''Forensic' analysis of volcanic eruptions. Does past activity inform future risk?'

E102 Lecture theatre - School of Biosciences (R27 on campus map)
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Wednesday 18th November 2015 (13:00-14:00)
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Part of the School Seminar Series

Speaker: Jenni Barclay, Professor of Volcanology, University of East Anglia

Host: Sebastian Watt

Geologists have long understood that the past is the key to the future, but it is only recently that interdisciplinary approaches to interpreting the drivers of geological risk have been developed. Using eruptions from Montserrat, St. Vincent and Ecuador new data that not only consider the style and impact of activity but that also include social and political responses to these events demonstrate the key role that reducing scientific uncertainty around forecasting volcanic behaviour and its impacts has to play in reducing volcanic risk.