Tel: 01865 272048 (dept)
Web link: www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~davidp
BA in Geological Sciences (University of Cambridge, 1986); PhD in volcanology (Cambridge, 1990); Junior Research Fellow (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 1989-91); visiting associate, Caltech (Pasadena, California, 1990-91); Lecturer in Earth Sciences (University of Cambridge, 1991-2006); Senior Scientist, Montserrat Volcano Observatory (1998); University Lecturer in Igneous Processes (Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, 2006-present); Tutor in Earth Sciences (St Anne’s College, Oxford, 2006-present).
Undergraduate: Introductory teaching in petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry; specialist teaching in igneous petrology and volcanology.
My research interests cover a number of aspects of volcanology, including understanding patterns and predictability of volcanic eruptions; exploring the interactions between volcanoes and climate; reconstructing the environmental records of past explosive eruptions (and supereruptions) and their impacts. Much of my work is field-based, and current projects include studies of post-glacial volcanism in southern Chile; recent rift-related magmatism in Ethiopia; and improving resilience to volcanic hazards in Colombia, Ecuador and the Caribbean. I am also involved in long-term studies of the behaviour of Santorini volcano, Greece.
C. Oppenheimer, D.M. Pyle and J. Barclay (eds.), Volcanic Degassing, Geological Society of London Special Publication 213, 2003
T.H. Druitt, et al., Santorini Volcano, Geological Society of London Memoir 19, 1999
D. Pyle, Volcanoes, 1998 and 2003
See also my department site www.earth.ox.ac.uk/pyle for a full list of technical publications.