Professor David Pyle
Professor of Earth Sciences; Fellow of St Anne's College
Professor Pyle is a volcanologist who works in volcanic regions in Chile, Ethiopia, and Greece. His current projects include the STREVA (Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas) project. He is interested in understanding how volcanoes work, and in the causes and consequences of volcanic activity.
- Volcanic predictions
- Volcanic eruptions
- Natural hazards
- Mercury pollution
- Detecting the next volcanic eruption (2017)
- Constraining magma storage conditions at a restless volcano in the Main Ethiopian Rift using phase equilibria models (2017)
- Satellite observations of fumarole activity at Aluto volcano, Ethiopia: Implications for geothermal monitoring and volcanic hazard (2017)
Professor Pyle has experience of working with the media, including live TV and radio interviews. In 2017 he was appointed as the first Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research (PER) within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.
Recent media work
- Gushing volcano forces Bali airport to stay closed for second day
- BBC World Service, Newshour - Mount Agung: Volcano Alert at Highest Level
- Europe on Alert: Earthquake rocks Iceland's biggest volcano as it prepares to blow
- Sending smells by text and other things you didn’t know about UK research