Professor David Pyle

Professor of Earth Sciences

TEL: +44 (1865) 272000

Research Profile

Current Projects

Current Roles

Teaching Profile

I currently teach courses in igneous petrology, volcanology and igneous petrogenesis to all four years of the undergraduate course. I am also involved in course design and delivery for Oxford's NERC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research.  

Post-graduate research in Volcanology at the University of Oxford

We are always interested in recruiting graduate students in volcanology. The main applications round is usually in the autumn, with many university scholarship deadlines in mid January.

Selected Publications

  • H Rawson, JA Naranjo, V Smith, K Fontijn, DM Pyle, TA Mather, H Moreno, 2015, The frequency and magnitude of post-glacial explosive eruptions at Volcan Mocho-Choshuenco, southern Chile. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 299, 103-109 [Open Access]
  • TJ Browning, K Stone, H Bouman, TA Mather, DM Pyle, M Moore, V Martinez-Vicente, 2015, Volcanic ash supply to the surface ocean - remote sensing of biological responses and their wider biogeochemical significance. Frontiers in Marine Science 2, 14 [Open Access].
  • MJ Stock, MCS Humphreys, VC Smith, RD Johnson, DM Pyle and EIMF,  2015, New constraints on electron-beam induced halogen migration in apatite. American Mineralogist 100, 281-293. [Open Access].
  • ML Daggitt, TA MatherDM Pyle, S Page, 2014, AshCalc - A new tool for the comparison of the exponential, power-law and Weibull models of tephra deposition, Journal of Applied Volcanology, 3: 7 [Open Access].
  • P Nomikou et al., 2014, The emergence and growth of a submarine volcano: the Kameni islands, Santorini, Greece, GeoResJ 1-2, 8-18. [Open Access]
  • K Fontijn, SM Lachowycz, H Rawson, DM Pyle, TA Mather, JA Naranjo, H Moreno-Roa, 2014, Late Quaternary tephrostratigraphy of southern Chile and Argentina, Quaternary Science Reviews 89, 70 - 84. [Open Access]

Full publication list here

Published Books

  • DM Pyle, TA Mather, J Biggs (Eds, 2013), Remote-sensing of Volcanoes and Volcanic processes: Integrating observation and modelling, Geological Society Special Publication, 380, 362 pp.  
  • C Oppenheimer, DM Pyle, J Barclay (eds), 2003, Volcanic Degassing, Geological Society of London Special Publication 213
  • TH Druitt et al., 1999, Santorini Volcano, Geological Society of London, Memoir 19.

Other Information

Twitter @davidmpyle


Public Engagement

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