Volcanology

We are a multi-disciplinary research group covering a broad spectrum of volcanological expertise comprising volcano seismology, ground deformation, geochemistry and petrology, and gas emissions.

Our group focus is to combine several research themes to understand the production, evolution and eruption of magma.

  • Seismic research focuses on the identification and separation of volcanic seismic signals and their attribution to distinct volcanic processes such as magma ascent, pressurisation and magma extrusion.
  • Petrological and geochemical work allows us to determine the magma history, giving insights into how eruptions occur and magma is generated.
  • Deformation studies allow us to remotely monitor eruptions and magma movements within the crust, while gas studies are used to quantify rates and fluxes of gas emissions during both passive and active volcanic degassing.

Further information

View all members of our research group, our recent projects and publications.

PhD projects

We have opportunities for prospective PhD students. Find out more.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss an area of research in more detail please contact Dr David Ferguson or Dr Dan Morgan