Margaret Hartley

Margaret Hartley


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My research seeks to understand and quantify the processes that operate within volcanic systems, from melt generation in the mantle to eruption at the surface. I use a range of approaches, including geological observations, field studies, geochemical microanalysis and modelling. The ultimate goal of my work is to understand the links between mantle melting, melt mixing and storage, magma differentiation and degassing, and volcanic plumbing, in controlling eruptive activity and geochemical diversity in different geological settings.

Current research themes:

  • Volcanic and magmatic gas budgets and fluxes
  • Equilibrium and disequilibrium processes in basaltic volcanism
  • Magma storage and transport in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial magmatic systems
  • Mantle geochemical heterogeneity
  • Redox evolution of the mantle, magmas and melt inclusions
  • Volatile accretion, differentiation and recycling in the solid Earth


  • PhD, University of Edinburgh (2012)
  • BA/MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2007)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Areas of expertise

  • QE Geology
  • Igneous petrology
  • Volcanology
  • Geochemistry


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