Professor Tamsin Mather
Professor of Earth Sciences; Fellow of University College
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.
- Volcanic emissions and the early Earth atmosphere
- Early earth atmosphere
- Oil fire plumes
- Mercury from volcanoes
- Volcanically-induced ozone loss in the stratosphere
- Satellite detection, long-range transport and air quality impacts of volcanic sulfur dioxide from the 2014-2015 flood lava eruption at Bárðarbunga (Iceland) (2015)
- Volcanoes and the environment: lessons for understanding Earth's past and future from studies of present-day volcanic emissions (2015)
- Insights into the behaviour of S, F, and Cl at Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala, from apatite and glass (2015)
Professor Mather has experience of working with the media, including BBC News online.