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Associate Professor Scott Bryan

Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences
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Background

I study volcanoes and the different ways volcanism has impacted our planet – its evolution, its atmosphere and our environment. Volcanoes are one of the most powerful agents of change on our planet, from creating the continents we live on to changing the climate and extinguishing life.

My research focuses on two particular themes:

1.      The largest volcanic events in Earth history: Known as Large Igneous Provinces, these have been linked to the birth of new continents, making the mineral and energy resources we depend on, and major extinctions.

2.      How life interacts with volcanism: I’m particularly interested in floating masses of pumice (pumice rafts), produced by explosive eruptions, which act as a mass-transit vehicles transporting shallow marine communities across deep oceans. These pumice rafts have the potential to help sustain coral reefs like the Great Barrier Reef.

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Research areas

Geochemistry
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Igneous Petrology
Precious Metal Epithermal Mineralisation
Sedimentology
Tectonics
Volcanic-Biotic Interactions
Volcanology
Geology
Crustal Evolution
Geochronology

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Name: Associate Professor Scott Bryan
Phone: +61 7 3138 4827
Fax: +61 7 3138 2330

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Date record created:
2013-12-05
Date record modified:
2019-08-29T12:33:40
Record status:
Published - Open Access