Dr Monica Piocchi

Researcher in Volcanology at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy. Monica Piocchi specialises in the physics of volcanoes and magmatic processes and is interested in the study of dynamics at quiescent volcanoes through merging data from diverse disciplines. She plans to examine the implications of monitoring microbial ecology as a means of hazard assessment within extreme volcano landscapes.