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Professor Marie Edmonds

Professor Marie Edmonds

Professor of Volcanology and Petrology

The Ron Oxburgh Fellow in Earth Sciences, Queens' College

Marie Edmonds is accepting applications for PhD students.

Marie Edmonds is available for consultancy.


Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 333463


My CV.

Research Interests

My research centres on the cycling of volatiles between the atmosphere and the mantle and the role that magmatic volatiles play in melting, magma genesis, storage and transport, volcanic eruption style and climate modulation over a range of timescales. I am an observationalist who develops quantitative frameworks to understand complex physical and geochemical datasets in collaboration with a diverse range of geochemists and geophysicists. I am part of a dynamic Volcanology group in Cambridge with interests in igneous petrology, volcanology, modelling, hazard and instrumentation. If you are interested in joining our group for postgraduate work, see our advertised projects


Petrology ; Volcanology ; Geochemistry


  • Magma mixing and ascent
  • Volcanology
  • Volatile geochemical cycling
  • Igneous petrology

Key Publications

For full list see CV. Some recent papers:

2019. Wong, K., E. Mason, S. Brune, M. East, M. Edmonds, S. Zahirovic. Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: a review of fluxes in different tectonic settings. Frontiers.

2019, in press. Wieser, P. E., M. Edmonds, J. Maclennan, J. Wheeler. Distorted olivine crystals: an unexploited record of magma storage at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Nature Communications.

2019, in press. Wieser, P. E., M. Edmonds, J. Maclennan, F. Jenner and B. Kunz. Crystal scavenging from mush piles recorded by melt inclusions. Nature Communications.

2019. Suarez, C., M. Edmonds, A. Jones. Catastrophic perturbations to Earth’s Deep Carbon Cycle. Elements v. 15, no. 5.

2019.  Wieser, P. E., Z. Vukmanovic, R. Kilian, E. Ringe, M. Holness, John Maclennan, M. Edmonds. To Sink, Swim, Twin or Nucleate: a critical appraisal of crystal aggregation processes. Geology.

2019. Werner, C., T. P. Fischer, A. Aiuppa, M. Edmonds, C. Cardellini, S. Carn, G. Chiodini, E. Cottrell, and M. Burton. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Subaerial Volcanic Regions. Whole Earth Carbon eds Beth Orcutt, Raj Dasgupta, Isabelle Daniel. Cambridge University Press, pp 188-236.

2019. Taracsak Z., M.E. Hartley, R. Burgess, M. Edmonds, F. Iddon, M-A. Longpre. High fluxes of deep volatiles from ocean island volcanoes: Insights from El Hierro, Canary Islands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 258, 19-36.

2019. Mutch, E., J. Maclennan, M. Edmonds. Rapid trans-crustal magma movement under Icelandic volcanoes. Nature Geoscience 12, 569–574.

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