Ricardo Ramalho

    Institute Dom Luiz / Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon

    Areas of Interest: Ocean island volcanoes, hotspot dynamics & mantle/surface interactions, island isostasy, volcanic island geology, island landscape evolution, volcanic and tsunami hazards. 

    Name Ricardo Ramalho
    Role Independent Senior Research Fellow
    Institution Institute Dom Luiz at Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) 
    Contact raramalho@fc.ul.pt
    Key Words / Areas of Interest Ocean island volcanoes, hotspot dynamics & mantle/surface interactions, island isostasy, volcanic island geology, island landscape evolution, volcanic and tsunami hazards.
    Expertise Sought We seek research partners with expertise in the use of advanced remote sensing techniques to investigate the evolution of landscapes in general and rocky topographic surfaces in particular, to complement our research on the growth and decay of ocean island volcanoes and their landscapes. More in particular, we seek partners with expertise in the analysis of volcanic landscapes through a multi-scale (time and space) geomorphological approach using satellite- and airborne-derived imagery to link with our multi-disciplinary field- and geochronology-based research programme on the geological and geomorphological evolution of the Atlantic volcanic archipelagos, with applications to hazards and resources.

     

    Bio:

    Ricardo is a Senior Research Fellow at Instituto Dom Luiz and the Department of Geology at the University of Lisbon. He received his Lic. and MSc. from the University of Lisbon and Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, followed by postdocs at Münster, Bristol and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Ricardo is a geologist whose research focuses on the origins and evolution of ocean island volcanoes, particularly those at nearly stationary plates or near mid-ocean ridges. His aim is to understand how these volcanoes grow and decay, at different time and spatial scales, and how that evolution reflects the holistic interaction between surface and deep earth mechanisms. His approach is to combine detailed field observations with isotopic geochronology – such as Ar/Ar, U-Th, and cosmogenic 3He – to reconstruct the 4D evolution of volcanic islands, followed by modelling to investigate the link between that evolution and its driving forces. For more information see: http://idl.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/profiles/ricardo-ramalho/