My main research focuses on experimental petrology and geochemistry, where I use piston−cylinder and multianvil devices, often supported by studies of natural mantle lithologies and mantle−derived volcanic rocks.
My particular interest is to experimentally constrain melting, phase, redox and rheological relations of a wide range of mantle lithologies. These include peridotites, eclogites and pyroxenites that contain varying amounts of trace elements and volatiles (C−O−H). I investigate how these volatiles bear upon the geochemical diversity and redox states of mantle−derived magmas. To explore these further, my experiments also involve use of various sophisticated micro−analytical and micro−imaging techniques at national and central facilities to improve our understanding of the Earth’s volatile cycles.
09/2016-date: Auvergne Research Fellow, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
03/2016-08/2016: Assistant Professor, Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
05/2015-02/2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.
09/2012-05/2015: Marie Curie Research Fellow, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.
06/2011-08/2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, U.S.A., financial support by the Sloan Foundation to M.M. Hirschmann and E.H. Hauri (Carnegie Institute).
12/2010: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, “Exploring the melting behaviour of the Earth’s heterogenous upper mantle”, Australian National University, Australia.
10/2005: M.Sc. in Geology, “Isotopic investigations of volcanic rocks from the Toro-Ankole and Virunga fields”, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany.
06/2015-date: Editorial Board in Earth and Environmental Sciences Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group
Reviewer for various international journals, including Scientific Reports, Lithos, Chemical Geology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Crystals, Minerals
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES HELD:
09/2012-05/2014: Joint Multianvil Experimental Laboratory Assistant, Organisation of multianvil experimental laboratory, assistant for visitors, posdocs and students, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth
ORGANISATION OF SYMPOSIA / LEADERSHIP:
12/2015: Co-convenor of a session on carbon fluxes, AGU Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, U. S. A.
12/2014: Co-convenor of a session on carbon fluxes, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, U. S. A.
08/2008: Initiator and Co-ordinator of organisation of the Inagural RSES Student Conference, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Australia.
09/2007-06/2008: Student Facilitator and Mentor for ~70 Ph.D. students, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Australia.
02/2008: Co-ordinator for organisation of the presentation in honour of Prof. David H. Green, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Australia.
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS:
10/2016-date: M. Sc. student A. Zarej, Supervision of project, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.
04/2015-09/2015: M. Sc. student Z. Pinter, Supervision of thesis (completed), Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.
10/2014-03/2015: M. Sc. student Z. Pinter, Supervision of project, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany.
REFERRED JOURNAL ARTICLES:
Yaxley, G.M., Berry, A.J., Rosenthal, A., Woodland, A.B. (accepted). Redox preconditioning deep cratonic lithosphere for kimberlite genesis – evidence from the central Slave Craton. Accepted for publication in Scientific Reports on December 19th 2016.
Rosenthal, A., Hauri, E.H., Hirschmannm M.M. (2015). Corrigendum to “Experimental determination of C, F, and H partitioning between mantle minerals and carbonated basalt, CO2/Ba and CO2/Nb systematics of partial melting, and the CO2 contents of basaltic source regions”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419, 228-228.
Rosenthal, A., Hauri, E.H., Hirschmannm M.M. (2015). Experimental determination of C, F, and H partitioning between upper minerals and carbonated basalt, CO2/Ba and CO2/Nb systematics of partial melting, and the CO2 contents of basaltic source regions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 412, 77-87.
Green, D.H., Hibberson, W.O., Rosenthal, A., Kovács, I., Yaxley, G.M., Falloon, T., Brink, F. (2014). Experimental Study of the Influence of Water on Melting and Phase Assemblages in the Upper Mantle. Journal of Petrology 55, 10, 2067-2096.
Rosenthal, A., Yaxley, G.M., Green, D.H., Hermann, J., Kovacs, I., Spandler, C. (2014). Continuous eclogite melting and variable refertilisation in upwelling heterogeneous mantle. Scientific Reports 4, 6099.
Yaxley, G.M., Kamenetsky, V.S., Nichols, F.T., Maas, R., Belousova, E., Rosenthal, A., Norman, A. (2013). The discovery of kimberlites in Antarctica extends the vast Gondwanan Cretaceous province. Nature Communications 4, 2921.
Green, D.H., Rosenthal, A., Kovács, I. (2012). Comment on “The beginnings of hydrous mantle wedge melting”, CB Till, TL Grove, AC Withers. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 164, 6, 1077-1081.
Kovács, I., Green, D.H., Rosenthal, A., Hermann, J., O’Neill, H., Hibberson, W., Udvardi, B. (2012). An experimental study of water in nominally anhydrous minerals in the upper mantle near the water saturated solidus. Journal of Petrology 53, 10, 2067-2093.
Kiseeva, E.S., Yaxley, G.M., Hermann, J., Litasov, K., Rosenthal, A., Kamenetsky, V. (2012). An Experimental Study of Carbonated Eclogite at 3.5-5.5 GPa – Implications for Silicate and Carbonate Metasomatism in the Cratonic Mantle. Journal of Petrology 53, 4, 727-759.
Green, D.H., Hibberson, W.O., Kovács, I., Rosenthal, A. (2011). Water and its influence on the lithosphere – asthenosphere boundary (vol 467, pg 448, 2010). Addendum to Nature 472, 7344, 504-504.
Green, D.H., #Hibberson, W.O., #Kovács, I., #Rosenthal, A. (2010). Water and its influence on the lithosphere – asthenosphere boundary. Letters to Nature 467, 448-451. #These authors contributed equally to this work.
Rosenthal, A., Foley, S.F., Pearson, D.G., Nowell, G.M., Tappe, S. (2009). Petrogenesis of strongly alkaline primitive volcanic rocks at the propagating tip of the western branch of the East African Rift. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 284, 236-248.
Foley, S.F., Yaxley, G.M., Rosenthal, A., Buhre, S., Kiseeva, E.S., Rapp, R.P., Jacob, D.E. (2009). The composition of near-solidus melts of peridotite in the presence of CO2 and H2O between 40 and 60 kbar. Lithos 112, Part 1 Sp. Iss. S1, 274-283.
Spandler, C, Yaxley, G.M., Green, D.H., Rosenthal, A. (2008). Phase relations and melting of anhydrous K-bearing eclogite from 1200 to 1600ºC, 3 to 5 GPa. Journal of Petrology 49, 4, 771-795.