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Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable (2023)
Journal Article
Fernando, B., Giles, S., Jackson, C., Lawrence, A., Raji, M., Williams, R., …Dowey, N. (2023). Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable. Nature Geoscience, 16(8), 658-660. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-023-01241-z

Admission to doctoral study is a crucial step in the academic pipeline, but discriminatory procedures can disproportionately impact students from ethnic minority backgrounds. We show how these policies contribute to inequity in the geosciences and pr... Read More about Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable.

How does grain size distribution impact the mobility and deposition of analogue pyroclastic density currents? (2022)
Thesis
Johnston, T. (2022). How does grain size distribution impact the mobility and deposition of analogue pyroclastic density currents?. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4224880

Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) are hot, density-driven flows of gas, rock and ash generated during explosive volcanic eruptions or from the collapse of lava domes. PDCs are able to travel for tens of km, traversing topographic barriers hundreds... Read More about How does grain size distribution impact the mobility and deposition of analogue pyroclastic density currents?.

Characterisation of reverse grading in ignimbrites through image analysis and experimental granular currents (2022)
Thesis
Johnson, M. (2022). Characterisation of reverse grading in ignimbrites through image analysis and experimental granular currents. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4320614

Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) are hot, density-driven fast-moving flows of gas, rock and ash produced by volcanic events such as explosive eruptions, the fallback of eruption columns or the collapse of lava domes. They are deadly geological haz... Read More about Characterisation of reverse grading in ignimbrites through image analysis and experimental granular currents.

Simultaneous fall and flow during pyroclastic eruptions: A novel proximal hybrid facies (2022)
Journal Article
Dowey, N., & Williams, R. (2022). Simultaneous fall and flow during pyroclastic eruptions: A novel proximal hybrid facies. Geology, 50(10), 1187-1191. https://doi.org/10.1130/G50169.1

The deposits of Plinian and subplinian eruptions provide critical insights into past volcanic events and inform numerical models that aim to mitigate against future hazards. However, pyroclastic deposits are often considered from either a fallout or... Read More about Simultaneous fall and flow during pyroclastic eruptions: A novel proximal hybrid facies.

Geology Uprooted! Decolonising the Curriculum for Geologists (2022)
Journal Article
Rogers, S. L., Dowey, N., Lau, L., Sheikh, H., & Williams, R. (2022). Geology Uprooted! Decolonising the Curriculum for Geologists. Geoscience Communication, 5(3), 189–204. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-35

Geology is colonial. It has a colonial past and a colonial present. Most of the knowledge that we accept as the modern discipline of geology was founded during the height of the post-1700 European empire's colonial expansion. Knowledge is not neutral... Read More about Geology Uprooted! Decolonising the Curriculum for Geologists.

Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going? (2022)
Journal Article
Kavanagh, J. L., Annen, C. J., Burchardt, S., Chalk, C., Gallant, E., Morin, J., …Williams, R. (2022). Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going?. Bulletin of volcanology, 84(5), Article 53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-022-01547-7

Equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) are principles all scientific groups and organisations should strive to achieve as they secure working conditions, policies and practices that not only promote high-quality scientific output but also well-being... Read More about Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going?.

Publishing a Special Issue of Reports from the volcano observatories in Latin America (2021)
Journal Article
Chevrel, O., Wadsworth, F. B., Farquharson, J. I., Kushnir, A. R., Heap, M. J., Williams, R., …Kennedy, B. (2021). Publishing a Special Issue of Reports from the volcano observatories in Latin America. Volcanica, 4(S1), I-III. https://doi.org/10.30909/vol.04.S1.ivi

Peer-reviewed publications are the most common way of sharing scientific knowledge internationally. Volcanica is the only fully diamond open access journal in volcanology, publishing peer-reviewed articles without costs to authors or readers. As part... Read More about Publishing a Special Issue of Reports from the volcano observatories in Latin America.

Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels (2021)
Journal Article
Chen, Y., Parsons, D. R., Simmons, S. M., Williams, R., Cartigny, M. J. B., Hughes Clarke, J. E., …Vendettuoli, D. (2021). Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels. Sedimentology, 68(4), 1358-1377. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12886

Submarine channels deliver globally important volumes of sediments, nutrients, contaminants and organic carbon into the deep sea. Knickpoints are significant topographic features found within numerous submarine channels, which most likely play an imp... Read More about Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels.

Volcanological evolution of Pantelleria Island (Strait of Sicily) peralkaline volcano: a review (2021)
Journal Article
Jordan, N. J., White, J. C., Williams, R., Speranza, F., Rotolo, S. G., & Scaillet, S. (in press). Volcanological evolution of Pantelleria Island (Strait of Sicily) peralkaline volcano: a review. Comptes Rendus Géoscience, 353(S2), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.5802/CRGEOS.51

Pantelleria volcano has a particularly intriguing evolutionary history intimately related to the peralkaline composition of its explosively erupted magmas. Due to the stratigraphic complexity, studies over the last two decades have explored either on... Read More about Volcanological evolution of Pantelleria Island (Strait of Sicily) peralkaline volcano: a review.