; Wilson M (1998) Olivine melilitites of the SW German Tertiary Volcanic Province: Mineralogy and petrogenesis, Journal of Petrology, 39, pp.1805-1836.
  • Tankut A; Wilson M; Yihunie T (1998) Geochemistry and tectonic setting of Tertiary volcanism in the Guvem area, Anatolia, Turkey, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 85, pp.285-301.
  • Wilson M; Guiraud R (1998) Late Permian to Recent magmatic activity on the Africa-Arabian margin of Tethys, In: MacGregor; S D; Moody; J R; Clark-Lowes; D D (Ed) Petroleum Geology of North Africa, Geological Society of London Special Publication, 132, Geological Society of London, pp.231-263.
  • Wilson M; Tankut A; Gulec N (1997) Tertiary volcanism of the Galatia Province, Central Anatolia, Turkey, Lithos, 42, pp.105-121.
  • Rosenbaum JM; Wilson M; Condliffe E (1997) Partial melts of subducted phosphatic sediments in the mantle, Geology, 25, pp.77-80. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1997)025<0077:PMOSPS>2.3.CO
  • Laws ED; Wilson M (1997) Tectonics and magmatism associated with Mesozoic passive continental margin development in the Middle East, Journal of the Geological Society, 154, pp.459-464.
  • Poudjom Djomani YH; Diament M; Wilson M (1997) Lithospheric structure across the Adamawa plateau (Cameroon) from gravity studies, Tectonophysics, 273, pp.317-327.
  • Wilson M (1997) Thermal evolution of the Central Atlantic passive margins: continental break-up above a Mesozoic super-plume, Journal of the Geological Society, 154, pp.491-495.
  • Rosenbaum JM; Wilson M; Condliffe E (1997) Partial melts of subducted phosphatic sediments in the mantle, Geology, 25, pp.77-80.
  • Rosenbaum JM; Wilson M; Downes H (1997) Multiple enrichment of the Pannonian-Carpathian mantle: Pb-Sr-Nd isotope and trace element constraints, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, pp.14947-14961.
  • Wilson M; Lyashkevich ZM (1996) Magmatism and the geodynamics of rifting of the Pripyat-Dnieper-Donets Rift, East European Platform, Tectonophysics, 268, pp.65-81.
  • Granet M; Wilson M; Achauer U (1995) Imaging a mantle plume beneath the French Massif Central, EARTH PLANET SC LETT, 136, pp.281-296.
  • Wilson M; Downes H; Cebria JM (1995) Contrasting fractionation trends in coexisting continental alkaline magma series; Cantal, Massif Central, France, J PETROL, 36, pp.1729-1753.
  • Wilson M (1995) Magmatic differentiation, Geological Society Memoir, 16, pp.205-218. doi: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.1995.016.01.21
  • WILSON M; ROSENBAUM JM; DUNWORTH EA (1995) MELILITITES - PARTIAL MELTS OF THE THERMAL-BOUNDARY-LAYER, CONTRIB MINERAL PETR, 119, pp.181-196.
  • Wilson M (1995) Editorial, Journal of Petrology, 36, pp.1. doi: 10.1093/petrology/36.1.1
  • Cabrera JG; Wilson M; Zou Y (1994) The process and mechanism of alkali-silica reaction using fused silica s the reactive aggregate, Advances in Cement Research, 6, pp.117-125.
  • DAVIDSON JP; BOGHOSSIAN ND; WILSON M (1993) THE GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE IGNEOUS ROCK SUITE OF ST MARTIN, NORTHERN LESSER ANTILLES, J PETROL, 34, pp.839-866.
  • WILSON M (1993) PLATE-MOVING MECHANISMS - CONSTRAINTS AND CONTROVERSIES, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 150, pp.923-926.
  • WILSON M (1993) GEOCHEMICAL SIGNATURES OF OCEANIC AND CONTINENTAL BASALTS - A KEY TO MANTLE DYNAMICS, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 150, pp.977-990.
  • WILSON M (1993) MAGMATISM AND THE GEODYNAMICS OF BASIN FORMATION, SEDIMENT GEOL, 86, pp.5-29.
  • WILSON M (1993) MAGMATIC DIFFERENTIATION, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 150, pp.611-624.
  • Wilson M (1992) Magmatism and continental rifting during the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean: a consequence of Lower Cretaceous super-plume activity?, Magmatism and the causes of continental break-up, pp.241-255.
  • Wilson M (1992) Magmatism and continental rifting during the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean: A consequence of Lower Cretaceous super-plume activity?, Geological Society Special Publication, 68, pp.241-255. doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1992.068.01.15
  • WILSON M; DOWNES H (1992) MAFIC ALKALINE MAGMATISM ASSOCIATED WITH THE EUROPEAN CENOZOIC RIFT SYSTEM, TECTONOPHYSICS, 208, pp.173-182.
  • WILSON M; DOWNES H (1991) TERTIARY QUATERNARY EXTENSION-RELATED ALKALINE MAGMATISM IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL-EUROPE, J PETROL, 32, pp.811-849.
  • Wilson M (1989) Crustal evolution in the Andes, Nature, 341, pp.483-484.
  • Wilson M (1989) Igneous Petrogenesis, Springer.
  • TATE MP; WILSON M (1988) EMPLACEMENT MECHANISM AND LATERAL CORRELATION OF PYROCLASTIC FLOW AND SURGE DEPOSITS IN NORTHERN ST-KITTS, LESSER-ANTILLES, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 145, pp.553-562.
  • Wilson M; Davidson JP (1984) The relative roles of crust and upper mantle in the generation of oceanic island arc magmas., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, pp.1514.
  • WILSON M; DAVIDSON JP (1984) THE RELATIVE ROLES OF CRUST AND UPPER MANTLE IN THE GENERATION OF OCEANIC ISLAND-ARC MAGMAS, PHILOS T ROY SOC A, 310, pp.661-674.
  • HAWKESWORTH CJ; POWELL M (1980) MAGMA GENESIS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES ISLAND-ARC, EARTH PLANET SC LETT, 51, pp.297-308.
  • POWELL M (1978) CRYSTALLIZATION HISTORY OF IGDLERFIGSSALIK NEPHELINE SYENITE INTRUSION, GREENLAND, LITHOS, 11, pp.99-120.
  • POWELL M (1978) CRYSTALLIZATION CONDITIONS OF LOW-PRESSURE CUMULATE NODULES FROM LESSER ANTILLES ISLAND ARC, EARTH PLANET SC LETT, 39, pp.162-172.
  • POWELL M; POWELL R (1977) NEPHELINE-ALKALI FELDSPAR GEOTHERMOMETER, CONTRIB MINERAL PETR, 62, pp.193-204.
  • POWELL M; POWELL R (1977) PLAGIOCLASE-ALKALI-FELDSPAR GEOTHERMOMETRY REVISITED, MINERAL MAG, 41, pp.253-256.
  • POWELL R; POWELL M (1977) GEOTHERMOMETRY AND OXYGEN BAROMETRY USING COEXISTING IRON-TITANIUM OXIDES - REAPPRAISAL, MINERAL MAG, 41, pp.257-263.
  • Guo Z; Wilson M () The Himalayan leucogranites: Constraints on the nature of their crustal source region and geodynamic setting, Gondwana Research, . doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2011.07.027