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Dr Derek Keir 

Associate Professor in Geophysics

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Dr Derek Keir is Associate Professor in Geophysics within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.




Research interests

Specialisms: Extensional tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes

I use geophysics, remote sensing, geochemistry, and field geology to study earthquakes and volcanoes on Earth. Most of my research is on Africa, Arabia, the Caribbean, and Italy.

Previous Research Projects

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

Research project(s)

RiftVolc - Rift Volcanism: Past, Present and Future

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Book Chapters

Primary current teaching roles:

SOES6059 - Basin analysis - Coordinator
SOES3025 - Anglesey component of independent mapping project - Coordinator
- Global tectonics


Dr Derek Keir
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/786/12

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