Professor Malcolm Hole

Professor Malcolm Hole
Professor Malcolm Hole
Professor Malcolm Hole


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School of Geosciences


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Internal Memberships

  • Head of Discipline Geology & Geophysics
  • Convenor Staff-Student Liaison Committe
  • Undergraduate Programme Coordiantor, Geology-Petroleum Geology

Research Overview

  • Mineralogy
  • Alkaline Volcanism
  • Volcanology
  • Volcanic Stratigraphy
  • Geology of Scotland

Current Research

Stratigraphy and volcanology of Large Igneous Provinces.

  • Faeroe Islands stratigraphy and palaeoenvironments.
  • Magmatism associated with Gondwana fragmentation
  • 3-D architecture of basaltic lava fields
  • Subsurface geophysical expressions of lava fields

Mantle Melting and peridotite-pyroxenite sources of magmas

  • Phase equilibria of peridotite melting
  • Phase equlibira of pyroxenite melting
  • Fingerprinting pyroxenite and peridotite-sourced magmas

Teaching Responsibilities

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Undergraduate Programme Coordinator.

Course coordinator

  • GL1005 Earth Through Geological Time
  • GL1505 Earth's Materials
  • GL3030 Volcanology
  • GO4001 Geoscience Project A
  • GO4002 Laboratory Data Acquisition & Analysis
  • GO4501 Geoscience Project B
  • GL3508 Dissertation

Course Tutor

  • GL2510 Field & Mapping Techniques
  • GL3520 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
  • GL4033 Planetary Geology
  • GL4023 Geological Mapping Project
  • GL5561 Earth & Planetary Surface & Internal Processes

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  • The relationship between alkaline magmatism, lithospheric extension and slab window formation along continental destructive plate margins

    Hole, M. J., Saunders, A. D., Rogers, G., Sykes, M. A.
    Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 81, pp. 265-285
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Trace-element and isotopic characteristics of small-degree melts of the asthenosphere: Evidence from the alkalic basalts of the Antarctic Peninsula

    Hole, M. J., Kempton, P. D., Millar, I. L.
    Chemical Geology, vol. 109, no. 1-4, pp. 51-68
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Role of subduction-plate boundary forces during the initial stages of Gondwana break-up: Evidence from the proto-Pacific margin of Antarctica

    Storey, B. C., Alabaster, T., Hole, M. J., Pankhurst, R. J., Wever, H. E.
    Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 68, pp. 149-163
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Mobility of the high field strength, rare earth elements and yttrium during late diagenesis

    Hole, M. J., Trewin, N. H., Still, J.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 149, no. 5, pp. 689-692
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The differentiated dolerite boss, Cnoc Rhaonastil, Islay: a natural experiment in the low pressure differentiation of an alkali olivine- basalt magma

    Hole, M. J., Morrison, M. A.
    Scottish Journal of Geology, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 55-69
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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