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Dr Ricardo Ramalho

Dr Ricardo Ramalho

Dr Ricardo Ramalho
BSc(Lisbon), MSc(Lisbon), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Research Fellow

Area of research

Origins and evolution of ocean island volcanoes

Office L122
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 15141

Research summary

My research focuses on the origins and evolution of ocean island volcanoes. My aim is to understand how island volcanoes grow and decay, at different time and spatial scales, and how that evolution reflects the holistic interaction between surface processes and deep earth mechanisms. My work also considers the hazard potential associated with island volcanoes, particularly how their gravitational collapse may trigger tsunamis that are theoretically capable of trans-oceanic devastation. I aim to establish the scale of risk associated with these events, drawing knowledge from one of the largest megatsunamis known from the geological record.

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I graduated in Geology by Lisbon University in Portugal (2001) where I also completed a MSc in Dynamic Geology (2004) about volcano-stratigraphy, tectonics and geomorphology of Madeira Island (Portugal). Between 2002 and 2004 I have worked for Madeira University (Portugal) as a fulltime field geologist for the project that lead to the publication of the new geological mapping of Madeira Island, on the scale 1/50 000. During a short but very intense period bewteen January and October 2005 I have worked as project geologist for Iberian Resources Ltd, an Australian-based mineral exploration company with projects in Portugal. During this ...

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