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I study volcanic hazards in Central America. I am interested both in physical volcanology, particularly patterns in activity and eruptive triggers, and how this activity is experienced by different people around a volcano - scientists, risk managers, and local people. Most of my research is based in Guatemala, although I have previously worked in Tenerife, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico. My PhD focussed on the eruptive activity of Volcan de Fuego, an active stratovolcano in southern Guatemala. I used a mixture of research methods (qualitatitve interviews, timeseries analysis, review of academic and grey literature, and participant observation) to trace Fuego's recent eruptive activity, determine possible eruption triggering mechanisms for Fuego's paroxysms, and capture experiences of local residents in nearby communities that are vulnerable to Fuego's hazards.


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