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Marjorie Wilson (also known as B. Marjorie Wilson) (born 1951) is an English geologist and petrologist known for her work on the origin of igneous rocks. Her most significant book is Igneous Petrogenesis: A Global Tectonic Approach, published in 1989. The book was reprinted in 2007. At present she is executive editor of the Journal of Petrology, a position she has held since 1994.[1][2]

Wilson started her post secondary schooling by graduating with a BA degree in Geology from University of Oxford in 1973. Her education continued at the University of California, Berkeley in 1974 for a master's degree and concluded in 1976 with a PhD in Geology from the University of Leeds.

Following her graduation Wilson was granted a fellowship to research with the NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). Wilson finished the fellowship in 1978 and continued with the NERC Council later on. In 2013, Wilson was given a faculty position at the University of Leeds.[citation needed]

Selected worksEdit

  • Beccaluva, Luigi; Bianchini, Gianluca; Wilson, B. Marjorie (2007). Cenozoic Volcanism in the Mediterranean Area. Geological Society of America. ISBN 978-0-8137-2418-8.
  • Wilson, B. Marjorie (2004). Permo-carboniferous Magmatism and Rifting in Europe. Geological Society of London. ISBN 978-1-86239-152-9.
  • Wilson, M (2012). Igneous Petrogenesis. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-94-010-9388-0.


  1. ^ "Prof Marjorie Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Igneous Petrogenesis". Leeds University. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  2. ^ "B. Marjorie Wilson". Goodreads. Retrieved 16 November 2015.

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