James Ian Farquharson

Post Doctoral Associate

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Jamie Farquharson has been a NASA-funded postdoctoral research associate at the University of Miami since 2018, working at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. With a background in imaged-based 3D volcanic terrain reconstruction, rock deformation, and experimental volcanology, Jamie currently researches the triggering of volcanic eruptions by external forces, alongside supervisor prof. Falk Amelung. Originally from Orkney, Scotland, Jamie earned his MSc in Lancaster, England, before undertaking a PhD in experimental volcanology in Strasbourg, France. Specific research interests include permeability of volcanic systems and the effect of permeability on eruption dynamics; remote-sensing-based reconstruction of volcanic landscapes; integrating satellite-based datasets into models of volcanic processes, and linking laboratory measurements to volcanic edifice-scale deformation. As well as engaging in volcanological research, Jamie serves as Editorin-Chief for the journal Volcanica, an open-access academic journal of which he is the co-founder. He is also a member of the Senior Advisory Council of EarthArXiv, a preprint server for the geosciences.

Honors & Acknowledgements


Societé des AUAS "prix de thèse" [Thesis prize] 2017

11th EURO Conference 2015 zero-fee award 2015

EGU 2015 Young Scientists Travel Award 2015

10th EURO Conference 2013 zero-fee award 2013

Initiative d’Excellence PhD funding 2013 - 2016

Lancaster Environment Centre prize for Best Dissertation 2013

Lancaster University Faculty of Science and Technology scholarship 2012 - 2013

Royal Scottish

Geographical Society University medal 2011 University of Stirling Altajir Scholarship 2009 - 2010


Jamie is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE), the Asia Ocean Geosciences Society (AOGS), Women in Geothermal (WING), and the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI).


Farquharson, J. I., A. R. L. Kushnir, B. Wild, and P. Baud (2020).

Mordensky, S. P. , M. J. Heap, B. M. Kennedy, H. A. Gilg, M. C. Villeneuve, J. I. Farquharson and D. M. Gravley ( Bulletin of Volcanology. 2019).

Heap, M. J., M. Villeneuve, F. Albino, J.I. Farquharson, E. Brothelande, F. Amelungd, J.-L. Gotf, and P. Baud Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

Farquharson, J. I., M. J. Heap, and P. Baud (2016).

Heap, M. J., B. Kennedy, N. Perrin, L. Jacquemard, P. Baud, J. I. Farquharson, B. Scheu, Y. Lavallée, H. A. Gilg, M. Letham-Brake, K. Mayer, A. D. Jolly, T. Reuschlé, and D. B. Dingwell (2015).

Heap, M. J., S. Kolzenburg, J. K. Russell, M. E. Campbell, J. Welles, J. I. Farquharson, A. Ryan (2014).