Dr Lydia Hallis

  • Lecturer in Planetary Science (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

telephone: 5474
email: Lydia.Hallis@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Geographical and Earth, Sciences, Gregory Building, Room 514, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6455-8415

Research interests

On Earth, volcanic eruptions release volatile elements such as hydrogen and oxygen (mostly in the form of water vapor), nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, chlorine and fluorine into the atmosphere from the planets interior. Over geological time the volcanic release of volatile elements has helped to form Earth’s oceans and thick, protective atmosphere, making our planet a haven for life as we know it. It has been suggested that the same processes occurred on early Mars - volcanic activity pumped volatiles, including water, from the interior to the surface and sub-surface over billions of years. We know that during its early history Mars was once much wetter at the surface, with a thicker atmosphere, but over time that atmosphere was largely lost to space, or drawn down into the crust or cryosphere. However, volatiles trapped in the martian rock record remain, and can be used as indicators of both ancient mantle compositions and surface environments.

I am currently investigating the volatile content of both primary and secondary minerals in martian meteorites at sub-micrometer to atomic scales. These investigations utilise state of the art analytical techniques at the University of Glasgow (SEM, FIB, TEM, LC- and GC-MS), The University of Edinburgh (SIMS), the Diamond Lightsource UK synchrotron (FTIR and X-ray absorption spectroscopy), and the Carnegie Institute for Science (Raman spectroscopy). The overall aim of this research is to indicate the abundance of volatile elements in the martian interior, and to clarify the cycling and eventual fate of these elements at the martian surface. I am specifically focused on the martian carbon and hydrogen cycles. Knowing the stability and fate of the martian atmosphere is key to understanding whether life developed on Mars. Therefore the results of this research have strong astrobiological implications, and will be relevant to present and future missions to Mars.

Publications

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Number of items: 27.

2020

Mari, N., Hallis, L. J. , Daly, L. and Lee, M. R. (2020) Convective activity in a Martian magma chamber recorded by P-zoning in Tissint olivine. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, (doi: 10.1111/maps.13488) (Early Online Publication)

2019

Mari, N., Riches, A.J.V. , Hallis, L.J. , Marrocchi, Y., Villeneuve, J., Gleissner, P., Becker, H. and Lee, M.R. (2019) Syneruptive incorporation of martian surface sulphur in the nakhlite lava flows revealed by S and Os isotopes and highly siderophile elements: implication for mantle sources in Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 266, pp. 416-434. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.05.025)

Lindgren, P., Hallis, L. , Hage, F. S., Lee, M. R. , Parnell, J., Plan, A., Doye, A. and MacLaren, I. (2019) A TEM and EELS study of carbon in a melt fragment from the Gardnos impact structure. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 54(11), pp. 2698-2709. (doi: 10.1111/maps.13381)

Daly, L. et al. (2019) Boom boom pow: shock-facilitated aqueous alteration and evidence for two shock events in the Martian nakhlite meteorites. Science Advances, 5(9), eaaw5549. (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw5549)

Daly, L. et al. (2019) Understanding the emplacement of Martian volcanic rocks using petrofabrics of the nakhlite meteorites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 520, pp. 220-230. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.05.050)

Daly, L. et al. (2019) Solar Wind Hydration of Itokawa Olivine. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Sapporo, Japan, 7-12 Jul 2019. (Accepted for Publication)

Daly, L., Lee, M.R. , Bagot, P.A.J., Hallis, L.J. , Halpin, J., Smith, W. and McFadzean, S. (2019) Insights into Martian Fluid-Rock Reactions by Atom Probe Tomogrpahy of the Interface Between Nakhlite Olivine and Iddingsite. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 18-22 March 2018.

O'Brien, A.C., Hallis, L.J. , Steele, A., Daly, L. and Lee, M.R. (2019) The Effects of Shock and Raman Laser Irradiation on the Maturity of Organics in Martian Meteorites. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 18-22 March 2018.

2018

Daly, L. et al. (2018) The Origin of Hydrogen in Space Weathered Rims of Itokawa Regolith Particles. Hayabusa 2018: 6th Symposium of Solar System Materials, Sagamihara, Japan, 4-7 Dec 2018.

Lee, M.R. , Daly, L., Cohen, B.E. , Hallis, L.J. , Griffin, S. , Trimby, P., Boyce, A. and Mark, D.F. (2018) Aqueous alteration of the Martian meteorite Northwest Africa 817: Probing fluid–rock interaction at the nakhlite launch site. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 53(11), pp. 2395-2412. (doi: 10.1111/maps.13136)

Mari, N., Riches, A.J.V. , Hallis, L.J. , Marrocchi, Y., Villeneuve, J. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Sulphur Isotope Fractionation in the Nakhlite Lava Flows: New Insights into Martian Volcanic and Atmospheric Processes. 81st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Moscow, Russia, 22-27 Jul 2018. (Unpublished)

O'Brien, A.C., Hallis, L. , Steele, A., Daly, L. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Complex organics and elemental sulfur in Northwest Africa 8159: Martian or extra-Martian? 81st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Moscow, Russia, 22-27 Jul 2018. (Unpublished)

Cohen, B.E. , Smith, C.L., Lee, M.R. , Mark, D.F. , Almeida, N., Cassata, W.S., Hallis, L. , Smith, A. and Daly, L. (2018) Northwest Africa 11522: A New Paired Stone of Martian Polymict Regolith Breccia Northwest Africa 7034. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

Daly, L., Cohen, B.E. , Halpin, J., Lee, M.R. , Hallis, L.J. , Smith, W. and McFadzean, S. (2018) Porosity Variations Between Fine Grained Rims and Matrix in a CM Chondrite by 3D Serial Sectioning. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

Daly, L., Lee, M.R. , Hallis, L.J. , Bland, P.A., Reddy, S.M., Saxey, D.W., Rickard, W.D.A., Fougerouse, D., Timms, N.E. and Jourdan, F. (2018) Atomic Scale Depth Profile of Space Weathering in an Itokawa Olivine Grain. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

O'Brien, A.C., Hallis, L.J. , Steele, A. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Reduced Macromolecular Carbon and Elemental Sulfur in Northwest Africa 8159: Implications for Oxygen Fugacity of the Martian Mantle. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

2017

Hallis, L.J. , Kemppinen, L., Lee, M.R. and Taylor, L.A. (2017) The origin of alteration “orangettes” in Dhofar 019: Implications for the age and aqueous history of the shergottites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52(12), pp. 2695-2706. (doi: 10.1111/maps.12987)

Hallis, L. (2017) D/H ratios of the inner Solar System. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375(2094), 20150390. (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0390) (PMID:28416726) (PMCID:PMC5394254)

Hallis, L.J. , Huss, G.R., Nagashima, K., Taylor, G.J., Stoffler, D. and Lee, M.R. (2017) Effects of shock and Martian alteration on Tissint hydrogen isotope ratios and water content. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 200, pp. 280-294. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.035)

2015

Hallis, L. J. , Huss, G. R., Nagashima, K., Taylor, G. J., Halldórsson,, S. A., Hilton, D. R., Motti, M. J. and Meech, K. J. (2015) Evidence for primordial water in Earth’s deep mantle. Science, 350(6262), pp. 795-797. (doi: 10.1126/science.aac4834)

Lee, M.R. , Tomkinson, T., Hallis, L.J. and Mark, D.F. (2015) Formation of iddingsite veins in the martian crust by centripetal replacement of olivine: evidence from the nakhlite meteorite Lafayette. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 154(1), pp. 49-65. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.01.022)

Anand, M., Barnes, J.J. and Hallis, L.J. (2015) Lunar geology. In: Lee, M.R. and Leroux, H. (eds.) Planetary Mineralogy. Series: European Mineralogical Union Notes in Mineralogy (15). European Mineralogical Union and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland: Aberystwyth, pp. 129-164. ISBN 9780903056557

2014

Hallis, L.J. , Anand, M. and Strekopytov, S. (2014) Trace-element modelling of mare basalt parental melts: implications for a heterogeneous lunar mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 134, pp. 289-316. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.01.012)

Hallis, L.J. , Ishii, H.A., Bradley, J.P. and Taylor, G.J. (2014) Transmission electron microscope analyses of alteration phases in MIL090030. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 134, pp. 275-288. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.02.007)

Hallis, L.J. , Huss, G.R., Nagashima, K., Taylor, G.J., Stöffler, D., Smith, C.L. and Lee, M.R. (2014) D/H and water sources in Tissint. In: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014,

Hallis, L.J. and Lee, M.R. (2014) Fluid inclusions in Lafayette: a record of ancient Martian hydrology. In: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014,

Lee, M.R. , MacLaren, I. , Kovacs, A., Tomkinson, T., Mark, D. , Hallis, L.J. and Smith, C.L. (2014) Coated silica nanoparticles in Nakhla iddingsite veins: implications for waterrock interaction within the Martian crust. In: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014,

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Number of items: 27.

Articles

Mari, N., Hallis, L. J. , Daly, L. and Lee, M. R. (2020) Convective activity in a Martian magma chamber recorded by P-zoning in Tissint olivine. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, (doi: 10.1111/maps.13488) (Early Online Publication)

Mari, N., Riches, A.J.V. , Hallis, L.J. , Marrocchi, Y., Villeneuve, J., Gleissner, P., Becker, H. and Lee, M.R. (2019) Syneruptive incorporation of martian surface sulphur in the nakhlite lava flows revealed by S and Os isotopes and highly siderophile elements: implication for mantle sources in Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 266, pp. 416-434. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.05.025)

Lindgren, P., Hallis, L. , Hage, F. S., Lee, M. R. , Parnell, J., Plan, A., Doye, A. and MacLaren, I. (2019) A TEM and EELS study of carbon in a melt fragment from the Gardnos impact structure. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 54(11), pp. 2698-2709. (doi: 10.1111/maps.13381)

Daly, L. et al. (2019) Boom boom pow: shock-facilitated aqueous alteration and evidence for two shock events in the Martian nakhlite meteorites. Science Advances, 5(9), eaaw5549. (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw5549)

Daly, L. et al. (2019) Understanding the emplacement of Martian volcanic rocks using petrofabrics of the nakhlite meteorites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 520, pp. 220-230. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.05.050)

Lee, M.R. , Daly, L., Cohen, B.E. , Hallis, L.J. , Griffin, S. , Trimby, P., Boyce, A. and Mark, D.F. (2018) Aqueous alteration of the Martian meteorite Northwest Africa 817: Probing fluid–rock interaction at the nakhlite launch site. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 53(11), pp. 2395-2412. (doi: 10.1111/maps.13136)

Hallis, L.J. , Kemppinen, L., Lee, M.R. and Taylor, L.A. (2017) The origin of alteration “orangettes” in Dhofar 019: Implications for the age and aqueous history of the shergottites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52(12), pp. 2695-2706. (doi: 10.1111/maps.12987)

Hallis, L. (2017) D/H ratios of the inner Solar System. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375(2094), 20150390. (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0390) (PMID:28416726) (PMCID:PMC5394254)

Hallis, L.J. , Huss, G.R., Nagashima, K., Taylor, G.J., Stoffler, D. and Lee, M.R. (2017) Effects of shock and Martian alteration on Tissint hydrogen isotope ratios and water content. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 200, pp. 280-294. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.035)

Hallis, L. J. , Huss, G. R., Nagashima, K., Taylor, G. J., Halldórsson,, S. A., Hilton, D. R., Motti, M. J. and Meech, K. J. (2015) Evidence for primordial water in Earth’s deep mantle. Science, 350(6262), pp. 795-797. (doi: 10.1126/science.aac4834)

Lee, M.R. , Tomkinson, T., Hallis, L.J. and Mark, D.F. (2015) Formation of iddingsite veins in the martian crust by centripetal replacement of olivine: evidence from the nakhlite meteorite Lafayette. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 154(1), pp. 49-65. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.01.022)

Hallis, L.J. , Anand, M. and Strekopytov, S. (2014) Trace-element modelling of mare basalt parental melts: implications for a heterogeneous lunar mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 134, pp. 289-316. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.01.012)

Hallis, L.J. , Ishii, H.A., Bradley, J.P. and Taylor, G.J. (2014) Transmission electron microscope analyses of alteration phases in MIL090030. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 134, pp. 275-288. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.02.007)

Book Sections

Anand, M., Barnes, J.J. and Hallis, L.J. (2015) Lunar geology. In: Lee, M.R. and Leroux, H. (eds.) Planetary Mineralogy. Series: European Mineralogical Union Notes in Mineralogy (15). European Mineralogical Union and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland: Aberystwyth, pp. 129-164. ISBN 9780903056557

Conference or Workshop Item

Daly, L. et al. (2019) Solar Wind Hydration of Itokawa Olivine. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Sapporo, Japan, 7-12 Jul 2019. (Accepted for Publication)

Daly, L., Lee, M.R. , Bagot, P.A.J., Hallis, L.J. , Halpin, J., Smith, W. and McFadzean, S. (2019) Insights into Martian Fluid-Rock Reactions by Atom Probe Tomogrpahy of the Interface Between Nakhlite Olivine and Iddingsite. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 18-22 March 2018.

O'Brien, A.C., Hallis, L.J. , Steele, A., Daly, L. and Lee, M.R. (2019) The Effects of Shock and Raman Laser Irradiation on the Maturity of Organics in Martian Meteorites. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 18-22 March 2018.

Daly, L. et al. (2018) The Origin of Hydrogen in Space Weathered Rims of Itokawa Regolith Particles. Hayabusa 2018: 6th Symposium of Solar System Materials, Sagamihara, Japan, 4-7 Dec 2018.

Mari, N., Riches, A.J.V. , Hallis, L.J. , Marrocchi, Y., Villeneuve, J. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Sulphur Isotope Fractionation in the Nakhlite Lava Flows: New Insights into Martian Volcanic and Atmospheric Processes. 81st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Moscow, Russia, 22-27 Jul 2018. (Unpublished)

O'Brien, A.C., Hallis, L. , Steele, A., Daly, L. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Complex organics and elemental sulfur in Northwest Africa 8159: Martian or extra-Martian? 81st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Moscow, Russia, 22-27 Jul 2018. (Unpublished)

Cohen, B.E. , Smith, C.L., Lee, M.R. , Mark, D.F. , Almeida, N., Cassata, W.S., Hallis, L. , Smith, A. and Daly, L. (2018) Northwest Africa 11522: A New Paired Stone of Martian Polymict Regolith Breccia Northwest Africa 7034. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

Daly, L., Cohen, B.E. , Halpin, J., Lee, M.R. , Hallis, L.J. , Smith, W. and McFadzean, S. (2018) Porosity Variations Between Fine Grained Rims and Matrix in a CM Chondrite by 3D Serial Sectioning. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

Daly, L., Lee, M.R. , Hallis, L.J. , Bland, P.A., Reddy, S.M., Saxey, D.W., Rickard, W.D.A., Fougerouse, D., Timms, N.E. and Jourdan, F. (2018) Atomic Scale Depth Profile of Space Weathering in an Itokawa Olivine Grain. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

O'Brien, A.C., Hallis, L.J. , Steele, A. and Lee, M.R. (2018) Reduced Macromolecular Carbon and Elemental Sulfur in Northwest Africa 8159: Implications for Oxygen Fugacity of the Martian Mantle. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, 19-23 March 2018.

Conference Proceedings

Hallis, L.J. , Huss, G.R., Nagashima, K., Taylor, G.J., Stöffler, D., Smith, C.L. and Lee, M.R. (2014) D/H and water sources in Tissint. In: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014,

Hallis, L.J. and Lee, M.R. (2014) Fluid inclusions in Lafayette: a record of ancient Martian hydrology. In: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014,

Lee, M.R. , MacLaren, I. , Kovacs, A., Tomkinson, T., Mark, D. , Hallis, L.J. and Smith, C.L. (2014) Coated silica nanoparticles in Nakhla iddingsite veins: implications for waterrock interaction within the Martian crust. In: 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014,

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Supervision

PhD & MSc-by-Research opportunities

I am keen to hear from prospective students who wish to study for a PhD or MSc by Research. Enquiries are welcome, although please investigate potential funding and/or scholarships (if required) before getting in touch. Potential students should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Geology, Chemistry, Physics, or a related subject. Please see here for further details.

Current PhD students

  • Christou, Evangelos
    Martian Fluid Compositions: The Habitability of Two Ancient Environments
  • Martin, Pierre-Etienne
    Delivery of water to early Earth by carbonaceous chondrite meterorites
  • O'Brien, Aine
    Title: Evidence for recent water on Mars from the shergottite meteorites: Geological, palaoclimatological and astrobiological implications.