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Barry Cameron

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-3136
 Lapham Hall 340

Education

PhD, Northern Illinois University
MS, Dalhousie University
BS, Dalhousie University

Research Interests

My main fields of research are igneous petrology, volcanology, and terroir. At the moment, I am focused on four main broad research projects: the origin of arc magmas, the explosive behavior of silicic lava domes, the formation of subglacial volcanoes, and the unique terroir of volcanic soils. At the moment, Dr. Cameron is focused on four main research projects: the origin of arc magmas, the explosive behavior of silicic lava domes, the nature of glaciovolcanism, and the rare explosive eruptions of Mt. Etna, Sicily. Strives to link volatile contents in magma to eruptive style.

Teaching Areas

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Volcanology, Advanced Igneous Petrology, Terroir, Freshman Seminar (Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?)

Selected Publications

Stevenson, J. A., Smellie, J. L., McGarvie, D. W., Gilbert, J. S., & Cameron, B. I. (2009, September). Subglacial intermediate volcanism at Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland: magma-water interactions beneath thick ice. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 185(4), 337-351.
Edwards, B. R., Skilling, I. P., Cameron, B. I., Haynes, C., Alex, L., & Hungerford, J. H. (2009, September). Evolution of an englacial ridge: Pillow Ridge tindar, Mount Edziza volcanic complex, NCVP, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 185(4), 251-275.
Walker, J. A., Mickelson, J. E., Thomas, R. B., Patino, L. C., Cameron, B. I., Carr, M., Feigenson, M. D., & Edwards, R. L. (2007, June). U-series disequilibria in Guatemalan lavas, crustal contamination, and implications for magma genesis along the Central American subduction zone. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(B6), B06205.
Cameron, B. I., & Walker, J. A. (2006). Diverse volcanism in southeastern Guatemala; the role of crustal contamination. Geological Society of America Special Papers – Volcanic Hazards in Central America, 412, 121-139.
Walker, J. A., Templeton, S., & Cameron, B. I. (2006). The chemistry of spring waters and fumarolic gases encircling Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala; insights into regional hydrothermal activity and implications for volcano monitoring. Geological Society of America Special Paper – Volcanic Hazards in Central America, 412, 59-83.