Welcome! I’m Ailsa Naismith, and this is my personal blog. I am a volcanologist who lives and works in Bristol; I can usually be found either studying at the Wills Memorial Building, climbing something, or exploring the city. I am a third-year PhD candidate at the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, and my main goal is unite ground-based remote sensing techniques and qualitative ethnographic fieldwork to understand recent eruptions at the active Volcán de Fuego in southern Guatemala. You can read about my project here.

I use this blog to improve my writing skills, to communicate research in volcanology, and to connect with others working or wishing to work in science. I hope you enjoy reading the content as much as I enjoy writing it!

I update whenever I have something decent to share.