Dr. Nick Varley received his Ph.D. from Kingston University in the U.K. For two years, he studied diffuse degassing at Popocatépetl volcano as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geophysics (UNAM) in Mexico City. In 2000, Dr. Varley became professor of volcanology at the University of Colima in western Mexico where he currently teaches. He is responsible for geochemical monitoring of Colima volcano and is also a member of Colima’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
In 2004, Dr. Varley created the Centre for Exchange and Research in Volcanology at the University of Colima. Two of the goals of this organization are to carry out research projects to improve the understanding of volcanic systems and improve the quality of monitoring of Volcán de Colima by implementing new monitoring techniques.
The International Volcano Monitoring Fund seeks to provide support to Dr. Varley in order for him to continue his important volcano monitoring work at Volcán de Colima.