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Dr Lucy Campbell

Lecturer in Geology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc (University of Leeds)
  • PhD (University of Leeds)

Summary

My research combines fieldwork, optical and electron microscopy to study the structures associated with earthquake faulting at a variety of scales in the geological record. I cam particularly interested in the varied mechanisms of deformation recorded in the microstructures around faults. Recent research during a postdoc at the University of Plymouth investigated the nucleation of deep crustal earthquakes and their subsequent effect on lower crustal strength, whilst my PhD research at the University of Leeds looked at the geological record of upper crustal earthquakes and their spatial, structural and microstructural variation over an exhumed major fault zone.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

The earthquake cycle in the dry lower continental crust: insights from two deeply exhumed terranes (Musgrave Ranges, Australia and Lofoten, Norway)

Menegon, L., Campbell, L., Mancktelow, N., Camacho, A., Wex, S., Papa, S., …Pennacchioni, G. (2021). The earthquake cycle in the dry lower continental crust: insights from two deeply exhumed terranes (Musgrave Ranges, Australia and Lofoten, Norway). Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 379(2193), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2019.0416

Stress fields of ancient seismicity recorded in the dynamic geometry of pseudotachylyte in the Outer Hebrides Fault Zone, UK

Campbell, L., Lloyd, G., Phillips, R., Walcott, R., & Holdsworth, R. (2021). Stress fields of ancient seismicity recorded in the dynamic geometry of pseudotachylyte in the Outer Hebrides Fault Zone, UK. Journal of the Geological Society, 178(1), Article jgs2020-101. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2020-101

Earthquake nucleation in the lower crust by local stress amplification

Campbell, L. R., Menegon, L., Fagereng, Ã…., & Pennacchioni, G. (2020). Earthquake nucleation in the lower crust by local stress amplification. Nature communications, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15150-x

Rupture geometries in anisotropic amphibolite recorded by pseudotachylytes in the Gairloch Shear Zone, NW Scotland

Campbell, L. R., Phillips, R. J., Walcott, R. C., & Lloyd, G. E. (2019). Rupture geometries in anisotropic amphibolite recorded by pseudotachylytes in the Gairloch Shear Zone, NW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 55(2), 75-92. https://doi.org/10.1144/sjg2019-003

Transient High Strain Rate During Localized Viscous Creep in the Dry Lower Continental Crust (Lofoten, Norway)

Campbell, L. R., & Menegon, L. (2019). Transient High Strain Rate During Localized Viscous Creep in the Dry Lower Continental Crust (Lofoten, Norway). Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 124(10), 10240-10260. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jb018052

Research interests

Exhumed fault zones

Microstructures of fault zones and earthquake slip

Seismic fault rocks (particularly pseudotachylytes)

Lower crustal earthquakes