Glyn Williams-Jones

Professor & Chair of Earth Sciences, Co-Director of Centre for Natural Hazards Research

Areas of interest

Physical Volcanology, Applied Geophysics & Geochemistry, Natural hazards


  • B.Sc. Hons., Montréal, 1994
  • M.Sc., Montréal, 1997
  • Ph.D., Open University, 2001


Glyn is a volcanologist with research interests in physical volcanology and the processes controlling active volcanoes in the Americas, Europe, and Hawaii. His research uses geophysical, geochemical, and remote sensing data to investigate precursory signals and triggers of volcanic eruptions.

Recent Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Anzieta, J.C., Williams-Jones, G., Bernard, B., Ortiz, H., Vallejo-Vargas, S., Ruiz, M. (2021) Reviewing volcano hazard and risk communications in Ecuador: Experiences from a fast-format workshop. Volcanica, 4, 309–324, doi: 10.30909/vol.04.02.309324.
  3. Russell, J.K., Stewart, M., Wilson, A., Williams-Jones, G. (2021) Eruption of Mount Meager, British Columbia during the early Fraser glaciation. Canadian Journal of Earth Science, 58, 1146-1154, doi: 10.1139/cjes-2021-0023.
  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.