Glyn Williams-Jones

Glyn Williams-Jones

Grants/ Subventions

NSERC Discovery Grant

NSERC Engage Grants for universities

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program

Mitacs

National Science Foundation

Earthwatch Institute

Leadership Roles/ Rôles de leadership

Co-Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Canadian National Committee – Senior representative for the constituent organization International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI)

International Advisory Committee – the Geoarc Foundation

Board of Directors – International Volcano Monitoring Fund

Biography

Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones completed a B.Sc. Hons (1993) and M.Sc. (1997) in geology at the Université de Montreal. He followed this with a Ph.D. (2001) at the Open University (UK) in Volcanology and postdoc at University of Hawaii at Manoa (2003). He started as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, SFU in 2003, became Associate Professor in 2009 and Full Professor in 2017. Glyn is also co-Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at Simon Fraser University. Since 2012, he has also acted as Volcanic Situations Duty Officer, for the Canadian Hazards Information Service, Natural Resources Canada.

Glyn is a physical volcanologist whose multidisciplinary research involves geochemical and geophysical modelling in conjunction with remote sensing to investigate the processes responsible for triggering volcanic eruptions as well those controlling persistently active volcanism. The principal focus of this research is the investigation of the interaction between the intruding magma and that already residing in the reservoir along with their precursory signals.

Biographie

Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones a complété un B.Sc. Hons (1993) et M.Sc. (1997) en géologie à l’Université de Montréal. Il a suivi cela avec un doctorat (2001) à l’Open University (Royaume-Uni) en Volcanologie et un postdoc à l’Université d’Hawaii à Manoa (2003). Il a commencé comme professeur adjoint au Département des sciences de la Terre à SFU en 2003, est devenu professeur agrégé en 2009 et professeur titulaire en 2017. Glyn est également co-directeur du Centre de recherche sur les risques naturels à l’Université Simon Fraser. Depuis 2012, il a également agi à titre d’agent de service des situations volcaniques, pour le compte du Service canadien d’information sur les risques, Ressources naturelles Canada.

Glyn est un volcanologue physique dont la recherche multidisciplinaire implique la modélisation géochimique et géophysique en conjonction avec la télédétection pour étudier les processus responsables du déclenchement des éruptions volcaniques ainsi que ceux contrôlant le volcanisme persistante. L’objectif principal de cette recherche est l’étude de l’interaction entre le magma intrusif et celui qui réside déjà dans le réservoir avec leurs signaux précurseurs.

Selected Publications/ Publications sélectionnées

Miller, C.A., Williams-Jones, G., Fournier, D. & Witter, J. (2017) 3D gravity inversion and thermodynamic modelling reveal properties of shallow silicic magma reservoir beneath Laguna del Maule, Chile. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.,459, 14-27, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.007.

Venugopal, S., Moune, S. & Williams-Jones, G. (2016) Investigating the subsurface connection beneath Cerro Negro Volcano and the El Hoyo Complex, Nicaragua. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 325, 211-224, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.06.001

Zurek, J., Williams-Jones, G., Trusdell, F. & Martin, S. (2015) The origin of Mauna Loa’s Ninole Hills – Evidence of rift zone reorganization. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065863.

Williams-Jones, G. & Rymer, H. (2015). Hazards of Volcanic Gases. In H. Sigurdsson, B. Houghton, H. Rymer, J. Stix, S. McNutt (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes. 2nd ed. Academic Press, 985-992, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385938-9.00057-2.

Vigouroux, N., Williams-Jones, G., & Hickson, C.J. (2013) Development of the MultiGAS for determining fumarole gas chemistry in geothermal systems. Geotherm. Res. Council Trans., 37, 1-14.

Zurek, J.M., Williams-Jones, G., Johnson, D. & Eggers, A., (2012) Constraining volcanic inflation at Three Sisters Volcanic Field in Oregon, U.S.A., through microgravity and deformation modelling. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q10013, doi:10.1029/2012GC004341.

Nadeau, P.A. & Williams-Jones, G. (2009) Apparent downwind depletion of volcanic SO2 flux: Lessons from Masaya volcano, Nicaragua, Bull. Volcanol., 71, 389-400, doi: 10.1007/s00445-008-0251-9.