Jeffrey Zurek

Computational Geosciences Inc.

Areas of interest

Volcanology & Geophysics


  • B.Sc. B.Sc., UVic., 2007
  • M.Sc., SFU, 2010
  • Ph.D., SFU, 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, SFU, 2016~2018


  1. 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.
  2. Calahorrano-Di Patre, A., Williams-Jones, G., Battaglia, M., Mothes, P., Gaunt, E., Zurek, J.M., Ruiz, M., Witter, J. (2019) Hydrothermal fluid migration due to interaction with shallow magma: Insights from gravity changes before and after the 2015 eruption of Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 387, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106667.
  3. Caravantes, G., Rymer, H., Zurek, J.M., Ebmeier, S., Blake, S., Williams-Jones, G. (2019) Structures controlling volcanic activity within Masaya caldera, Nicaragua. Volcanica, 2(1), 25-44, doi: 10.30909/vol.02.01.2544.
  4. Zurek, J.M., Moune, S., Williams-Jones, G., Vigouroux, N., Gauthier, P.-J. (2019) Melt inclusion evidence for long term steady-state volcanism at Las Sierras-Masaya volcano, Nicaragua. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 378, 16-28, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.04.007.
  5. MacQueen, P., Zurek, J.M., Williams-Jones, G. (2016) Connected magma plumbing system between Cerro Negro and the el Hoyo Complex, Nicaragua revealed through gravity survey. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 327, 375-384, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.09.002
  6. Zurek, J.M., Williams-Jones, G., Trusdell, F., Martin, S. (2015) The origin of Mauna Loa's Ninole Hills - Evidence of rift zone reorganization. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065863.
  7. Zurek, J.M., Williams-Jones, G. (2013) The shallow magmatic system of Kilauea, Hawaii, revealed through Bouguer gravity and total magnetic anomaly mapping. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118, 3742–3752, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50243.
  8. Mauri,G., Williams-Jones, G., Saracco, G., Zurek, J.M. (2012) A geochemical and geophysical investigation of the hydrothermal complex of Masaya volcano, Nicaragua. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 227-228, 15-31, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.02.003.
  9. 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. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13, Q10013, doi:10.1029/2012GC004341.