- Dougal JerramDr Dougal Jerram also works at the University of Durham, where he is Total Research Fellow in the Department of Geological Sciences.His
work has been remarkable not only for its originality but also for the way in which it has embraced igneous rocks at all scales - from the petrofabric to the Large Igneous Province.One of Dougal's
most significant contributions has been his
pioneering work in quantifying clustering and spatial distribution of crystals in rocks - vital work in assessing the importance of compaction in generating igneous cumulates, for example.More recently, Dougal has started to research volcanology on a larger scale, as described in a recent issue of Geoscientist, and he is now working on flood basalts and Large Igneous Provinces, sediment/lava interactions, and on 3D modelling of flood basalts and associated basins.
Much of this work has attracted the attention of oil companies keen to understand the geophysical implications of flood basalts in the basins under exploration.Dougal Jerram
, you are a worthy recipient of the Murchison Fund of The Geological Society of London