Prof. Dr. Dennis Geist

Dennis Geist is a former professor of Volcanology at the University of Idaho and is currently a Program Director for the U.S. National Science Foundation.

He has been conducting field research in the Galapagos since 1982, in an attempt to understand the origins of magmas, eruptive processes, and the geologic controls on biodiversity.

He is former Chair of his department and served on the editorial boards of Geology and the Journal of Petrology.


Volcanic Eruption in Galapagos Islands

Fernandina Volcano began erupting on September 4 2017, at about 18:25 UTC (12:25 local time). This is not very surprising, because Fernandina erupts every few years, most recently in 2009, and...

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