Staff profile

Dr Katy Jane Chamberlain


Lecturer in Geoscience

Katy Jane Chamberlain in front mountains

Subject

Geology, Geoscience

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Environmental Sciences

Research centre

Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

k.chamberlain@derby.ac.uk

About

I am an igneous petrologist and field volcanologist specialising in the use of in situ microanalytical techniques to yield insights into magmatic processes and their associated timings at a variety of volcanic scales, from the giant-sized Bishop Tuff eruption to small-scale eruptions on Ascension Island, South Atlantic

Teaching responsibilities

Module leader for:

I also deliver the metamorphic petrology component of Deformed Terrains (2nd year)

Qualifications

2014: PhD in Volcanology and Geochemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Thesis title: The Bishop Tuff, California: New Insights into Magmatic Timescales and Process from Micro-Analytical Approaches Supervisor: Prof. Colin Wilson

2010: MGeol and BSc (hons) first class, University of Leeds, UK

Recent conferences

Chamberlain, K.J., Dan J Morgan, D.J., 3, Wilson, C.J.N., Cooper, G.F., Barker, S.J., Allan, A., 2018. Chronologies of Magma Chamber Assembly and Eruption for Supervolcanoes: Long Valley and the Taupo Volcanic Zone (Invited, keynote) Chapman Conference: Merging geophysical, petrochronologic, and modeling perspectives to understand large silicic magma system, Quinamavida, Chile January 2018.

Preece, K., Chamberlain, K.J., Barclay, J., Mark, D., Brown, R., Vye-Brown, C., Cohen, B., 2017. 1 million years of volcanism on Ascension Island: insights from stratigraphy, 40Ar/39Ar dating and petrology. Goldschmidt, Paris, August 2017.

Chamberlain, K.J., Scarrow, J.H., Tamura, Y., 2017. Role of plutonics in the generation of felsic magmas at ocean island volcanoes – Oki Dozen and Ascension Island. Abstract SCG63-P13, JpGU – AGU Joint Meeting, Makuhari Messe, May 2017.

Chamberlain, K.J., Preece, K., Barclay, J., Scarrow, J.H., Brown, R.J., Davidson, J.P., Mark, D., 2017. Magmatic plumbing systems of a complex ocean island volcano, Ascension Island, south Atlantic. Abstract SVC50-P19, JpGU – AGU Joint Meeting, Makuhari Messe, May 2017.

Preece, K., Barclay, J., Brown, R., Mark, D., Chamberlain, K., Cohen, B., Vye-Brown, C., 2017. A 1 million year eruption history of Ascension Island. Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Annual Meeting, Liverpool, Ireland, Jan. 2017.

Preece, K., Barclay, J., Brown, R., Mark, D.F., Chamberlain, K, Cohen, B.E., Vye-Brown, C., 2016. A 1 million year eruption history of Ascension Island: insights from stratigraphy and 40Ar/39Ar dating. Cities on Volcanoes 9, Puerto Varas, Chile, Nov, 2016.

Preece, K., Barclay, J., Mark, D.F., Cohen, B.E., Chamberlain, K., 2016. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Holocene volcanism on Ascension Island. Cities on Volcanoes 9, Puerto Varas, Chile, Nov, 2016.

Scarrow, J.H., Chamberlain, K., Preece, K., Bea, F., Montero, P., Cambeses, A., Barclay, J., Brown, R. 2016 Volcanoes: eruptive style, pre-eruptive evolution and risk (VESPER). Cities on Volcanoes 9, Puerto Varas, Chile, Nov, 2016.

Chamberlain, K.J Davidson, J. P., Preece, K.J Barclay, J., Brown, R.J., 2016. Geochemical insights into the origin of zoned fall deposits on Ascension Island, South Atlantic. 2016 VMSG conference, Dublin.

Chamberlain, K.J., Barclay, J., Preece, K.J., Brown, R.J., Davidson, J. P., 2015. Unravelling the magmatic processes behind zoned fall units on Ascension Island, South Atlantic. Abstract V 2015 Fall Meeting AGU. San Francisco, Calif. 14-18 Dec.

Preece, K., Barclay, J., Brown, R., Chamberlain, K., Cohen, B., Davidson, J., Hicks, A., Mark, D., Stuart, F., Vye-Brown, C., Weaver, B., 2015. The eruptive history of Ascension Island: insights from stratigraphy, 40Ar/39Ar and cosmogenic 3He dating. Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Annual Meeting, Norwich, UK, Jan. 2015.

Morgan, D.J., Chamberlain, K.J., Kahl, M., Potts, N.J., Pankhurst, M.J., Wilson, C.J.N., 2014. When Is a Diffusion Profile Not a Diffusion Profile? The Importance of Initial State Assumptions in Diffusion Modelling. Abstract V31F-05; 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec.

Chamberlain, K.J., Morgan, D.J., Wilson, C.J.N., 2014. Testing the Consistency of Diffusion Modelling in Multiple Crystal Phases: A Case Study from the Bishop Tuff, California. Abstract V33A-4822; 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec.

Chamberlain, K.J., Morgan, D.J., Wilson, C.J.N., 2013. Diffusion profiles in sanidine, orthopyroxene and quartz: Timescales for priming of the Bishop Tuff eruption, California. In: Reid C. M., Wandres, A. (eds.). Abstract Volume, GeoNZ 2013 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 136A, 16.

Chamberlain, K.J., Wilson, C.J.N.,2013. The Bishop Tuff: Product of one or two magma chambers? In: Reid C. M., Wandres, A. (eds.). Abstract Volume, GeoNZ 2013 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 136A, 16.

Chamberlain, K.J., Morgan, D.J., Wilson, C.J.N., 2013. Combined diffusion studies in sanidine, quartz and orthopyroxene: Timescales of magma mixing in the Bishop Tuff. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts, Mineralogical Magazine 77 (5), 850.

Recent publications

Chamberlain, K.J., Barclay, J., Preece, K.J., Brown, R.J., Davidson, J. P., EIMF. (2016). Origin and evolution of silicic magmas at ocean islands: Perspectives from a zoned fall deposit on Ascension Island, South Atlantic. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.08.014.

Chamberlain, K.J., Wilson, C.J.N., Millet, M.-A., Baker, J.A. (2015). Micro-analytical perspectives on the Bishop Tuff and its magma chamber. Journal of Petrology 56, 605-640.

Chamberlain, K.J., Morgan, D.J. & Wilson, C.J.N. (2014). Timescales of mixing and mobilisation in the Bishop Tuff magma body: perspectives from diffusion chronometry. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 167, 1034.

Chamberlain, K.J., Wilson, C.J.N., Wooden, J.L., Charlier, B.L.A. & Ireland, T.R. (2014). New perspectives on the Bishop Tuff from zircon textures, ages and trace elements. Journal of Petrology 55, 395-426.