Professor Tamsin Mather | University of Oxford

Professor Tamsin Mather

Professor of Earth Sciences; Fellow of University College

About

Professor Mather is interested in volcanoes as both natural hazards and as key planetary processes which are vital in maintaining habitats for life. Her specific interests include the chemistry of volcanic plumes, the effects of volcanic emissions on the environment, and the physical structure and stability of volcanoes. She has also studied the emissions from an oil depot fire (Buncefield 2005) and is generally interested in the global mercury cycle, as well as other biogeochemical cycles.

Expertise

  • Volcanoes
  • Volcanic emissions and the early Earth atmosphere
  • Early earth atmosphere
  • Oil fire plumes
  • Mercury from volcanoes
  • Volcanically-induced ozone loss in the stratosphere

Media experience

Professor Mather has experience of working with the media, including BBC News online.

Languages

English