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Professor Nick Rogers

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Professional biography

My interests lie in trace element and isotope geochemistry applied to understanding igneous rocks and their source regions. My work has focussed on the African Rift and Western USA, and dealt with problems associated with mantle plumes and their interaction with the continental lithosphere. I over see the running of the ICPMS trace element laboratory in the Department  which is currently engaged in a wide range of projects associated with the Earth and space science.

From 2008 to 2011 I was Head of Department and since January 2012 I am the Science Programme Director (Associate Dean for Curriculum and Qualifications).

I am an active member of the Geological Society having served as a member of Council and Publications Secretary from 2005 – 2009 and I currently chair the Education Committee.  I am also a member of the NERC peer review college and a Core Member of Panel A.

Teaching interests

I have contributed to a number of Modules in the Earth Sciences, including S279: Our Dynamic Planet; Earth and Life, S276: How the Earth Works, S104: Exploring Science, S103: Discovering Science and S339 Understanding the Continents.

I cuurently chair S279.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)CentreFaculty of Science


Initial Cenozoic Magmatic Activity in East Africa: New Geochemical Constraints on Magma Distribution within the Eocene Continental Flood Basalt Province (2022)
Steiner, R. Alex; Rooney, Tyrone O.; Girard, Guillaume; Rogers, Nick; Ebinger, Cynthia; Peterson, Liam and Phillips, Rayn
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 518(1) (pp. 435-465)

Reconciling the shadow of a subduction signature with rift geochemistry and tectonic environment in Eastern Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica (2016-09-01)
LeMasurier, Wesley E.; Choi, Sung Hi; Hart, Stanley R.; Mukasa, Sam and Rogers, Nick
Lithos, 260 (pp. 134-153)

Cenozoic volcanism on the Hangai Dome, Central Mongolia: geochemical evidence for changing melt sources and implications for mechanisms of melting (2012-09)
Hunt, A. C.; Parkinson, I. J.; Harris, N. B. W.; Barry, T. L.; Rogers, N. W. and Yondon, M.
Journal of Petrology, 53(9) (pp. 1913-1942)

Diffusional homogenization of light REE in garnet from the Day Nui Con Voi Massif in N-Vietnam: implications for Sm–Nd geochronology and timing of metamorphism in the Red River shear zone (2012-07-15)
Anczkiewicz, Robert; Thirlwall, Matthew; Alard, Olivier; Rogers, Nick W. and Clark, Chris
Chemical Geology, 318/9 (pp. 16-30)

Constraining cooling histories: rutile and titanite chronology and diffusion modelling in NW Bhutan (2012-02)
Warren, C. J.; Grujic, D.; Cottle, J. M. and Rogers, N. W.
Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30(2) (pp. 113-130)

Mineralogical and geochemical constraints on the shallow origin, ancient veining and multi-stage modification of the Lherz peridotite (2011-10-15)
Riches, Amy J. V. and Rogers, Nick W.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(20) (pp. 6160-6182)

Evolution of pantellerite-trachyte-phonolite volcanoes by fractional crystallization of basanite magma in a continental rift setting, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica (2011)
LeMasurier, Wesley E.; Sung, Hi Choi; Kawachi, Y.; Mukasa, Samuel B. and Rogers, N. W.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162(6) (pp. 1175-1199)

Tracking open-system differentiation during growth of Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala (2011)
Singer, Brad S.; Smith, Katy E.; Jicha, Brian.R.; Beard, Brian L.; Johnson, Clark M. and Rogers, Nick W.
Journal of Petrology, 162 (pp. 2335-2363)

Crustal assimilation no match for slab fluids beneath Volcán de Santa María, Guatemala (2010-09)
Jicha, Brian R.; Smith, Katy E.; Singer, Brad S.; Beard, Brian L.; Johnson, Clark M. and Rogers, Nick W.
Geology, 38(9) (pp. 859-862)

Re–Os isotope and PGE constraints on the timing and origin of gold mineralisation in the Witwatersrand Basin (2010-09)
Schaefer, B. F.; Pearson, D. G.; Rogers, N. W. and Barnicoat, A. C.
Chemical Geology, 276(1-2) (pp. 88-94)

Unravelling the effects of melt depletion and secondary infiltration on mantle re-os isotopes beneath the french Massif Central (2010-01)
Harvey, J.; Gannoun, A.; Burton, K. W.; Schiano, P.; Rogers, N. W. and Alard, O.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(1) (pp. 293-320)

Osmium isotopes and Fe/Mn ratios in Ti-rich picritic basalts from the Ethiopian flood basalt province: no evidence for core contribution to the Afar plume (2010)
Rogers, Nick W.; Davies, Marc K.; Parkinson, Ian J. and Yirgu, Gezahegn
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 296(3-4) (pp. 413-422)

Distribution of gallium between phenocrysts and melt in peralkaline salic volcanic rocks, Kenya Rift Valley (2010)
Macdonald, R.; Rogers, N. W.; Bagiński, B. and Dzierżanowski, P.
Mineralogical Magazine, 74(2) (pp. 351-363)

Causes and effects of geochemical variations in late Cenozoic volcanism of the Foça volcanic centre, NW Anatolia, Turkey (2009-04)
Altunkaynak, Şafak; Rogers, Nick W. and Kelley, Simon P.
International Geology Review, 52(4-6) (pp. 579-607)

Fractionation of peralkaline silicic magmas: the Greater Olkaria Volcanic Complex, Kenya Rift Valley (2009)
Marshall, A. S.; Macdonald, R.; Rogers, N. W.; Fitton, J. G.; Tindle, A. G.; Nejbert, K. and Hinton, R. W.
Journal of Petrology, 50(2) (pp. 323-359)

The roles of fractional crystallization, magma mixing, crystal mush remobilization, and volatile-melt interactions in the genesis of a young basalt- peralkaline rhyolite suite, the Greater Olkaria volcanic complex, Kenya rift valley (2008)
Macdonald, R.; Belkin, H. E.; Fitton, J. G.; Rogers, N. W.; Nejbert, K.; Tindle, A. G. and Marshall, A. S.
Journal of Petrology, 49(8) (pp. 1515-1547)

Distribution of germanium between phenocrysts and melt in peralkaline rhyolites from the Kenya Rift Valley (2007-12)
Macdonald, R.; Rogers, N. W and Tindle, A. G.
Mineralogical Magazine, 71(6) (pp. 703-713)

High-temperature lithium isotope fractionation: Insights from lithium isotope diffusion in magmatic systems (2007-05-30)
Parkinson, Ian J.; Hammond, Samantha J.; James, Rachael H. and Rogers, Nick W.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 257(3-4) (pp. 609-621)

Trace element discriminants between Egyptian and Mesopotamian Late Bronze Age glasses (2007-05)
Shortland, Andrew; Rogers, Nick and Eremin, Katherine
Journal of Archaeological Science, 34(5) (pp. 781-789)

A complex petrogenesis for an arc magmatic suite, St Kitts, Lesser Antilles (2007)
Toothill, J. A.; Williams, C. A.; Macdonald, R.; Turner, S. P.; Rogers, N. W.; Hawkesworth, C. J.; Jerram, D. A.; Ottley, C. J. and Tindle, A. G.
Journal of Petrology, 48(1) (pp. 3-42)

Along-strike trace element and isotopic variation in Aleutian Island arc basalt: subduction melts sediments and dehydrates serpentine (2007)
Singer, Brad S.; Jicha, Brina R.; Leeman, William P.; Rogers, Nick W.; Thirlwall, Matthew F.; Ryan, Jeff and Nicolaysen, Kirsten E.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112

238U-230Th disequilibrium in recent basalts and dynamic melting beneath the Kenya Rift (2006-10-30)
Rogers, N.W.; Thomas, L.E.; Macdonald, R.; Hawkesworth, C.J. and Mokadem, F.
Chemical Geology, 234(1-2) (pp. 148-168)

Magma chamber recharge at Vesuvius in the century prior to the eruption of A.D. 79 (2006-10)
Morgan, D. J.; Blake, S.; Rogers, N. W.; De Vivi, B.; Rolandi, G. and Davidson, J. P.
Geology, 34(10) (pp. 845-848)

The relationship between riverine U-series disequilibria and erosion rates in a basaltic terrain (2006-09-30)
Vigier, N.; Burton, K.W.; Gislason, S.R.; Rogers, N.W.; Duchene, S.; Thomas, L.; Hodge, E. and Schaefer, B.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 249(3-4) (pp. 258-273)

Ancient melt extraction from the oceanic upper mantle revealed by Re–Os isotopes in abyssal peridotites from the Mid-Atlantic ridge (2006-04-30)
Harvey, Jason; Gannoun, Abdelmouhcine; Burton, Kevin W.; Rogers, Nick W.; Alard, Olivier and Parkinson, Ian J.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 244(3-4) (pp. 606-621)

The influence of weathering process on riverine osmium isotopes in a basaltic terrain (2006-03-30)
Gannoun, Abdelmouhcine; Burton, Kevin W.; Vigier, Nathalie; Gíslason, Sigurdur R.; Rogers, Nick; Mokadem, Fatima and Sigfússon, Bergur
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 243(3-4) (pp. 732-748)

Bimodal volcanism at the Katla subglacial caldera, Iceland: insight into the geochemistry and petrogenesis of rhyolitic magmas (2006-02)
Lacasse, C.; Sigurdsson, H.; Carey, S. N.; Johannesson, H.; Thomas, L. E. and Rogers, N. W.
Bulletin of Volcanology, 69(4) (pp. 373-399)

Volatile fractionation in the early solar system and chondrule/matrix complementarity (2005-09-20)
Bland, Philip A.; Alard, Olivier; Benedix, Gretchen K.; Kearsley, Anton T.; Menzies, Olwyn N.; Watt, Lauren E. and Rogers, Nick W.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 102(39) (pp. 13755-13760)

Magma differentiation rates from (226Ra/230Th) and the size and power output of magma chambers (2005-08-15)
Blake, Stephen and Rogers, Nick
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236(3-4) (pp. 654-669)

Rates and Timescales of fractional crystallisation from 238U–230Th–226Ra disequilibria in trachyte lavas from Longonot Volcano, Kenya (2004-09)
Rogers, Nick W.; Evans, Peter J.; Blake, Steve; Scott, Stuart C. and Hawkesworth, Chris J.
Journal of Petrology, 45(9) (pp. 1747-1776)

Time scales of crystal residence and magma chamber volume from modelling of diffusion profiles in phenocrysts: Vesuvius 1944 (2004-06-15)
Morgan, D.J.; Blake, S.; Rogers, N.W.; De Vivo, B.; Rolandi, G.; Macdonald, R. and Hawkesworth, C.J.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222(3-4) (pp. 933-946)

Sedimentary Fe–Mn oxyhydroxides as paleoceanographic archives and the role of aeolian flux in regulating oceanic dissolved REE (2004)
Bayon, Germaine; German, Christopher R.; Burton, Kevin W.; Nesbitt, Robert W. and Rogers, Nick W.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 224(3-4) (pp. 477-492)

Determination of intratest variability of trace elements in foraminifera by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (2003-12-05)
Hathorne, E. C.; Alard, O.; James, R. H. and Rogers, N. W.
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4(12) (pp. 1-14)

Plume dynamics beneath the African plate inferred from the geochemistry of the Tertiary basalts of southern Ethiopia (2002-12)
George, R. and Rogers, N.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 144(3) (pp. 286-304)

Evidence for recycled Archaean oceanic mantle lithosphere in the Azores plume (2002-11-21)
Schaefer, Bruce F.; Turner, Simon; Parkinson, Ian; Rogers, Nick and Hawkesworth, Chris
Nature, 420(6913) (pp. 304-307)

Plume-lithosphere interactions in the generation of the basalts of the Kenya Rift, East Africa (2001-05)
Macdonald, R.; Rogers, N.W; Fitton, J.G.; Black, S. and Smith, M.
Journal of Petrology, 42(5) (pp. 877-900)

Geochemistry and petrogenesis of basalts from Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 92, Eastern Pacific (1986)
Pearce, J. A.; Rogers, N.; Tindle, A. G. and Watson, J. S.
Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, 92 (pp. 435-457)

Basaltic magmatism and the geodynamics of the East African rift system (2006)
Rogers, N. W.
In: Yirgu, G.; Ebinger, C. J. and Maguire, P. K. H. eds. The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System. Special Publication (259) (pp. 77-93)
ISBN : 1-86239-196-3 | Publisher : Geological Society of London | Published : London

Metasomatic and enrichment processes in lithospheric peridotites, an effect of asthenosphere-lithosphere interaction (1987)
Menzies, M. A.; Rogers, N.; Tindle, A. G. and Hawkesworth, C. J.
In: Menzies, M. A. and Hawkesworth, C. J. eds. Mantle Metasomatism (pp. 313-361)
ISBN : 124910807 | Publisher : Academic Press | Published : London, UK

Constraining the cooling history of the Greater Himalayan Sequence in NW Bhutan (2011-07)
Warren, Clare J.; Grujic, Djordje; Cottle, John and Rogers, N. W.
In : 26th Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet Workshop (11-14 Jul 2011, Canmore, Alberta, Canada)

Trace element distributions in the main group pallasites (2010)
Johnson, Diane; Rogers, Nick and Grady, Monica
In : 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (26-30 Jul 2010, New York City, USA)

Mineralogical and geochemical investigations of mare basalts from the Appollo Collection (2008)
Hallis, L. J.; Anand, M.; Russell, S. S.; Terada, K.; Rogers, N. and Hammond, S.
In : 71st Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (28 Jul - 01 Aug 2008, Matsue, Japan)