Colin Wilson


Colin’s speciality is understanding explosive volcanism and crustal magmatism, based on uniquely detailed data sets gathered from historic and prehistoric eruption deposits. His work has pioneered new techniques to map out the volcanic processes, and helped understand how, where and when molten rock gathers below volcanoes and geothermal environments.

In the GNG Programme, Colin will examine the magmatic to hydrothermal transition of the TVZ to understand the changes in chemistry in exolved fluids with magmatic processes. Colin also brings a connection to the concurrent ECLIPSE research programme, which focuses on New Zealand’s largest volcanoes, sharing research locations and common interests.