I believe there is nothing more fascinating, spectacular, and awe-inspiring than a volcanic eruption.
One doesn’t need to be a specialist to appreciate the awesome power, potential danger, and “personality” of active volcanoes. They provide direct pathways to the interior of the Earth, both on-land and in all the world’s oceans. They give us fertile soils and lucrative mineral resources. They create new land and breathtaking vistas. They also, however, have the potential to overthrow entire civilizations in mere moments of unrest.
On this website, you’ll find an overview of my specific volcanic interests, professional affiliations, and research endeavours. My “pet” volcano during three years of PhD study into submarine explosive volcanism has been Lō`ihi Seamount, Hawai`i, but my research is now diversifying to address a host of volcanic questions.
I am always trying to make my research as dynamic as the systems I study, and I welcome new collaborations, ideas, and discussions. If you are feeling in any way volcanically inclined, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Chile, January 2012, film shot by H. Tuffen