Yannick Le Moigne

Research Scientist - Volcanology
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada

Areas of interest

Volcanology, geochemistry, lava flow dynamics


  • B.Sc., Bretagne Occidentale, 2013
  • M.Sc., Orléans, 2015
  • Ph.D., SFU, 2020.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, SFU, 2021~2022


Yannick is a volcanologist specialised in physical volcanology and geochemistry of volcanic systems. During his doctoral research at Simon Fraser University and Université Clermont Auvergne (France), Yannick focused on the understanding of Canada’s deadliest volcanic eruption using a multidisciplinary approach (physical volcanology, geochemistry, and numerical modelling). His post-doctoral research will unravel the history and eruptive behaviour of a range of extinct, dormant, and active volcanic systems in Western Canada via field mapping, geochemical and rheological investigations.

Recent Publications

  1. Jones, T.J., Le Moigne, Y., Russell, J.K., Williams-Jones, G., Giordano, D., Dingwell, D.B. (2022) Inflated pyroclasts in proximal fallout deposits reveal abrupt transitions in eruption behaviour. Nature Communications, 13, 2832, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-30501-6.
  2. Le Moigne, Y., Williams-Jones, G., Vigouroux, N., Russell, J.K. (2022) Chronology and eruption dynamics of the historic ~ 1700 CE eruption of Tseax Volcano, British Columbia, Canada. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, 910451, doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.910451.
  3. Le Moigne, Y., Vigouroux, N., Russell, J.K., Williams-Jones, G. (2022) Magmatic origin and storage conditions for the eruption of Tseax volcano, Northern Cordillera Volcanic Province, Canada. Chemical Geology, 588, 120648, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2021.120648.
  4. Le Moigne, Y., Zurek, J.M., Williams-Jones, G., Lev, E., Calahorrano-Di Patre, A., Anzieta, J.C. (2020) Standing waves in high speed lava channels: A tool for constraining lava flow dynamics and eruptive parameters. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 401, 106944, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106944.
  5. Le Moigne, Y., Williams-Jones, G., Russell, J.K., Quane, S. (2020) Physical volcanology of Tseax volcano, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Maps, 16(2), 363-375, doi: 10.1080/17445647.2020.1758809.
  6. Williams-Jones, G., Barendregt, R.W., Russell, J.K., Le Moigne, Y., Enkin, R.J., Gallo R. (2020) The age of the Tseax volcanic eruption, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(10), 1238-1253, doi: 10.1139/cjes-2019-0240.