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Durham Geochemistry Centre

Research Projects

The Durham Geochemistry Group plays a key role in several of the large research grants in the Earth Sciences Department. This page contains details of these projects and links to their individual project pages.

Note: *Starred hyperlinks link to external web pages.


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Mantle volatiles: processes, reservoirs and fluxes*

NERC Consortium Grant

Jon Davidson – Helen Williams (Cambridge) – Linda Kirstien (Edinburgh) – Cees-Jan De Hoog (Edinburgh)


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Apatite as a quantitative tool for tephrochronology and magmatic evolution*

NERC Standard Grant – £220k

Madeleine Humphreys - Victoria Smith (Oxford)


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VoiLA (Volatiles in the Lesser Antilles)*

NERC Consortium Grant – £3.2M – Durham Component – £322k

Jon Davidson – Colin Macpherson – Jeroen van Hunen, and collaborators at six institutions worldwide


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The structure and rheology of crystal mushes

Madeleine Humphreys


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How does crust form at arcs? – a Multidisciplinary Study of the Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc*

NERC Standard Grant – £560k – Durham Component – £334k

Jon Davidson – with Prof. Mike Kendall at Bristol


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Reconstructing eruptive processes from volatile distribution in volcanic glass*

NERC Research Grant – £480k

Ed Llewellin — Madeleine Humphreys


European Commission 7th Framework

IsoVolc*

EU 7th Framework – £282k

Kevin Burton