Richard Léveillé, Ph.D.

Planetary Scientist - Research and analysis in Mars geology and astrobiology


Participating Scientist in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.


Sobron, P., Lefebvre, C., Leveille, R., Koujelev, A., Haltigin, T., Du, H., Wang, A., Cabrol, N., Zacny, K., Craft, J., and the LiTA 2012 Team. (2013). Geochemical profile of a layered outcrop in the Atacama using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) - Implications for Curiosity investigations in Gale Crater. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/grl.50261.

Hipkin, V.J., Voytek, M.A., Meyer, M.A., Léveillé, R. and Domagal-Goldman, S.D. 2013. Analogue Sites for Mars missions: NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory and beyond – Overview of an international workshop held at The Woodlands, Texas, on March 5-6 2011. Icarus doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.02.021.

Léveillé, R.J. 2011. Mars Analogue Sites (long entry). In “Encyclopedia of Astrobiology”, Gargaud, M.; Cernicharo, J.; Viso, M.; Cleaves II, H.J.; Pinti, D.; Amils, R.; Kobayashi, K. (Eds.), Springer.

Léveillé, R.J. 2011. The role of terrestrial analogue environments in astrobiology. In “Origin of Life: an Astrobiology Perspective”, Gargaud, M., Lopez, P., Martin, H. (eds), Cambridge University Press, Chapter 30, pp. 507-522.

Cloutis, E.A., Grasby, S.E., Last W.M., Léveillé, R., Osinski, G.R., Sherriff, B.L. 2010. Spectral reflectance properties of carbonates from terrestrial analogue environments: Implications for Mars. Planetary and Space Science. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2009.09.002.

Lacelle, D. and Léveillé, R.J. 2010. Acid drainage generation and associated Ca-Fe-SO4 minerals in a periglacial environment, Eagle Plains, northern Yukon, Canada: an analogue for low temperature sulfate formation on Mars. Planetary and Space Science, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2009.06.009.

Léveillé, R.J. 2010. A half-century of terrestrial analog studies: from craters on the Moon to searching for life on Mars. Planetary and Space Science, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2009.04.001.

Léveillé, R.J. and Datta, S. 2010. Basaltic caves and lava tubes: astrobiological targets on Earth and Mars. Planetary and Space Science, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2009.06.004.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Scientific research
Space sciences
     Space exploration